City Museum to Honor Stephen Sondheim at 2013 CABARET! Gala, 11/19
The Museum of the City of New York will present legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim with its Louis Auchincloss Prize at a gala dinner that will include a musical tribute featuring Tony Award winners and nominees. Cabaret! will take place on Tuesday evening, November 19th; it is a rare opportunity to recognize a living legend, and in an intimate setting. Tickets are still available at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Singing Sondheim favorites are some of musical theater's most talented performers, including Gregg Edelman, Harvey Evans, Judy Kaye, Howard McGillin, Victoria Mallory, Kurt Petersen, and Sarah Stiles under the direction of Michael Montel.
A lifelong New Yorker, Sondheim is a fitting recipient of the Louis Auchincloss Prize, awarded annually to artists and writers whose work is inspired by and enhances the five boroughs of New York City.
Sondheim has set a standard of artistic brilliance that is unsurpassed in musical theater. At the age of 25, he was asked to be the lyricist for Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story; an opportunity to write lyrics for Gypsy soon followed. In 1962, he wrote the music and lyrics for his first show, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, followed by Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, The Frogs, Pacific Overtures, Sweeney Todd, Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, Assassins, Passion, and Road Show. Among his many honors, Sondheim has won eight Tony Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Academy Award, the Kennedy Center Honors Lifetime Achievement Award, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Gold Medal for Music. The City Museum is exceedingly proud to add the Louis Auchincloss Prize to this list.
The Cabaret! gala, sponsored by law firm Withers Bergman, will begin at 7 p.m. at the New York Academy of Medicine. Tickets start at $1,000; tables at $10,000. Contact Stephen Diefenderfer at 917-4923326 for further information or to purchase a ticket.