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Tony Yazbeck, Kerry Butler, and More Join Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival

Broadway favorites will head to the Poconos.

Kerry Butler will perform at Pocono Mountain East High School as part of the Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival.
(© David Gordon)

A roster of Broadway veterans have joined the lineup of performers set for the Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival, a summer concert series in the Pocono Mountains. Now in its seventh season, the festival will run from July 29-August 7 at various locations in the Pocono region.

The festival kicks off at Pocono Mountain East High School, featuring performances by Broadway and West End veteran Alton Fitzgerald White (The Color Purple), Tony Award winner Faith Prince (Guys and Dolls), Tony nominee Kerry Butler (Disaster!), and Daniel Reichard (Jersey Boys). The artists will be backed by a Broadway orchestra, conducted by the festival's artistic director Joey Chancey.

The program, spanning two weekends of concerts, also includes Lincoln Center's National Chorale, the Hot Sardines jazz band, and the Harlem Quartet, a world-renowned chamber music ensemble. Catch the Wind, a new musical by Daniel Larson and Michelle Elliot, will also have its world premiere at East Stroudsburg University, presented in collaboration with NYU Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Writing Program. There will be an additional presentation by the students as a part of the festival's new Music Fest Performing Arts Camp.

Tony nominee and Pleasant Valley High School alum Tony Yazbeck (On the Town) will then close out the festival with a presentation of his cabaret show, The Floor Above Me, which he has performed at Feinstein's/54 Below. Yazbeck also released an album of the same name earlier this year.

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