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Three to See: June

June 2nd, 2016 Comments off

There’s a hush that’s fallen upon Broadway this summer as a number of this year’s musicals have shuttered (so long, Tuck Everlasting, American Psycho, and the soon-to-close Finding Neverland). But there’s still plenty to see this month and we’re casting our net beyond the Great White Way to showcase new and noteworthy productions worth seeking out.

Taming of the ShrewThe Taming of the Shrew
Shakespeare in the Park is back, this time with an all-female production of one of the Bard’s classics. Tony nominated director Phyllida Lloyd directs Cush Jumbo, Janet McTeer in a cast of 15 as they reimagine Shakespeare’s original screwball comedy.

The Taming of the Shrew
The Delecorte Theatre in Central Park
Opening night: June 14 (through June 26)


New York Spectacular

New York Spectacular
There’s nothing quite as iconic in New York City than Radio City Music Hall, and within that legendary venue you’ll find the Radio City Rockettes. This summer’s limited-run production features direction and choreography by Emmy Award winner Mia Michaels and book by Drama Desk Award winner Douglas Carter Beane and promises to showcase the Rockettes as never before.

New York Spectacular
Radio City Music Hall
1260 Avenue of the Americas, NYC
June 15 – August 7


Broadway Bares XXVI
It’s hard to believe that this sexy fundraiser is already in its mid-twenties. This year’s theme, “On Demand,” promises to deliver the best of Broadway stripped down to, well… practically nothing. Proceeds benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Broadway Bares XXVI
Hammerstein Ballroom
311 West 34th Street
June 19
9:30 p.m. / midnight

Don’t Miss: Sandra Bernhard at Joe’s Pub

December 19th, 2014 Comments off

JOES PUB POSTER JPEG 12-1-14Before there was the bawdy and delicious Bridgett Everett or the foul-mouthed Pam Ann, there was the witty and purposefully irreverent Sandra Bernhard. The inimitable performer returns to Joe’s Pub at The Public with her all new show, Sandra Bernhard is #blessed, for her annual year-end residency, which starts December 26 and leads up to her New Year’s Eve spectacle.

The new show will contain Bernhard’s unique, sharp blend of hysterical insight and outspoken views, with rock-n-roll, cabaret, stand-up and a little burlesque. Sandra Bernhard is #blessed also features Bernhard’s band The Flawless Zircons, who perform with her at sold out venues in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and all points in between.

Of last year’s shows at Joe’s Pub, The New York Times wrote, “Just below the surface, you sense the same roving critical eye that misses nothing and the same sensibility compelled to puncture fantasies And, Ms. Bernhard’s ear is as perfectly attuned as ever to music that you’re embarrassed to admit you might like.”

The always entertaining Bernhard has been wowing, and sometimes shocking, audiences since starting her career at LA’s famed Comedy Store in the 1970s, going on to become a favorite on the live-show comedy circuit nationally, while also forging a career in film, television and on Broadway. She is also now guest starring on episodes of Fox TV‘s Brooklyn Nine-Nine as the character Gina’s “eccentric” and “offbeat” mother, Darlene Linetti.

Sandra Bernhard (photo: Kevin Thomas Garcia via The Broadway Blog.)

Sandra Bernhard (photo: Kevin Thomas Garcia via The Broadway Blog.)

Bernhard made television history as the first openly gay character on a network sitcom (Roseanne), and has more recently appeared on the TV Land comedy Hot in Cleveland, on Logo’s DTLA, CBS’s The New Adventures of Old Christine, FOX TV’s American Dad, NBC’s Crossing Jordan, The L Word, etc. and has appeared more than 30 times on Late Night with David Letterman.

In addition to her numerous television and film appearances, audiences have raved about her work on the Broadway stage, including the critically acclaimed I’m Still Here… Dammit!, which opened Off-Broadway in 1997, moved to Broadway a year later, and was filmed for an HBO special. In 2006, Bernhard’s Everything Bad and Beautiful also opened to rave reviews. Her most recent show, I Love Being Me, Don’t You? played to sold-out crowds for an extended run last summer in Los Angeles. The album version of the show was released on Rooftop Records last fall, and she has since been touring almost non-stop.

The upcoming run at Joe’s Pub is a rare opportunity to see this comedy legend as she continues to tell it like it is. Hashtag #fabulous.

Sandra Bernhard is #blessed
Joe’s Pub at The Public
425 Lafayette
December 26 – December 31

Larry Krone BRAND and the House of Larreon Arrive at the Public

August 26th, 2014 Comments off
Bridget Everett and Larry Krone (photo by Todd Oldham via The Broadway Blog).

Bridget Everett and Larry Krone (photo by Todd Oldham via The Broadway Blog).

As part of Joe’s Pub at The Public’s new artist-in-residence initiative, artist/entertainer Larry Krone will premiere a selection of photos from his forthcoming art book, LOOK BOOK. The book showcases the inspired creations of Larry Krone BRAND and the House of Larréon in photos by designer and photographer Todd Oldham. Running in conjunction with The Public Theater’s 2014-15 season presentation of Bridget Everett’s Rock Bottom, the exhibition will be on view from September 2-25 on The Public Theater’s Philip and Janice Levin Foundation Mezzanine. There will be an opening night party on Tuesday, September 2 at 5:30 p.m.

The House of Larréon was born in 2010 when Krone joined forces with his friend and muse, alt-cabaret superstar Bridget Everett. His mission was to create gowns that would thrill Everett’s audiences while underscoring her identity as a supremely powerful woman, fearless in body and soul. Before all this, inspired by the contradictory yet fundamental relationship between showmanship and authenticity in mainstream country music, Krone introduced Larry Krone BRAND in 1997 with Western costumes he made for his Larry Krone and Family shows.

Todd Oldham brings his trademark vision of vibrant, uncomfortable beauty to the main photos of LOOK BOOK, which are accompanied by photos by acclaimed concert photographer Kevin Yatarola and snapshots taken by Krone. LOOK BOOK’s primary model for House of Larréon is Everett, while Krone models his own Larry Krone BRAND Western wear. Other models in the book include Jim Andralis, Becca Blackwell, Kathleen Hanna, Erin Markey, Neal Medlyn, Adrienne Truscott and more.

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