The team of outstanding Broadway vocalist Capathia Jenkins and award-winning songwriter / performer Louis Rosen returns to Joe's Pub with their new band for three exciting concerts to celebrate the launch of their debut CD, South Side Stories, a suite of songs of youth, coming of age and experience. The concerts will also include selections from the acclaimed Twelve Songs on poems by May Angelou, which debuted at Joe's Pub last year in two sold-out concerts; and a preview from Rosen's newest work for Ms. Jenkins, Giovanni Songs, with words by the acclaimed poet Nikki Giovanni.
Ms. Jenkins' is currently appearing on Broadway in Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, and has also been seen in Caroline, Or Change, The Civil War, and Bacharach and David's The Look of Love. Louis Rosen's songs and theater music have been performed in concert halls, cabarets and theaters in New York and around the country. He was recently awarded a 2005-2006 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Music Composition.
"Something quite magical can happen when a composer has a specific voice to serve as his muse. Consider the case of Louis Rosen, the Chicago-bred, now New York-based songwriter, and his songbird of choice, Capathia Jenkins...performing songs set to the poetry of May Angelou...and Rosen's nostalgic, romantic, guilt-laced, emotionally charged song cycle, South Side Stories." - Chicago Sun-Times
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
Capathia Jenkins, Louis Rosen
Producer: The Public Theater