From the groundbreaking team behind the Tony Award-winning musical In The Heights comes a wildly inventive new show about the life, death and rhymes of a scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. Tony and Grammy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda takes the stage as the unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on the new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is.
Mariana Sadovska and Christian Thomé
In her home country she is known as the ‘Ukrainian Bjork’: in her furious performances the singer, actress and composer Mariana Sadovska crosses all borders: Archaic midsummer night invocations, wedding songs and migrant chants from remote villages of rural Ukraine get a singular turn and transmute into contemporary sound that spans from folk to avant-garde.
The Seoul of Broadway
THE SEOUL OF BROADWAY, a benefit concert for EnoB, is the first concert of its kind to celebrate and showcase the work of Korean and Korean-American musical theatre writers living and working in New York City. EnoB is a community based organization that operates in Korea and the US and reaches out to people who are disabled, hospitalized, or suffer from socio-economic disadvantages and enriches their lives by involving them in high quality edutainment events.
Benjamin Walker's Find The Funny
BENJAMIN WALKER, the critically acclaimed star of BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON and the upcoming 20th Century Fox Film, ABRRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTERš presents and performs in FIND THE FUNNY
ROCK BOTTOM is what happens when you are too passionate to give up, and too big to fail. The ferociously talented Bridget Everett shares intensely personal moments next to wildly hilarious ones, baring her heart and much more to her audiences. ROCK BOTTOM features new original songs written with Shaiman, Wittman, Ray and Horovitz, plus favorites from Everett’s monthly sold-out show with the Tender Moments.
The Rails are running. English singer-songwriter duo Kami Thompson and James Walbourne have reached deep into their rich musical histories to concoct the kind of sharp, true folk rock blend rarely heard since the Seventies. Produced with indie legend Edwyn Collins and featuring folk frontierswoman Eliza Carthy on fiddle, The Rails debut album Fair Warning is a little wonder, packed with traditional and original songs that stand outside of time yet resonate with contemporary urgency.
Meaghan Burke and the Rhythm Method
Meaghan Burke and The Rhythm Method present a program mixing the nocturnal metamorphoses of György Ligeti's tour de force String Quartet No. 1 with the macabre melodies of Burke's own songs, presented here for the first time in arrangements for voice and string quartet. Burke's "impossibly beautiful but in no way forgiving" songs draw on everything and everyone from Nirvana to Cole Porter to Arnold Schoenberg while telling tales of borrowed identities, broken hearts, and bedbugs.
Mike Daisey: Great Men of Genius
Monologuist Mike Daisey presents a dazzling new work: Over four nights Daisey explores the nature of our theatrical genetics and wrestles with the genius that penned Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, and King Lear and reveals how the heights and depths of his gifts have much to teach us about ourselves.
Women of Letters
In a world of the short and swift, of texts and Twitter, there’s something of special value about a carefully composed letter. In homage to this most civilized of activities, Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire are bringing bestselling Australian literary salon Women of Letters to New York as a monthly event. A celebration of a diverse range of strong female talent, bringing together New York’s best and brightest writers, entertainers and artists.
Bridget Barkan: Dear Stranger, I Love You
After admitting her love addiction in her show "The Love Junkie" and coming clean in "Dirty Laundry," Bridget Barkan is shining her light on the community that has inspired her in this alt-cabaret variety show "Dear Stranger, I Love You."
Led by Greek-born singer, film scorer, and composer Magda Giannikou, Banda Magda's songs (sung in 5 different languages) hearken back to the golden age of Brazilian bossa, the best of cinematic arranging, and the lush chic of vintage French pop, all while drawing on the band’s global background. Trained in film scoring at Berklee, Giannikou’s film music finesse has won her awards and caught the attention of everyone from Kronos Quartet to Louis CK (with whom she sang a duet she wrote for season 3 of Louie).
The Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret
This balls-to-the-wall drag cabaret is hosted by Martha Graham Cracker, who is, perhaps, the world's tallest and hairiest drag queen. Backed by a four-piece live band, Martha Graham Cracker, hailed as "The Drag Queen King" by the Philadelphia Inquirer, performs new arrangements and mashups of songs by artists ranging from Prince and Crowded House to Motley Crue and Nina Simone, and a bit of everything in between.
The Black-Ups: Black History
Performance Artist, interpreter of tight-jeans, and neighborhood soul man, James Jackson, Jr. teams with long-time friend and hair-changing Diva-About-Town, LaDonna Burns (Rent Nat’l Tour, Seussical Nat’l Tour) as America’s favorite lead singer-less back-up duo, “The Black-Ups”, in a musical, historical, and sass-filled romp through the shortest and Blackest month of the year.
Amann & Ayaan Ali Khan
Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan represent the 7th generation of a musical lineage, as sons and disciples of the sarod icon, Amjad Ali Khan. With him they have performed across the globe, including Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Smithsonian, and WOMAD festivals on many continents.
