The 8 PM concert at NJPAC is titled Bravo Broadway and will feature tunes from such musicals as Beauty and the Beast, Chicago, Funny Girl, Mamma Mia!, Les Misérables, My Fair Lady, The Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story and Wicked. The singers will be backed by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.
Jason Howland, who has served as music director for Jekyll & Hyde and Les Misérables, will conduct. The concert is part of the NJSO's Pops Series.
Susan Egan received Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations for her work in Beauty and the Beast, and her other theatre credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie, Cabaret, Triumph of Love, Putting It Together and Hello Again. Egan's solo recordings are titled "Susan Egan Live!," "So Far," "Coffee House," "All That and More?" and "Winter Tracks."
Melissa Errico began her professional career portraying Cosette in Les Misérables, and she followed with leading Broadway roles in Anna Karenina, My Fair Lady, High Society, Amour (Tony nomination) and Dracula, plus roles in the City Center Encores! productions of Call Me Madam and One Touch of Venus. She appeared in a production of Threepenny Opera at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and her recent Off-Broadway credits include Finian's Rainbow and Aunt Dan and Lemon. She also starred in the Hollywood Bowl presentations of Camelot and The Sound of Music. Errico's solo recordings are titled "Blue Like That" and "Lullabies and Wildflowers"; the latter is due in May.
Gary Mauer has appeared on Broadway as The Phantom and Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera and as Enjolras in Les Misérables. His national touring credits include The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Harold Prince production of Show Boat, in which he appeared opposite his wife, Bethe Southard. The New Jersey Performing Arts Center is located at One Center Street in Newark, NJ. Ticket prices begin at $20 and are available by calling (800) ALLEGRO (255.3476) or by visiting www.njsymphony.org.