Avenue Q's John Tartaglia Hosts Jim Henson's Musical World April 14 at Carnegie Hall

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14 Apr 2012

John Tartaglia
John Tartaglia
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute presents Jim Henson's Musical World, family concerts featuring The New York Pops and music director Steven Reineke, April 14 in the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage.

Written by Craig Shemin and hosted by John Tartaglia (Avenue Q), the 12:30 PM and 3:30 PM performances "celebrate the whimsical music and magical world of puppetry created by Jim Henson more than 50 years ago."

The concerts feature performances by Essential Voices USA, led by director Judith Clurman, as well as special guests Alison Bartlett, Loretta Long, Sonia Manzano, Bob McGrath, Alan Muraoka, Roscoe Orman, Nitya Vidyasagar, Tony nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q) and Rachel Dratch ("Saturday Night Live"); puppeteers Dave Goelz, Eric Jacobson, Karen Prell and David Rudman; Matt Vogel; and singer-songwriter Paul Williams.

Pre-concert activities take place one hour before each performance and are free to all ticket holders.

Carnegie Hall is located at 154 West 57th Street. For more information and tickets, call (212) 247-7800 or visit carnegiehall.org.