Joe’s Pub, the 190-seat supper club cabaret in Manhattan‘s Greenwich Village, will host these upcoming events of interest to theatre folk the week of May 11-18:
May 12: Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret
Self-billed as “perhaps, the world's tallest and hairiest drag queen,” Cracker performs new arrangements and mashups of songs by artists ranging from Prince and Crowded House to Mötley Crüe and Nina Simone. 9 PM
May 13: John Epperson: The Artist Principally Known as Lypsinka
The man behind the famed drag artist offers “a jam-packed musical memoir as he sings, tickles the keys, and ricochets from Sondheim to rap, and from transgender icon Christine Jorgenson to Rodgers and Hammerstein.” Directed by Jay Rogers. 7:30 PM.
May 14: The Meeting*
Justin Sayre hosts the final two installments of this long-running gathering of the International Order of Sodomites, described as “the centuries-old organization which sets the mythic Gay Agenda.” This month’s guests to be announced. Shows at 7 and 9:30 PM
May 15, 22: Tori Scott: Plan B!
The actor and singer takes audiences on “a shameless musical journey of slurred autobiographical stories and songs written by other people,” with a script by Scott and Playbill’s Adam Hetrick. 9:30 PM
May 18: Revolution Hangout: Anthems of Anxiety & Resistance from the Dan Fishback
Playwright/performer Dan Fishback presents a night of songs from The Material World Trilogy—a series of plays about Jewish resistance and Jewish trauma, spanning two millennia from the ancient Hebrew revolt against the Greek Empire to Jewish opposition to political developments in Israel. 9 PM
Click here for a complete list of upcoming Joe’s Pub events.
Ticket prices vary, with a two drink or $12 food minimum per person for most shows. For tickets and other information, call (212) 967-7555 or visit JoesPub.com.
Named for the Public Theater’s founder Joe Papp, the cabaret space opened in 1998 inside the Public Theater building at 425 Lafayette Street, just downtown from Astor Place in Manhattan. The eclectic booking policy extends to plays, bands, monologists, and acts that don’t fall into traditional categories.