Will Chase, Julia Murney & More to Perform the Songs of Billy Joel at The Pop Show, 7/29
William Blake (Male Vocalist of the Year, BWW Cabaret Awards), Tony Award Nominee Will Chase (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Aida, Billy Elliot, Rent, Miss Saigon), Julia Murney (Wicked, Lennon, The Wild Party, Saved!), singer-songwriter Samia Najimy Finnerty, N'Kenge (Motown The Musical, Sondheim on Sondheim), Jill Paice (A Little Night Music, Curtains, The Woman in White, The 39 Steps), Matt Shingledecker (West Side Story, Rent, Spring Awakening), A. J. Shively (Unlock'd, La Cage Aux Folles, February House), American Idol Top 10 Finalist Erika Van Pelt and Tony Yazbeck (Gypsy, A Chorus Line, On The Town, White Christmas) will perform songs from the Billy Joel songbook at the July edition of The Pop Show 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 the Broadway at Birdland series presented by Jim Caruso. The Pop Show features music direction by Benet Braun.
Since releasing his first song "Piano Man", Billy Joel has achieved 33 Top 40 hits in the United States, all of which he wrote himself. The July edition of The Pop Show celebrates the song catalog of this prolific songwriter and singer who has sold more than 150 million records worldwide.
What is The Pop Show? Pop decadence done right: Each month we pick a different pop music theme. 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, audience giveaways 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.
Photo by Walter McBride