Photo Coverage: Lansbury, O'Hara & More Celebrate Bob Hope with the NY Pops
Last night, May 2, Steven Reineke led a roster of artists including Tyne Daly, Tom Wopat, Gregg Edelman, Aaron Lazar, Tony DeSare, Michele Lee, Jamie Barton, Christine Ebersole, Kelli O'Hara, Maurice Hines, Cartier Williams, Randy Redd, Zak Resnick, Matt Dengler and special guest Angela Lansbury in the New York Pops' 28th Birthday Gala concert, Celebrate Hope. The evening celebrated the legacy of late actor and comedian Bob Hope and honored decades of support by Interpublic Group.
BroadwayWorld was on hand for the starry evening and brings you photo coverage below.
The concert program offered musical selections from Hope's extensive career that spanned decades of vaudeville, Broadway, radio, film and television, such as "Ballin' the Jack" and "Thanks for the Memory" - as well as works of his contemporaries whom have been inspired by his iconic talent. Reineke and The New York Pops were also joined on stage by the singers of The Camp Broadway Kids and the West Point Glee Club.
The evening's honorees were The Bob Hope Legacy, an organization founded by Linda Hope to preserve her father's memory, and Interpublic Group, Michael I. Roth, Chairman and CEO, in thanks for their continued support of The New York Pops.
An online auction is currently underway at www.CharityBuzz.com/NewYorkPops through May 10, featuring items donated by the orchestra's many friends from the world of arts and entertainment. Auction items include a recording session with professional musicians, a catered cocktail party with live music and a chance to conduct The New York Pops. All gala and auction proceeds support the orchestra and its free education programs throughout New York City.
For more information on the New York Pops and upcoming events, visit www.newyorkpops.org.
Photo Credit: Linda Lenzi
Angela Lansbury and Robert Callely
Barbara Taylor Bradford and guest
Marilyn Horne and Jamie Barton
Jamie Barton and Tyne Daly
Jim Read and Patty Read
Steven Reineke and Kathryn Hall
Zak Resnick and Loren Allred