Rainbow flags aplenty will be waving across New York City as Pride 2018 descends upon the city. While there are plenty of happenings across the five boroughs throughout June, consider cooling off at Joe’s Pub with one of these pride-centric performances:
JUSTIN SAYRE’S GAY-B-C’S: A BRIEF HISTORY OF GAY CULTURE IN 5 PARTS
Justin Sayre returns to Joe’s with a new show, Justin Sayre’s gAy-B-C’s: A Brief History of Gay Culture in Five Parts (Part 3, I-M, on June 3; Part 4, N-R, on June 3). Each show moves methodically through the rich legacy of Gay and Queer Culture. Touching on everything from Auntie Mame to Zebra Print, Sayre looks at the legends and lore of gay culture with stories, songs and a lot of laughs. Each night covers different material, so don’t miss a thing.
Saturday, June 2, Sunday, June 3
LARRY OWENS IN LIZA ’79, CONCEIVED AND DIRECTED BY BEN RIMALOWER
For the first time since his groundbreaking Joe’s Pub production of Leslie Kritzer Is Patti LuPone At Les Mouches, Ben Rimalower utilizes an evocative moment in time, Liza Minnelli’s legendary 1979 run at Carnegie Hall, as the blueprint for an exciting, original immersive theater experience. Larry Owens brings his inimitable stamp to the songs, dances, and, perhaps most deliciously, the between-song banter of Minnelli’s concert. He will not be “playing” Liza; this is neither drag nor impression, but something wholly fresh and transporting.