Known for his thrilling live performances and irreverent style, award-winning musical troublemaker David Yazbek returns to the stage with his band in this ongoing series at 92YTribeca, presented the first Monday of each month. Yazbek – whose influences range from Captain Beefheart to Frank Loesser – plans to deliver musical pyrotechnics, new songs debuted at every show, and unexpected, guests from the worlds of theater, music, comedy and beyond. On January 7 at 8 p.m., Yazbek welcomes Tony Award-winning special guest Norbert Leo Butz who is currently performing in Broadway's Dead Accounts.
David Yazbek is a long-time cult favorite—a recording artist, vocalist and pianist known for his thrilling live performances and irreverent style. Over the course of his surprising career, Yazbek has earned numerous awards. A three-time Tony Award nominee, his shows The Full Monty and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels have played in over 20 countries and his latest, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, is set to open in London next year. With his band, he has released 5 albums, the latest being Evil Monkey Man. He is also a GRAMMY-nominated record producer and an Emmy Award-winning TV writer (for Late Night with David Letterman).
Norbert's extensive Broadway credits include: Dead Accounts, Catch Me If You Can (2011 Tony Award, Drama Desk winner: Best Actor in a Musical; Astaire Award winner, Outer Critics nomination), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony Award, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Astaire Awards, Drama League Award winner: Best Actor in a Musical), Enron, Speed-the-Plow, Is He Dead?, Wicked , Thou Shalt Not (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics nominations), Rent (original cast, Broadway debut). His film work includes: Better Living Through Chemistry (2012), The English Teacher (2012), Greetings from Tim Buckley (2012), Disconnect (2012), Higher Ground (Sundance Film Festival 2011), Fair Game, Dan in Real Life.
92YTribeca is 92nd Street Y's downtown arts and culture venue in New York City. Opened in October 2008, 92YTribeca presents music, comedy, film, theater, talks, classes, family events, and Jewish community and holiday programs in a versatile, street-level, modern space at 200 Hudson Street. In addition to the mainstage and screening room, the venue houses an art gallery, lounge, bar, café, seminar and meeting rooms, and free Wi-Fi around the space. With programs developed by a professional curatorial team in partnership with staff, local artists and arts organizations, new-media companies, fellow presenters, and community and cause-based organizations, 92YTribeca aims to engage a diverse community of young people from around the New York area with smart, relevant programming that encourages participation and conversation. For more information, visit www.92YTribeca.org. 92nd Street Y is a world-class nonprofit community and cultural center that connects people to the worlds of education, the arts, health and wellness, and Jewish life.
Tickets $25 in advance / $30 day of show. 92YTribeca is located at 200 Hudson Street, NYC.