The Verdict: Critics Review Bridget Everett's Rock Bottom at the Public Theater

The Verdict   The Verdict: Critics Review Bridget Everett's Rock Bottom at the Public Theater
 
Rock Bottom, the new evening from downtown darling Bridget Everett, officially opened Sept. 17 after performances that began Sept. 9 at Joe's Pub. The new show opens the Public Theater's season at its Astor Place home.
Bridget Everett
Bridget Everett

Created by Everett along with Hairspray Tony Award winners Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, as well as Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz and Matt Ray, Rock Bottom runs through Oct. 11.

The piece was originally commissioned as part of the Joe’s Pub 2013 New York Voices series. The cast also features Cole Escola, Celisse Henderson and Chelsea Packard.

The critics have filed their reviews, and Playbill.com has collected them for our readers.

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New York Daily News

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Time Out New York

Variety

According to the Public, "Rock Bottom is the story of what happens when you’re too passionate to give up, and too big to fail. In it, Everett barrels through life tip-toeing toward disaster, wine bottle by wine bottle and man by man. However, instead of succumbing to a chardonnay-induced stupor, Everett embraces a series of revelations that lead her and her voice of an angel to redemption. It features new original songs written with Shaiman, Wittman, Ray and Horovitz, as well as familiar favorites heard in Everett’s monthly sold-out showcase with her band The Tender Moments at Joe's Pub."

Everett, who appears at Joe's Pub monthly, has also appeared in At Least It's Pink, Jukebox Jackie, "Sex and the City," "Two Broke Girls," "Inside Amy Schumer," and as a special guest for Patti LuPone's Carnegie Hall concert last fall.

Phone (212) 967-7555 or visit publictheater.org. There is no food or drink minimum for Rock Bottom at Joe's Pub.

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