The New York Pops Will Honor Tony- and Oscar-Winning Composer Alan Menken

Cabaret & Concert News   The New York Pops Will Honor Tony- and Oscar-Winning Composer Alan Menken
 
The Beauty and the Beast and Little Shop of Horrors composer will be fêted at Carnegie Hall.
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The New York Pops’ 35th Birthday Gala will honor Tony and Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken April 30, 2018, in the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall.

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The 7 PM concert will feature Menken compositions performed by The New York Pops under the music direction of Steven Reineke. A starry line-up of guest artists will be announced at a later time.

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.

Read: LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA TO COLLABORATE WITH ALAN MENKEN ON LIVE-ACTION LITTLE MERMAID FILM

Proceeds from the Gala will support the organization’s PopsEd music education programs. The concert will be followed by a black-tie dinner and dance at the Mandarin Oriental New York.
The New York Pops’ 35th anniversary season also includes Women of Notes: In Dedication to Female Composers and Lyricists (November 17) with Adam Kantor and Betsy Wolfe; The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (December 15–16) with Megan Hilty; Heart and Soul (February 2, 2018) featuring James Monroe Iglehart and Capathia Jenkins; and The Best of Hollywood: Blockbuster Film Scores (March 9).

Tickets for the April 30 concert will be available to the public in January 2018. Tickets to the black-tie dinner dance will be available by calling The New York Pops office at (212) 765-7677.

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