Sven Ratzke: Where Are We Now
After his 2019 sold out run at New York's La Mama, Sven Ratzke is back with his show WHERE ARE WE NOW. Press and audience agree: no other artist comes as close to David Bowie as Sven Ratzke. In an intimate setting of only piano and voice, Ratzke unravels the songs of the master in all their beauty and pureness, and takes you to another universe with his poetic and unique storytelling. Ratzke arrives in NYC with WHERE ARE WE NOW after capturing the hearts of audiences in Berlin, Amsterdam and London.
Additional text written by Philippe Claudel
Costume Design by Thierry Mugler
Jetse de Jong, piano
Haye Jellema, drums
Florian Friedric, bass
“One of the best cabaret performers of his generation.” - Time Out
“Ratzke delivers ravishing reinterpretations of Bowie classics.” - The Times (London)
“Entertainer Sven Ratzke is not just an incarnation of Bowie. He is a showman of a very special caliber. He also knows, just like David Bowie, how to play with his androgyny. A very moving and exciting evening.” - Berliner Morgenpost
“Ratzke is an entertainer with a huge gift. He puts his audiences under a spell. This evening is a perfect dream!” - Die Welt
“Sven is an explosion of talent. His show really moved me.” - Punk diva Nina Hagen
Sven Ratzke is that rare thing: a cabaret superstar. He has appeared at many prestigious venues around the world including Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Bertolt Brecht’s Berliner Ensemble in Berlin, the Sydney Opera House, Arts Center Melbourne, and Joe’s Pub. Ratzke’s most recent show, Homme Fatale, toured internationally to critical acclaim. His show Starman, which featured the music of David Bowie, was a smash hit at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival (winner best festival show), toured around the globe and was nominated for the Australian Helpmann Award (the Aussie Tony Award). Ratzke starred as Hedwig in the German production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and was hailed by the show’s creator, John Cameron Mitchell, as “the best Hedwig I’ve ever seen!” Ratzke has worked with many legendary performers and orchestras including Nina Hagen, Fassbinder muse Hanna Schygulla, Grammy-winning opera singer Claron McFadden and the Metropol Orchestra, Asko Schönberg Ensemble, cult band The Tiger Lillies, and NYC icons Justin Vivian Bond and Joey Arias.
Photo credit: Hanneke Wetzer
For last-minute tickets, please visit our Box Office at 425 Lafayette Street. Web sales and phone sales end when doors open, and tickets are often released for in-person, walk-up sale right before the show begins.