Liz Callaway, Jennifer Holliday, Faith Prince and More Set for Boston Pops Season

News   Liz Callaway, Jennifer Holliday, Faith Prince and More Set for Boston Pops Season A host of Broadway favorites as well as a celebration of the works of Stephen Sondheim will be part of the Boston Pops 2005 season.

A Tribute to Stephen Sondheim, which celebrates the composer's 75th birthday, will be presented June 16, 17 and 18 at 8 PM. Keith Lockhart — celebrating his 10th anniversary with the Boston Pops — will conduct the orchestra, and an all-star cast featuring Faith Prince, Lisa Vroman and members of the Tanglewood Music Center will interpret songs by the composer of Passion, Bounce, Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, Follies, A Little Night Music, The Frogs, Merrily We Roll Along and Sweeney Todd.

Tony Award-winning Dreamgirls star Jennifer Holliday will join the Boston Pops Gospel Choir for "Gospel Night" June 26. Charles Floyd will also be part of the annual Boston Pops tradition.

Marvin Hamlisch returns to the Pops June 29 and 30 at 8 PM for two concerts celebrating the work of composer Richard Rodgers. Concertgoers can expect to hear tunes from such Rodgers works as Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, Flower Drum Song and The Sound of Music.

The Boston Pops season finale will be held July 1 and 2 and will salute the Baby Boom Generation. Liz Callaway — of Baby and Miss Saigon fame — will perform such classics as "Feelin' Groovy," "MacArthur Park," "Downtown" and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" The concerts will also feature works by the Beatles, Carole King and Paul Simon.

The Pops' spring season, which commences May 11 at 6:30 PM, will also feature another evening of interest to theatre fans. Broadway Legends — with guest conductor Bruce Hangen — will be offered May 15 and 22. Celebrating a century of performers and performances from The Great White Way, the afternoon concerts will feature rising stars from the Boston Conservatory's Theatre Division. Tickets for this season's Boston Pops concerts go on sale March 7 by calling (888) 266-1200. For more information about the Boston Pops season, visit www.bso.org.