The one-hour show billed as a "variety/performance special," which will incorporate many characters from her current stagework Bridge & Tunnel, is slated to debut on the cable network Feb. 20 at 9 PM (ET). Check your local listings.
A Bravo release describes the show as sketches that "range from one-person monologues performed in front of a live audience to multi-character pieces where Jones intermingles and plays off her other personas, to 'on the street' remotes where Sarah interacts, in character, with the unsuspecting public."
"The Sarah Jones Show" is a Bravo original special produced by Jumbolaya Productions. Executive producers are Nancy Stern, Mary-Jane April and Sarah Jones.
Jones has penned and performed works including Women Can't Wait and Surface Transit. The actress also appeared in the Spike Lee film "Bamboozled" and Off-Broadway in Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues. As a poet, Jones has performed on HBO's "Def Poetry Jam."
Tony Taccone directs Jones' Bridge & Tunnel which is aiming for a Broadway run this spring. Actress Meryl Streep produced the work Off-Broadway where it began Feb. 6, 2004, and opened Feb. 19 to positive critical and audience response at the 45 Bleecker Street Theatre. The solo recouped its entire investment of $200,000 within seven weeks of the first preview performance.
Bridge & Tunnel once again plays to Jones' chameleon-like talents as she tackles over a dozen characters including a Pakistani accountant, a Chinese mother and a young Latina at a local community poetry slam. The characters in the work explore issues of assimilation in modern urban America, putting the New York melting pot to the test.
For more information on "The Sarah Jones Show," visit www.bravotv.com.