Tonya Pinkins, Leslie McDonel and More Sing Michael Jackson at Birdland Sept. 16
By Adam Hetrick
Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins, Capathia Jenkins and Leslie McDonel are part of the Sept. 16 installment of The Pop Show, celebrating the music of late entertainer Michael Jackson.
Created and produced by John Capo, The Pop Show takes place at 7 PM at Birdland. It has music direction by Benet Braun.
In addition to Pinkins (A Time To Kill; Caroline, or Change), Jenkins (Newsies, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me) and McDonel (American Idiot, Hairspray), the concert features William Blake (Echoes of Etta), N'Kenge (Motown The Musical), John Duff (Bayside! The Musical!, Rent), Matt Cusson, Ryan Shaw (Motown), A.J. Shively (La Cage aux Folles, Unlock’d, February House) Rachel Valdati (My Big Gay Italian Wedding) and "American Idol" Top 10 finalist Erika Van Pelt.
The evening promises material from Jackson's numerous albums, as well as stories from his career and the inspirations behind the music.
Tickets range $30-$35, with a $10 food/beverage minimum. Birdland is located at 315 W. 44th St. Visit PopShowNYC.com.
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