Rachael Sage: Valentine’s Concert Extravaganza
New York alt-pop singer Rachael Sage returns to Joe's Pub February 10th for a one-night-only Valentine’s-themed concert extravaganza! The event will showcase Sage and her band The Sequins (featuring drummer Andy Mac and cellist Ward Williams), as well as special surprise guests. Sage’s previous ‘themed’ concerts in NYC have earned a reputation for colorful, tongue-in-cheek irreverence, and have garnered high praise from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Time Out NY.
Martha Redbone: Bone Hill part of New York Voices
In this concert, Martha Redbone will present songs from her New York Voices commission with Joe’s Pub. With an all-star band in tow, Redbone’s newest piece was created in collaboration with Aaron Whitby and Roberta Uno.
Ladies of Soul Tribute featuring XAVIER and Friends
On February 11, 2015, three days before Valentine’s Day, XAVIER and his supporting cadre of talented musical guests will help you get turned on a little early with their salute to soul music's leading ladies. Now in it’s fourth year! Joining him this year are Bright Light Bright Light, Del Marquis of Scissor Sisters, Cassondra James Kellam (Alecia Keys), Joe’s Pub Artist-in-Residence Bridget Barkan, Big Dipper, and a few surprises. David Nagler serves as musical director.
Jeff Franzel is an accomplished songwriter and jazz pianist who has accompanied artists such as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Mel Torme. He has also written hit songs for Josh Groban, Placido Domingo, Temptations, ‘Nsync, Dianne Reeves (When You Know), Shawn Colvin (Never Saw Blue Like That, When You Know) and Taylor Dayne (Don't Rush Me).
Good Folk presents The Love Song Sessions: Michael Jackson vs. Prince
TOSHI REAGON PRESENTS - Good Folk - a seasonal artistic collaboration. The artists involved are powerful, and brilliant. Each person is planted in the present with a knowledge of where they came from. Each person carries that line with them, changes it and spring it forward. Enjoy this conversation between three unique voices that some how move together in the world.
Never Sleep Alone: Valentine’s Show and Book Release Party
To celebrate the publication of her first book, Never Sleep Alone, the hilarious and provocative Dr. Alex Schiller invites you to join her for a very special Never Sleep Alone Valentine's Day show and book release party! All audience members will receive a free copy of Dr. Alex's new book, which Dr. Alex will be signing at the after-party!
Brown Girls Burlesque: Love / Not Love
Love forever, Love tonight.
Love me naught, its just a crush.
Whether you have 1, 2, 3 dates or none Last Night A DJ Saved My Life V5 Love/Not Love will cap off Your Vday.
Ryan Raftery is the Most Powerful Woman in Fashion
She has sat at the top of a $300 billion industry for twenty-six years. Her power and influence cannot be denied. But when she places a reality star and a certain rapper on the cover of her magazine, the backlash is harsh and for the first time, her credibility is called into question. Through popular music and an astounding measure of creative license, “demented Rat Packer for the millennium” Ryan Raftery returns to Joe’s Pub to tell the story of a fateful day in the life of the most powerful woman in fashion.
The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre
The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show hailed as “rambunctious, uproarious and unpredictable” by The Wall Street Journal, “delicious and delightfully droll” by The New York Post, and “hilarious and sardonic” by The Village Voice, has returned to its downtown roots this year for another season of shows.
Closing The Gap: A Concert Benefitting The Great Neck Public Library Teen Center
A special one night event in support of LEVELS - the Great Neck Public Library Teen Center featuring the works of 2014-2015 Dramatist Guild Fellows Dana Levinson and Stacey Weingarten starring some of the best and brightest of Broadway and Off Broadway talent today.
Kaylyn Marie: Where I Need EP Release
Lyrical-folk-rock singer/songwriter Kaylyn Marie returns to Joe’s Pub to celebrate the release of her Debut EP “Where I Need: A-side & B-side”. The dual-disc project features tracks performed live, acoustic, with an intimate audience (A-side) and full band accompaniment (B-side). The NYC-based troubadour's belief in the revelations and human connections sparked from stories and story-telling cultivate her soul-stirring tunes.
Black History Momf! with RadhaMUSprime: The 40-Year-Old-Version
What would happen if Wu Tang's Ghost Face Killah and comedy legend Mom's Mabley had a child? You'd get RadhaMUSprime, the alter-ego of New York native and award-winning playwright Radha Blank.
Employee of the Month w/ Catie Lazarus
Ever wonder what it’s like to have a dreamy job? Comedian Catie Lazarus did too, so she created an utterly addictive, candid, fun talk show about work. Come see why The New York Times calls Employee of the Month "beloved" and Blackbook calls it comedian Catie Lazarus's "hilarious podcast talk show" and The New Yorker calls, "her line of inquiry is decidedly unorthodox."
