"Evening at Pops" TV Season Begins July 6 with Prince, Mazzie and Barrowman

News   "Evening at Pops" TV Season Begins July 6 with Prince, Mazzie and Barrowman The annual "Evening at Pops" series will begin airing next month on PBS stations around the country.

The series — taped live at Boston's Symphony Hall — will begin its season of broadcasts July 6 at 7 PM on WGBH Boston (check local listings for stations and air times). The 34th season of the series, starring the famed Boston Pops Orchestra under the direction of Keith Lockhart, kicks off with a tribute to Tony-winning composer Jerry Herman. The concert stars three Broadway favorites, Faith Prince, Marin Mazzie and John Barrowman, who will offer renditions of such Herman classics as "Before the Parade Passes By," "I Won't Send Roses." "I Am What I Am" and "Bosom Buddies." Veteran composer Herman will also be part of the telecast. The remainder of the season includes "An Evening with Ricky Skaggs" (July 13), "All That Jazz" — with Patti Austin Peter Cincotti and Byron Stipling (July 20), "Boston Pops Classics" with Jean-Yves Thibaudet and former Les Misérables star J. Mark McVey (July 27) and “An Evening with Nancy Wilson" (Aug. 3).

"Evening at Pops" will also offer encore performances of several previously aired programs. On Aug. 10, the series will rebroadcast "Fiddlers Three," starring Regina Carter, Eileen Ivers and Nadja Salerno Sonnenberg. Rebecca Luker, Audra McDonald, Ron Raines, Douglas Sills, Mary Testa and Lillias White will be seen in the repeat airing of "A Tribute to Rodgers and Hammerstein: Part I" on Aug. 17 and in "A Tribute to Rodgers and Hammerstein: Part II" on Aug. 24. Lara Fabian, Josh Groban and Christopher Parkening are featured on the Aug. 31 broadcast, which also boasts the return of former Boston Pops conductor John Williams. The "Evening at Pops" season concludes Sept. 7 with the repeat telecast of "A Tribute to New York" starring the New York Voices and the legendary singer-actress Barbara Cook.

For more information about "Evening at Pops," visit www.wgbh.org.