Tony nominee Montego Glover will go back to the days of big bands when she sings with the New York Pops and clarinetist Dave Bennett for Sing Sing Swing, an all-swing concert program on November 1 at Carnegie Hall.
Music director and conductor Steven Reineke leads the event, which features a tribute to the 75th anniversary of Benny Goodman’s legendary live recording at Carnegie Hall. The show will take place at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage and include songs like “Blues in the Night,” “And the Angels Sing” and “I Got Rhythm.”
If one night of swing isn’t enough, Carnegie Hall will also play host to the Strictly Lindy Dance and Contest at Providence NYC on September 26. Glover and Reineke will judge and choose three semi-finalists from the pool of participants competing for the chance to appear with the orchestra during Sing Sing Swing.
Glover is a Tony nominee for her star turn as Felicia in Broadway's Memphis. She also appeared on stage in The Color Purple and The Pirates of Penzance, and on television in NBC’s Broadway dramedy Smash. She also delivered a powerhouse performance with fellow Tony nominee Orfeh at this year's Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards.
Also on tap for the Pops this season: Under the Mistletoe with Ashley Brown on December 19 and 20 and A Charlie Brown Christmas on December 21.