Faith Prince, who currently stars in the Lincoln Center production of A Man of No Importance, will open The New York Pops season Oct. 25.
The Pops, which was founded by Skitch Henderson, will perform at Carnegie Hall's Isaac Stern Auditorium beginning at 8 PM. Tony Award winner Prince is the evening's guest vocalist; Henderson will conduct the orchestra, although Charles Prince will conduct during Prince's portion.
As of press time, the program for the evening follows:
"Autumn" from The Seasons, Op. 67 (Glazunov)
"Sunnin' On the Sand" (Shulman)
"Moonlight in Vermont" (Blackburn/ Suessdorf)
"Decline and Fall of a Bridge" (Dankworth)
"Dance of the Comedian" (Smetana)
Suite from The Grass Harp; arranged by Jonathan Tunick (Richardson)
"Night Soliloquy" (Kennan)
"Some People" from Gypsy (Styne/Sondheim)
"The Other Side of the Tracks" from Little Me (Coleman)
"What Did I Have That I Don't Have?" from On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (Lane/Lerner)
"The Man With a Horn" (Jenney/Lake/Delange)
"If I Were a Bell" from Guys and Dolls (Loesser)
"Autumn" from Starting Here, Starting Now (Shire/Maltby, Jr.)
"Adelaide's Lament" from Guys and Dolls (Loesser)
"Something Wonderful" from The King and I (Rodgers/Hammerstein)
La Valse (Ravel)
Faith Prince won a Tony Award for her performance as Adelaide in the Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls. Her numerous Broadway credits also include Noises Off, Bells Are Ringing, James Joyce's The Dead, Little Me, The King and I, What's Wrong with This Picture?, Nick & Nora and Jerome Robbins' Broadway. Her solo recording, "Leap of Faith," was recorded live at Joe's Pub and is available from DRG Records. Tickets are priced between $24 and $79 and are available by calling CarnegieCharge at (212) 247-7800. Tickets may also be purchased at the Carnegie Hall box office, which is located at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue. For more information, go to www.carnegiehall.org.
—By Andrew Gans