The Pop Show, Celebrating Elton John, Will Feature Len Cariou, Kyle Dean Massey and Leslie McDonel at Birdland
By Adam Hetrick
Len Cariou, Christopher Jackson, Kyle Dean Massey and Leslie McDonel are among the performers who will launch The Pop Show, a new monthly concert series that will celebrate the work of various pop songwriters. It opens May 27 with a tribute to Elton John.
Created and produced by John Capo, The Pop Show is part of the Broadway at Birdland series at Birdland Jazz Club. Brandon Sturiale will musical direct the series.
The 7 PM concert promises appearances by Cariou (Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music), Jackson (In the Heights), Massey (Next to Normal) and McDonel (American Idiot), as well as Natalie Douglas, Van Hughes (American Idiot), Jarrod Spector (Jersey Boys) and Daniel Quadrino (Bye Bye Birdie).
Each concert will feature The Pop Show Band and Singers, comprising Mike Rosengarten, Cody Owen Stine, Brandon Sturiale, Adam Wolfe, Melanie Brook, Melanie Burg, Clint Carter and Eric Day.
Additional performers will be announced.
Proceeds from the Elton John evening will benefit The Trevor Project.
Upcoming concerts will celebrate musical styles from "Motown to hip hop, 70s soul to 90s grunge and everything in between."
Tickets range $25-$35, with a $10 food/beverage minimum. Birdland is located at 315 W. 44th St. Visit PopShowNYC.com.
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