Everyone wants to be famous. It’s his fault. Ryan Raftery returns to Joe’s Pub for his sixth consecutive run, premiering his new celebrity biomusical comedy THE TRIAL OF ANDY WARHOL. Inspired by the classic film “It’s A Wonderful Life”, Raftery’s latest piece is an irreverent social commentary on modern society as we all feverishly chase our very own “fifteen minutes of fame.” RYAN RAFTERY: THE TRIAL OF ANDY WARHOL opens Sunday, February 20, and runs on varying dates through Saturday, March 12. Tickets and more details are available online, over the phone (212-967-7555) and in-person at The Public Theater’s box office (425 Lafayette, NYC). 

Eleanor Conway

Hailing from the UK, award-winning standup Eleanor Conway makes her US debut with her critically acclaimed solo show VAXXED & WAXXED. The limited run is part of Frigid New York and will play February 24 – March 5 at The Kraine Theatre. In 2021, VAXXED & WAXXED had 20 shows added during Edinburgh Fringe, selling out a total of 41 shows. Tickets: https://www.frigid.nyc/event/6897:59/

John Jarboe

A shrine of music, image, objects, and text, Rose brings together a team of queer artists, including composers and musicians Emily Bate, Daniel de Jesús, Pax Ressler, and Be Steadwell with director Mary Tuomanen, to tell the legend of John and Rose. John Jarboe, known as the founding artistic director of the Bearded Ladies Cabaret, explores this tale through musical styles ranging from art song to 1980s pop ballad, elaborate floral-inspired costumes made by Rebecca Kanach, intimate storytelling, and a feast of wordplay. This evening will feature a concert of original songs performed by a live band and set alongside a garden of images made with filmmaker Christopher Ash. March 26 New York, NY [World premiere at Works & Process at the Guggenheim] (tickets)

Catch Meri Ziev’s New Words on her return to Don’t Tell Mama on March 12 at 4 pm and March13 at 7 pm, with Christopher Denny on piano. www.donttellmamanyc.com