(l to r) Major Scales and Jinkx Monsoon. (Photo: Jose A. Guzman Colon)
New York City’s most coveted downtown venue has curated terrific talent for June, which showcases the LGBTQ community’s diverse representation. Here are our top five picks!
TORI SCOTT: MAKING AMERICA GAY AGAIN!
Hailed as “the Bette Midler of the new millennium” (Provincetown Magazine), belter and bad decision-expert, Tori Scott, returns to Joe’s Pub just in time for Pride with her annual show, Making America Gay Again! – a shameless journey that celebrates stiff drinks, bad decisions, and the gays who enable her. The show features the music of Beyoncé, Judy Garland, and more.
MATTEO LANE: STREISAND AT THE BON SOIR
In 1960 at age 19, Barbra Streisand was already making her mark in New York City, performing an array of jazz classics in between humorous musings and eccentric jokes. She was wacky, brilliant and beautiful and had a musical sensibility that was far too advanced for someone her age. Thankfully, one of her shows was recorded and lives on as Barbra Streisand, Live at Bon Soir. Intrigued by this recording, comedian Matteo Lane was inspired to recreate this set of music with his own updated flavor and stylings. This show hopes to capture Barbra’s unique essence before she became a household name.
JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND IS YOUR AUNTIE GLAM IN GAY FOR THE GODS!
A divinely decadent evening of High-Faggotry, Snatched-Sapphistry, and Turnt-Transcendentalism celebrating five decades of queer dance floor antics with exuberance and style. Mx Justin Vivian Bond is a trans-genre artist living in New York City. As a performer both on and Off-Broadway, Mx Bond has received numerous accolades winning an Obie (2001), a Bessie (2004), a Tony nomination (2007), the Ethyl Eichelberger Award (2007), The Peter Reed Foundation Grant, and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award.