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Joe’s Pub: Shaina Taub

Shaina Taub leads a special night of music
August 11, 2023, 7:00pm–8:30pm

Shaina Taub is an Obie Award winning, Emmy Award nominated songwriter and performer. She is an artist-in-residence at Joe's Pub and at the Public Theater, where she wrote and starred in Suffs, garnering Drama League, Drama Desk and Lortel Award nominations. Her three solo albums include Songs of the Great Hill, a debut release on Atlantic Records. She created and starred in critically acclaimed musical adaptations of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and As You Like It at Free Shakespeare in the Park, as part of their community-based program, Public Works. Those adaptations have now received hundreds of productions worldwide. She has written songs for Sesame Street, Julie’s Greenroom starring Julie Andrews on Netflix, Central Park on Apple TV and the opening number for the 2018 Tony Awards. Her songwriting collaborators include Sir Elton John, Sara Bareilles, Josh Groban and Rachel Bloom, and her songs have been performed by Audra McDonald, Sutton Foster and Ariana DeBose. She was in the original Off-Broadway casts of Hadestown and Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 and , and co-starred in Bill Irwin and David Shiner's Old Hats Off-Broadway, featuring her original songs. She is a winner of the Kleban Prize, the Fred Ebb Award, the Jonathan Larson Grant, and the NYCLU's Michael Friedman Freedom Award for her activism. She’s a member of the Resistance Revival Chorus, the Working Families Party’s Artist Council, and co-chairs the NYCLU’s Artist Ambassadors.

Joe's Pub, a program of the Public Theater, is an independent, non-profit music venue, dedicated to supporting performing artists at every stage of their careers. They play a vital role in fulfilling the Public's mission to serve audiences and artists alike, as an active member of New York City's creative community. Every evening, they pair vibrant culture with genuine hospitality.

Bryant Park Picnic Performances presented by Bank of America is a free outdoor festival that welcomes all New Yorkers to experience the city’s vibrant arts and culture. The series provides a platform for extraordinary artists and serves as a vital outdoor venue for a wide array of New York’s cultural institutions.

On the Lawn

Bryant Park lends out hundreds of free blankets on a first-come, first-served basis – or bring your own cotton or fleece blanket. To protect the lawn, please do not sit on waterproof materials such as plastic tarps, yoga mats, or inflatable chairs. 

Take a seat in one of the pre-set chairs on the lawn or grab a chair from the gravel. You can use a chair anywhere in the park except for the center-lawn blanket zone. 

Bring your own picnic, or purchase food and drinks from tents on the east side of the lawn. At all performances, attendees can discover new dishes and celebrate classics from the five boroughs with a rotating line-up of local artisanal vendors curated by Hester Street Fair. Stout NYC offers giant pretzels, gourmet popcorn and other light bites as well as a selection of beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase.

Find a parachute, giant Jenga, and more fun on the east side of the lawn at select events. 

We love dogs, but dog urine can leave the lawn with bald spots. Dogs are welcome on the gravel and bluestone – but please do not bring dogs on the lawn. 

Performances are cancelled when it is unsafe to be outdoors. In some cases, the lawn may be too wet to open but the performance may continue. Follow @bryantparknyc for day-of event updates. 

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