Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Lea DeLaria Do Comden and Green will be presented at the downtown venue Dec. 16 and 17. Show time both nights is 9:30 PM. Ferguson and DeLaria, according to press notes, "will re-create many of the duets and sketches that made Betty Comden and Adolph Green two of the most prolific and beloved songwriters of the 20th century. In an added twist, Ferguson will sing most of Betty Comden's material while DeLaria will do duties on most of Adolph Green's material."
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 "The Class," "Ugly Betty," "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 "The Live Smoke Sessions," "Play It Cool" and "Double Standards."
Joe's Pub is located within the Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street. Tickets, priced $20, are available by visiting www.joespub.com or by calling (212) 967-7555.