Wicked Actor Celebrates "Ginger Love" Tonight With NYC Concert

News   Wicked Actor Celebrates "Ginger Love" Tonight With NYC Concert
Jesse J.P. Johnson, who has been seen on Broadway in Wicked, celebrates the release of his new EP "Ginger Love" with a concert Sept. 8 at The Bitter End.

Jesse J.P. Johnson
Jesse J.P. Johnson

The 9:30 PM concert features songs from the EP as well as original material and covers. Ryah Nixon (Beaches, 9 to 5) and Melody Davi (42nd Street national tour) provide backup vocals with a special guest performance by Alison Luff (Ghost, Wicked).

The band comprises Benjamin Rauhala (piano), Will Hastings (guitar), Eli Katz Zoller (bass) and Collin Stranahan (drums).

"Ginger Love" was released Sept. 1 on iTunes and is "a celebration of new beginnings and love! All the songs are within the genre of pop/gospel." All songs were written and recorded while on the road with Wicked and later transcribed for the EP by Lou Garrett.

Johnson has also been seen in Glory Days, Xanadu and Altar Boyz.

The Bitter End is located at 147 Bleecker Street. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door, and there is a two-drink minimum. For more information, visit BitterEnd.com.

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