Tonya Pinkins, Capathia Jenkins & More to Perform the Songs of Michael Jackson at THE POP SHOW, 9/16
William Blake (Echoes of Etta, The Who's Tommy, The Rocky Horror Show), John Duff (Bayside! The Musical!, Rent), Billboard recording artist and three-time Showtime at the Apollo winner Matt Cusson, Capathia Jenkins (Newsies, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Caroline, or Change, Godspell, The Civil War), Leslie McDonel (American Idiot, Hairspray), N'Kenge (Motown The Musical, The Michael Jackson World Tour Tribute), Sondheim on Sondheim), Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (A Time To Kill, Carole, or Change, Radio Golf, The Wild Party, Jelly's Last Jam, Play On!), two-time Grammy Award nominee Ryan Shaw (Motown The Musical), A. J. Shively (La Cage Aux Folles, Unlock'd, February House) Rachel Valdati (My Big Gay Italian Wedding) and American Idol Top 10 Finalist Erika Van Pelt will sing songs from the Michael Jackson catalog at The Pop Show Presents...Michael Jackson! on Monday, September 16, 2013 at Birdland Jazz Club.
The announcement was made today by John Capo, the creator and producer of The Pop Show. The Pop Show is part of theBroadway at Birdland series presented by Jim Caruso. The Pop Show features music direction by Benet Braun.
A global figure in pop culture for four decades recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful entertainer of all time, Michael Jackson transformed the entertainment landscape. His 1982 album Thriller remains the best-selling album of all time. The Pop Show Presents...Michael Jackson! will feature songs from this groundbreaking album and nine others, as well as stories from Michael's career and the inspirations behind the music.
What is The Pop Show? Pop decadence done right: Each month we pick a different pop music singer. Irresistible performers collide with the pulsating Pop Show Band to bring you rare, unexpected, once-in-a-lifetime singer/song pairings. Depending on the show, it could be pop. It could be country. It could be 70s soul or 80s glam. It could be an entire concert of Amy Winehouse songs. Or The Doors. Or One Direction. (But probably not One Direction.) Surprise guests and delirious musical merriment make The Pop Show New York's most unmissable and unpredictable concert event.
Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street, New York City.