Razia Said: Akory Album Release
After years of living abroad, Razia Said returned to Madagascar in 2007 to discover her country’s landscape ravaged by illegal logging, slash-and-burn agriculture and the impact of climate change. That trip inspired the production of her first album, the critically-acclaimed Zebu Nation, which was released by Cumbancha Discovery in 2010.
In 1966, twenty-year old Nick Edwards enters the Marine Corps with only the barest notion of who he is or what he’s worth. The Corps trains him, shapes him, makes him, and sends him to Vietnam. It’s only when Nick returns stateside that he meets his most insidious enemy: the Marine Corps itself. When loyalty and honor are rewarded with denial and silence, what is the immense toll it takes on a man’s soul? A powerful, provocative examination of a darker chapter of our country's history, FIDELIS is a must see new drama about what we owe to those who serve.
BETTY Anniversary Concert: 29 Years, Enough Already!
BETTY, the alt rock/vocal band that’s been harmonizing pop politics and passion for almost three decades, is throwing their first anniversary party ever. From spoken word to a’cappella to roof-raising rock, harmony-singing songwriter musicians Alyson Palmer, Elizabeth Ziff and Amy Ziff perform globally - from NYC to India to Russia to South America and across Europe - in concerts that entertain the beejeezus out of audiences, while helping to raise money and awareness for human rights, women’s equality, LGBTQI acceptance and for grassroots organizations working for positive social change.
Relentless, powerful and provocative, is how many describe Grammy nominated songwriter & singer Gene Noble’s vocal ability. With his unique vibrato and jaw dropping falsettos, he’s a crowd pleaser who can't wait to grace the Joe's Pub stage.
Anne Steele: What's Mine EP Release Concert
Anne Steele is releasing her brand new original EP with a one night only concert at Joe’s Pub. This EP is the debut of Anne as a songwriter and will be an incredibly exciting night for both Anne and the audience! She will bring her vibrant pop sound to her own music for the first time. Steele will be backed by a killer band led by her Producer and co-writer Erik James. Don’t miss this one night only event!
You Like Me: An Evening of Classic Acceptance Speeches
Celebrate Oscar eve with some of downtown's funniest performers as they reinterpret classic speeches from award-show history, from Meryl Streep to Mariah Carey. No celebrity is safe in this merciless send-up of self-congratulation!
Based on the true events surrounding the groundbreaking table tennis tournament that marked a decisive new chapter in US-China relations, PING PONG is the story of the extraordinary young man who played the game that changed the world and the political actors who were playing him. With Nixon and Mao on either side of the court, free spirited hippie Glenn Cowan reaches across the net to usher in a fragile new friendship between two great countries in this funny, incisive and wildly imaginative new play about the little moments of history that set up the big ones.
BroadwayWorld.com’s 3rd Annual Cabaret Awards
On Monday, February 23, BroadwayWorld.com will salute the Best Cabaret Performers and Shows for 2014, as determined by over 5,000 votes that were cast in 17 categories. BroadwayWorld will also present a number of Editor's Awards, including "Best CD Release," "Excellence in Songwriting," and "Dedication and Devotion to the Art of Cabaret."
Following a thrilling debut at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and in advance of its production in San Francisco at ACT, be one of the first New Yorkers to experience a one hour concert version of the new musical “The Unfortunates.”
Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra
Dubbed 'Best Lounge Act of 2009' by New York Magazine, Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra play an edgy brand of jazz/folk/alternative nosh with a chewy singer-songwriter center. With melancholy wit and a cockeyed worldview, sepia-toned frontman Lipton and band mates Eben Levy (guitar), Ian Riggs (bass) and Vito Dieterle (sax) deliver songs steeped in mixed-message sincerity and soul.
Eric Bibb is a Grammy nominee and has become a familiar face – and voice – in the U.S. and Europe. Nominated for nine W.C. Handy Blues Music Awards and winner of the Best Newcomer title in the British Blues Awards, Bibb has been appropriately described as “discreetly awesome” and “a total original.”
Tatiana Eva-Marie and the Avalon Jazz Band
The music of Avalon Jazz Band is inspired by the Parisian jazz scene of the 1940's: a mix of swing, Gypsy jazz and French chanson, with influences of Eastern European folklore.
Josephine and I
Dan Finnerty & The Dan Band
Dan Finnerty caught America’s attention as the foul-mouthed wedding singer in the box-office smash Old School, performing his now-infamous rendition of Total Eclipse of the Heart, as well as his appearance as the sleazy bat-mitzvah singer in Starsky & Hutch and again as the inappropriate wedding singer in the record breaking hit The Hangover.
Leading the new generation of soul crooners, Paul Loren sings songs that will make you move.
The LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust provides leadership support for The Public Theater’s year-round activities.