NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, hosted its first major benefit event at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. The benefit, co-chaired by Ralph Izzo (Chairman & CEO, PSE & G) and Josh Weston (Public Media NJ, Inc. Chairman and former CEO, ADP)A pre-performance reception and dinner was followed by performance of The Midtown Men, four stars from the original Broadway cast of Jersey Boys. The Midtown Men performance at NJPAC was taped as a concert special for public television. The 90-minute show, will be offered to public television stations to broadcast nationwide. The concert special will air in the NY Metropolitan area starting in December on NJTV.
The Midtown Men gave a high energy performance that had some of the audience members on their feet dancing to the music. After taking Broadway by storm in one of the biggest hits of all-time, the four original Jersey Boys cast members formed THE MIDTOWN MEN. Tony Award-winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer have taken their unique style and sound across country as they celebrate music that defines the ‘60s from the Beatles and The Rascals to Motown and The Four Seasons. At this performance they were joined on stage by Rock and Roll Hall of famer Gene Cornish of the The Rascals who accompanied the four on the harmonica as they performed The Rascals’ hit “Groovin’.” Enjoying the concert was multi award winning singer Marilyn Maye!
Photos: Magda Katz