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.
Josephine and I
Juliane Jones & Ba Ban: Chinese Experimental Music
Singer-songwriter and ethnomusicologist Juliane Jones joins Ba Ban in an exploration of East/West cultural exchange. Their Chinese Experimental live show uses popular music conventions to curate Chinese traditional music genres of kunqu opera, guqin song, pipa and xiao music, and Buddhist chant.
EWG Evening of Excerpts
Make Some Noise with Gavin Creel: A Benefit for The Performing Arts Project
Join Celia Keenan-Bolger, Caissie Levy, and friends as they welcome Gavin Creel back to the U.S. after his award-winning stint in The Book of Mormon on London’s West End. Celia, Caissie, and more will be performing songs Gavin has either written or recorded in this one-night-only benefit for The Performing Arts Project.
Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra w/ opener Sheron
Comprised of New York City's finest jazz musicians, this eighteen-piece ensemble features full horn and rhythm sections as well as a female vocalist performing Sullivan's arrangements that span Bjork's entire catalogue. Individual members of the Bjorkestra have performed and toured with the likes of Charlie Hunter, Clark Terry, The Spam Allstars, Jessica Simpson, and the Saturday Night Live Band.
Carolyn Wonderland w/ Shelley King
Carolyn Wonderland has never forgotten where she came from. On her new album Peace Meal (Bismeaux), she brings the hard-won lessons of her own blessed life together with stories from some of the world’s best-known and most beloved songwriters (Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Robert Hunter, Elmore James, and Robert Johnson) to create a musical menu of sustaining, satisfying songs that offers musical food for thought to her growing legions of fans.
Brown Girls Burlesque: Lil Kim vs. Nicki Minaj
Azania in Concert: presented by Aputumpu w/ opener Lynette Williams
This special run of shows by the dazzling "Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca", whose vitality, energy and passion have won accolades around the world will continue the legacy that they have built at their New York City home.
Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers / Feral Foster
Emerging Writers Group Spotlight Series
This year’s Spotlight Series will present readings of a full-length play by each writer of the 2014-15 Emerging Writers Group: Kevin Artigue, Damon Chua, Keli Goff, Ricardo Pérez González, Glenn Gordon, Elizabeth Irwin, Paola Lázaro-Muñoz, Patricia Ione Lloyd, Jiehae Park, and Sarah Sander. These evenings are directed and performed by experienced artists from the theatrical community.
Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway returns to The Public in George Brant's spellbinding, ripped-from-the-headlines play GROUNDED. An ace fighter pilot reassigned to a remote-controlled drone faces twelve-hour shifts hunting targets from her Air Force trailer followed by twelve in the suburbs with her family in this "gripping" (New York Times) new play about the complicated consequences of waging war without leaving home. Named one of the Best Plays of the year by both London's The Evening Standard and The Guardian, and winner of the Smith Prize for Political Theater, GROUNDED comes to The Public's intimate Anspacher Theater under the masterful direction of two-time Tony Award winner Julie Taymor.
The Universal Thump: The Seder-Songwriter Project
Wunnerful Wunnerful!: A Tribute to Lawrence Welk
Adrienne Truscott’s Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else!
Dressed only from the waist up and the ankles down, she undoes and does-in the rules and rhetoric about rape and comedy and the brilliant, awful or awkward laughs when the two collide.
Paying the RENT! featuring Anthony Rapp, Daniel Quadrino, Dee Roscioli, Robin De Jesus & more!
Scream Along with Billy: High Concept
Drama Club: 50 Years of Fighting for Justice with El Teatro Campesino
Fortress of Solitude CD Release
House of Larréon Look Book Benefit Concert, Fashion Show & Live Auction ft. Bridget Everett, Murray Hill & more!
The House of Larréon Look Book Benefit will feature a star studded House of Larréon fashion show and performances by Bridget Everett, Champagne Jerry, Larry Krone & Family and more. “King of Downtown,” Mr. Murray Hill hosts the evening and will run a live auction of special packages donated by Bridget Everett, Neal Medlyn, House of Larréon, Joe's Pub, Todd Oldham, and Mark Fisher Fitness as well as art by acclaimed photographer David Levinthal.
Elisa Monte Dance
Elisa Monte Dance is an emotionally charged and highly acclaimed dance company that champions individuality. A singular artistic vision combines with vigorous athleticism in the works of Elisa Monte Dance.
Ann Liv Young: Elektra Cabaret
Ann Liv Young uses the story and frame of Sophocle's Elektra to explore ideas of personal and social responsibility, gender, and family.
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.
The Employee of the Month Show with 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."
The Children's Aid Society Chorus: A Benefit Performance
NY Theremin Society: Thereminage à Trois
Aaron Camper w/ opener Barry Boo
Aaron Camper is a GRAMMY Nominated Singer / Songwriter hailing from Salisbury, MD. He has shared the stage with Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown and Jill Scott. In 2014 his song was picked up to be the theme song for The Queen Latifah Show.
BETTY 29th Anniversary Concert: Part 2
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."
Mairtin O’Connor Trio
Individually recognised figureheads of the Irish tradition, the Máirtín O’Connor Trio has built a reputation for their astounding virtuosity and vitality. Their masterful and modern interpretations redefine one’s concept of brilliance.
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.
Migguel Anggelo: La Casa Azul Album Release
Migguel Anggelo is a Brooklyn-based, Venezuelan-born dynamo known for his electric stage performances. Anggelo cut his teeth in the worlds of musical theater and opera and returns to Joe’s Pub with his virtuosic band and a brand new kaleidoscope of vocal theatrics and poetic storytelling.
A Public Theater commission first presented at The Public’s Under the Radar Festival, ToasT ingeniously weaves major characters from black oral narratives into a gripping story about a group of inmates fighting to keep their minds free amidst the 1971 riots that rocked Attica Prison. Honoring the spoken word narratives recited in pool halls, bars and prisons across America by generations of black poets, ToasT is a stunning new play about men trying to live free in a system—and a world—designed to keep them chained.
The Highway presents an evening with Old Dominion
Blending old-fashioned country charm, lyrical wit and rock n’ roll grit into radio-friendly hook-heavy pop nuggets, Old Dominion have emerged as one of the hottest breaking bands in country music.
Eco-Music Big Band: Blues Planet, My Love
The Eco-Music Big Band is a 15-piece professional big band that spans many generations and includes some of the nation’s most acclaimed jazz musicians. Our roster includes bass trombonist David Taylor (Gil Evans, New York Philharmonic), saxophonist Jay Rodriguez (Ornette Coleman, Craig Harris), bass trombonist Earl McIntyre (Mel Lewis, Thad Jones), Zack O'Farrill and Adam O'Farrill (Arturo O'Farrill, Randy Weston).
The Losers Lounge Tribute to Joni Mitchell
Becca Stevens Band
Celebrate the release of Becca Stevens' relevatory new album, Perfect Animal - out April 7 on Universal Music Classics - and enjoy her personally-charged songwriting, urgent vocals, and vivid, adventurous arrangements that show off her fiercely expressive guitar work. She is joined by her longstanding band.