THE SCREENING ROOM: Broadway's Jessica Hendy Covers Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Carly Rae Jepsen (Video)
By Michael Gioia
Jessica Hendy, last seen on Broadway in Amour, teams up with cellist Jacob Yates for covers of contemporary hit songs. Here's a look at their versions of "…Baby One More Time," "Edge of Glory" and "Call Me Maybe/What Makes You Beautiful."
Hendy met Yates, a classically trained musician, during the run of Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati's Next to Normal, where she starred as Diana Goodman and he was a member of the production's orchestra.
The singing actress will also offer her cabaret show Take What You Want Sept. 10 at the M Bar in Los Angeles. At the 8 PM concert, she will be joined by Mike Schwitter, who is currently on tour with the The Book of Mormon and was also seen in Cincinnati's Next to Normal. For more information, visit MBarOnline.com.
Hendy has also been seen on Broadway in Aida and Cats. For more on her theatrical history, visit her page at the Playbill Vault.
Hendy's cover of Britney Spears' "…Baby One More Time":
Hendy's mashup of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" and One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful":
Hendy's cover of Lady Gaga's "Edge of Glory":
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