Nightlife performer Tori Scott, who was named one of Time Out Magazine’s Top 10 Cabaret Performers returns to Joe’s Pub June 25 at 9:30 PM with her latest show, Making America Gay Again!
The show is part of Joe’s Pub’s LGBT Pride programming. It marks Scott’s 14th show at the venue located within the Public Theater.
Co-written by Scott and collaborator Adam Hetrick, the show is “a shameless journey that celebrates stiff drinks, bad decisions and the gays that enable her.”
Expect songs by Bette Midler, Sia, Michael Jackson, Judy Garland, Robyn, Annie Lenox and more.
The evening is directed by Seth Sklar-Heyn (Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera) and features musical direction by Jesse Kissel (The Visit, The Scottsboro Boys). The band includes Kissel on piano, Mat Fieldes (Matilda) on bass and Sam Merrick on drums.
Scott is a New York-based singer and comedian. As a singer, she has performed her solo shows at Joe's Pub, 54 Below, the Laurie Beechman, the Metropolitan Room, and every gay bar on the Eastern Seaboard. As an actress, she has performed alongside Alice Ripley in a concert reading of a new musical The Girl with Polka Dot Eyes and opposite Linda Lavin, Leslie Uggams and Stephanie J. Block in the Symphony Space tribute to Sheldon Harnick and Fiddler on the Roof. On television, 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. She was awarded the 2015 Best of the Loop award for her one-woman show I'll Regret This Tomorrow at the Out of Loop Theatre Festival at the WaterTower Theatre in Dallas, TX. She is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory.
Tickets are ($20) and are available online, via phone (212) 967-7555 or in person at The Public’s Box Office (425 Lafayette).
(Updated June 24, 2016)