Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Broadway.com | Stephen Sondheim Honored with a Star-Filled Gala at City Center

Broadway.com | Stephen Sondheim Honored with a Star-Filled Gala at City Center

I was lucky enough to get to see this celebration of Stephen Sondheim. So many highlights! Mia Farrow told a sweet story about Steve giving his goddaughter (Mia's daughter) a thesaurus for her 5th birthday. She in turn gave Steve a penny wrapped in toilet paper, which he promised not to spend in one place. Joanna Gleason sang from "Into the Woods", B.D. Wong sang from "Pacific Overtures", Len Cariou, Michael Cerveris and Alexander Germignani sang from "Sweeney Todd", Debra Monk's hilarious rendition of the Gun Song from "Assassins", Alexander Hanson, Len Cariou and Catherine Zeta-Jones sang from "A Little Night Music", (Catherine also sang the iconic "Send in the Clowns" beautifully and she looked fabulous), Donna Murphy sang from "Passion", Nathan Lane sang from "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum", Raul Esparza brought down the house with "Being Alive" from Company, and the great Angela Lansbury sang "Liaisons" from "A Little Night Music". Julie Andrews even sent a recorded message with her signing. We haven't heard her sing in so long, it was beautiful. What a glorious night!

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