Liz Callaway Teams Up With Cincinnati Pops for December 8–10 Holiday Pops | Playbill

Cabaret & Concert News Liz Callaway Teams Up With Cincinnati Pops for December 8–10 Holiday Pops
The Tony nominee’s voice will fill the renovated Music Hall.
Liz Callaway Marc J. Franklin

Tony nominee Liz Callaway will be the featured guest soloist with The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra for its December 8–10 Holiday Pops concerts at the refurbished Music Hall in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Pops has returned to the Music Hall after a season at the Taft Theatre while the Music Hall was being renovated.

Holiday Pops, which will also feature Denzal Sinclaire, dancers, and the Cincinnati Pops Chorale, will give four performances, 8 PM December 8, 2 and 8 PM December 9, and 2 PM December 10. Tickets, at $20 to $95, can be ordered at

Callaway replaces the originally scheduled Laura Benanti, who is appearing on Broadway in Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower.

Callaway made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Baby, and replaced as Grizabella during the original run of Cats. She has also starred in the original casts of Miss Saigon, The Three Musketeers, and The Look of Love. She currently maintains a busy schedule as a concert and recording artist.

Read: Liz Callaway Will Celebrate! the Holidays in Los Angeles

Here is the balance of the 2017–2018 Cincinnati Pops subscription season:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in Concert (December 28–30)
“1812 Overture” and More (January 20–21, 2018)
Cirque de la Symphonie (March 9–11, 2018)
Grace Potter (April 8, 2018)
West Side Story: film with orchestra (April 27–29, 2018)

Conductor John Morris Russell said in a statement, “This building, our Music Hall, has nurtured some of the most significant musical performances in our nation’s history, and as we re-open Cincinnati’s musical treasure with the Pops, we pop the cork on a new era of musical splendor with works by America’s greatest cinematic composer: John Williams. It’s hard to put into words the thrilling anticipation, honor and sheer delight we are all feeling about filling this grand space with the brilliant virtuosity of the Pops during these extraordinarily special concerts. There is no better way to show off the new acoustical resplendence of our home than with the some of the most dazzling and ardently emotive film scores ever created.”

Callaway and Benanti have been special guest performers on Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Cabins are available for Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas July 2018 cruise to Iceland, accompanied by Judy Kuhn, Christine Ebersole, Rob McClure, Jarrod Spector, Carmen Cusack, and Sierra Boggess.

Tickets are now also on sale for the Broadway on the High Seas June-July 2019 Odyssey Through the Greek Isles, with a lineup of top Broadway stars to be announced. Call Judy Perl Worldwide for tickets at (844) 561-3625.

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