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.
The orchestra began the evening off with the glowing overture from The Producers.
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.
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.
Becoming a member of her was Javier Muñoz (co-creator of the title function in Hamilton) for “When The Solar Goes Down” from In The Heights the place he additionally co-created the function with Miranda.
Muñoz continued with “Happy with Your Boy” from Aladdin.
A track that was actually beautiful to listen to was “Love Who You Love” from Ahrens and Flaherty’s A Man of No Significance.
In fantastic voice Derek Klena, recreated his track “St. Petersburg” from Ahrens and Flaherty’s Anastasia.
Klena was Tony Award nominated for his portrayal of Nick Healy in Jagged Little Tablet and his track “Good” was subsequent and excellent it was.
Duetting with the final visitor, Ali Stroker (Tony Award winner for her function as Ado Annie within the Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!), introduced “You Matter to Me” from Waitress, to life.
Jason Robert Brown’s “A Summer season In Ohio” from The final 5 Years was given a really amusing take by Ms. Stroker.
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.
After intermission was the overture from Curtains. One of many largest hits of the twenty first century was Spring Awakening the place all 4 visitor stars took on “The Tune Of Purple Summer season”.
“Hurricane,” from Hamilton introduced again Javier Muñoz.
Klena joined for “Expensive Theodosia,” additionally from Hamilton.
Klena then wowed with “Goodbye ” from Catch Me If You Can. I might like to see him play this function.
Coming again to broadway this 12 months is Spamalot. Ali Stoker took on “Diva’s Lament,”principally letting the viewers know she was able to step on in.
Coming again was Ms. Kilgore to duet on “For Good” to have a good time Depraved’s anniversary.
Displaying what a powerhouse she is Ms. Kilgore obtained a standing ovation on “I’m Right here” from The Coloration Purple.
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 exhibiting musical theatre is in good palms.
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 positive to be the live performance of the 12 months!