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VIDEO:  Lin-Manuel Miranda, Todrick Hall, Jason Alexander and More Take Part in MOMEN Photo VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Todrick Hall, Jason Alexander and More Take Part in MOMENTS IN THE WOODS GALA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2020

Stars in the House presented a gala and telethon with French Woods Festival of the Arts partnering with the Hancock-French Woods Arts Alliance this past Sunday, August 16th. The virtual Gala reached over 20,000 views throughout the Stars In The House network and raised $26,000 with 100% of the proceeds supporting the College Arts Scholarship Fund.

VIDEO: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jason Alexander & More in 'Moments in the Woods' on  Photo VIDEO: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jason Alexander & More in 'Moments in the Woods' on STARS IN THE HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2020

Stars in the House continues today (7pm) with Moments in the Woods. Join Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jason Alexander, Todrick Hall, Mandy Gonzalez, Andréa Burns, Seth Rudetsky, and more to raise funds to support the Hancock - French Woods Arts Alliance.

Sign Up Today for French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts! Photo Sign Up Today for French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020

Over the last 50 years, French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts has become famous for its summer programs in music, theater, dance and the performing arts.  The bedrock of the program is an all-encompassing schedule of  80 theater productions, including shows that are fresh off Broadway, along with other favorites, classics, and forgotten jewels from the last century of musical theater. On top of that, Broadway stars, professional musicians, conductors, composers and playwrights as well as members of internationally recognized orchestras will visit French Woods during the summer and offer their mastery as coaches to the campers. Additionally, the instrumental program collaborates with the theater program with the use of live full orchestrations for the musicals. This raises the quality of the performance as well as the experience for performers and their audiences.

The New York Pops to Honor Nicola M. Heryet, June Freemanzon and Ron Schaefer at 37th Photo The New York Pops to Honor Nicola M. Heryet, June Freemanzon and Ron Schaefer at 37th Birthday Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020

The New York Pops will additionally honor Nicola M. Heryet, Principal of Avison Young; June Freemanzon, founding board member of The New York Pops; and Ron Schaefer, Founder of French Woods Festival for the Performing Arts, at its 37th Birthday Gala, Into the Unknown! The Songs of Kristen & Bobby Lopez, on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, presented by The New York Pops.

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS Photo Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside 54 CELEBRATES FRENCH WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019

Last night, Feinstein's/54 Below again celebrated the popular and prolific summer camp, French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts.

Photo Coverage: 54 Celebrates French Woods Photo Photo Coverage: 54 Celebrates French Woods
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 4, 2019

George Gershwin loved going to nightclubs. One evening when he was “on the town' with his pal Fred Astaire as they were in a club enjoying a group of entertainers George turned to Fred and said…”Where do all these new young talented people come from”?

BWW Exclusive: Theater Critic Matt Windman Returns to French Woods for All-Female 177 Photo BWW Exclusive: Theater Critic Matt Windman Returns to French Woods for All-Female 1776
by Matt Windman - Oct 13, 2019

Two years ago, I revisited French Woods Festival of the Arts (which I attended from 1999 to 2002 as a camper/teen actor and then as an assistant director/stage manager) and BroadwayWorld kindly published an article I wrote about the experience. In light of my responsibilities at work (attorney by day, theater critic by night) and at home (including a hyperactive toddler and commuting daily between NY and NJ), I was not planning on visiting again this past summer, but that instantly changed when I learned that the camp was planning on presenting 1776 for the first time in nearly two decades - and with an all-female cast.

Photo Coverage: Steven Reineke, Ashley Brown, Christopher Johnstone & French Woods in Photo Photo Coverage: Steven Reineke, Ashley Brown, Christopher Johnstone & French Woods in Side By Side 2017
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 19, 2017

It was one of the most memorable nights of music ever heard in the Pavilion at the legendary French Woods, the French Woods Symphony Orchestra of 62 camp musicians was augmented by 15 Staff members and 15 members of The New York Pops under the baton of Maestro Steven Reineke, music director and conductor of The New York Pops.

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Season Finale Features Will Chase, Christopher Jackson, Jessie Mueller and Adrienne Warren
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 22, 2017

Carnegie Hall is home to some of the greatest 'serious' music created by mankind and when Maestro and Music Director Steven Reineke takes the stage with the 78 member New York Pops Orchestra it's also about great music, great entertainment, and great fun.   The final concert of the season was titled 'You've Got a Friend: A Celebration of Singers and Songwriters and it featured guest artists Will Chase, Christopher Jackson, Jessie Mueller and Adrienne Warren. 

Photo Coverage: Inside The Opening Night Party of The New York Pops
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 15, 2016

The New York Pops started it's 34th season off with a glorious concert celebrating the legacy and timeless works of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. In the closing concert of his inaugural season in 2010, music director and conductor Steven Reineke celebrated the music of Lerner and Loewe and the response was so heartwarming that he decided it was the right time to revisit the material.

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the New York Pops Gala Dinner with Patti LuPone, Jeremy Jordan & More!
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 3, 2016

Last night, May 2, 2016, The New York Pops celebrated its 33rd birthday with a grand gala evening celebrating the revolutionary collaborations of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, the songwriting team behind LES MISERABLES, Miss Saigon, and more. Serving as Honorary Co-Chairs for the event were musical theatre legends Sir Cameron Mackintosh and Patti LuPone. BroadwayWorld takes you inside the dinner following the show below!

Photo Coverage: Inside SOPHISTICATED LADIES After-Party with Montego Glover, Capathia Jenkins, Sy Smith, and More
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 14, 2015

Last night, November 13, 2015 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will continue its 33rd season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with SOPHISTICATED LADIES, featuring Montego Glover, Capathia Jenkins, and Sy Smith. Go inside the after-party with us through the photos below!

Photo Coverage: Laura Osnes, Max Von Essen, and Steven Reineke Rehearse at French Woods Festival
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 22, 2015

Brian Worsdale the Artistic Director and Conductor of the French Woods Symphony Orchestra invited his buddy Steven Reineke, musical director and conductor of The New York Pops to bring some friends to share a day of music at summer camp and visit French Woods Festival. As usual, BroadwayWorld also came to camp. Check out photos from the event below!

Steven Reineke to Conduct Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Symphonic Band, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2011

The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps (LGBAC) Symphonic Band will welcome New York Pops Music Director Steven Reineke to the podium during its Spring 2011 concert, Once Upon a Musical Time, to conduct the world premiere of his new piece for concert band. The band will perform this concert, the second in its 31st concert season, on Sat., April 30, 2011 at 8 p.m. in Peter Norton Symphony Space, located at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street.