Lea DeLaria can a fill a comedy club and can bring down a Broadway house. But until April 12, the One the Town star won't have tested her mettle as a diva. On that date, DeLaria will inaugurate the new "Diva Series" at Joe's Pub with her show, "It's Delightful, It's Delicious, It's DeLaria." She will play additional dates April 19 & 26 and May 3, all at 8:30 PM.
DeLaria will be backed by a three-piece band and will sing a variety of jazz and Broadway selections, spiced with bits of comedy.
Joe's Pub, a new bar and night spot enclosed with the Public Theatre, opened its doors last fall. It has since housed such talents as Audra McDonald, Comden and Green and Dawn Upshaw.
For information, call (212) 239-6200.
--By Robert Simonson