Joe’s Pub at the Public has announced a free ticket lottery for Kiki and Herb’s Seeking Asylum!, the brand-new show from Mx Justin Vivian Bond and Kenny Mellman. The legendary cabaret act's reunion show, part of the venue's year-long retrospective of Bond's career, sold out in record time.
Ten free standing-room tickets will be made available for each performance of Seeking Asylum! in The Public Theater lobby, located at 425 Lafayette Street, on the evening of each scheduled show. Entries will be accepted in-person, for a maximum of two tickets, beginning at 5:30 PM. Names will be drawn at 6 PM; winners may not re-enter for another performance.
Show dates are April 21-24, 28-30; May 1, 5-7, 11-15 and 18-22.
Kiki and Herb premiered in San Francisco in 1992 and retired in 2007 following a Tony-nominated run on Broadway, two sold-out Carnegie Hall performances, two albums, an award-winning Off-Broadway show and countless acclaimed downtown performances.
“Vivian and Kenny have a chemistry that is unmatched,” commented Shanta Thake, director of Joe’s Pub, in a press statement. “Seeing them as Kiki and Herb was a combination of mayhem and magic that, until now, lived only in memories. As we have watched them grow separately as powerhouse performers, the downtown cabaret scene, which they helped establish, has flourished on our stage. To say we are thrilled and honored that they are reuniting in our room is an understatement. We can’t wait to welcome the scores of fans and friends, new and old, to see the insane wonder of Kiki and Herb live!”Seeking Asylum! is also part of New York Voices, Joe’s Pub artist commissioning program. For more information visit www.joespub.com.