On Monday, May 2, 2016, The New York Pops marked its 33rd birthday with a grand gala evening at Carnegie Hall celebrating the collaborations of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, the songwriting team behind Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, and more. Sir Cameron Mackintosh and Patti LuPone served as honorary co-chairs for the event.
The concert featured a lineup of guest artists under the baton of Music Director Steven Reineke. The performance highlighted Boublil and Schönberg’s four-decade partnership, with appearances by Broadway stars Stephanie J. Block, Jon Jon Briones, Jeremy Jordan, Norm Lewis, Patti LuPone, Eva Noblezada, John Owen-Jones, Hugh Panaro, Lea Salonga, and Marie Zamora. The concert also featured Judith Clurman’s Essential Voices USA, as well as students from The New York Pops’ Kids on Stage music education program and Camp Broadway Kids.
Following the concert, a black tie dinner dance was held at the Mandarin Oriental New York. www.newyorkpops.org.