NYC- Tony Award winning Tonya Pinkins and Broadway's "The Man" Brad Simmons turn it out at Joe's Pub! "Bring On Men" explodes with new renditions of favorite Broadway, rock, pop and hip hop songs about love, life and friendship.
The all new "Bring on Men" at Joe's Pub is said to be the Valentine's show for everyday of the year. "Bring On Men" is scheduled for two performances only, February 18, 2013 at 9:30 p.m. and March 24, 2013 at 9:30 p.m. book now this will sell out, visit www.joespub.com.
Tonya Pinkins is the winner of the Tony, BroadwayGlobal, Drama Desk, Outer Critic’s Circle, Clarence Derwent, Monarch, Black Theater Alliance, Garland, L.A. Drama Critics, Audelco and Obie Awards.
OPRAH named Tonya Pinkins “One of the Ten women in America who will take your
breath away” and TIME OUT New York included Tonya as "One of Broadways
25 all Time Greatest Divas".
Joe's Pub is proud to welcome Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins return to their stage for an ongoing series "Bring On Men". Best known for her celebrated roles in "Caroline, or Change" and "Jelly's Last Jam", Tonya made her Broadway debut in the original cast of "Merrily We Roll Along". Broadway audiences have also delighted in her performances in "Chronicle of a Death Foretold", "Play On!", "The Wild Party"and "Radio Golf", while
television audiences know her from As The World Turns, All My Children, Army Wives and 24.
This post Valentine's Day infectious romantic evening of music "Bring On Men" at Joe's Pub features Tonya and Brad singing signature original arrangements and medleys of rock, pop, Broadway and R & B tunes. Tonya and Brad will be celebrating Valentines "Bring On Men" in a search for romance, men and the friends who support us on that rocky road to love. This is Tonya’s second concert performance since her celebrated Jazz at Lincoln Center appearance in 2005 when she performed her acclaimed Harold Arlen Concert and her "Sold Out" performance of the music of Ethel Waters at 54 Below in August 2012. Tonya and Brad’s performance in "Bring On Men" is a must see live BroadwayGlobal top pick.
Tonya is delighted to be singing again. Tonya’s love of singing is itching to express and cabaret is the perfect venue for her unique gifts. In the past twelve months alone, Tonya Pinkins has given five critically acclaimed performances in roles as diverse as an aging Countess, a syphilitic Bawd, a bitter ghetto mom, a diabetic great grandmother and a faithful Latina from the Bronx. A visual artist with Huntington's disease and Lena in "A Raisin In The Sun". Her performance in "Milk Like Sugar" won the 2012 Lucille Lortel Award.
Tonya appears opposite Woody Allen in the upcoming film Fading Gigolo by John Turturro and in the 2013 Sundance Film Festival selection Newlyweeds by Shaka King and in Home by Jono Oliver.
Tonya's performances have been nominated for the Olivier, Jefferson, Helen Hayes, NAACP, Dramaleague, What’s On Stage, Audience Choice, Soap Opera Digest, Noel and Ovation awards. She is the author of "Get Over Yourself: How to drop the drama and claim the life you deserve". (Hyperion Books). She is the creator of "The Actorpreneur Attitude". Pinkins continues given workshops lectures and life coaching to businesses and individuals across the globe. A single mother of four. Tonya is an activist for women and children’s rights. She has won legal battles in several states on the trial and appellate level as a self-represented litigant. Tonya is an accomplished painter and art teacher and has also been an teacher at every level of education from pre-K through graduate school. A true Renaissance woman. Visit her at www.tonyapinkins.com.
Brad Simmons who NPR named "The Man" and New York Daily News said "At the Steinway, Brad manages all the songs, all the different styles as if he has been rehearsing them forever." Most recognized from the cult film Camp, Brad music directed "Lysistrata Jones" on and off Broadway last season. Other theatre credits include "Mr & Mrs Fitch"
(2econd Stage), "Like Love" (NYMF, Studio Tisch), "Clear" (Millenium Park, Chicago, NYC), "Sunday in the Park with George" (Actors Studio/New School), and he reworked "Starting Here, Starting Now" with Richard Maltby and David Shire. Brad toured "The Next Best Thing to Love" with Paul Oakley Stovall (Chicago, DC, NYC). He is the Head of the Junior Program at The O'Neill Theater Center and serves as a resident Musical Director for BroadwayGlobal's top pick 54 Below's weekly show "Backstage at 54 Below" with Susie Mosher. As a composer, Brad has penned "A Kiss from Alexander", "A Dickens of a Carol" and "A Woman Onstage" with librettist/lyricist Stephan deGhelder
and "Dreamworld" with Cory Krueckeberg.
"Brad is clearly The Man" (Trey Graham, NPR Radio). "Miraculously, Brad manages all the songs, all the different styles as if he has been rehearsing them forever" (Thomas Dworetzky, NY Daily News). "Led by Brad Simmons, the five-member, synthesizer-heavy, in-view band (for "Lysistrata Jones") sounds pretty big! (Ben Brantley, New York Times.
Special thanks for photo of Tonya Pinkins by Andrew Jones, and Brad Simmons photo by Dirty Sugar Photography.
To purchase tickets for "Bring On Men" by phone call 212-967-7555. Prices are $20 advance and $25 at the door or on the Web visit www.joespub.com. To purchase tickets in person at The Public Theater Box Office the hours are 1:00 p.m. through 6: 00 p.m. Joe's Pub is open from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Both are located at 425 Lafayette Street, NYC. For table reservations call 212-539-8778. Purchase of tickets does not guarantee a table reservation. You must call to reserve seats. Seating as well as standing-room is available on a first come first serve basis for all shows without reservations. A two drink $12 food minimum per person is standard.
Tonya also recently performed in her new tribute show Hurricane Ethel: The life and Times of Ethel Waters a Theatre Chat top pick. Tonya's performance at 54 Below was captivating."TV star Tonya Pinkins was astonishing in Caroline, or Change. Her new concert tribute to Ethel Waters perfectly named Hurricane Ethel: The life and Times of Ethel Waters is sure to take the world by storm. Hurricane is a mild word to use comparing or combining talents like Tonya Pinkins and Ethel Waters." One can only imagine that her new "Bring on Men" at Joe's Pub will bring down the house. Tonya Pinkins is an multi-award winning must see talent! Theatre Chat.
To purchase tickets for Joe's Pub "Bring On Men" starring Tonya Pnkins and Brad Simmons call 212-967-7555. For more information visit www.joespub.com.
54 Below is also a BroadwayGlobal top pick. 54 Below is located at 254 West 54th St New York, NY 10036. Ticketweb 866-468-7619. For 54 Below Reservations call 646 476-7619, firstname.lastname@example.org. For current information on Tonya Pinkins visit her website at www.tonyapinkins.com.
Richard Cameron reminds all theatre lovers to please send your Broadway Global breaking news to email email@example.com. Share your "Arts Events" with Theatre Chat and Broadway Global. Find over 130,000 arts lovers posting arts FREE everyday on over 30 city/state Theatre Chat groups on facebook with Florida Theatre Chat, USA Theatre Chat, NYC Theatre Chat, Chicago Theatre Chat, Los Angeles Theatre Chat, Arizona Theatre Chat, North Carolina Theatre Chat, PA Theatre Chat, DC Area Theatre Chat just to name a few. Your comments or post could inspire an article here on examiner.com.