Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra performing
Photo by Heather Phelps-Lipton

Friday, January 23, 2015, 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 24, 2015, 7:00 pm
McCullough Theatre

Presented in partnership with KUT

No Place to Go
Written by Ethan Lipton
Directed by Leigh Silverman
Music composed and performed by Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra
Ethan Lipton, vocals
Eben Levy, guitar
Ian M. Riggs, standup bass
Vito Dieterle, sax


The company where he’s worked for the past ten years is moving to another planet, and cabaret singer and playwright Ethan Lipton doesn’t want to go. Part love letter to his co-workers, part query to the universe, part protest to his company and country, No Place to Go delivers a hilarious, irreverent and personal musical ode to the unemployed. Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra performs this 2012 OBIE Award-winning theatrical song cycle steeped in musical traditions including jazz, cabaret, blues, folk, country, and lounge.

Since 2005, Ethan Lipton & his Orchestra have been performing to rave reviews and ovations around New York and beyond. Named the city’s “Best Lounge Act” by New York Magazine, the band has been featured on radio shows such as Weekend Edition, The World, Word of Mouth, and Soundcheck, and contributed to the Clash tribute album The Sandinista Project.

No Place to Go is the first work commissioned by Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, NYC.

“This is a show for anyone who has stayed up nights worrying that life might go into freefall – IMMENSELY APPEALING.”
Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“Entertainingly poignant. No narrator could be more appealing than the mustachioed Lipton. It’s a strange planet we’re living on if someone this talented even needs a day job.” 

Miriam Felton-Dansky, The Village Voice

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