By Michael Gioia
11 Sep 2013
The 7 PM concert at Birdland will also feature William Blake (Echoes of Etta, The Who's Tommy, The Rocky Horror Show), John Duff (Bayside! The Musical!, Rent), Billboard recording artist Matt Cusson, Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (A Time To Kill, Carole, or Change, Radio Golf, The Wild Party, Jelly's Last Jam, Play On!), Grammy Award nominee Ryan Shaw (Motown), A.J. Shively (La Cage aux Folles, Unlock'd, February House) Rachel Valdati (My Big Gay Italian Wedding) and "American Idol" finalist Erika Van Pelt.
John Capo is the creator and producer of The Pop Show, which is part of the Broadway at Birdland series presented by Jim Caruso. The Michael Jackson concert will feature music direction by Benet Braun.
The Pop Show Presents…Michael Jackson! promises "songs from this groundbreaking album and nine others, as well as stories from Michael's career and the inspirations behind the music."
Playbill.com reached out to Jenkins, N'Kenge and McDonel via email to pick their five favorite Michael Jackson tunes and tell us why they made their list.
Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street. For more information and tickets, call (212) 581-3080 or visit PopShowNYC.com.Continued...