A one of a kind variety show with celebrated musicians, writers and comedians. You'll laugh, think and sing along. Sometimes all at once. A little bit vaudeville, a little bit literary and a lot of rock 'n' roll— you can never predict what's inside the Cabinet of Wonders. Buy tickets here.
David Nagler: Carl Sandburg's Chicago Poems
David Wax Museum
“One of the finest nights of entertainment this city has to offer." –The New Yorker
"Inspired silliness... the audience roared in delight." –The Wall Street Journal
"Like an awesome mythological beast... another fantastic hybrid creation." –Time Out New York
"See what all the buzz is about. A brilliant evening of laid-back fun." –The Village Voice
"A deeply transcendent experience." –Magnet
NPR’s Cabinet of Wonders, a series for public radio featuring the best of the acclaimed New York variety show which finds leading novelists, musicians and comedians each performing as part of a rare showcase of talent hosted by musician and author Wesley Stace (formerly known as John Wesley Harding), is now airing nationally as a six-episode radio program (WXPN Philadelphia and WFUV in New York were among the first to carry the show).
Since its inauguration in 2009, Cabinet of Wonders has established itself in New York, and on tour around the USA, as an exciting stage for both prominent and emerging voices in music, literature and comedy. Stace originally conceived Cabinet of Wonders as a way to bring together his creative friends; he handpicks the performers and facilitates unusual onstage collaborations for each show, managing to weave the diverse lineup into an unforgettable night and, subsequently, one highly entertaining hour of radio. An acclaimed artist in his own right, Stace has released 18 albums under the name John Wesley Harding and published three novels.