Joe’s Pub is proud to announce the headlining runs of shows for its 2017 fall season, running September 6 to November 30! Highlights include over thirty different companies taking part in the DANCE NOW Festival, running September 6-9; afrofuturist electropop duo The Illustrious Blacks on September 7, October 26, and November 30; stories and spoken word about the American immigrant experience in This Alien Nation on September 13, October 11, November 8, and December 6; the inimitable Justin Vivian Bond‘s new performance JVB Shows Up on September 15-17; and, funk-rock icon Nona Hendryx with avant-garde guitarist Gary Lucas playing the music of Captain Beefheart for two shows on September 20.
Gnawa maestro Hassan Hakmoun and Sudanese pop band Alsarah and the Nubatones play separate sets on the eve of Islamic New Year on September 21; Justin Sayre, host of The Meeting*, returns to Joe’s for a solo show on September 22-24; cabaret star Ute Lemper presents her new show, Songs from the Broken Heart, September 23 and 24; Michael Kimmel and Libby Winters‘ musical production Karehouse in concert on September 25 and 26; satirical comedy trio Unitard continues their show Tard Core – There Are No Safe Words on September 27, October 25, and November 15; Nellie McKay‘s tribute to Joan Rivers on September 29, October 27, November 3, November 10, and November 17; Freakonomics co-author Stephen J. Dubner and his live game show Tell Me Something I Don’t Know from October 5-7; Broadway’s Betty Buckley on October 12-15; and The Losers Lounge tribute to The Bee Gees from October 19-22.
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Joe’s Pub / The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette St, New York, NY Phone: (212) 539-8500
About Joe’s Pub at The Public
Named for Public Theater founder Joe Papp, Joe’s Pub at The Public opened in 1998 and plays a vital role in The Public’s mission of supporting young artists while providing established artists with an intimate space to perform and develop new work. Joe’s Pub presents the best in live music and performance nightly, continuing its commitment to diversity, production values, community and artistic freedom. The organization also offers unique opportunities like New York Voices, an artist commissioning program that provides musicians the resources and tools needed to develop original theater works. Commissioned artists have included Ethan Lipton, Toshi Reagon, Bridget Everett, Allen Toussaint and more. In 2011, the Pub received a top-to-bottom renovation, leading to improved sightlines, expanded seating capacity and a new menu from acclaimed Chef Andrew Carmellini. With its intimate atmosphere and superior acoustics, Joe’s Pub presents talent from all over the world as part of The Public’s programming downtown at its Astor Place home, hosting approximately 800 shows and serving over 100,000 audience members annually.
About The Public Theater
The Public Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham, is the only theater in New York that produces Shakespeare, the classics, musicals, contemporary and experimental pieces in equal measure. Celebrating his 10th anniversary season at The Public, Eustis has created new community-based initiatives designed to engage audiences like Public Lab, Public Studio, Public Forum, Public Works, and a remount of the Mobile Unit. The Public continues the work of its visionary founder, Joe Papp, by acting as an advocate for the theater as an essential cultural force, and leading and framing dialogue on some of the most important issues of our day. Creating theater for one of the largest and most diverse audience bases in New York City for nearly 60 years, today the Company engages audiences in a variety of venues-including its landmark downtown home at Astor Place, which houses five theaters and Joe’s Pub; the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, home to free Shakespeare in the Park; and the Mobile Unit, which tours Shakespearean productions for underserved audiences throughout New York City’s five boroughs. The Public’s wide range of programming includes free Shakespeare in the Park, the bedrock of the Company’s dedication to making theater accessible to all; Public Works, an expanding initiative that is designed to cultivate new connections and new models of engagement with artists, audiences and the community each year; and audience and artist development initiatives that range from Emerging Writers Group to the Public Forum series. The Public is located on property owned by the City of New York and receives annual support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; and in October 2012, the landmark building downtown at Astor Place was revitalized to physically manifest the Company’s core mission of sparking new dialogues and increasing accessibility for artists and audiences, by dramatically opening up the building to the street and community, and transforming the lobby into a public piazza for artists, students, and audiences. The Public’s work is also seen on tour throughout the U.S. and internationally and in collaborations and co-productions with regional and international theaters. The Public is currently represented on Broadway by the Tony Award-winning acclaimed American musical Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and in spring 2017, Lynn Nottage’s acclaimed new play Sweat. The Public has received 59 Tony Awards, 168 Obie Awards, 53 Drama Desk Awards, 54 Lortel Awards, 32 Outer Critics Circle Awards, 13 New York Drama Critics Awards,and five Pulitzer Prizes.