(l to r) Laura Michelle Kelly and Max von Essen. (Photos courtesy of The New York Pops.)
Even though the stirring revival of Oklahoma! will have just closed, fans of Rodgers and Hammerstein don’t have to wait long for a sampling of their legendary songbook.
The New York Pops performs the timeless music of the composer and lyricist on Friday, January 24, in Find Your Dream: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein joined by guest artists Laura Michelle Kelly and Max von Essen, as well as Judith Clurman’s Essential Voices USA. The concert spans all eleven of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic collaborations, including “People Will Say We’re in Love” from Oklahoma!, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel, “Some Enchanted Evening” from South Pacific, “I Have Dreamed” from The King and I, and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” from The Sound of Music.
Laura Michelle Kelly is an Oliver Award-winning actress for her star-making performance as the title role in the world premiere stage production of Disney’s Mary Poppins. Broadway and New York credits include the Encores! production of Me and My Girl, Finding Neverland, and the 2004 revival of Fiddler on the Roof.
Max von Essen is a Tony-nominated singer and actor best known for his role as Henri Baurel in the award-winning production of An American in Paris. He recently finished a year-long run in the Broadway production of Anastasia as Gleb Vaganov. He then toured the United States as Marvin in Lincoln Center Theater’s revival of Falsettos.
Find Your Dream: The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein
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