Everett Bradley Credit: Mikiodo Media





treya Iam Credit: Anna Azarov

treya lam: otherland – a seedling / SaaWee x Nikolai Chapochnikov: Multi-dimensionally Human

Monday, November 21 at 6:00 PM

treya lam is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and composer whose joyously complex identity informs but does not define their work, whether solo or when collaborating with a variety of ensembles. As a 2019 Joe’s Pub Working Group artist and 2022-23 New York Voices commissions recipient, lam continues to develop the world of “otherland” – a ritual created to process and heal through grief and loss. This project utilizes a chamber-folk song cycle, spoken word, movement and film to: process the loss of a parent or loved one; explore radical self-acceptance; explore the relationship between adoptees, diaspora and ancestry; and ultimately find collective healing.

otherland was commissioned by Joe’s Pub as part of the New York Voices program. New York Voices is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Multi-dimensionally Human – a ritualistic exploration of IFS – is a collaboration between SaaWee, a contemporary ritualistic music group, and Dr. Nikolai Chapochnikov, neuroscientist, meditation teacher, and workshop facilitator. We believe that love pervades all human hearts and that when parts of us are rejected they can express themselves in hurtful ways to others. Through music, ritual, movement, and conscious exploration, we create a loving and accepting space to invite healing and acceptance of all our inner exiled parts.

The 1953 Thanksgiving Special!

Monday, November 21 at 9:30 PM

Once a year, Broadway legends Betty Blanche & Crystal Rogers Senior (there is no Junior) – played by Sam Reece & Becky Chicoine – rise from their graves on 42nd & 9th as elegant ghosts to put on the ultimate musical Thanksgiving special! Featuring all of the classic Thanksgiving songs you definitely know and love such as: “Thanksgiving is a Girl’s Night,” “Uncle Gary’s Somehow in Town?”, and “Have Yourself a Juicy Little Turkey,” this musical romp is the best way to celebrate everyone’s favorite most popular unproblematic holiday! There will be singing, dancing, drinking, special guests (also ghosts from the 50’s), and of course turkey! It’s the 1953 Thanksgiving Special presented by Ranch Dressing™!

Everett Bradley’s Holidelic

Monday, November 28 at 7:00 PM

Tuesday, November 29 – Thursday, December 1 at 9:30 PM

GRAMMY-nominated rock percussionist Everett Bradley (E Street Band, Bon Jovi) returns with his beloved holiday funk revue, Holidelic. In Holidelic, Bradley plays the role of Papadelic, Funk’s Father Christmas, an amalgamation of George Clinton and Santa Claus, featuring holiday-themed funk songs written by Bradley and brought to life by an array of top shelf noise makers.

Penny Arcade Credit: Laura Rubin

Penny Arcade: The Art of Becoming

Tuesday, November 29 – Thursday, December 1 at 7:00 PM

Penny Arcade returns to Joe’s Pub after a three-year COVID-induced hiatus, to the kind of rock-and-roll performance theater she pioneered in the 1980’s where she presented characters drawn from oral history, but this time the subject is herself. “Superstar Interrupted,” is a memoir with music, with the quotable one-liners and the cultural critique we have come to expect from our Penny.

With a life story too big for just one show, The Art of Becoming will be presented over the course of many episodes. Each episode will feature monologues culled from Penny’s developing memoir and songs created over the past 40 years, sung by Penny with a band led by musical director Chris Rael.

Penny Arcade: The Art of Becoming is presented as part of the Joe’s Pub 2022-2023 Vanguard Residency honoring the memory of Barbara Maier Gustern.

Jane Lynch and Kate Flannery – Photo Courtesy of Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch & Kate Flannery: A Swingin’ Little Christmas

Friday and Saturday, December 2 and 3 at 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM

Sunday, December 4 at 4:30 PM & 7:00 PM

JANE LYNCH is an actress, singer, playwright, and author. She received an Emmy and Golden Globe for her portrayal of the iconic bully Sue Sylvester on “Glee.” She is currently the two-time Emmy Award-winning host of NBC’s Hollywood Game Night and can be seen on Amazon Prime’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” with her Emmy Award-winning performance as Sophie Lennon. In 2015, Jane embarked on her live concert tour, SEE JANE SING with Kate Flannery, Tim Davis, and The Tony Guerrero Quintet. Their holiday album, A Swingin Little Christmas hit Billboard’s Top 10 Adult Contemporary chart. In 2018, Jane and Kate premiered their new cabaret show, TWO LOST SOULS at NYC’s legendary venue, The Carlyle.

KATE FLANNERY is best known for her 9 seasons as Meredith the drunk on NBC’s “The Office” and, more recently, her impressive run on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” Other recent TV appearances include “New Girl,” “American Housewife,” “Another Period,” and “Brooklyn Nine Nine.” Kate is currently Jane Lynch’s sidekick in her anti cabaret act, SEE JANE SING having played the Kennedy Center, Joe’s Pub, and 30 cities across the country. She also co-stars with Jane in their new cabaret act, TWO LOST SOULS. Her original cult comedy lounge act, the Lampshades regularly plays comedy festivals in and around Hollywood.

