Laura Bell Bundy, Megan Hilty, John Pizzarelli, Corey Reynolds, Aaron Tveit Join Salute to Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
By Michael Gioia
Laura Bell Bundy, Megan Hilty, John Pizzarelli, Corey Reynolds and Aaron Tveit have joined the lineup of performers for the April 28 New York Pops grand gala evening at Carnegie Hall, which will celebrate the 31st birthday of the Pops by paying tribute to 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.
Previously announced performers include Christian Borle, Capathia Jenkins, Jane Krakowski, Patti LuPone, Andrea Martin, Martin Short, Nikki Blonsky, Ricki Lake, Katharine McPhee, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Kerry Butler, Will Chase, Linda Hart and Jenifer Lewis.
The celebration will also feature the Broadway Inspirational Voices, Ronald McDonald House Rockin’ the House Band and Singers, Camp Broadway Kids and Kids On Stage Students.
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. 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 newyorkpops.org.
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