The Public Theater will open its 2014-2015 season not on one of its storied stages but in the intimacy of Joe’s Pub beginning September 9 with Rock Bottom, the latest new musical from the producer of Here Lies Love, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Fun Home (not to mention A Chorus Line), among other new works.
Bridget Everett (2007’s At Least It’s Pink, Inside Amy Schumer, Two Broke Girls) has teamed with Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman (Hairspray, etc.), Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz and Matt Ray on the show, described by the Public as the story of “what happens when you’re too passionate to give up, and too big to fail. In it, Everett barrels through life tip-toeing toward disaster, wine bottle by wine bottle and man by man. However, instead of succumbing to a chardonnay-induced stupor, Everett embraces a series of revelations that lead her and her voice of an angel to redemption.”
The show features new songs written with Shaiman, Wittman, Ray and Horovitz, as well as numbers from Everett’s monthly showcase with her band The Tender Moments (for which Horovitz plays bass) at Joe’s Pub. Rock Bottom is slated to run through October 11, with an official opening set for September 17.