Women of Notes
Women of Notes
Friday, November 17, 2017
Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Adam Kantor, Guest Artist
Betsy Wolfe, Guest Artist
with Special Guests Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson, Georgia Stitt, and Shaina Taub
Hear favorites from popular-music royalty when The New York Pops pays tribute to renowned female composers and lyricists, including Carole King, Tracy Chapman, Dolly Parton, Betty Comden, Mary Rodgers, Jeanine Tesori, and others with special guest appearances by Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson, Georgia Stitt, and Shaina Taub. From “Lonely Town” to “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” the hits will keep coming all evening. Broadway darlings Adam Kantor (Fiddler on the Roof, Rent, Next to Normal) and Betsy Wolfe (Waitress, Falsettos, Bullets Over Broadway) will take the stage to bring to life songs from your favorite films, musicals, and albums.
About the Artists
Adam Kantor will return to Broadway this fall in the new musical The Band’s Visit, by Itamar Moses and David Yazbek, and directed by David Cromer. Adam recently played the role of Motel Kamzoil in the Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof directed by Bartlett Sher. Adam made his Broadway debut playing Mark in the final cast of RENT which was preserved on DVD by Sony Pictures' RENT Filmed Live on Broadway. He reunited with RENT director Michael Greif in Next to Normal on Broadway, in which he played Henry. Adam played Jamie in the NYC revival of The Last Five Years, directed by its writer Jason Robert Brown, starring opposite Betsy Wolfe at Second Stage. Also off-Broadway, he played Princeton/Rod in Avenue Q. At The Old Globe, he played Proteus in Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona directed by Mark Lamos, and Jeff in the world premiere of Nobody Loves You by Itamar Moses and Gaby Alter. Adam played Eddie in the world premiere production of Diner by Sheryl Crow and Barry Levinson directed by Kathleen Marshall. On TV he was in Billions on Showtime in the role of Pununzio, and The Good Wife on CBS in the role of Ezra. Adam was a co-founder of the nonprofit arts organization Broadway In South Africa, which provided arts education to underprivileged youth in the townships of South Africa. He graduated from Northwestern University and also studied at the British-American Dramatic Academy. @AdamJKantor
Betsy Wolfe is currently starring in the hit Broadway musical Waitress. She was last seen on Broadway starring in Falsettos as Cordelia, one of the lovable “lesbians from next door”, directed by James Lapine. Her other Broadway credits include Woody Allen’s musical adaptation of Bullets Over Broadway where she played opposite Zach Braff, under the direction of Susan Stroman. Previously, she starred in the Off-Broadway revival of The Last Five Years at Second Stage Theatre and the Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood as Rosa Bud. Prior to that Wolfe played Beth in Merrily We Roll Along at Encores! and created the role of Mary Ann Singleton in ACT's world premiere of Tales of the City, a musical based on the Armistead Maupin novels. Other Broadway credits includes Everyday Rapture with Sherie Rene Scott (a show she also performed Off- Broadway), 110 in the Shade, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Wolfe made her Metropolitan Opera debut in Douglas Carter Beane’s adaptation of Die Fledermaus, which she recently returned to for an encore engagement. Wolfe starred in the La Jolla Playhouse world premiere production of Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez’s new musical Up Here, under the direction of Alex Timbers. She starred in the San Francisco and Boston companies of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Wolfe has been a guest artist for over 40 symphony, pops, and philharmonic orchestras across the U.S. and internationally including the New York Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Last season she performed with Maestro Reineke and Darren Criss to sold out crowds at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center with their show “Broadway Today”. Her concert debut at Carnegie Hall was with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra under Maestro Erich Kunzel. Ms. Wolfe was a guest soloist for the New York City Ballet where she performed at Lincoln Center and at The Coliseum in London. Recordings include Falsettos, Bullets over Broadway, The Last Five Years, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Stage Door Canteen, 35MM, and Merrily We Roll Along. She holds a BFA in musical theatre from Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Wolfe can also be seen in the film adaptation of The Last Five Years.