BROADWAY SINGS Stevie Wonder, starring Tituss Burgess, Corey Cott, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Caissie Levy, and more, will take place live at le Poisson Rouge, April 14 at 9:30pm.
Some of Broadway's best young talent will sing completely new arrangements of songs from Stevie Wonder's top albums. More than 20 Broadway performers will be accompanied by a full jazz band playing brand new, original orchestrations of the soul icon's greatest hits. The concert is the fourth of the "Broadway Sings" series; previously honored were Adele, Michael Jackson, and Beyoncé.
The concert will feature over 15 cover songs to celebrate the Motown legend's iconic hits, including "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)", "Superstition", "For Once in My Life", and "Sir Duke". The music will be directed, orchestrated, and arranged by Joshua Stephen Kartes.
Performers include Tituss Burgess (Guys and Dolls, The Little Mermaid), Corey Cott (Newsies), Matt DeAngelis (Hair), Ben Fankhauser (Newsies, Spring Awakening), Melanie Field (Evita, Phantom of the Opera), Russell Fischer (Jersey Boys), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Hands on a Hardbody, Hair), Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Passing Strange), Morgan Karr (Spring Awakening), Derek Klena (Dogfight, Carrie), Eric Michael Krop (Godspell), Caissie Levy (Ghost, Hairspray), 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 MISERABLES), Margot Bingham (Rent), Lulu Fall (Hair, Rent), and Amber Iman (Rent).
Stevie Wonder has recorded more than 30 Top Ten hits and has sold more than 100 million albums. He has received 22 Grammy Awards (the most ever awarded to a male solo artist) and was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996. In 2008, Billboard magazine released a list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists with Wonder at number five.
"Broadway Sings Stevie Wonder", produced by Corey Mach (Hands on a Hardbody, Wicked, Godspell), will celebrate the success and talent of this legendary artist.
For tickets, call (212) 505-3474, or visit http://lepoissonrouge.com. le Poisson Rouge is located at 158 Bleecker Street. Tickets are $25 seated and $20 standing, or $12 with a student ID.