Little Shop of Horrors Star Offers Joe's Pub Concerts Feb. 22-24

News   Little Shop of Horrors Star Offers Joe's Pub Concerts Feb. 22-24 Ellen Greene, who starred in the original Off-Broadway production of Little Shop of Horrors, will offer three concerts at the Public Theater's Joe's Pub this month.
Ellen Greene in the original Off-Broadway production of Little Shop of Horrors
Ellen Greene in the original Off-Broadway production of Little Shop of Horrors (Photo by Peter Cunningham)

Greene will celebrate her birthday weekend with a new show entitled Torch! that features musical direction by Christian Klikovits. The singer-actress will perform at the intimate boîte on Feb. 22, 23 (7:30 PM) and Feb. 24 (9:30 PM). Her evening of cabaret will feature a host of standards as well as contemporary tunes by Sarah McLachlan, Queen and Jane Siberry.

Greene began her career as a nightclub singer, performing in the now-closed New York cabaret Reno Sweeney. At age 21, Joseph Papp took her under his wing and cast her in productions of Boom Boom Room and The Threepenny Opera. Greene earned a Tony nomination for her work in the latter, but it was her role as Audrey in both the original stage and film productions of Little Shop of Horrors that brought her national attention.

Tickets for Greene's evening of Torch! are priced at $20. Joe's Pub is located within the Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street, between East 4th Street and Astor Place. Tickets are available at the Public Theater's box office or by calling (212) 539-8776.