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BWW Previews: Bernadette Peters, Laura Benanti & More Set for NJPAC AMERICAN SONGBOOK Season

As part of their 2015-16 Season, The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announced shows featuring Broadway stars and classics of the "American Songbook." This is a star-studded group of programs that will be presented throughout the year for metropolitan area audiences at the world-class NJPAC venue.

The Frank Sinatra Centennial will be celebrated on Dec. 12th, on the exact date of his birth, by the leading interpreter of his songbook pianist and singer Michael Feinstein accompanied by a big band. The Chairman of the Board will also be feted with all-star salutes to The Real Sinatra Songbook on November 9th and Sinatra at the Movies on May 28, 2016.

Concerts feature some of Broadway's luminous marquee names, notably Bernadette Peters on Oct. 16th, Laura Benanti on November 21st, and Lea DeLaria on April 9, 2016.

Some exciting highlights along with performance links are listed below:

Bernadette Peters on October 16

American Songbook on October 25 and October 26

The Real Sinatra Songbook with Tom Wopat, Sue Raney and Kevin Mahogany (with musical director Ken Peplowski) on November 9th

Laura Benanti on November 21

Michael Feinstein's Sinatra Centennial on December 12

Shows scheduled for 2016 include:

Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway on February 27, 2016

Cyrille Aimée and Kate McGarry on May 7, 2016

Located in the heart of Newark's vibrant Arts District, New Jersey Performing Arts Center has convenient parking and is easily accessed by mass transit. Tickets to all shows are available now online at or in person at the NJPAC box office.

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