Christine Ebersole And Robert Kimball Celebrate Johnny Mercer At NJPAC
Two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole (War Paint and Grey Gardens) arrives with musical theater historian Robert Kimball and a cabaret performance devoted to the work of Johnny Mercer. at New Jersey Performing Arts Center 1 Center Street, Newark NJ The Chase Room. Doors 2:30pm / Performance 3pm $50 - $75
For over 30 years now, Christine Ebersole has captivated audiences on the Broadway stage, on television, on the big screen, and on a series of acclaimed recordings including her most recent, Strings Attached. Her performances in 42nd Street and Grey Gardens have become the stuff of musical theater legend, and last season she earned raves again for her performance opposite Patti LuPone in War Paint. For Ebersole's return to NJPAC's intimate Chase Room, she will lend her crystal-clear soprano to the immortal songs of Johnny Mercer, the man behind hits like "Accentuate the Positive," "Moon River," "Autumn Leaves," "Tangerine," "Jeepers Creepers," "That Old Black Magic," and "Too Marvelous for Words." Ebersole will be joined by noted musical theater historian Robert Kimball, who will provide expert commentary and anecdotes about Mercer and his work.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., is America's most diverse performing arts center, and the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey, where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state's and the world's best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted nearly 10 million visitors (including over 1.6 million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.
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