Patti LuPone, Lea Salonga, Norm Lewis and More Honor Legendary Songwriting Team Boublil & Schonberg at Tonight's New York Pops Gala

Patti LuPone, Lea Salonga, Norm Lewis and More Honor Legendary Songwriting Team Boublil & Schonberg at Tonight's New York Pops Gala

Tonight, May 2, 2016, The New York Pops marks its 33rd birthday with a grand gala evening celebrating the revolutionary collaborations of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, the songwriting team behind LES MISERABLES, Miss Saigon, and more. Serving as Honorary Co-Chairs for the event are musical theatre legends Sir Cameron Mackintosh and Patti LuPone.

The event begins at 7:00 PM with a concert in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, featuring a spectacular lineup of guest artists under the baton of Music Director Steven Reineke. The performance will highlight Boublil and Schönberg's tremendous four-decade partnership. Guest artists Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Montego Glover, Robert Marien, Laura Osnes, and Kyle Scatliffe join the previously announced Stephanie J. Block, Jon Jon Briones, Jeremy Jordan, Norm Lewis, Patti LuPone, Eva Noblezada, John Owen-Jones, Hugh Panaro, Lea Salonga, and Marie Zamora. The concert will also feature Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA, as well as students from The New York Pops' Kids on Stage music education program and Camp Broadway Kids.

Twenty students from the orchestra's Kids on Stage program will perform alongside The New York Pops at the gala concert. These students include Ande-Marie Balla, Eve Budd, Quentin Chen, Lukas Chin, Philip Fletcher, Pasquale Giusto, Jeshua Kim, William Lach, Yong Ho Lee, John Liu, Victoria Lu, Jessica Mandel, Olivia Mangum-Lehmann, Simone Martel, Jordyn Pierre-Raphael, Abigail Rodriguez, Meghan Stackhouse, Adam Vidal, Anna Wielgat, and Shuran Xie.

Following the concert, a black tie dinner dance will be held at the elegant Mandarin Oriental New York.

Advance benefit tickets to the concert-only range from $65 to $160 and can be purchased at www.newyorkpops.org. Tickets will become available to the public through the Carnegie Hall box office on Monday, March 7, 2016.

Tickets to the full gala evening range from $1,250 (concert and dinner seating for one) to $50,000 (premier concert seating and dinner table for eight). For more information about the black-tie dinner and dance at the Mandarin Oriental New York, call 212-765-7677 or visit www.newyorkpops.org.

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