Under the direction of conductor Keith Lockhart, the musical evening will feature the talents of Ragtime’s Marin Mazzie, Guys and Dolls’ Faith Prince and Putting It Together’s John Barrowman. The threesome will sing the tunes of the composer of Mame, La Cage aux Folles, Mack and Mabel and Hello, Dolly!. David Thompson wrote the tribute, which features direction by Scott Ellis — currently represented on Broadway with the new revue The Look of Love — choreography by Tara Young and musical preparation by David Chase. The concert will be taped for a future television broadcast, part of PBS’ annual “Evening at Pops” series.
The program for the May 10 concert follows:
“National Emblem March”/Bagley
Excerpts from “Grand Canyon Suite”/Grof
“American Symphonette No. 2”/Gould
A Jerry Herman Overture; arr. Pippin, orch. Wendel/Blank “Before the Parade Passes By,” from Hello, Dolly! (Mazzie, Prince, Barrowman)
“So Long, Dearie,” from Hello, Dolly! (Prince)
“It Only Takes a Moment,” from Hello, Dolly! (Barrowman, Mazzie)
“If He Walked Into My Life,” from Mame (Mazzie)
“Where in the World Is My Prince?,” from Miss Spectacular (Prince)
“I Don’t Want to Know,” from Dear World (Barrowman)
“Wherever He Ain’t,” from Mack and Mabel (Mazzie)
“Time Heals Everything,” from Mack and Mabel (Prince)
“I Won’t Send Roses,” from Mack and Mabel (Barrowman)
“Bosom Buddies,” from Mame (Mazzie, Prince)
“Song on the Sand,” from La Cage Aux Folles (Mazzie)
“I Am What I Am,” from La Cage Aux Folles (Barrowman)
“The Best of Times,” from La Cage Aux Folles (Company) Other May Pops concerts of interest to theatre fans include the May 18 evening, entitled “The Best of Broadway.” The 7:30 PM concert will feature students of the Boston Conservatory’s musical theatre division under the direction of Neil Donohoe. And, the May 19 concert will boast the vocal talents of Les Misérables’ Mark McVey with Jean-Yves Thibaudet on piano. The May 19 concert will also be taped for television broadcast, as will the May 22 evening featuring both vocalist Peter Cincotti (with David Fink on bass) and a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong (led by Patti Austin and Byron Stripling).
A three-time Tony Award nominee for her performances in Kiss Me, Kate; Ragtime; and Passion, Marin Mazzie's other theatrical credits include Into the Woods, Big River, The World Goes 'Round, the City Center Encores! production of Out of this World and Off Broadway's The Trojan Women: A love Story, where she met husband, actor Jason Danieley. Mazzie also starred in the London production of Kiss Me, Kate, where she earned an Olivier Award nomination for her work.
Faith Prince won a Tony Award for her performance as Adelaide in the Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls, and this season she starred Off-Broadway in the Lincoln Center production of A Man of No Importance. Her numerous Broadway credits also include Noises Off, Bells Are Ringing, James Joyce's The Dead, Little Me, The King and I, What's Wrong with This Picture?, Nick & Nora and Jerome Robbins' Broadway. Her solo recording, "Leap of Faith," was recorded live at Joe's Pub and is available from DRG Records.
John Barrowman starred on Broadway in the Sondheim revue Putting It Together and also made a guest appearance in the New York company of Sunset Boulevard, repeating his London role as Joe Gillis. Barrowman's other London theatrical credits include Grease!, Anything Goes, The Phantom of the Opera, The Fix, Miss Saigon and Beauty and the Beast. Last summer he starred as Bobby in the critically acclaimed production of Company at the Kennedy Center. He also starred on two U.S. television programs, "Central Park West" and "Titans."
The Jerry Herman concerts will be held at Boston’s Symphony Hall. For more information about the Boston Pops season, visit www.bso.org.