Two of Broadway's finest are gearing up for a one-night-only concert with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall on Friday night. NY1's Frank DiLella filed the following report.
The New York Pops will certainly march their band out, and yes, even beat the drums for Broadway favorites Andrew Rannells and Stephanie J. Block. The two artists are currently prepping for their one-night-only concert at Carnegie Hall entitled "On Broadway."
No strangers to the Great White Way, Rannells was nominated for a Tony back in 2011 for his turn as Elder Price in the mega-hit "The Book of Mormon," and Block earned a Tony nomination last year for her performance as the title character in "The Mystery of Edwin Drood."
"We all know the reputation that Carnegie Hall has, and when it's a one-night thing, every lyric better be right, every note better be right," Block says.
As for the song lineup, it's all Broadway.
"I've got 'Don't Rain,' 'Children Will Listen,' 'Meadowlark,' 'Defying Gravity,'" Block says.
"We're doing some Rodgers and Hammerstein, which is a little different for Stephanie and I because we're not exactly known for our legit sides," Rannells says.
The evening will be under the music direction of Pops maestro Steven Reineke.
"Stephanie and Andrew are two of Broadway's greatest performers that are working out there today, but also, they're great friends of the New York Pops," says Reineke.
New York Pops concert aside, Block says she's eager to return to Broadway but is waiting for the right project, while Rannells says he's having a blast playing Elijah on HBO's "Girls."
"It's the best set, and it's, I just love Lena Dunham so much. It's a dream to work on that show," Rannells says.
The one-night-only concert "On Broadway" is set for Friday, March 21. For more information, visit www.nypops.org.