Concerts Featuring Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Tommy Tune and More Will Be Filmed for Public TV

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26 Jun 2014

Laura Osnes
Laura Osnes
Photo by Nathan Johnson Photography

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) have announced the artists who will perform in the second season of American Songbook at NJPAC, concerts taped before a live audience for a fall broadcast on NJTV, WLIW and THIRTEEN.

The six-part series will be filmed in NJPAC’s Victoria Theater Sept. 20-21.

Concerts will be offered by Marilyn Maye; Tommy Tune; John Pizzarelli; Nellie McKay; Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana; and Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Each will perform a program of classics from the American songbook followed by a Q&A session conducted by Ted Chapin, president and executive director of Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagen Company. The television series will be crafted from the two days of live performances.

The first American Songbook at NJPAC performance, scheduled for Sept. 20 at 7 PM, will feature Maye, Tune and Shaiman and Wittman. The Sept. 21 performance at 3 PM will include Pizzarelli, McKay, and Osnes and Fontana.



Tickets, priced $39-$49, are available by phone at (888) 466-5722, online www.njpac.org, and at NJPAC’s box office at 1 Center Street in Downtown Newark.