Espinosa's special guest for her concerts — entitled Eden Espinosa — Me — will be Katie Thompson, the singer-songwriter who will be seen in the new Michael John LaChiusa musical Giant this spring at the Signature Theatre in Virginia. Concertgoers can expect to hear Espinosa's renditions of Joni Mitchell's "A Case of You," Eva Cassidy's "I Know You By Heart," Stephen Sondheim's "Losing My Mind," Paula Cole's "Me," Sara Bareilles' "Love Song" and Stephen Schwartz's "Defying Gravity," among others.
Broadway actor Billy Porter will direct the evenings with musical direction by James Sampliner. Espinosa debuted her show at the Upright Cabaret at Mark's Restaurant in California.
Show times are March 22 at 2 and 9:30 PM and March 23 and 24 at 9:30 PM.
Eden Espinosa made her Broadway debut covering the roles of Elphaba and Nessarose in Stephen Schwartz's Wicked. She eventually assumed the role of Elphaba on Broadway and also opened the sit-down production of Wicked in Los Angeles. Espinosa also played the role of Brooklyn — a part she created at the Denver Civic Theatre — in the musical of the same name at the Schoenfeld Theatre. She played Maureen in the final cast of Broadway's Rent and was also seen in the Reprise staging of Flora, the Red Menace.
Joe's Pub is located at 425 Lafayette Street. Tickets are $30 and are available by visiting www.joespub.com or by calling (212) 539-8778.