Nightlife Performer Tori Scott Returns to Joe's Pub with My Own Worst Enemy May 3
By Michael Gioia
Nightlife performer Tori Scott returns to Joe's Pub May 3 with her latest show My Own Worst Enemy. The evening, which marks Scott's eighth solo engagement at the downtown venue, promises an irreverent evening of pop-rock tunes that celebrates poor life choices and the big breaks that never happened.
Scott's 7 PM concert includes an eclectic set of material including songs by Judy Garland, Michael Jackson, Bette Midler, Tina Turner and more. The evening is created by Scott and her longtime collaborator, Playbill.com editor in chief Adam Hetrick.
Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables associate director Seth Sklar-Heyn directs the show 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, which includes Kissel, Mat Fieldes (Matilda The Musical) and Mike Lunoe.
Here's how the night of song and story is billed: "Tori Scott, Time Out New York's Top 10 Cabaret Artist of 2013, returns to Joe's Pub with her solo show My Own Worst Enemy, an evening of brassy songs and slurred autobiographical stories. This salute to a glittering array of poor life choices, bad luck and unread self-help books, follows Scott as she strives in every way to be a consummate lady and leaves her wondering if she actually still has a liver or not."
Scott has also 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 $20, plus a $12 food and beverage minimum, visit joespub.com or call (212) 967-7555.
View highlights of the show here:
"Stay With Me":
"Zing Went the Strings of My Heart/The Trolley Song":
"Come To My Window/Call your Girlfriend/You Oughta Know/Why":
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