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News Collins, Mitchell, Hair Cast and More Will Be Part of Free Joe's Pub Concerts In celebration of the tenth anniversary of Joe's Pub — the cabaret located within the Public Theater — a two-day series of ten free concerts will be offered at the intimate venue in October.
Hedwig creator John Cameron Mitchell.
Hedwig creator John Cameron Mitchell.

Entitled 10 for the 10th, the celebration will kick off Oct. 10 with Joe's Pub 10th Anniversary Gala: A Tribute to Judy Collins. The evening will begin with dinner at Chinatown Brasserie followed by a tribute to Collins — who appeared in a production of Peer Gynt at the Delacorte in 1969 — at The Public's Anspacher Theater. Among those who will honor Collins in performance are Rufus Wainwright, Shawn Colvin, Jimmy Webb, Amy Speace, Kenny White and Ali Eskandarian. The other free offerings include Baby Loves Salsa (Oct. 11 at 11 AM), singer-composer-guitarist Raúl Midón (Oct. 11 at 2:30 PM), songwriter Jill Sobule (Oct. 11 at 6 PM), Imani Uzuri Presents Mosaic with special guests (Oct. 11 at 9:30 PM), The Budos Band (Oct. 12 at 12:30 AM), Allen Toussaint (Oct. 12 at 11 AM), Roy Nathanson and friends (Oct. 12 at 2:30 PM), Reggie Watts with special guests (Oct. 12 at 6 PM), The Stew Songbook, featuring Penny Arcade and John Cameron Mitchell (Oct. 12 at 9:30 PM), and BE IN: A Night of Music & Love with members of the Public Theater's cast of Hair (Oct. 13 at 12:30 AM).

Joe's Pub is located within the Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street. Tickets for the ten free shows will be available by utilizing the Joe's Pub Virtual Line,


After registering visitors may log on between midnight Oct. 1 and 11:59 PM Oct. 5 to submit a request for up to two tickets per show. Interested cabaretgoers may select as many shows as they would like to attend. They must then log on again Oct. 6 to see if they have been selected to receive a pair of tickets. The tickets will be held at the box office; a valid photo ID is required.

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