Tune in to some great music
So you missed Valerie Simpson’s soul-rocking “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and Rebecca Luker’s winsome interpretations of Jerome Kern taped in the Victoria Theater last Spring? To catch up on American Songbook at NJPAC, just pick up the iPad, turn on the computer or click the TV remote.
Hosted by Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization chief Ted Chapin, the six-part series features performances and conversations with luminaries from Broadway and cabaret: In addition to Simpson and Luker, the lineup includes Tom Wopat (pictured), Sandy Stewart & Bill Charlap, Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley, and Maude Maggart. The series is a presentation of NJPAC and NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, and is being broadcast by NJTV, WNET THIRTEEN and WLIW21.
Episodes that already premiered may be found in their entirety here, along with previews of upcoming shows, video segments and links to social media. They’re also available for viewing on the THIRTEEN Explore iPad app.
Here’s a look at what’s coming up:
• Husband-and-wife Broadway stars Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley: Jan. 29 at 8pm (NJTV)
• Cabaret and concert artist Maude Maggart: Feb. 2 at 12:30pm (THIRTEEN) and 3:30pm (WLIW21) and Feb. 5 at 8pm (NJTV)
• Singer Sandy Stewart and her son, jazz pianist Bill Charlap: Feb. 9 at 12:30pm (THIRTEEN) and 3:30pm (WLIW21) and Feb. 12 at 8pm (NJTV)
Funding for American Songbook at NJPAC was provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and The David S. Steiner and Sylvia Steiner Charitable Trust.
Jan. 29, 2014