The New York Pops celebrated it’s 34th birthday with a gala honoring Karen Van Bergen, and Broadway’s Kelli O’Hara and Bartlett Sher. The Carnegie Hall concert was followed by a black-tie dinner dance at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Manhattan.
Guest performers included multiple Tony Award nominees Judy Kuhn (Fun Home), Rebecca Luker (The Music Man), and Marin Mazzie (Passion). They join a lineup that includes Steven Pasquale and Matthew Broderick, who were O’Hara’s co-stars in the musicals The Bridges of Madison County and Nice Work If You Can Get It, respectively, plus Danny Burstein, Ruthie Ann Miles, Ashley Park, Paulo Szot, Adam Kantor, Isabel Leonard, and Chris Sullivan. The event will including compositions by Jason Robert Brown and Nico Muhly with music direction by Steven Reineke.
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