Heritage Center to Offer Broadway and Beyond with J. Mark McVey

Sep 9, 2020 | University Relations staff

DUBUQUE, Iowa – University of Dubuque Heritage Center has partnered with Heartland Productions to offer a live musical performance at the push of a button.

Broadway and Beyond with J. Mark McVey will stream live at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20. Digital access to the live, full-length production of one of Heartland’s most celebrated shows is $10 for students or $20 per household.

The performance will celebrate the beauty of Broadway. Presenter Heartland Sings will take center stage with Broadway legend J. Mark McVey for the concert that will originate live from Purdue University. It will feature music from Broadway and American Songbook with Heartland Sings vocal artists, along with orchestra and chorus, for an evening of intimate storytelling and show stopping classics.

J. Mark McVey, star of over 3,200 performances as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, will bring his unique spark to the stage with stories and showmanship that will inspire. The enchanted performance will include music by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and much more.

Broadway and Beyond with J. Mark McVey will be available for viewing on-demand for 30 days after the live show.

To purchase a virtual ticket for Broadway and Beyond with J. Mark McVey, please visit www.HeartlandProductions.org/Tickets and select “University of Dubuque Heritage Center” on the drop-down menu asking how you heard about this performance. Proceeds will directly benefit Heritage Center.

Broadway and Beyond with J. Mark McVey is the first in a new Heritage Center series called Full-Length Features. It is in addition to Live(stream) with Heritage Center, which includes interviews by Heritage Center staff with special guest artists and live music presentations.

“Due to the coronavirus halt in local mass gatherings, Heritage Center has been offering a new monthly Live(stream) with Heritage Center meet-the-artists series on social media to help fill the void in live, in-person event programming. To help supplement and bridge that gap further, Heritage Center is partnering with several guest artists this fall to bring full-length live streaming performances into the living rooms of our patrons. Broadway and Beyond is the first of such efforts. Stay tuned for further announcements of similar Full-Length Features in conjunction with the coming holiday season,” said Thomas Robbins, executive director of Heritage Center.