NewsKuhn, Mason, O'Hara, Danieley and More Will Join the NY Pops April 28; Song List AnnouncedA host of stars from the stage and screen will join the New York Pops April 28 at Carnegie Hall to celebrate the famed orchestra's 25th anniversary.
April 25, 2008
Liz Smith, Denis Leary and Kathleen Turner will host the gala celebration, which will feature the talents of Ashley Brown, Sierra Boggess, Michael Cavanaugh, Nicola Congiu, Charlotte d'Amboise, Jason Danieley, Gregg Edelman, Ana Gasteyer, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Judy Kuhn, Karen Mason, Debra Monk, Kelli O'Hara, Laura Osnes, Cathy Rigby, Emma Rowley, Kissy Simmons, Haley Swindal, Ronan Tynan, Steve Tyrell, The Fosse Girls, The Nederlander Singers and The Camp Broadway Choir. Show time is 7 PM.
The New York Pops will be conducted by Steven Reineke. The 25th Birthday Gala will honor The New York Yankees, James M. Nederlander and James L. Nederlander.
Among the songs that will be offered follow:
Reineke and the orchestra will be joined by student musicians from The New York Pops' Salute to Music education program and children in the orchestra's music education program at The Ronald McDonald House of New York City for arrangements of Queen's "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions."
Ashley Brown, Sierra Boggess and Kissy Simmons will perform a selection of Disney classics.
Tony nominee Michael Cavanaugh will play and sing Billy Joe's "Movin' Out."
Charlotte d'Amboise will sing "If My Friends Could See Me Now" from Sweet Charity.
Jason Danieley will sing Jerry Herman's La Cage aux Folles anthem "I Am What I Am."
Four-time Tony nominee Gregg Edelman will sing 1776's "Molasses to Rum."
Ana Gasteyer will belt out Wicked's "Defying Gravity."
Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers will offer their hits "Houston" and "Boogie and Beethoven."
Judy Kuhn will perform She Loves Me's "Ice Cream."
Karen Mason will deliver the evening's theme song, the Michael Feinstein-William Schermerhorn-penned "Play to Win."
Tony winner Debra Monk will perform "Everybody's Girl" from Steel Pier.
South Pacific's Kelli O'Hara will open the concert with Cole Porter's "I Happen To Like New York."
Grease star Laura Osnes will sing that show's "Hopelessly Devoted to You."
Cathy Rigby will offer "Neverland" from Peter Pan.
Gypsy' Emma Rowley will close the concert singing "Tomorrow" from Annie with the kids of Camp Broadway.
Haley Swindal will perform the title song from Charles Strouse's Applause.
Ronan Tynan will sing "God Bless America."
Grammy winner Steve Tyrell will perform selections from the American Songbook. A black-tie dinner dance at The Pierre will follow the concert.
The New York Pops is also hosting an online auction through May 9 that includes over 25 prizes from insider-only experiences in New York City to exotic vacation packages around the world. For more information visit www.newyorkpops.org.
Carnegie Hall is located in Manhattan at 154 West 57th Street. Tickets are available by calling (212) 247-7800 or by visiting www.carnegiehall.org. For information on the post-concert dinner dance at the Pierre, call (212) 888-7003 or visit www.newyorkpops.org.