Kevin Smith Kirkwood: KSK on the BQE – A Black Queer Experience
Broadway’s Kevin Smith Kirkwood returns to Joe’s Pub to celebrate Pride in New York City with his newest solo show and live recording of KSK on the BQE: A Black Queer Experience. The star of Kinky Boots and the critically acclaimed solo show, Classic Whitney: Alive! steps out from underneath the wig and the gowns to present an intimate evening of tunes by Black queer artists from the Harlem Renaissance to now. Black queer musicians throughout history have given the world bold, rich music that expresses the intersectionality of their Blackness and Queerness. Hop on this sassy, sexy, cool ride with pit stops through Jazz, Funk, Rock, Hip Hop, and R&B genres. With a set list featuring music from Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Little Richard, Lil Nas X, Janelle Monae, Frank Ocean, Prince, Sylvester, and more, Kirkwood celebrates those artists whose shoulders he stands on as a Black Queer person today.
“KSK on the BQE” features Music Direction by Drew Wutke, with featured vocalist Tanesha Gary and special guest Juson Williams. We’re taking off Sunday, June 25th, 9:30pm at Joe’s Pub. Come celebrate pride, Black Queer artists, and their contribution to music and the culture.
Photo courtesy the artist.
For last-minute tickets, please visit our Box Office at 425 Lafayette Street. Web sales and phone sales end when doors open, and tickets may be available for in-person, walk-up sale right before the show begins.