Q's Tartaglia and Bee's Ferguson Set to Return to Joe's Pub

News   Q's Tartaglia and Bee's Ferguson Set to Return to Joe's Pub
John Tartaglia, who recently left his Tony-nominated role in Avenue Q, and Spelling Bee's Jesse Tyler Ferguson will both return to Joe's Pub this summer with their individual cabaret acts.

Tartaglia will perform at 7 PM June 13, 20 and July 4, and Ferguson will offer his show those same nights at 9:30 PM.

Tartaglia's critically acclaimed solo act, "AD-Liberty," features direction by Alan Muraoka and choreography by Jamie Harris. Song titles include "This Plum Is Too Ripe," "YMCA" and "Taylor, the Latte Boy." Ferguson's concert, directed by Jason Eagan with musical direction by Mary Mitchell Campbell, is titled "Adios Pantalones" and features songs by composers William Finn and Michael John LaChiusa. Cabaretgoers can expect to hear such tunes as "Songbook," "Fraud," "Gordon's Law of Genetics," "90 Year Old Man"/"I Ran," "Mark's All Male Thanksgiving," "Marriage Proposal," "Woe Is Me," "My Dogs," "There Will Be a Miracle," "Republicans," "Christian Thing to Do," "Stupid Things I Won't Do" and "Little Fish."

John Tartaglia made his Broadway debut in Avenue Q. He received a Tony nomination, a Theatre World Award and the Clarence Derwent Award for that performance. The young actor also appeared in the Children of Eden and Hair benefit concerts and in the City Center Encores! presentation of Carnival. His TV credits include eight seasons on "Sesame Street" as well as "Animal Jam," "Bear in the Big Blue House," "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" and "The Rosie O'Donnell Show." Tartaglia was recently seen in the Empty-Handed concerts at the Lucille Lortel Theatre and has performed solo evenings at the Ars Nova and Joe's Pub. His final performance in Avenue Q was Jan. 30.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, currently performing at Circle in the Square in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, appeared on Broadway in the Public Theater's revival of On the Town. His other theatrical credits include Where Do We Live, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Little Fish, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) and newyorkers as well as the City Center Encores! production of Hair. Ferguson's screen credits include "Absolutely Fabulous," "Sally Hemings: An American Scandal," "Ordinary Sinner" and "Mercury in Retrograde."

Joe's Pub is located within the Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street. Tickets are available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting www.telecharge.com.

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