New York Pops to Celebrate the Works of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, 4/28
On Monday, April 28, 2014, The New York Pops marks its 31st birthday with a grand gala evening celebrating the work of composer, lyricist, and arranger Marc Shaiman and director, lyricist, and writer Scott Wittman, as well as the leadership and mentorship work of corporate honoree Paul J. Massey, Jr., CEO and Founding Partner of Massey Knakal Realty Services. Gala Co-Chairs include Neil Heilberg, Todd Korren, William C. Montana, and James A. Read. Serving as Honorary Co-Chairs for the event are stars Matthew Broderick, Debra Messing, and Sarah Jessica Parker.
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, featuring highlights from the work of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. In addition to Christian Borle, Capathia Jenkins, Jane Krakowski, Patti LuPone, Andrea Martin, and Martin Short, who were previously announced, performers will include Nikki Blonsky, Ricki Lake, Katharine McPhee, and Marissa Jaret Winokur, who will be making their Carnegie Hall debuts, as well as Kerry Butler, Will Chase, Linda Hart, and Jenifer Lewis. Additional artists will be announced at a later date.
The celebration will also feature Broadway Inspirational Voices, Ronald McDonald House Rockin' the House Band and Singers, Camp Broadway Kids, and Kids On Stage Students. Following the concert, a black tie dinner dance will be held at the elegant Mandarin Oriental New York.
An online auction will be held from April 10 to May 1 at http:// http://www.CharityBuzz.com/NewYorkPops, featuring items generously donated by the orchestra's many friends from the world of arts and entertainment. All gala and auction proceeds support the orchestra and its PopsEd programs throughout New York City.
For ticket and event information visit http://www.newyorkpops.org.
ABOUT THE NEW YORK POPS
The New York Pops is the largest independent pops orchestra in the United States, and the only professional symphonic orchestra in New York City specializing in popular music. Led by Music Director Steven Reineke, the orchestra performs an annual subscription series and birthday gala at Carnegie Hall. The New York Pops was founded by Skitch Henderson in 1983 with a mission to create greater public awareness and appreciation of America's rich musical heritage. The New York Pops is dedicated to lifelong learning, and collaborates with public schools, community organizations, children's hospitals and senior centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City. PopsEd allows thousands of New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds to participate in fully customizable music programs that blend traditional education with pure fun. For more information visit http://www.newyorkpops.org and follow on Facebook (facebook.com/newyorkpops) and Twitter (@newyorkpops).
Steven Reineke is the Music Director and Conductor of The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, Principal Pops Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Principal Pops Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Reineke is a frequent guest conductor with The Philadelphia Orchestra and has been on the podium with the Boston Pops, The Cleveland Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia. His extensive North American conducting appearances include San Francisco, Houston, Seattle, Edmonton and Pittsburgh.