During Ferguson's 11:30 PM concert, he and DeLaria will reprise their duet from the 1998 revival of On the Town, "Come Up to My Place." The evening, Ferguson recently told Playbill.com, will also showcase the work of new songwriters as well as tunes from his debut cabaret show, Adios Pantalones, which featured the work of Michael John LaChiusa and William Finn.
Concertgoers can expect to hear such tunes as "Eduardo" (by Marc Smolin and Kelly Dupuis), "If You Leave Me" (by Amanda Green and Walter Kennon) and "First Date" (by Jeff and Don Breithaupt) as well as a song from the short lived Off-Broadway revue newyorkers and a classic number from Adolph Green and Betty Comden's famed nightclub act.
The concert will benefit ASTEP, Artists Striving to End Poverty. Company's Mary-Mitchell Campbell is the evening's musical director.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who was most recently on Broadway in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, has also been seen onstage in On the Town, Little Fish, Where Do We Live, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, newyorkers, The Most Fabulous Story Every Told and the City Center Encores! mounting of Hair. His television credits include "Sally Hemings: An American Scandal" and "Absolutely Fabulous."
Lea DeLaria received an Obie and a Theater World Award for her work in the Public Theater's revival of On the Town. She also starred in the Broadway revival of The Rocky Horror Show and the City Center Encores! presentation of Li'l Abner. Her other theatrical credits include Cinderella, Little Fish, Chicago, The Boys From Syracuse, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told and As You Like It. An acclaimed stand up comic, DeLaria is also an accomplished jazz singer, and her solo recordings include "Play It Cool" and "Double Standards." Joe's Pub is located within the Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street. There is a $25 cover charge; call (212) 967-7555 for reservations or visit www.joespub.com.