Leonid Fedorov (solo)
Justin Vivian Bond: Swallow My Pride
Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, The Public’s King Lear) and Jesse Tyler Ferguson(Modern Family, The Comedy of Errors) return in THE TEMPEST, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all "such stuff as dreams are made on." Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs.
Catalan Sounds/Barcelona Night featuring Lee Ranaldo & Raül Fernandez Refree
The Green Children of Norway, Live in New York: Benefitting New Alternatives for Homeless LGBTQ Youth
The Sound and the Fury
Obie Award winning ensemble ELEVATOR REPAIR SERVICE returns to The Public, home to its sold-out productions of Gatz (2010 and 2012) and Arguendo (2013), with their highly praised staging of WILLIAM FAULKNER’s modernist masterpiece, The Sound and the Fury. With a lush sound score, high-energy choreography and a profoundly versatile ensemble, ERS delivers a verbatim staging of the novel’s opening chapter (“the Benjy chapter”), Faulkner’s famous experiment with memory and language.
Freestyle Love Supreme
Canada Day: New York Rocks the Great Canadian Songbook!
Ali Grieb: Sin Stops Here
Having never had a Bat Mitzvah, Confirmation, or even Sweet Sixteen, for that matter, Ali Grieb is no stranger to sin. Growing up in South Jersey before moving to South Georgia with her Jewish mother from the Bronx, Ali has always had a knack for finding herself in...situations... She saw the light, though, and it was at the bottom of a big bottle of champagne! So bottoms up, people!
Danny Lipsitz & His Brass Tacks / The Ladybugs
Awake and Sing!
NATCO will kick off its 25th Season in residency at The Public with the classic Odets drama, AWAKE AND SING! Described by Odets as "a struggle for life amid petty conditions," the play tells the story of the Bergers--a lower middle class, three-generation Jewish family living in a Bronx apartment during the Depression. Families like these from around the world wontinue to make their way here every day, making Awake & Sing! as timely today as it was when it was first written.
An Evening with David Bronson
Bridget Everett: Rock Bottom
"Who says the city no longer produces artists who challenge, provoke and even, on occasion, dare to disgust? She can rock hard and does!" -- The New York Times
Part of The Joe’s Pub 2013 New York Voices series, ROCK BOTTOM became a downtown hit when it opened to critical acclaim in September. Now, due to popular demand and its recent sold-out run, Bridget Everett returns for a limited engagement at Joe's Pub.
Barb Jungr: Hard Rain: The Songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen
Daniel Koren: The Most Important Thing
Comedian Daniel Koren is in search of the most important thing. Together with a virtual choir of alter egos, Daniel redefines musical comedy.
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.
Ricardo Gallo’s Tierra de Nadie
Eszter Balint: Airless Midnight Album Release
Weimar New York
Dorian Wood / Yiddish Art Trio
2Scoops: Re-U-Nited starring Adam Enright & Aaron Fuksa
JP Jofre Hard Tango Chamber Band
GOODFolk Annual Toshi and Pete Seeger Sing-a-Long: Protest Music
Jacob Garchik: Premiere of Ye Olde
Imagine a 2015 cover of the soundtrack to a 1970's remake of a 1930's movie about the Middle Ages.featuring Jacob Garchik - ye olde tromboneMary Halvorson, Brandon Seabrook, Jonathan Goldberger - ye olde guitarsVinnie Sperrazza - ye drums
Michael Cerveris & Loose Cattle / Lynn Drury
Lucy Alibar: Throw Me On the Burnpile And Light Me Up
JOOJ (featuring Sook-Yin Lee & Adam Litovitz) / Jesse Harris
Howard Fishman CD Release: Uncollected Stories
Stella Starsky: Birth of the American Baroness
SLV / Gina Chavez
In the Shakespearean fairytale CYMBELINE, Princess Imogen’s fidelity is put to the royal test when her disapproving father banishes her soul mate. Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.
Jones Family Singers
Julia Fordham: The Hits, Favorites & Requests
The Old Ceremony
Orchestra Holistic featuring Holistic and Evaanz
Orchestra Holistic is a collective of musicians established for symphonic excellence in the performance of Hip-Hop and R&B. The core of the group consist of famed hip-hop trio Holistic, reknown French songstress Evaanz, with special guest appearances by up and coming urban pop artist Jenny Bapst.
Rachel Mason: The Lives of Hamilton Fish in Concert
Joey Arias & Paul Capsis: Rock & Roll Fantasy
Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear
Audra Isadora: Grace. Period
Ryan Raftery & Friends: A Solo Act
Nora York: Diva’s Song
Forro in the Dark Plays John Zorn
Sam Lee w/ Birds of Chicago
Since bursting on to the folk scene at the end of the Noughties, Sam Lee has blazed a trail as an outstanding singer and song collector, the driving force behind the eclectic, award-winning folk club The Nest Collective, which has brought traditional music to all kinds of new stages and venues, and founder of a burgeoning song collectors’ movement that inspires a new generation of performers to draw on living source singers rather than books and records.
Adelaide Cabaret Festival in NY featuring Ali McGregor & Eddie Perfect
Echoes of Etta
Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra
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