Midtown Men Concert, Featuring Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard, J. Robert Spencer, Will Be Filmed for Public Television
23 May 2014
The Midtown Men, which comprises four stars from the original Broadway cast of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, will perform in concert May 28 at 6 PM at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
A benefit for NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, the evening will be filmed for public television.
The 90-minute show, recorded in high-definition, will be offered to PBS stations nationwide. The concert special will air in the New York metropolitan area starting in December.
“The Midtown Men are a perfect match for public television,” said NJTV general manager John Servidio in a statement. “We’re excited to give their performance a life beyond the NJTV Benefit to entertain audiences across the country.”
The video will be directed by Pierre and François Lamoureux.
Known for their lively versions of the greatest pop songs of the '60s, they have performed over 300 concerts across the continent. The group is currently on its fourth national tour, which features 26 major symphony performances.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.