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The New York Pops led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke opened their 2023-24 season with a brand-new live performance twenty first Century Broadway, on Friday, October 27, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. at Carnegie Corridor.

Steven Reineke Photograph by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

The orchestra began the night time off with the glowing overture from The Producers.

Hailey Kilgore Photograph by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

They have been joined by visitor artists Hailey Kilgore (Tony and Grammy Award nominee for her portrayal of Ti Moune within the Broadway revival of As soon as On This Island), who thrilled with “All That Issues” from Discovering Neverland.

Hailey Kilgore Photograph by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Ms. Kilgore wowed in a glittery black and white robe that flattered the younger star, as she wowed once more with “Fabulous Child” from Sister Act.

Hailey Kilgore, Steven Reineke Photograph by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Javier Muñoz, Hailey Kilgore Photograph by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Becoming a member of her was Javier Muñoz (co-creator of the title position in Hamilton) for “When The Solar Goes Down” from In The Heights the place he additionally co-created the position with Miranda.

Javier Muñoz Photograph by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Muñoz continued with “Pleased with Your Boy” from Aladdin.

Javier Muñoz Photograph by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

A track that was actually pretty to listen to was “Love Who You Love” from Ahrens and Flaherty’s A Man of No Significance.

Derek Klena Photograph by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

In fantastic voice Derek Klena, recreated his track “St. Petersburg” from Ahrens and Flaherty’s Anastasia.

Derek Klena Photograph by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Klena was Tony Award nominated for his portrayal of Nick Healy in Jagged Little Capsule and his track “Excellent”  was subsequent and ideal it was.

Ali Stroker Photograph by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Duetting with the final visitor, Ali Stroker (Tony Award winner for her position as Ado Annie within the Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!), introduced “You Matter to Me” from Waitress, to life.

Ali Stroker Photograph by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Jason Robert Brown’s “A Summer season In Ohio” from The final 5 Years was given a really amusing take by Ms. Stroker.

Ali Stroker Photograph by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Ending the primary act was Pasek and Paul’s “Waving By means of A Window” from Expensive Even Hansen. That is usually sung by a person however Ms. Stroker put her stamp on it.

Javier Muñoz, Ali Stroker, Hailey Kilgore, Derek Klena Photograph by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

After intermission was the overture from Curtains. One of many greatest hits of the twenty first century was Spring Awakening the place all 4 visitor stars took on “The Track Of Purple Summer season”.

Javier Muñoz Photograph by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

“Hurricane,” from Hamilton introduced again Javier Muñoz.

Derek Klena, Javier Muñoz Photograph by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Klena joined for “Expensive Theodosia,” additionally from Hamilton.

Derek Klena Photograph by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Klena then wowed with “Goodbye ” from Catch Me If You Can. I might like to see him play this position.

Ali Stroker Photograph by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Coming again to broadway this yr is Spamalot. Ali Stoker took on “Diva’s Lament,”mainly letting the viewers know she was able to step on in.

Ali Stroker, Hailey Kilgore Photograph by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Ali Stroker, Hailey Kilgore Photograph by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Coming again was Ms. Kilgore to duet on “For Good” to have fun Depraved’s anniversary.

Hailey Kilgore, Steven Reineke Photograph by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Hailey Kilgore Photograph by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Steven Reineke, Hailey Kilgore Photograph by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Displaying what a powerhouse she is Ms. Kilgore received a standing ovation on “I’m Right here” from The Colour Purple.

Susan E. Wagner Excessive Faculty Live performance Choir Photograph by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Ending the present the 4 younger artists have been joined by members of the Susan E. Wagner Excessive Faculty Live performance Choir for “You Will Be Discovered” once more from from Expensive Even Hansen. These younger artists sounded wonderful displaying musical theatre is in good palms.

Steven Reineke, Derek Klena, Hailey Kilgore, Javier Muñoz, Eric Gabbard, Ali Stroker Photograph by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Steven Reineke, Derek Klena, Hailey Kilgore, Javier Muñoz, Ali Stroker Photograph by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

The encore was from Waitress and made me excited for Sutton Foster and Kelli O’Hara for One Night time Solely on November seventeenth. That is certain to be the live performance of the yr!

Hailey Kilgore Photograph by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Ali Stroker Photograph by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Steven Reineke, Ali Stroker Photograph by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Jamie deRoy, Steven Reineke Photograph by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Derek Klena, Steven Reineke, Javier Muñoz Photograph by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Derek Klena Photograph by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Javier Muñoz Photograph by Genevieve Rafter Keddy


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