Broadway Sings Stevie Wonder, With Corey Cott, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Jay Armstrong Johnson and More, Held April 14
By Michael Gioia
Corey Cott, Rebecca Naomi Jones and Jay Armstrong Johnson are among the performers taking part in Broadway Sings Stevie Wonder, featuring new arrangements of songs from Grammy Award winner Stevie Wonder's top albums, April 14 at (le) Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village.
The 9:30 PM Stevie Wonder concert is the fourth in the Broadway Sings… series; Broadway Sings Beyoncé was held in December 2012, Broadway Sings Michael Jackson was offered in September 2012, and Broadway Sings Adele was held in April 2012.
Performers include Cott (Newsies), Matt DeAngelis (Hair), Hannah Elless (Godspell), Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Melanie Field (Evita, Phantom of the Opera), Russell Fischer (Jersey Boys), Johnson (Hands on a Hardbody, Hair), Jones (American Idiot, Passing Strange), Derek Klena (Dogfight, Carrie), Eric Michael Krop (Godspell), Libby Servais (Wicked, Lysistrata Jones), Corey Mach (Hands on a Hardbody, Godspell), Chelsea Packard (Hands on a Hardbody, Wicked), Zak Resnick (Mamma Mia!), Keala Settle (Hands on a Hardbody, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Alysha Umphress (On a Clear Day..., American Idiot), Maia Wilson (The Book of Mormon, The Color Purple), Cortney Wolfson (The Addams Family, Les Misérables), Margot Bingham (Rent), Lulu Fall (Hair, Rent) and Amber Iman (Rent).
At Broadway Sings Stevie Wonder, Broadway performers are accompanied by a full jazz band playing brand-new, original orchestrations of the soul icon's greatest hits.
The concert promises over 15 cover songs, including "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)," "Superstition," "For Once in My Life," "Sir Duke," "If It's Magic," "You Are the Sunshine of My Life," "As," "Isn't She Lovely," "My Cherie Amour," "Overjoyed," "I Was Made to Love Her," "All in Love is Fair," "Part-Time Lover," "Higher Ground," "Living For the City," "I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)," "Knocks Me Off My Feet" and "Ribbon in the Sky."
The music is directed, orchestrated and arranged by Joshua Stephen Kartes. Hands on a Hardbody's Mach produces the event.
(le) Poisson Rouge is located at 158 Bleecker Street. For more information and tickets, call (212) 505-3474 or visit lePoissonRouge.com.
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