Marvin Hamlisch Conducts the NSO Pops: Sondheim at 80
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With a voice that The New York Times describes as a "singularly thunderous baritone," Broadway leading man Brian Stokes Mitchell joins the NSO Pops for an evening of holiday favorites. Equally comfortable as a dancer and a singer, he's an in-demand presence on the Great White Way, with critically acclaimed performances in Man of La Mancha, Kiss Me Kate, Ragtime, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Jelly's Last Jam, Sweeney Todd and, most recently, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. He's even had two cameo appearances on the hit TV show Glee, and last year released a CD of Broadway hits entitled Simply Broadway. Steven Reineke conducts the orchestra as Stokes puts his jazzy spin on all the holiday classics. Word on the street is that Jolly ol' St. Nick might even make an appearance at this show! Learn More
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No stage composer and lyricist matches the creativity and wit of Stephen Sondheim. From Sweeney Todd to Sunday in the Park with George and Assassins, his creations remain true to his own interests while tapping into America's fascination with the big questions of life as explored through art. Echoing the Kennedy Center's 2002 tribute to this master of music and lyrics, Marvin Hamlisch conducts the NSO Pops in Sondheim at 80, a concert of Sondheim's best-loved tunes in celebration of his 80th birthday, featuring performances by Liz Callaway, Michael Cerveris, Brian d'Arcy James, Maria Friedman, and Patricia Noonan. This is a little night music you don't want to miss!
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