Joe's Pub has announced new additions to their upcoming lineup:
Freestyle Love Supreme
Part of the Ghostlight Series
Monday, November 3 at 11:30 PM
Freestyle Love Supreme is a stage show like no other. Five performers, including 2008 Tony Award Winners Lin Manuel Miranda and Bill Sherman, take the crowd on a non-stop, hip-hop improv ride, spinning cues from the audience into instantaneous riffs and fully realized musical numbers. The group has performed at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival, the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival, the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Paramount Comedy UK and the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. The New York Times calls them, "Masters in the art of Freestyle rhyme." $20
Justin Bond RITES!
Sunday, November 9 and 16 at 9:30 PM
Justin Bond Rites! Since this past Spring Justin Bond had been busy writing his own soundtrack to the trans-neo-pagan revolution! and he will be premiering it as part of the celebration of the 10th year of the "power center" on Lafayette St known as Joe's Pub. Work Witch! $20
William Finn: Infinite Joy
Monday, November 10 at 9:30 PM
As part of Joe's Pub's 10th Anniversary celebration William Finn comes back with Infinite Joy.
Infinite Joy is a tribute to William Finn performed at Joe's Pub in January 2001 as part of The Songbook Series. A live recording was made on RCA Victor on January 14th and 15th, 2001. The show featured Liz Callaway, Carolee Carmello, Lewi Cleale, Stephen DeRosa, Wanda Houston, Norm Lewis, Mary Testa, Farah Alvin, James Sasser, and Kristin Woodbury singing well-known and not-so-well-known songs by William Finn. Tonight Mr. Finn graces the Joe's Pub stage once again with his songs that are indeed a remarkable testament to a remarkable career in musical theater, $40
Julie Foldesi: This Part of Town CD Release
Part of the Ghostlight Series
Monday, November 10 at 11:30 PM
Singer-songwriter Julie Foldesi, and fellow cast member of Broadway's South Pacific, presents her debut album, THIS PART OF TOWN - a mix of folk-rock, country, and bluegrass tied together with Foldesi's honest, heartfelt lyrics. Julie grew up in North Carolina and developed her sound playing venues around New York City. Often compared to Alison Krauss, Patty Griffin and the Dixie Chicks, Foldesi's songs range from lovelorn to political, soul searching to self critical all backed by a talented band of bluegrass and rock musicians, $15
Pirate Jenny Comes Back
Fridays and Saturdays, November 14-15, 22, 28-29
7:30 and 9:30 PM on 11/22, 28-29; 9:30 PM and 11:30 PM on 11/14, 9:30 PM only 11/15
German-born cabaret legend Ute Lemper's performing career grows out of a passionate and enduring commitment to art, politics, and history, and out of a contentious and complicated relationship with her homeland and its past. Her panache, versatility, and sophisticated repertoire - including Berlin cabaret songs and the dark gems of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill - have led her to international acclaim as a recording artist, and in the theatre, cabaret, and film worlds. Tonight's journey leads through the French song world from Ferre, Piaf to Prevert and Brel and continues to the backstreets of Berlin, where ancient ghosts with new faces write poetry and songs between yesterday and tomorrow.
William Finn Presents:
Songs By Ridiculously Talented Composers And Lyricists You Don't Know But Probably Should
Monday, November 17 at 9:30 PM
William Finn returns to the Joe's Pub stage hosting a show with some of the new composers and lyricists that he is a fan of. Mr. Finn is award-winning American composer and lyricist of such great works as Elegies, Falsettos and most recently the score for The 25th annual The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, $15
Julia Murney: Part of the Ghostlight Series
Monday, November 24 at 11:30 PM
Julia Murney and her band will present an evening of music, including songs from her debut solo album I'm Not Waiting, and other favorite theatre and pop songs. Her debut solo album, I'm Not Waiting, was released in May 2006 on the Sh-K-Boom Records label. The album's title song was written especially for her by Andrew Lippa, with whom she has a strong artistic relationship. Murney also sings a jazz acoustic version of the song "I'm Not That Girl" from Wicked. She can also be heard on the original cast albums of The Wild Party and A Class Act, and the Actors' Fund recording of Hair, $15
Lemon Andersen: County of Kings: The Beautiful Struggle
Part of INCOMING! Works in progress from Under the Radar Series at Joes Pub
Sunday, November 30 9:30 PM
