The mission at Joe’s Pub is to reflect the community surrounding it on our stage, which always meant a programming vision that is incredibly diverse. But as we prepare for our rebirth into the East Village arts scene Oct. 4, we are forced to ask ourselves: does that actually reflect the community surrounding us anymore? Or are we serving a mythical audience that we ourselves conjure up out of the steam from our own lattes to look like the East Village of yesteryear?
As students of Mind the Gap, a unique program hosted by the New York Theatre Workshop, elders and teens draw inspiration from one another.
After seeing Ken Burns’ “Prohibition,” teetotalers and whiskey-fiends alike can engage in the city’s history of temperance with the newest Big Onion Walking Tour, “Satan’s Seat.”
It took two local brothers 17 years to bring “The Big Bank” to Broadway, opening this week for a six-show run. Ironically, the musical comedy about a bank that loves to foreclose on borrowers caused the brothers go bust.