Cheyenne Jackson and New York Pops Will Celebrate "Mad Men" Era at Carnegie Hall

By Andrew Gans
10 Oct 2011

Cheyenne Jackson
Cheyenne Jackson
Photo by Karl Simone

Broadway favorite Cheyenne Jackson, whose television credits include "30 Rock" and "Glee," will play Carnegie Hall Nov. 18 in an evening titled Cheyenne Jackson's Cocktail Hour: Music of the "Mad Men" Era.

Presented by The New York Pops, the concert will begin at 8 PM. Music director Steven Reineke conducts.

Cocktail Hour, according to press notes, will "take audiences back to the 'Mad Men' era, when Bossa Nova was new and dance music was smooth and hip." Jackson will perform such tunes as "Feeling Good," "Luck Be a Lady" and "Sway" in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage.

"I absolutely love working with Cheyenne," said music director Reineke in a statement. "This is going to be a really hip, swingin’ concert with some of our favorite tunes from the 50s and 60s – and even some contemporary tunes that are a throwback to that time. Like all of our concerts, I like to throw in a few surprises. Join us in your finest attire of the era to experience it for yourself. This is a must see show!"



Audience members are invited to dress in their "Mad Men" era finest for a chance to win exclusive prizes. Carnegie Hall and the New York Pops will host a 1950’s and 60’s "Mad Men" era vintage attire contest during intermission.

Cheyenne Jackson, who was seen in the film "United 93" and the TV series "Glee" and "30 Rock," has appeared on Broadway in Finian's Rainbow, Xanadu, All Shook Up, Aida and Thoroughly Modern Millie. He starred in the premiere cast of Altar Boyz, and his regional credits include West Side Story, The Most Happy Fella, Children of Eden, Hair, Carousel, Damn Yankees and Kismet. Jackson is a member of the Broadway Inspirational Voices and was seen Off-Broadway in The Agony and the Agony and at City Center in Damn Yankees and Finian's Rainbow.

Single tickets are priced from $37 to $108. Purchases can be made at the Carnegie Hall Box Office (57th Street and 7th Avenue) or by calling CarnegieCharge at (212) 247-7800. Visit www.carnegiehall.org for more information.