On Friday, November 17, The New York Pops led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, welcomed Sutton Foster and Kelli O’Hara to Carnegie Corridor.
They began with Julie and Carol 1962 Fanfare by Irwin Kostal/ Mike Nichols / Ken Welch.
That went right into a medley of “Actual Stay Woman”, from Little Me, “You and Me”, from Victor/Victoria, “Shut Concord”, from Fade Out/Fade IN, “I’m Gonna Wash that Man Proper Outa My Hair”, from South Pacific and “Overlook Concerning the Boy”, from Completely Fashionable Millie.
“Nice Journey”, from Kimberly Akimbo had the duo singing from the Tony award successful present.
Kelli O’Hara introduced “What Extra Do I Want?” from Stephen Sondheim’s Saturday Evening to life.
Then a tribute to Rebecca Luke and Marin Mazzie with So In Love, from Kiss Me, Kate.
Sutton returned for grownup with “Reply Me,” from The Band’s Go to, “I Wish to Lead After I Dance,” “I Received’t Dance”, from Three Sisters and “Shall We Dance?”, from The King and I.
“How Do You Get to Carnegie Corridor?” was adopted by a fantastically sung “Fable,” from The Gentle within the Piazza, which ended the primary act.
Opening the second act was “Large D”, from The Most Blissful Fella with supporting vocalists Erica Mansfield, Eric Sciotto, Sherisse Springer, Anthony Wayne.
A wonderful “To Construct a Dwelling”, from The Bridges of Madison County introduced Ms O’Hara to recreate her Tony nominated position.
A enjoyable 9 Minutes of ‘90s Mega-Medley confirmed that O’Hara can be a good rock singer, one thing we at all times knew of Ms. Foster.
Joni Mitchell’s “A Case of You” introduced out Sutton’s melancholy facet.
She additionally sang a track I by no means heard earlier than referred to as “Meantime” by Robert Allen and Al Stallman.
The supporting vocalists got here again with a reprise of “Nice Journey”, from Kimberly Akmibo.
A extremely fabulous model of “Right here’s To Life” introduced the duo to a detailed.
However there was a good- bye medley of “Goodnight is Not Goodbye”, into “I’m So Glad We Had This Time Collectively,” from The Carol Burnett Present and “So Lengthy Farewell”, from The Sound of Music.
These two artist had been in excellent voice however every had their very own musical director. Dan Lipton, was there for Kelli O’Hara and Michael Rafter, was there for Sutton Foster. Then you will have Steven Reineke for The New York Pops. I don’t essentially assume that helped this present, because it appeared somewhat incoherent musically.
Additionally Dick Scanlan, who directed and wrote together with Kate James, didn’t captured the perfect for these two phenomenal abilities, in addition to what brings me to each present the fantastic New York Pops.
Don;t get me unsuitable the night was a one in every of form that I used to be very grateful to be at and can’t wait to attend The Greatest Christmas of All with Norm Lewis and The New York Pops December 22 and 23.
The New York Pops is actually a present to New York.
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