A two time Tony Award winner, three time Emmy winner, Golden Globe winner, multiple Oscar nominee, and former Fulbright scholar, John Lithgow’s charm and talent is not limited to the stage and camera. For all the roles he’s played, Lithgow is especially celebrated as a writer for children. A New York Time’s bestselling author, his past children’s books include Carnival of the Animals, I'm a Manatee, Micawber, Marsupial Sue, Marsupial Sue Presents: The Runaway Pancake and The Remarkable Farkle McBride. He has performed in numerous concerts for children across the country - including performances with the Chicago, San Diego, Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Detroit Symphony Orchestras, the New York Pops Orchestra, as well as with New York City Ballet in Carnival of the Animals. He has also recorded three CDs: Farkle & Friends, Singin' in the Bathtub, and his new release The Sunny Side of the Street on Razor and Tie. The lightheartedness and wit of his latest album, a compilation of songs of the twenties and thirties, has captured audiences of children and adults alike. Lithgow attests, “Sometimes it sounds like we’re only barely out of childhood ourselves, which of course is perfect.” The album opens with “Getting to Know You” and also includes the breakneck, cartoon-energy acceleration of Betty Boop’s “You’ve Gotta Have Pep,” the squawks and shrieks of “I’m a Manatee,” the sly banter throughout “Inka Dinka Doo.” The Sunny Side of the Street is going to be around for a while. It’s got legs, and not just in Lithgow’s spectacular tap-dance crash landing on “Pick Yourself Up.” This music has already survived for several generations; its presentation here will make it a treasure for several more.
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