The New York Pops’ 35th birthday gala, Part of His World: The Songs of Alan Menken, will boast a lineup of Disney stage and screen veterans who will come out to celebrate the Tony-, Oscar-, and Grammy Award-winning composer of The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Newsies.
Corey Cott, who appeared as Jack Kelly in the Broadway production of Newsies, joins a roster including Hercules cast members Roger Bart and Susan Egan, who voiced Hercules and Meg, as well as Cheryl Freeman, Roz Ryan, Vaneese Thomas, and Lillias White, the Muses from the 1997 animated film.
The 7 PM evening will also include Kerry Butler (Little Shop of Horrors), as well as the previously announced Michael Arden (Quasimoto in The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Paper Mill), Jodi Benson (Ariel in Disney’s film version of The Little Mermaid), Ashley Brown (Belle in the Broadway production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast), Nick Cordero (Sonny in the Broadway production of A Bronx Tale), Harvey Fierstein (book writer for the Broadway production of Disney’s Newsies), James Monroe Iglehart (the Genie in the original cast of the Broadway production of Aladdin), Adam Jacobs (the title role in the original cast of Aladdin), Judy Kuhn (the singing voice of the title role in Disney’s film Pocahontas), and Patina Miller (Deloris Van Cartier in the original Broadway and London casts of Sister Act). They will be joined by the students of Kids on Stage.
Menken wrote the scores to such works as Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Newsies, and Broadway's current A Bronx Tale.
Tickets, priced from $75, are available at newyorkpops.org or by calling 212-765-7677.
White has been a special guest performer on Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Tickets are now on sale for the Broadway on the Rhône River 2 cruise April 7–14, 2019, and the Broadway on the High Seas 10: Odyssey Through the Greek Isles cruise June 24–July 1, 2019. Lineups of top Broadway stars will be announced at a later date. Call Judy Perl Worldwide for tickets at (844) 561-3625. Visit PlaybillTravel.com for booking and information.