Katharine Mehrling returns to Joe’s Pub
Following Smash Hit New York Debut
“Berlin’s Most Celebrated Voice”—Vaudeville Variety
Presented by B Sides
Saturday, October 5 at 7pm; Doors at 6pm
Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette Street (at Astor Place)
New York, NY, September 5, 2019—Celebrated star of the Berlin stage Katharine Mehrling returns to Joe’s Pub on Saturday, October 5 at 7pm. The performance follows her smash hit New York concert debut last year, where she stopped the show with four standing ovations.
One of Europe’s great leading ladies in musical theater today, Katharine Mehrling combines witty Berlin charm with Parisienne elegance. The Berliner Zeitung called her voice “pure magic, smoky and intimate, yet it blows you away,” and Radio France International raved, “Katharine Mehrling is a must-see performer.”
Performing an eclectic and intriguing repertoire of songs in her native German, as well as in French and English, she brings the grand tradition of the European chanson to the cabaret stage—mixing evergreens by Hollaender, Weill, and Piaf with her original compositions, sharing personal and heartbreaking stories from her fascinating life in Berlin that blend both past and present.
An unparalleled singing and acting career that began at the London West End revival of Hair led to numerous starring roles throughout Europe. Katharine has been recognized as one of the greatest interpreters of Edith Piaf’s chansons.
She is a five-time winner of the Berlin Theatre Association’s Best Actress Award for her portrayals of Judy Garland in End Of The Rainbow, Diana Goodman in Next To Normal, and for her performances at the Komische Oper Berlin; she also won the Grand Prize for Best Actress for her performance as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl at the 2019 Bad Hersfeld Festival.
Collaborating with German jazz legend Rolf Kühn, Katharine composed songs for her award-winning album Am Rande Der Nacht (At The Edge Of the Night).
Katharine Mehrling has credits in film and television in Europe and was featured as a singer in the film Valkyrie starring Tom Cruise.
“La Mehrling, the Talent of the century, is a force of nature. Magnificent!”—BZ Berlin
“She penetrates directly into the heart and mind, and even more, into the soul of her audience.”—RBB Kultur
“Katharine Mehrling continues the legacy of Piaf“—Berlin Global
“Katharine Mehrling is a sorceress. That voice drowns you like an ocean wave with a dangerous undercurrent. She has an aura of fragile audacity.”—Berliner Morgenpost
A program of The Public Theater and named for its founder Joseph Papp, Joe’s Pub opened in 1998 and plays a vital role in The Public’s mission of supporting young artists while providing established artists with an intimate space to perform and develop new work. Joe’s Pub presents the best in live music and performance nightly, continuing its commitment to diversity, production values, community, and artistic freedom. The organization also offers opportunities like New York Voices, an artist commissioning program that helps musicians develop original theater works; Joe’s Pub Working Group, an artist development initiative; The Vanguard Award & Residency, a yearlong series that celebrates the career of a prolific and influential artist; and nationwide programming partnerships. Commissioned artists have included Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Bridget Everett, Daniel Alexander Jones, Ethan Lipton, Toshi Reagon, Allen Toussaint, and more. The venue’s food and beverage partner is the venerated Noho Hospitality Group, helmed by acclaimed chef Andrew Carmellini. With its intimate atmosphere and superior acoustics, Joe’s Pub presents talent from all over the world as part of The Public’s programming downtown at its Astor Place home, hosting approximately 800 shows and serving over 100,000 audience members annually. Support for New York Voices provided by the National Endowment of the Arts. www.publictheater.org
Katharine Mehrling: Streets of Berlin will be performed Saturday, October 5, 7pm at Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette Street (at Astor Place). Doors open at 6pm. Tickets are $20 with a two-drink / $12 food minimum, per person, for each show. www.publictheater.com
Subway—R, W to 8th Street; 6 to Astor Place
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