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Actress Jamie Aderski brings her solo show about the absurdity, mysteries and miseries of motherhood to the PIT. She faces the grim truths about maternity that nobody wants to talk about with joyous aplomb and plenty of laughs along the way.
Two Lees for the price of one: Maiocco pays tribute to flamboyant pianist and candelabra enthusiast Liberace, and Sweeney keeps the memory of Peggy Lee alive with a fevered impersonation that includes a heavy dose of camp hilarity.
A veteran of Suicidal Tendencies and a protégé of Flying Lotus, electric-bassist Stephen Bruner now plies funky, jazzy grooves as Thundercat, in which guise his work can call to mind vintage Stanley Clarke and Bootsy Collins, as well as more recent low-end theorists Squarepusher and Victor Wooten.
Back around 2004, pop songstress Jojo penned a megahit that charted No.1 on Billboard‘s mainstream Top 40, signed a a seven-album deal with Blackground Records and released a platinum-selling debut album. Most impressive about those stats? She was 12. After a decade-long struggle with label woes and legal snafus, the star recently returned to the spotlight with a hook-heavy third studio album, Mad Love—and it sounds like the time away has only matured her R&B pipes.
First, it was a verbal gaff at the Golden Globes. Then, it became a viral meme lampooning white Hollywood's incapability of comprehending that multiple films could exist starring black actors. Now, it's a riotous play by Jordan Temple, mashing up the plots of Hidden Figures and Fences and taking on all the hypocrisy of Black History Month in 2017. Get ready for some vicious satire.
John Kander, who wrote such classics as Cabaret and Chicago with Fred Ebb, is pushing 90 now, and he's still composing music that would make many a younger songsmith envious. Liesl Tommy (Eclipsed) directs the world premiere of his latest musical, written with librettist Greg Pierce: the story of a teenager who returns to his Kansas hometown after a mysterious one-year absence.
Trentemøller's studio work plumbs subtle ambient techno and lush, eery electronic soundscapes—but when he performs with his band, his sound broadens considerably, absorbing everything from cinematic mood music to full-bore surf rock. Recently, his music has skewed toward dark electronic pop, as you can hear on the master's latest release, Fixion.
Take part in a totally improvised 1940s-style sci-fi radio show, complete with war rockets, jet packs and plenty of blimps as the X Plus One crew performs and records their podcast live. Whether you're down for the square-jawed superheroes of the war years or just want to witness a thrilling podcast come together live, you're in for a wild night.