Matthew Morrison, Clarke Thorell, Patti LuPone, Jane Krakowski and More Salute Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman April 28 at Pops Gala
By Michael Gioia
The New York Pops grand gala evening at Carnegie Hall, which celebrates the 31st birthday of the Pops by paying tribute to the work of musical honorees Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, is held April 28.
The 7 PM concert also honors the leadership and mentorship work of corporate honoree Paul J. Massey, Jr., CEO and founding partner of Massey Knakal Realty Services.
Music director Steven Reineke leads an evening that highlights the work of Shaiman and Wittman.
Performers include Matthew Morrison, Clarke Thorell, Laura Bell Bundy, Megan Hilty, John Pizzarelli, Corey Reynolds, Aaron Tveit, Christian Borle, Capathia Jenkins, Jane Krakowski, Patti LuPone, Andrea Martin, Martin Short, Nikki Blonsky, Ricki Lake, Katharine McPhee, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Kerry Butler, Will Chase, Linda Hart and Jenifer Lewis.
The celebration also features the 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 is held at the Mandarin Oriental New York.
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.
Single tickets for the concert range from $65-$158. 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 newyorkpops.org.
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