THE SCREENING ROOM: Corey Cott, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Jay Armstrong Johnson and More Cover Stevie Wonder in Concert
Photo by Robert Mannis
Corey Cott, Rebecca Naomi Jones and Jay Armstrong Johnson were among the performers who took part in Broadway Sings , featuring new arrangements of songs from Grammy Award winner Stevie Wonder's top albums, April 14 at (le) Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village. Here are highlights from the evening. Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder concert was 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.
Broadway Sings… will celebrate the music of the late Amy Winehouse in September.
Stevie Wonder included 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).
Broadway Sings Stevie Wonder, Broadway performers were accompanied by a full jazz band playing brand-new, original orchestrations of the soul icon's greatest hits.
The music was directed, orchestrated and arranged by Joshua Stephen Kartes.
Hands on a Hardbody's Mach produced the event.
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