Lemon Andersen, a critically-acclaimed poet and actor best-known for his Tony Award winning work in Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam on Broadway and HBO, brings his jarring coming-of-age memoir to life in County of Kings: The Beautiful Struggle. This portrait of a modern "manchild" on a tumultuous journey of self-discovery is performed in Lemon's unique voice, weaving drama with urban poetry. His true story of finding passion and purpose in life, against all odds, exposes the human experience behind the most influential and prevalent cultural movement of our time, commonly referred to as hip-hop. This performance, developed and directed by Elise Thoron, is an original production of The American Place Theatre's esteemed Literature to Life® educational series, $12
Monday and Tuesday, December 1 and 2 at 7:00 PM
Tony-nominated actress, LaChanze, known for her star turns on Broadway ("Ragtime," "Company," "Once on This Island"), and unequaled performances off-Broadway ("The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin," "The Vagina Monologues"), will bring her tremendous talents to the truly intimate setting of Joe's Pub. "With a smile as big as all outdoors, LaChanze, coos, cuddles and seduces her audiences with flirty abandon. All this, plus she sings like a meadowlark." - VARIETY, $30
Monday, December 1 at 9:30 PM
Affectionately known as the Mayor of B'way, Norm has been seen on Broadway in such shows as: "Chicago", "Amour", "The Wild Party", "Side Show", "Miss Saigon", and "The Who's Tommy". Currently Norm can be seen in "The Little Mermaid." Other credits include "Ragtime" NCT; "The Fantasticks" Sacramento Music Circus; "Baby" w/LaChanze, Papermill Playhouse; "Dreamgirls" Atlanta The Fox Theater w/The Legendary Ms Jennifer Holliday; and "Sweeney Todd" Signature Theater, Helen Hayes Award Nom. Through The Actor's Fund of America Norm has performed in concert versions of: "Dreamgirls"; "Chess"; and "Hair". Television credits include: All My Children Asst DA Keith McClean, Detective Hale on As the World Turns, and Guest Starring roles on Cosby and Strong Medicine, along with numerous commercials. He can be heard on Serveral recordings Beginning with Bill Finn's Infinite Joy; Fynnsworth Alleys Stephen Sondheim collections; Michael McElroy's Grammy Nom. "Great Joy" - cast albums, $30
December 7 and 8 at 7:30 PM
Billy Porter returns to Joe's Pub for an evening of song, featuring new American Broadway standards, gospel, and soulful originals. With Ghetto Superstar: The Man That I Am, his one person "roof raising musical autobiography" (as the New York Times described it), Porter brought all of his extraordinary talents together for an unprecedented six week run at Joe's Pub as part of The Public Theater's season. Newsday called the show, "a knockout!" All the ranting and raving from critics, celebrities, and former presidents can't compare to the screaming and hollering heard from the audience at a typical Billy Porter performance.
Jackie Hoffman: Scraping the Bottom
The Most Offensive Songs of Jackie Hoffman
Mondays, December 8 at 9:30 PM, December 15 at 7:30 and 9:30 PM, December 22 at 9:30 PM
Joe's Pub favorite Jackie Hoffman) shamelessly retreads her meanest musical hits in an evening of song that's just plain wrong, following her CD release of Scraping the Bottom. A sure sell-out - get your tickets soon! Directed by Michael Schiralli, Musical Director, Bobby Peaco, $30
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Lea Delaria sing Comden and Green
Tuesday and Wednesday, December 16th and 17 at 9:30 PM
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, TV's The Class and Ugly Betty) and Lea Delaria (Warner Brothers Jazz Recording Artist, Broadway's The Rocky Horror Show, ) join forces again for the first time in years in a show that pays homage to songwriting team that introduced them to the New York Stage (in the 1997 revival of ON THE TOWN). In an act that celebrates the spirit of the duo's famous club outings, Ferguson and DeLaria will recreate many of the duets and sketches that made Betty Comden and Adolph Green two of the most prolific and beloved songwriters of the 20th Century, $20
December 26 - 31 at 9:30 PM from Friday - Tuesday; 9:00PM and 11:00PM on December 31
Sandra Bernhard, hot off her critically acclaimed smash hit off-Broadway show, is priming her hysterical insight, outspoken views and outrageous mouth to ring in the New Year. Sandra's brilliant unity of hilarious diatribes on the state of modern culture and classic rock attitude burns smart. Sandra's show is fresh, crazy, and real. She inspires and invigorates. With her band, The Rebellious Jezebels, she still has all the raucous energy of youth, bringing audiences to their feet. See her New Year's Weekend and rave!
On the web at joespub.com; by calling 212-967-7555, or at the Public Theater Box Office (1 PM to 6 PM), or Joe's Pub from (6 PM to 10 PM)
FOR TABLE RESERVATIONS: 212-539-8778
Purchase of tickets does NOT guarantee a table reservation; you must call to reserve seats. Seating, as well as standing-room, is available only on a first-come, first-served basis for all shows without a dinner reservation. Two drink or $12 food minimum per person is standard.