Newell's part of a new ''Broadway at Tavern'' series. Next week brings Derek Klena, a Tony nominee for ''Jagged Little Pill,'' on Mon., July 19, and an encore of Ariana DeBose, a Tony nominee for ''Summer,'' on Tues., July 20. (Plus, she's playing Anita in Steven Spielberg's ''West Side Story.'')
I imagine Newell's first show sold out, in part, due to his visibility on NBC's ''Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist,'' which was recently canceled.
Glad to see music return to Tavern on the Green. Years ago, I saw wonderful cabaret singers, like Nancy LaMott and Tom Andersen, play there.