On April 12, 2013, The New York Pops continues its 30th season with an evening celebrating the 65th birthday of Stephen Schwartz and the 10th anniversary of his hit musical Wicked with The Wizard and I: The Musical Journey of Stephen Schwartz.
Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke will lead the orchestra as they perform highlights from some of the composer-lyricist's most beloved works. The concert features Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan (Newsies), Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess), Drama Desk Award nominee Julia Murney (The Wild Party), Tony Award nominee Jennifer Laura Thompson (Urinetown), and Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA.
The concert program features selections from some of Schwartz's most well-known stage and screen works including "Magic To Do" from Pippin, "Colors of the Wind" from Pocahontas, "The Spark of Creation" from Children of Eden and many more. In celebration of the 10 th anniversary of the multi-award winning, hit Broadway musical Wicked, "The Wizard and I" and "For Good" will also be performed.
"I'm so honored to take part in this tribute to one of popular music's greatest icons, Stephen Schwartz," says Steven Reineke, Music Director. "We'll explore the songs he's written for film, Broadway, and even the opera stage. To top it off, we've assembled a cast of the greatest theatre performers working today, along with Judith Clurman's superb Essential Voices USA. It will be a performance you won't want to miss!"
The concert will take place at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage.
Single tickets are priced from $37 to $108. Purchases can be made at the Carnegie Hall Box Office (57th Street and 7th Avenue) or by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800. Visit www.carnegiehall.org for more information.