Part of His World: The Songs of Alan Menken, the New York Pops’ 35th Birthday Gala saluting composer Menken, is presented April 30 at 7 PM at Carnegie Hall.
The evening features the talents of Mean Girls’ Kerry Butler (Audrey in the Broadway production of Little Shop of Horrors), Cheryl Freeman, Roz Ryan, Vaneese Thomas, and Tony winner Lillias White (voices of the Muses in Disney’s animated classic Hercules), Corey Cott (Newsies), Michael Arden (Quasimodo in Paper Mill Playhouse’s production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame), Roger Bart (the title role in Disney’s film version of Hercules), Jodi Benson (Ariel in Disney’s film version of The Little Mermaid), Ashley Brown (Belle in the Broadway production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast), Nick Cordero (Sonny in the Broadway production of A Bronx Tale), Susan Egan (Belle in the original cast of the Broadway production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Meg in the film version of Disney’s Hercules), Harvey Fierstein (book writer for the Broadway production of Disney’s Newsies), James Monroe Iglehart (the Genie in the original cast of the Broadway production of Disney’s Aladdin), Adam Jacobs (the title role in the original cast of the Broadway production of Disney’s Aladdin), Judy Kuhn (the singing voice of the title role in Disney’s film Pocahontas), and Patina Miller (Deloris Van Cartier in the original Broadway and London casts of Sister Act).
Participants from The New York Pops’ Kids On Stage program, which provides middle school students access to the professional performance process, will perform Steven Reineke’s Celebration Fanfare.
Proceeds from the Gala support the organization’s PopsEd music education programs. The concert will be followed by a black-tie dinner and dance at the Mandarin Oriental New York.
Tickets, priced from $75, are available at NewYorkPops.org or by calling (212) 765-7677. Tickets are also available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, at 57th and Seventh, or by phone at (212) 247-7800 or at CarnegieHall.org.
From Beauty and the Beast to A Bronx Tale: Celebrating Alan Menken on Broadway
Butler, Kuhn, White, and more have been special guest performers on Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Tickets are now on sale for the Broadway on the Rhône River 2 cruise April 7–14, 2019, and the Broadway on the High Seas 10: Odyssey Through the Greek Isles cruise June 24–July 1, 2019. Lineups of top Broadway stars will be announced at a later date. Call Judy Perl Worldwide for tickets at (844) 561-3625. Visit PlaybillTravel.com for booking and information.
(Updated April 30, 2018)