Patti LuPone, Christian Borle, Jane Krakowski, Andrea Martin Will Be Part of Salute to Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman at Carnegie Hall
By Andrew Gans
On April 28 The New York Pops will mark its 31st birthday with a grand gala evening at Carnegie Hall celebrating the work of musical honorees Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
The 7 PM concert will also honor the leadership and mentorship work of corporate honoree Paul J. Massey, Jr., CEO and founding partner of Massey Knakal Realty Services.
Music director Steven Reineke will lead an evening that highlights the work of Shaiman and Wittman. Performers will include Patti LuPone, Christian Borle, Martin Short, Capathia Jenkins, Jane Krakowski and Andrea Martin. Additional artists will be announced at a later date.
Following the concert, a black tie-dinner dance will be held at the Mandarin Oriental New York.
Gala co-chairs include Neil Heilberg, Todd Korren, William C. Montana and James A. Read. Serving as honorary co-chairs for the event are stars Matthew Broderick, Debra Messing and Sarah Jessica Parker.
Single tickets for the concert range from $65-$158. Sales to the public begin March 3. Tickets to the full gala evening range from $1,250 (concert and dinner seating for one) to $50,000 (premier concert seating and dinner table for eight). For more information about the black-tie dinner and dance at the Mandarin Oriental New York, call (212) 765-7677 or visit www.newyorkpops.org.
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