Tituss Burgess, Chester Gregory, Morgan James and More Sing Michael Jackson Tunes Sept. 17 in NYC
By Michael Gioia
Tituss Burgess, Chester Gregory II, Morgan James, Saycon Sengbloh and Alysha Umphress are among the performers taking part in Broadway Sings Michael Jackson, featuring new arrangements of iconic Jackson tunes, Sept. 17 at (le) Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village.
The 10 PM Michael Jackson concert is the second in the new Broadway Sings… series; Broadway Sings Adele was held in April.
Performers include Kyle Beltran (In the Heights), Burgess (Guys and Dolls, Jersey Boys), Steel Burkhardt (Hair), Tim Ehrlich (Rent), Gregory (Sister Act, Tarzan), Celisse Henderson (Godspell), James (Wonderland, Godspell), Nicholas Christopher (In the Heights, Rent), Eric Michael Krop (Godspell), Aaron LaVigne (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Corey Mach (Godspell, Wicked), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Tracy McDowell (Rent), Sengbloh (Fela!, Aida), Libby Servais (Lysistrata Jones, Wicked), Marty Thomas (Xanadu, Wicked), Umphress (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, American Idiot), Theresa Kloos, Patty Lohr (Sweeney Todd), Jason Slattery and Arthur Wise, among others.
Broadway Sings Michael Jackson, according to press notes, features "over 15 cover songs to celebrate the King of Pop's greatest hits, accompanied by a full band orchestrated, arranged and directed by Joshua Stephen Kartes." Mach, who recently appeared in Broadway's Godspell, produces the event.
The Michael Jackson set list includes "Man in the Mirror/Black or White," "Can't Help It," "Blame it on the Boogie," "Who Is It?," "I Want You Back/Never Can Say Goodbye," "I Wanna Be Where You Are," "Human Nature," "Say, Say, Say/Rock With You," "Bad," "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)," "Childhood," "Who's Lovin' You," "Butterflies" and "The Way You Make Me Feel."
(le) Poisson Rouge is located at 158 Bleecker Street. For more information and tickets, call (212) 505-3474 or click here.
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