Nicholas Leichter/Monstah Black for DanceNOW(NYC) at Joe’s Pub

Nick Leichter and Monstah Black brought it Home – as in there’s no place like it – in DanceNOW’s most recent full-length modern dance musical, The Whiz.  From the moment Monstah begins his R&B crooning in full-blown afro wig, complete with hair pick, a soulful tone is set and we know we’re getting the goods … Continue reading

Mysteries of the Unexplained: Bacon

Mysteries of the Unexplained: Bacon by Mike Daisey, Joe’s Pub, June 8, 2009 Review by Rachel Kramer Bussel When monologist Mike Daisey took the stage at Joe’s Pub last night for Mysteries of the Unexplained: Bacon, there was a collective, though silent, sigh. There was no bacon in sight. Since every other show I’ve seen … Continue reading

Five Questions for Shanta Thake

Name: Shanta Thake Title/Occupation: Director of Joe’s Pub / Presenter Organization/Company: Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater URL: 1.Where did you grow up and how did you end up where you are now? I grew up in Santa Claus, Indiana. Seriously. Moved to New York City after college to become an actress and abandoned … Continue reading

The TEAM Plays

In addition to the ROCK, there will be an auction including a week at a beach house or a lake-side cabin in Maine, private consulting for your company with a professional art director who will design and  spec letterhead, cards and envelopes using your logo (est. value $2,500), and many more items large and small … Continue reading

Justin Bond at Joe’s Pub

I am pissy at having to miss this one: cabaret glam-star Justin Bond will be concluding his Rites of Spring tour with 4 dates at Joe’s Pub – tomorrow, April 12, 20, and 26. I can’t say enough good things about Justin’s shows. They are a BeDazzled glass of whiskey for your spirit. + = … Continue reading

To is a preposition, Come is a Verb

If you have never seen Steve Cuiffo do his Lenny Bruce, man, let me tell ya, you’re missing out! Best. Lenny Bruce. Ever. No kidding. He’s so good that the Bruce estate has given him exclusive and unprecedented access to Lenny’s archives and files. They think so much of Steve’s performance and sensibility that they … Continue reading

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