For the first Pop Show, Pinkins (Jelly's Last Jam, Play On!), Massey (Next to Normal) and Spector (Jersey Boys) will be joined by Tony winner Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music), Christopher Jackson (In the Heights), Leslie McDonel (American Idiot), Natalie Douglas, Van Hughes (American Idiot) and Daniel Quadrino (Bye Bye Birdie).
Created and produced by John Capo, The Pop Show is part of the Broadway at Birdland series at Birdland Jazz Club. Musical direction is by Brandon Sturiale.
Proceeds from the Elton John evening will benefit The Trevor Project. In anticipation of the concert, Playbill.com asked Pinkins, Massey and Spector to pick their favorite tunes by Grammy-winning singer-songwriter John and tell us why they made the list.
Upcoming concerts will celebrate musical styles from "Motown to hip hop, 70s soul to 90s grunge and everything in between."
Each concert will feature The Pop Show Band and Singers, comprising Mike Rosengarten, Cody Owen Stine, Brandon Sturiale, Adam Wolfe, Melanie Brook, Melanie Burg, Clint Carter and Eric Day.
For more information, visit PopShowNYC.com.
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