BWW Exclusive: New York Pops Spotlight on Nick Adams

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On Monday, April 29, The New York Pops marks its 30th birthday with a grand gala evening honoring the musical talents of songwriters Frank Loesser and Jule Styne, and the centennial of legendary entertainer Danny Kaye. Paula Zahn, host of NYC ARTS on PBS, will host the evening.

The event begins at 7:00 PM with a concert at Carnegie Hall featuring a spectacular lineup of guest artists under the baton of Music Director Steven Reineke. Performers include Laura Benanti, Rob McClure, Donna Murphy, Kelli O'Hara, Laura Osnes, Anthony Warlow, and more. For additional information, visit: www.newyorkpops.org

BroadwayWorld recently chatted with featured performer Nick Adams about his upcoming appearance in the special celebration:


What will you be singing at the gala?

I am singing Fugue For Tin Horns with Will Chase and Max von Essen. I was in the last revival of Guys and Dolls so it's very special to me to perform this song from that show, with two of my most talented friends.

This year's New York Pops gala honors Frank Loesser, Jule Styne, and Danny Kaye. Do you have a favorite memory of any of the honorees?

I love classic musical theatre and this program is a celebration of just that. Loesser and Styne are an integral part of the fabric of musical theatre history. Being a part of Guys and Dolls was a beautiful time in my life and I'm thrilled to revisit it with this song.

Have you worked with The New York Pops before? What are you looking most forward to?

It is indeed my New York pops debut and my first time performing at Carnegie Hall. When Steven Reineke asked I jumped at the opportunity. It's truly a great honor to work with him and perform alongside the Pops.

Students from The New York Pops education programs will also perform during the concert. What was your music education like?

Education is key to our success. I've had vast training in music from when I was a child back in Pennsylvania to my time at The Boston Conservatory. The work ethic and passion instilled in music education is fundamental to a career in the performing arts.

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