On September 19, 2016, The New York Pops will return to Feinstein’s/54 Below in Manhattan, NY, for a cabaret performance starring Tony nominees Montego Glover and Tony Yazbeck. The night will be an intimate evening of dining and entertainment led by Music Director Steven Reineke as two of Broadway’s most talented stars perform some of their favorite tunes. Tony Yazbeck replaces the previously announced Joshua Henry.
“The New York Pops annual cabaret evening is one of our most intimate and exciting events each year,” said Music Director Steven Reineke. “The event raises money for our vital music education programs, which reach thousands of New York City children each year. Montego and Tony are both extremely talented (and busy) performers, and they are extraordinarily kind and generous people. We are all looking forward to hearing them perform up-close and personal. This is going to be a tremendous night.”
All proceeds will support The New York Pops’ PopsEd music programs, which reach over 4,000 New York City students each year.
The New York Pops is the largest independent pops orchestra in the United States, and the only professional symphonic orchestra in New York City specializing in popular music. Under the leadership of dynamic Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, The New York Pops continues to re-imagine orchestral pops music. The orchestra performs an annual subscription series and birthday gala at Carnegie Hall. The New York Pops is dedicated to lifelong learning, and collaborates with public schools, community organizations, children’s hospitals and senior centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City. PopsEd allows thousands of New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds to participate in fully customizable music programs that blend traditional education with pure fun. Visit www.newyorkpops.org for more information. Follow The New York Pops on Facebook (facebook.com/newyorkpops), Instagram (@thenewyorkpops), and Twitter (@newyorkpops).
Steven Reineke is the Music Director and Conductor of The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, Principal Pops Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Principal Pops Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and Principal Pops Conductor Designate of the Houston Symphony, beginning in the 2017-2018 season. Mr. Reineke is a frequent guest conductor with The Philadelphia Orchestra and has been on the podium with the Boston Pops, The Cleveland Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia. His extensive North American conducting appearances include San Francisco, Houston, Seattle, Edmonton and Pittsburgh.
Montego Glover just completed starring to critical acclaim in The Royale at Lincoln Center Theater after starring on Broadway in the award winning revival of Les Misérables as Fantine. Glover is a Tony Award Nominee, two-time Drama Desk Award Winner, Outer Critics Circle Award Winner, and Drama League Award Nominee for originating the role of Felicia Farrell in the Tony-winning Best Musical Memphis. Other Broadway: It Shoulda Been You, The Color Purple. Other theatre: IRNE Award (Aida), Helen Hayes Nomination (Once on This Island), Craig Noel Award Nomination (The Royale). TV/Film credits include Alone, Black Box, The Following, Hostages, Smash, The Good Wife, White Collar, Golden Boy, Law & Order, Made In Jersey. Ms. Glover has served as a member of the Artists’ Committee for the Kennedy Center Honors and is a PopsEd Ambassador to The New York Pops. She is a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. @montegoglover
Tony Yazbeck most recently starred in the Broadway production of Finding Neverland. He also starred in the Susan Stroman- and Harold Prince-helmed Prince of Broadway in Japan and the Broadway revival of On the Town, for which he won the coveted Astaire Award. He was also nominated for Tony, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his virtuosic performance. Yazbeck’s other Broadway credits include: Chicago (Billy Flynn), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Phil Davis), Gypsy opposite Patti LuPone (Tulsa; Outer Critics Circle nomination), A Chorus Line (Al), Oklahoma!, Never Gonna Dance, and Gypsy with Tyne Daly. Off-Broadway, Yazbeck has starred in Fanny Hill (at the York). For City Center Encores!, Yazbeck has appeared in Little Me, On the Town, Gypsy, The Apple Tree, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and Pardon My English. Regional credits include Alliance, Barrington, Williamstown, Hartford Stage, Goodman, St. Louis MUNY, Goodspeed (Connecticut Critics Circle Award), Signature (Helen Hayes Award), Trinity Rep, Paper Mill, and Old Globe. Last year, Yazbeck was seen internationally in Kiss Me, Kate at the Royal Albert Hall in London. TV/Film credits include NBC’s Smash and the feature documentary Every Little Step. Tony also stars in his own song and dance show, The Floor Above Me, which was just released digitally and on CD by P.S. Classics.