BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

John Cameron Mitchell & Amber Martin | Bridget Everett & The Tender Moments | Special Guests

Join us for a 2022 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! perfomance featuring Tony Award-winning star of stage and screen John Cameron Mitchell and international cabaret powerhouse Amber Martin, with an opening performance by Bridget Everett & The Tender Moments + Special Guests.

Date

Sat, July 23, 2022

Doors 6:30/Show 7:30

Cost

FREE

Location

Lena Horne Bandshell
9th Street & Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States
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  • John Cameron Mitchell and Amber Martin. Photo credit: Michael Muser

  • Bridget Everett. Photo credit: David Andrako

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Doors 6:30pm/Show 7:30pm

Join us on Sat, July 23 for a 2022 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! concert featuring John Cameron Mitchell & Amber Martin with an opening performance by Bridget Everett & The Tender Moments + Special Guests.

Tony Award-winning star of stage and screen John Cameron Mitchell (Joe V. Karole, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) hosts an unmissable summer throwdown with international cabaret powerhouse Amber Martin, Hedwig’s Tits of Clay Band, and a bevy of special guests in a spiked-punch night of original songs, stories, and timeless favorites. Warning: Adult Content!

Music Direction by Justin Craig
Lighting by Jojo Franjoine
Costumes by Erik Bergrin
Video by Michael Zumbrun
Produced by ArKtype

*Please Note: Chairs will be available at this show, but you are also permitted to bring your own.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

John Cameron Mitchell directed, starred in and wrote, with Stephen Trask, the film Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001), for which he won Best Director at the Sundance Festival and was nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Actor. His recent Broadway production of Hedwig garnered him Tony Awards for his performance and for Best Revival. He won an Obie Award for Hedwig Off-Broadway as well for as starring in Larry Kramer’s The Destiny of Me. He directed Tennessee Williams’ Kingdom of Earth Off-Broadway with Cynthia Nixon and Peter Sarsgaard. He directed the films Shortbus (2006), Rabbit Hole (2010) and How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) both starring Nicole Kidman who was nominated for Best Actress Oscar for the former. Recent TV roles include Hulu’s Shrill, HBO’s Girls and Vinyl, CBS’s The Good Fight, and Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle. He stars in, wrote (with Bryan Weller) and directed the musical podcast series Anthem: Homunculus featuring Cynthia Erivo, Glenn Close, Patti Lupone, Denis O’Hare, Laurie Anderson and Marion Cotillard, which is playing on Luminary podcast platform. Upcoming TV projects include the new series Joe Exotic with co-star Kate McKinnon for NBC/Universal coming in Spring 2022.

Amber Martin is a celebrated NYC Vocalist, Cabaret Star and Comedic Monologist. Named one of the Top Performers of the Year by The New Yorker, Martin brings a combination of cabaret, belting vocals & no-holds-barred comedy to her live, raucous, genre-hopping musical performances. She previously made her Broadway debut in Tales of the City at The Music Box Theater. Some of her performances include appearing with Joan Rivers on Celebrity Apprentice and opening for Rivers' live NYC shows. You can hear her belting out featured vocals on The Scissor Sisters single “Inevitable” (co-produced with Pharrell). She was a featured vocalist with comedian, Sandra Bernhard at Town Hall in New York City and has twice been a featured guest on Sandra's Sirius XM radio show, Sandyland. Amber has performed her own solo shows in New York City & New Orleans, as well as The TBA Festival, Treefort Festival, Outsider Festival, Jazz and Blues Festival in Altomonte, Italy, and has recurring NYC residencies at Alan Cumming’s Club Cumming, Joe's Pub and The Cutting Room. Amber continues to evolve as writer, curator, choreographer and star of her own performances, The Days of My Lives &Three Women: Joplin, Midler & Nyro (Solo Artist Residency at Joe’s Pub, NYC), Hi! (Best Solo Performance Drammy Award), Wigshop, Stoned Soul: In Love with Laura Nyro (Residency at Feinstein's/54 Below) and Janis: Undead (a continuing U.S./Int’l tour). She is also touring her original album, A.M. Gold, including 2 songs featured in John Cameron Mitchell’s recent film, How to Talk to Girls at Parties.

Bridget Everett has been called one of the "Funniest People in New York" by Time Out. Her film, theater, and television credits include Inside Amy Schumer, Two Broke Girls, Sex And The City (movie), The Bleep Show w/Whitney Cummings, Bridget and Neal are F*cking and Adam Is Watching, At Least It’s Pink, and most recently a guest spot at Carnegie Hall performing with the legendary Patti Lupone. Bridget has appeared at Montreal and Chicago's Just For Laughs Festival, HBO's Aspen United States Comedy Arts Festival, The Adelaide International Cabaret Festival, The San Francisco Sketchfest, FunFunFun, and The New York Comedy Festival.  Bridget and her band The Tender Moments just released their debut album POUND IT and play to sold-out crowds across the country.

Please note: RSVPs are encouraged but not required. Entry is first come first served, but RSVPs help you stay up-to-date on show information. See you at #CelebrateBrooklyn!