Jared Leto is a lot of things: lead singer in a band, Academy Award-winning actor, and now, the star of a one-night only one-man show at 4th Ward. Why is Leto reprising his role, you might ask? For charity, naturally. Like most celebrities, Jared Leto has a book. Though he couldn’t even be bothered with words and instead opted for a simple photo essay. And what better place to promote the project than in Bushwick, the embracer of all self-promoting things masquerading as art?
The Burning Bush was given a brief quote from Leto’s publicist, Lucinda Lesbos, a 19-year-old who fell into the job after Leto’s manager’s sister’s daughter, who goes to school with Lucinda at NYU, told her about it. Lesbos stated, “This project is unlike anything Leto has ever done, even though he has, yes, already played Jordan Catalano before.” Although Leto’s planned reinterpretation of Jordan Catalano as the pioneer of hipsterdom–with his mechanic’s jumpsuits, greasy hair and occasional interest in being in a band–has nothing to do with Haiti, Leto probably knows it’s his best bet for drawing in a crowd.
For the reasonable price of $950, you and your closest frenemies will not only have the chance to get up close and personal with the neurosis of Leto/Catalano, but you’ll also get to take a picture with him–provided his back is facing the camera. For added good measure, you’ll also receive an unsigned copy of his book, Haiti, Like the Arcade Fire Song and the box set of My So-Called Life. If you have the means, The Burning Bush highly recommends attending Bushwick’s latest rendering of modern theater. The show is tonight only from 1 a.m to 3 a.m.
Written by Genna Rivieccio