"New Faces of '04" Concert Features Stars from Avenue Q, Boy From Oz, Never Gonna Dance and Little Shop

News   "New Faces of '04" Concert Features Stars from Avenue Q, Boy From Oz, Never Gonna Dance and Little Shop Gossip columnist Liz Smith will host "Skitch Henderson Presents New Faces of '04," an evening of song to celebrate the New York Pops' 21st birthday.

On May 10 at 7 PM Avenue Q's Stephanie D'Abruzzo and John Tartaglia, The Boy From Oz's Mitchel David Federan, Never Gonna Dance's Nancy Lemenager and Noah Racy and Little Shop of Horrors' Michael-Leon Wooley will join 2003 Star Search winner Vickie Natale and New York City Opera soprano Jody Sheinbaum for the all-star celebration at Carnegie Hall. Skitch Henderson will conduct the famed pops orchestra, and the evening will feature tunes from the Great American Songbook, including works by the Gershwins, Frank Loesser and Richard Rodgers. In a statement 85-year-old Henderson said, "We're looking for new talent, especially vocalists, who have what it takes to become big stars and can perform the great music of the American Songbook — the music of Porter, Kern, Arlen, Berlin, Rodgers and Bernstein — and keep this great musical repertory alive." A dinner dance will be held at the Plaza Hotel following the Carnegie Hall concert.

Tickets for "Skitch Henderson Presents New Faces of '04" begin at $35 and are available by calling (212) 765-7677. Carnegie Hall is located in Manhattan at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue. For more information, visit www.carnegiehall.org.

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