The New York Pops 31st Birthday Gala
Monday, April 28, 2014
The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke
to Honor Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman
, and Paul J. Massey, Jr.
Featuring guest artists
Nikki Blonsky, Christian Borle, Kerry Butler, Will Chase, Linda Hart, Capathia Jenkins, Jane Krakowski, Ricki Lake, jenifer lewis,
Patti LuPone, Andrea Martin, Katharine McPhee, Martin Short,
Marissa Jaret Winokur, and more!
7:00 PM – Gala Concert at Carnegie Hall
8:30 PM – Dinner Dance at Mandarin Oriental New York
NEW YORK, NY – 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 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.
Single tickets for the concert range from $65 to $158 and are now on sale. To purchase, call CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, or visit the Carnegie Hall Box Office in person at 57th Street and 7th Avenue or online at www.carnegiehall.org
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
Contact: Dan Dutcher / Dan Dutcher Public Relations / 917-566-8413 / email@example.com
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 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.Click here for press release and event information
Agents: Paul Massey Jr.