The Public Theater took a major hit this week as Delta Air Lines and Bank of America both pulled sponsorships in response to the theater’s controversial production of Julius Caesar. Have no fear, though, the resilient company continues with a roster of amazing talent, including this line-up in honor of NYC Pride.
Monday, June 19 at 7PM
Come to this cabaret symposium and shape destiny with Transparent writer Faith Soloway. She’ll preview (for the first time) songs that you’ll hear on the big stage if (or when) award-winning series Transparent becomes a musical! Jackie Hoffman and other special guests will join Faith on stage.
Tuesday, June 20 at 9:30PM
Chris Garneau draws influences from the likes of Nina Simone, the otherworldly pop songs of Tori Amos and the alien harmonies of the Cocteau Twins, to the devastating confessionals of Cat Power, Nick Drake and Elliott Smith. Combining emotional vocals and perfectly paced piano led orchestrations, Garneau has found his own voice, which is utterly magical. Out calls Garneau “Haunting, melancholy, and utterly spellbinding.”
Saturday, June 24 at 7PM
Hailed by Provincetown Magazine as “the Bette Midler of the new millennium,” belter and bad decision expert Tori Scott returns to Joe’s Pub at The Public just in time for Gay Pride with her annual pride show, Making America Gay Again, a shameless journey that celebrates stiff drinks, bad decisions and the gays who enable her. Making America Gay Again is co-written by Scott and her longtime collaborator Adam Hetrick, directed by Seth Sklar-Heyn and features musical direction by Jesse Kissel. Making America Gay Again features the music of Beyonce, Judy Garland, Michael Jackson, and more. The vocals are legit and the stories are, tragically, all true.
Saturday, June 24 at 9:30PM
Writer/performer Isaac Oliver‘s debut collection of essays, Intimacy Idiot, was named one of NPR’s Best Books of 2015.
After last year’s sold-out residency, Oliver returns to Joe’s Pub to debut brand-new stories as well as share old favorites in a performance featuring Daniel Loeser and directed by Jason Eagan “A rare talent who manages to deftly combine raunchiness, intelligence, hilarity, and heart,” says The New Yorker.