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The New York Pops Presents Cheyenne Jackson’s Cocktail Hour: Music of the Mad Men Era

The New York Pops Press Release:

New York, NY ? On November 18 at 8:00pm, The New York Pops orchestra, conducted by Music Director Steven Reineke, will take audiences back to the Mad Men era, when Bossa Nova was new and dance music was smooth and hip. The performance features guest artist Cheyenne Jackson, star of Broadway, 30 Rock, and Glee, in a cool, swinging program that includes ?Feeling Good,? ?Luck Be a Lady,? and ?Sway? at Carnegie Hall?s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage.

?I absolutely love working with Cheyenne,? said Music Director Steven Reineke. ?This is going to be a really hip, swingin? concert with some of our favorite tunes from the 50s and 60s ? and even some contemporary tunes that are a throwback to that time. Like all of our concerts, I like to throw in a few surprises. Join us in your finest attire of the era to experience it for yourself. This is a must see show!?


Cheyenne Jackson is a multi-talented stage, film, and television actor. On Broadway, Cheyenne has appeared in Finian?s Rainbow, Xanadu, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The 24 Hour Plays, On the Twentieth Century, Aida and All Shook Up, receiving Drama Desk nominations for Finian?s Rainbow and Xanadu along with a Theatre World Award for All Shook Up and numerous other nominations. Other theatre experience includes 8, Damn Yankees at New York City Center, The Agony & The Agony at The Vineyard Theatre and Altar Boys at New World Stages. He has also had several returning and guest roles in television, including roles on NBC?s 30 Rock, FOX?s Glee, HBO?s Curb Your Enthusiasm and other appearances on Family Practice, Life on Mars, Lipstick Jungle, Ugly Betty, Law and Order, and It Takes a Village. Cheyenne Jackson has also appeared in films such as The Green, United 93, Curiousity, Hysteria, Photo Op and Smile. Upcoming film projects include Price Check opposite Parker Posey and Fox Searchlight?s Lola Versus with Greta Gerwis, Debra Winger and Bill Pullman. Cheyenne is also an ambassador for amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research) and he serves as the national ambassador and spokesperson for HMI The Hetrick-Martin Institute.

Steven Reineke?s boundless enthusiasm and exceptional artistry have made him one of the nation?s most sought-after pops conductors, composers and arrangers. As Music Director of The New York Pops, Reineke conducts the orchestra?s annual Carnegie Hall concert series, leads concert tours, recordings and nationwide telecasts. Mr. Reineke is the newly appointed Principal Pops Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he serves as Principal Pops Conductor of the Long Beach and Modesto Symphony Orchestras. Previously, he was Associate Conductor of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, where for fifteen years he served as a composer, arranger and conducting prot?g? of the late celebrated pops conductor Erich Kunzel. Steven Reineke?s notable guest conducting appearances include the Boston Pops, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra and his debut at the Hollywood Bowl in 2007. Reineke is also an established symphonic composer, with his works most recently performed by the New York Philharmonic and Los Angeles Philharmonic.


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. Led by Music Director Steven Reineke, the orchestra performs an annual subscription series and birthday gala at Carnegie Hall, enjoying one of their highest subscription renewal rates. The New York Pops was founded by Skitch Henderson in 1983 with a mission to create greater public awareness and appreciation of America?s rich musical heritage. Along with performing at Carnegie Hall, The New York Pops tours throughout the world and gives free concerts in New York City parks. The New York Pops? extensive education programs allow thousands of public schoolchildren to participate in concert and music-making experiences at Carnegie Hall and in schools throughout the five boroughs of New York City.


Single tickets are priced from $37 to $108.? Subscriptions to the 2011-2012 Carnegie Hall series are also available, at $165, $200, $260, $360, $470 and $520. Purchases can be made at the Carnegie Hall Box Office (57th Street and 7th Avenue) or by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800. Visit www.carnegiehall.org for more information.