Tony Award nominee Will Chase, Julia Murney and Matt Shingledecker are among the performers set for the July 29 installment of The Pop Show at Birdland Jazz Club, which will spotlight the music of Grammy Award winner Billy Joel. In anticipation of the concert, the trio pick their favorite Joel tunes as part of Playbill.com's Playbill Playlist series.
Benet Braun will musically direct the concert, which will feature Chase (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Aida), Murney (Wicked, The Wild Party), N'Kenge (Motown The Musical, Sondheim on Sondheim), Jill Paice (A Little Night Music, Curtains, The Woman in White), Shingledecker (West Side Story, Rent), A. J. Shively (Unlock'd, La Cage aux Folles), Ron Bohmer (Ragtime, A Little Night Music), Christian Macchio (lead vocalist of Captain Jack), vocalist William Blake, singer-songwriter Samia Najimy Finnerty and "American Idol" contestant Erika Van Pelt.
Created and produced by John Capo, The Pop Show — part of the Broadway at Birdland series — celebrates the work of various pop songwriters.
In anticipation of this month's featured artist, Playbill.com asked performers Chase, Murney and Shingledecker to share their favorite Joel tunes and tell us why they made their list.
Tickets range $30-$35, with a $10 food/beverage minimum. Birdland is located at 315 W. 44th Street. Visit PopShowNYC.com.
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