The multi-talented and dynamic showstopper Lillias White who "can hold a note longer than Carmen McRae and sounds like a cross-pollination of Sarah Vaughan and Dinah Washington" (Rex Reed) celebrates the 21st anniversary of her 21st birthday with a special extended engagement. Lillias White has been recognized on Broadway with Tony, Drama Desk, Peoples Choice and Outer Critics Awards for Best Actress in a Musical -- Broadway's Prestigious Quadruple Crown -- for her 1997 role as Sonja in the "The Life." In 1990 she won the Obie for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Hennie in "Romance in Hard Times". In addition, she won The Drama League Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role in the national tour of "Dreamgirls." As a recording artist, Lillias has an extensive list of recordings that include cast records and featured vocalist performances. Most recently she recorded "Dream Girls: The Concert", "Too Hot To Handle" (The Gospel version of Handel's Messiah ") and was featured with Tony Bennett on Cy Coleman's most recent record. Lillias White CDs include "From Shubert Alley to Jazz Alley" and " From Brooklyn to Broadway". She regularly appears in concert at The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, as well as, a guest soloist on the PBS Special, such as, "A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald" and "In Performance at The White House". "...A soaring climax that was greeted by a spontaneous standing ovation. One of the many things that makes White's singing so enjoyable — apart from the sheer power of her tone and her investment in each lyric — is her use of riffs. But unlike so many pop singers, White doesn't riff every note: She uses them sparingly, and in doing so, makes them all the more effective. The singing actress, it should be noted, has a habit of stealing the show." - Playbill.com
Joe's Pub is The Public Theater's newest performance space. Named in honor of The Public Theater/NYSF's founder, Joseph Papp, the Pub features food, drink, and eclectic entertainment that spans a wide spectrum of cultural and performance styles. Performances are held six nights a week, and the Pub itself is open daily from 6PM to 4AM. Performance times vary. There is a two drink or twelve dollar minimum per person.
Seating for ticket holders is on a first-come, first-served basis. For table reservation information (With Dinner Only. Subject to Availability!) call 212-539-8778. Otherwise, seating is general admission for tables, couches, and at the bar. It is recommended that ticket holders arrive at least 1 hour prior to the start of the performance to locate seats and place drink orders. The Pub is an intimate room with only 150 seats. Patrons may be seated at tables with other patrons.
The Pub opens as a lounge, which includes food service and a full bar service at 6PM.
Smoking is not permitted
Producer: The Public Theater