Callaway, Mazzie, Danieley and Carousel Set for Boston Pops Season

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The Boston Pops 2007 season — under the baton of Keith Lockhart — will feature three concert performances of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel.
Liz Callaway will be part of the Boston Pops concert season.
Liz Callaway will be part of the Boston Pops concert season.

An all-star Broadway cast to be announced as well as fellows from the Tanglewood Music Center will be part of the Carousel concerts, which will be presented June 13-15 at Symphony Hall in Boston, MA.

The Boston Pops season, which kicks off May 9 with special guest Ben Folds, will also feature evenings with Broadway favorites Liz Callaway, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley.

Callaway will join Lockhart and the Pops May 11 at 8 PM and May 12 at 3 and 8 PM for a program entitled Boomer. "From hula hoops to hi-tech gadgets," read press notes, "Baby Boomers have shaped our world. Enjoy hit songs from the Beatles to the Village People, classic themes from television and film, and an unforgettable audience sing-along. Relive the good old days with guest artists . . . Liz Callaway."

Husband-and-wife actors Jason Danieley and Marin Mazzie will reprise their acclaimed performances in Oscar and Tony June 28 at 8 PM and July 1 at 7:30 PM. The concerts salute songs from film and stage.

Carousel bowed on Broadway in April 1945 at the Majestic Theatre, where it played 890 performances. The original cast included John Raitt and Jan Clayton. The 1956 Fox film co-starred Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones. The celebrated score includes such tunes as "June Is Bustin' Out All Over," "Mister Snow," "Soliloquy," "What's the Use of Wond'rin'?" and "You'll Never Walk Alone." Liz Callaway, most recently on Broadway in The Look of Love, made her Broadway debut in the original cast of Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, and she also took part in the anniversary concert of that musical. For her work in the musical Baby, she received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, and her other Broadway credits include The Three Musketeers, Miss Saigon and Cats. Callaway's solo recordings include "The Beat Goes On," "Anywhere I Wander—Liz Callaway Sings Frank Loesser" and "The Story Goes On."

Jason Danieley played Dr. Rey in the Signature Theatre's production of The Highest Yellow. He starred on Broadway as Malcolm MacGregor in The Full Monty, a role he repeated in London. For his Broadway debut in Candide, Danieley received a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk nomination. His other theatrical credits include the City Center Encores! production of Strike Up the Band as well as Off-Broadway runs in Dream True and Floyd Collins.

Currently back on Broadway in Spamalot, Marin Mazzie is a three-time Tony Award nominee for her performances in Kiss Me, Kate; Ragtime; and Passion. Her other theatrical credits include Into the Woods, Big River, The World Goes 'Round, the City Center Encores! productions of Kismet and Out of this World and Off-Broadway's The Trojan Women: A love Story, where she met husband Jason Danieley. Mazzie also starred in the London production of Kiss Me, Kate, where she earned an Olivier Award nomination for her work. She was also seen in the Actors' Fund of America's concert staging of On the Twentieth Century.

Tickets for the 2007 Boston Pops season at Symphony Hall will go on sale March 5 at 10 AM. For a complete look at the upcoming season, visit www.bso.org.

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