Tori Scott Rocks Joe's Pub March 3; Jersey Boys Star John Michael Dias Is Special Guest
By Michael Gioia
Nightlife performer Tori Scott plays Joe's Pub March 3 in an irreverent evening of pop-rock tunes and tales of her misadventures. Broadway Jersey Boys cast member John Michael Dias makes a special appearance.
Created by Scott and Adam Hetrick, the concert promises an eclectic set of material including songs from Pink, the Scissor Sisters, Blondie, Amy Winehouse, Judy Garland, Madonna, Gloria Estefan and more, all set to Scott's adventures as a bar-hopping Texan-turned-New Yorker. The March 3 concert marks Scott's fourth engagement at Joe's Pub. Show time is 7:30 PM.
Dias currently appears in select performances of Jersey Boys as Frankie Valli. He is a veteran of the national tour of the hit, Tony Award-winning musical.
Phantom of the Opera and Evita associate director Seth Sklar-Heyn directs the concert that has musical direction and arrangements by Jesse Kissel (The Scottsboro Boys, The Visit, Leap of Faith). Scott is backed by a three-piece band, led by Kissel.
Here's how the night of song and story is billed: "Belter and bad decision expert Tori Scott returns to Joe's Pub for another evening of songs and slurred autobiographical stories that drip with wisdom, humor, and possibly some unidentified substances. Heterosexuals who actually read this far may need a primer on who Tori is: as a singer, she’s graced the stages of the Duplex, the Laurie Beechman, the Metropolitan Room, and every gay bar on the Eastern Seaboard; as an actress, she's counted to 20 as a singing garbage woman on Sesame Street and dubbed the vocals of a singing hooker on HBO's 'Cathouse: The Musical'; as a woman, she strives every day in every way to be a consummate lady and sometimes wonders if she actually still has a liver or not."
Scott recently appeared in the Ars Nova presentation of the new musical Taking Step Three13 and has also been a performer at Justin Sayre's The Meeting*. She is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory.
For tickets, priced $15, click here. Joe's Pub is located within the Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street.
Here's a look at Scott in concert:
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