Tom Wopat, Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, Rebecca Luker and More Headline "American Songbook at NJPAC" Taping for PBS June 15

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center has partnered with NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, on the production of a new music television series, "American Songbook at NJPAC."

Marin Mazzie
Marin Mazzie (Photo by Mike Sharkey)

The series is taped in NJPAC's Victoria Theater June 15 before a live audience at the arts center and will air on NJTV and WNET in the fall.

The six-part series features performances from eight performers, including Tom Wopat, Valerie Simpson, Rebecca Luker, Sandy Stewart, Bill Charlap, Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley and Maude Maggart. They each perform a 40-minute set followed by a Q&A session conducted by Ted Chapin, president and executive director of Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagen Company.

The series will be crafted from two live performance sessions at NJPAC in Newark, NJ. The first session, at noon, features Wopat, Simpson and Luker, while the second, at 6 PM, features Mazzie, Danieley, Stewart, Charlap and Maggart. "The American Songbook" performance series at NJPAC is presented, in part, through the support of the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and benefits The Actors Fund.

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