Kristen and Bobby Lopez (Photo provided by New York Pops.)
On April 25, the New York Pops will celebrate their 39th birthday at Carnegie Hall with a gala and musical tribute featuring starry singers of stage and screen. The event, For the First Time In Forever: The Songs of Kristen and Bobby Lopez, celebrates the music of the Academy and Grammy Award-winning songwriting duo Kristen and Bobby Lopez.
Kristen Bell (voice of Anna in Disney’s Frozen), Caissie Levy (original Elsa in Frozen on Broadway), and Betsy Wolfe (originated leading role in the world premiere of the Lopezes’ musical Up Here) will sing with the New York Pops (led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke) on Monday, April 25, 2022, at 7:00 PM in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall.
These headliners join an already powerhouse group of singers who will perform selections from Kristen and Bobby Lopez’s wide-ranging catalog, including selections from Frozen, Frozen 2, Coco, The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q, and more. Participating artists include Jennifer Barnhart (original Mrs. T and Bad Idea Bear in Avenue Q), Jaime Camil (voice of Papá Rivera in Pixar’s Coco), Stephanie D’Abruzzo (Tony Award nominee for originating the roles of Kate Monster and Lucy the Slut in Avenue Q), Santino Fontana (Tony Award winner and Hans in Frozen), Jordan Gelber (original Brian in Avenue Q), Ann Harada (original Christmas Eve in Avenue Q), Nikki M. James (Tony Award winner for the role of Nabulungi in The Book of Mormon), Mykal Kilgore (first national tour of The Book of Mormon), Rick Lyon (original Nicky and Trekkie Monster in Avenue Q), Patti Murin (original Anna in Frozen on Broadway), and John Tartaglia (Tony Award nominee for originating the roles of Princeton and Rod in Avenue Q).
Proceeds from the Gala support The New York Pops orchestra and the organization’s PopsEd music education programs that reach throughout all five boroughs of New York City. The concert is followed by a black-tie optional dinner and dance at the Mandarin Oriental New York.
Concert tickets start at $39 and are available via carnegiehall.org