Justin Vivian Bond, Lea Delaria, Jackie Hoffman and Natalie Joy Johnson to Join Forces at Joe's Pub, 1/13
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by BWW News Desk
For one night only, find New York's best solo performances in one show. Join Justin Vivan Bond, Lea DeLaria, Jackie Hoffman and Natalie Joy as they present highlights of their critically-acclaimed solo performances. JUSTIN VIVIan Bond, Lea DeLaria, Jackie Hoffman & Natalie Joy Johnson! will be performed at Joe's Pub on Sunday, January 13th at 7:00PM.
MX JUSTIN VIVAN BOND is a writer, singer, painter, and performance artist. Mx Bond is the author of the Lambda Literary Award winning memoir TANGO: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels, published by The Feminist Press and Susie Says... a collaboration with Gina Garan (Powerhouse Books, 2012). V's debut CD DENDRPOPHILE was self-released on WhimsyMusic in 2011 and was followed by SILVER WELLS in 2012. In 2011 Justin Vivian's art exhibition The Fall of the House of Whimsy was presented at Participant Inc. in New York City. Mx Bond was nominated for a Tony Award for Kiki and Herb Alive On Broadway in 2007. Other notable theatrical endeavors include starring as Warhol Superstar Jackie Curtis in Scott Wittman's production of Jukebox Jackie: Snatches of Jackie Curtis as part of La Mama E.T.C.'s 50 Anniversary Season, originating the role of Herculine Barbin in Kate Bornstein's groundbreaking play Hidden: A Gender, touring with the performance troupe The Big Art Group and appearing in John Cameron Mitchell's film Shortbus. Other films includeSunset Stories (2012), Imaginary Heroes (2004), and Fanci's Persuasion (1995). Mx Bond is a recipient of The Ethyl Eichelberger Award, The Peter Reed Foundation Grant, and The Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award for Performance Art/Theater, an Obie and a Bessie. Visit www.justinbond.com to download and enjoy v's music and blog, Justin VivIan Bond is Living!
Lea DeLaria Broadway: On the Town (Obie, Theatre World & Drama Desk nominee), The Rocky Horror Show. Off-Broadway/Regional: Prometheus Bound (ART), On the Town, Midsummer Night's Dream (McCarter Theater), As You Like It (Williamstown Theater Festival), Happy Days (Drama League Honoree), Little Fish, Cinderella (NY City Opera), The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Encores! and Reprise! Li'l Abner, Boys from Syracuse (Ovation nominee) National tour: Chicago. Film: Edge of Seventeen, The First Wives Club, Sgt. Bilko, Rescuing Desire, Mercury in Retrograde, Fat Rose & Squeaky, Sister Spirit. Television: "Orange is the New Black," "Californication," "One Life To Live," "The Oblongs," "Law & Order: SVU," "Friends," "Further Tales of the City," "Matlock," "Saved By The Bell: The New Class." Misc: Featured Vocalist for the 50th Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival; Four CD's on the Warner Jazz label; "Lea's Book of Rules" is in its 3rd printing with Dell Publishing. www.delariadammit.com
Jackie Hoffman can currently be seen in the recurring role of David's mother on NBC's The New Normal. She has been in the original Broadway casts of The Addams Family, Xanadu, and Hairspray, for which she won the Theatre World Award for most outstanding Broadway debut. Other Off- Broadway plays include A Chanukah Charol, The Tribeca Theatre Festival, The Gingerbread House, The Book of Liz, for which Jackie won the Obie award for best actress, Straightjacket, Incident at Cobbler's Knob (Lincoln Center Theatre Festival) and One Woman Shoe. Regional Theatre: The Sisters Rosensweig at The Globe Theatre. Jackie starred in six revues at The Second City theatre in Chicago, where she won the Jeff Award for Best Actress. Jackie's solo shows at Joe's Pub, all directed by Michael Schiralli, have all received tremendous critical acclaim. Her show "The Kvetching Continues" won Time Out New York's outstanding achievement award and was the longest running show in Joe's Pub's history. Other solo shows: "Jackie Five-Oh!," "Chanukah at Joe's Pub" (Bistro Award), "Scraping the Bottom," and "Jackie with a Z." Jackie won a Mac Award in 2009 for Best Female Stand Up. She can be seen in the films The Sitter, The Extra Man, How to Seduce Difficult Women, A Dirty Shame, Garden State, Legally Blonde II, Kissing Jessica Stein, and Mo' Money. Her television appearances have included "The New Normal," "Raising Hope," "Melissa and Joey," "On We Go," "30 Rock," "Starved," "Hope and Faith," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Strangers with Candy," "TV Funhouse," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "Soulman," "Cosby," as well as the voices for the cartoons "Dilbert" and "PB & J Otter," and the film Robots. Website: www.jackiehoffman.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/officialjackiehoffman Twitter: @jackiehoffman16
Natalie Joy Johnson made her Broadway debut originating the role of Enid Hoopes in LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL. She then went on to play Paulette, the UPS loving manicurist in the First National Tour of LEGALLY BLONDE. Other credits include the role of Nadia in the original off- Broadway production of BARE: A POP OPERA, Cori in the NY premiere of SOUTHERN COMFORT, and SILENCE: THE MUSICAL. NATALIE is also featured on the cast recording of the 2001 National Tour of GODSPELL singing "Bless The Lord" and as Madge in the feature film, WHEN IN ROME. Natalie has performed her one woman show to sold out audiences in various clubs all over Manhattan, including 54 Below, Joe's Pub, Feinstein's at the Regency & Ars Nova earning her the distinction of being named one of TIME OUT NEW YORK's top 10 Downtown Divas. Natalie does a free weekly show every Tuesday night at 11PM at Therapy Bar on 52nd street, for which she was recently described by the Village Voice as "zingy, throaty, campy and fun...Bette Midler meets Courtney Love." www.nataliejoyjohnson.com
Pictured: Jackie Hoffman