Love The Struggle Feat. Damon Daunno, Amber Gray, Grace Mclean & Margo Seibert

Monday, December 5 at 7:00 PM

Love The Struggle is a new musical inspired by the lives, loves & writings of twentieth–century French philosophers, Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, who fell madly in love but rejected marriage as too confining. Instead, they committed to a pact of “essential love” that allowed them each to take “contingent” lovers, so long as they told each other everything about their contingent loves. The show follows the couple as their erotically charged writings draw the world’s attention, challenging conventional notions of love, freedom and gender roles, while the contingent lovers grow increasingly insistent on testing the strength of their bond to one another. This special Joe’s Pub performance, presented in collaboration with Maestra, will feature a narrated concert of song highlights from the show.

Bridget Everett Photo by David Andrako

Bridget Everett and The Tender Moments

Monday, December 5 – 7 and Monday, December 12-14 at 9:30 PM

Bridget Everett and The Tender Moments barrel back into Joe’s Pub! Bridget’s legendary and take-no-prisoners live act is a perennial sold-out hit and has garnered a faithful cult following. She has been seen in a string of recent television shows and movies, but to experience Bridget is to experience her live.

Her in-your-face comedy is mixed with one outrageous rocking and original song after another. Dripping with hard-earned sweat in her sparkling and revealing House of Larréon dresses, she swigs from a bottle in a paper bag while telling stories about her dysfunctional family and her struggles with incontinence.

Grab a ticket and hold on tight. Prepare yourself for motor-boating, money notes and Chardonnay soaked memories. Shit is about to get ridiculous. This show is not for the faint of heart. Bring a chaperone. No two shows are the same, ever.

Makana Credit: Lexi MacKenzie


Tuesday, December 6 at 7:00 PM

Makana is a singer, composer, cultural educator, and master of the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar. His music combines deep tradition with unbridled innovation to breathe fresh intensity into the timeless sounds of Hawai’i. The New York Times calls him “dazzling.” His music has been featured on three GRAMMY-nominated albums, including the soundtrack of the Academy-Award-winning film The Descendants. Guitar Player Magazine ranked him as one of the top 3 guitarists in America, and the Hawai’i Academy of Recording Arts recognized him with the Slack Key Legacy Award. Slack Key is a unique style from the 1800s that simulates three guitars in one, performed in gorgeous tunings that open the guitar to a symphonic sound.

Justin Hicks

Wednesday, December 7 at 7:00 PM

Vocalist and multimedia artist Justin Hicks returns to Joe’s Pub with a set that playfully screws with genre and spans a spectrum of songs, from unexpected classics to thoughtful originals, that highlight his distinctive delivery.

Justin Hicks is a Drama Desk-nominated composer, vocalist, and sound artist. He’s worked with notable artists such as Abigail DeVille, Meshell Ndegeocello, Hilton Als, Steffani Jemison, Joan As Policewoman, Charlotte Braithwaite, Mimi Lien, and Toshi Reagon. His work has been presented at Lincoln Center, The Public Theater, Baryshnikov Art Center, Festival steirischer herbst (Graz, AT), and Symphony Space He recently provided music for Lynne Nottage’s Clyde’s on Broadway and presented his commissioned work Outside as part of The Shed’s Open Call series. Hicks was a member of Kara Walker’s 6-8 Months Space and holds a culinary diploma from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City.

Joe McGinty & The Loser’s Lounge: A Night in XANADU

The Music of Olivia Newton-John & ELO

Thursday, December 8 – Saturday, December 10 at 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM

Honoring the incredible legacy of Olivia Newton-John, and the music of ELO, Joe McGinty & The Loser’s Lounge presents the return of one of their most requested productions: “A Night In Xanadu!” Featuring a wide array of hits from the incredible career catalogs of both Olivia Newton-John and ELO, presented in a way that only The Loser’s Lounge can, Joe McGinty and his eclectic cast of performers pay tribute to Olivia Newton-John, and some of the greatest songs in pop music history for one weekend only. Come sing along. A Night In Xanadu promises to be pure Magic.

JOE’S PUB, a program of the Public Theater, was named for Public Theater founder Joseph Papp. Since it opened in 1998, Joe’s Pub has played a vital role in The Public’s mission of supporting artists at all stages of their careers with an intimate space to perform and develop new work. Joe’s Pub presents the best in live music and performance nightly, continuing its commitment to diversity, production values, community, and artistic freedom. In addition to one-night-only concerts and multi-night engagements, Joe’s Pub is home to the annual Habibi Festival, which hosts artists representing contemporary and traditional music of the SWANA (Southwest Asia/North Africa) region, and The Vanguard Award & Residency, a yearlong curation series that celebrates the career, and community, of a prolific and influential artist—including Nona Hendryx, Judy Collins, Laurie Anderson, and Barbara Maier Gustern. With its intimate atmosphere and superior acoustics, Joe’s Pub presents over 700 shows featuring artists from all over the world and hosts over 100,000 audience members annually. Beyond public performances, Joe’s Pub also leads artist development programs like New York Voices, a commissioning program that helps musicians develop new performance projects, and Joe’s Pub Working Group, an artist-led development and collaboration cohort. Current commissioned artists include Daniel J. Watts & Nick Blaemire, Liza Paul & Bahia Watson, Sunny Jain, Vuyo Sotashe & Chris Pattishall, and treya lam. Joe’s Pub is supported in part by an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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