Single tickets have gone on sale for the New York Pops holiday concert The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, which will feature Smash and 9 to 5 star Megan Hilty as guest soloist at Carnegie Hall in New York City for two performances, December 15 and 16.
Steven Reineke will conduct the 8 PM concert, which will also feature Essential Voices USA in the orchestra’s annual program of “holiday classics and festive surprises.” Visit Carnegiehall.org for more information.
James Monroe Iglehart, Capathia Jenkins, and Ali Ewoldt are among the Broadway actors who will also take part in The New York Pops’ 35th season at Carnegie Hall, which launches October 27 with a celebration of founder Skitch Henderson. Details of the 2017–18 Pops season follow:
October 27, 8 PM
That’s Entertainment: From Skitch to Steven
Matt Doyle, Guest Artist
Ali Ewoldt, Guest Artist
To commemorate the orchestra’s 35th season and the centennial of founder Skitch Henderson’s birth, the orchestra will play a program of popular songs, from Tin Pan Alley to today.
November 17 8 PM
Women of Notes: In Dedication to Female Songwriters
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Adam Kantor, Guest Artist
Betsy Wolfe, Guest Artist
The orchestra pays tribute to female composers and lyricists of the stage and screen.
December 15 and 16, 8 PM
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Megan Hilty, Guest Artist
Essential Voices USA
February 2, 2018, 8 PM, Stern/Perelman
Heart and Soul
James Monroe Iglehart, Guest Artist
Capathia Jenkins, Guest Artist
A concert spanning the history of R&B.
March 9, 8 PM, Stern/Perelman
The Best of Hollywood: Blockbuster Film Scores
The New York Pops takes on the role of the Hollywood studio orchestra, performing iconic themes from some of filmdom’s biggest box office successes.
Subscriptions to the 2017–18 Carnegie Hall series are available, from $190 to $680. Single tickets are priced from $42 to $140, and can be purchased at the Carnegie Hall Box Office (57th Street and Seventh Avenue) or by calling Carnegie Charge at (212) 247-7800. Visit carnegiehall.org for more information.
Megan Hilty has been a special guest performer Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Cabins are available for Broadway on the Danube River with Michael Feinstein for November 3–13, 2017, also featuring Rachel Bay Jones, Julia Murney, Christopher Fitzgerald, Marc Kudisch, Christopher Sieber, Brandon Uranowitz, and Seth Rudetsky, as well as other exciting talent to be announced.
Tickets are also now on sale for Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas July 2018 cruise to Iceland, accompanied by Judy Kuhn, Christine Ebersole, Rob McClure, Jarrod Spector, Carmen Cusack, and Sierra Boggess. Visit PlaybillTravel.com for booking and information.