Photo Coverage: Children and Art Sondheim 75th Birthday Celebration Press Preview

"CHILDREN AND ART," is the spectacular, one-night-only musical gala evening in celebration of Stephen Sondheim's 75th birthday at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street) on Monday, March 21, 2005 (7:30 p.m. curtain), the eve of Sondheim's birthday.

Presented by The Honorable William Jefferson Clinton and Barbra Streisand (Honorary Chairs), with Young Playwrights Inc. and producers Richard Maltby, Jr., Kevin Stites and Sheri M. Goldhirsch, "CHILDREN AND ART" is directed by Tony Award winner Richard Maltby, Jr. with music direction by Kevin Stites.

"CHILDREN AND ART" also features appearances from members of the original casts of Company, Follies and Merrily We Roll Along, plus a 35-piece orchestra, the 100-voice Broadway Star Chorus and the 60-voice Young People's Chorus of New York (dir. Francisco Nuñez).

All proceeds from "CHILDREN AND ART" will benefit Young Playwrights Inc., an organization founded by Stephen Sondheim in 1981.

Tickets are scaled from $500 - $5,000 and are available by calling Young Playwrights Inc. at (212) 594-5440. Tickets at the $1,500 level and above include an exclusive post-show dinner with Stephen Sondheim at the Four Seasons (99 East 52nd Street). Balcony tickets are available at $150 and $250. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

For more information on the "CHILDREN AND ART" benefit concert, please visit For more information on Young Playwrights Inc., please visit


Michael Ceveris, Michelle Pawk, Judy Kuhn, Rebecca Luker, John Dossett, and Hugh Panaro

Musical Director Kevin Stites

Michael Cerveris & Michelle Pawk

Judy Kuhn & Rebecca Luker

Rebecca Luker

Michael Cerveris & Michelle Pawk

Michael Cerveris

Rebecca Luker, John Dossett, Hugh Panaro

Hugh Panaro

A rehearsal in progress!

While looking on, is the man of the hour - Stephen Sondheim

At St. Paul & St. Andrew Methodist Church: (L to R)
Hugh Panaro, Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Stephen Sondheim, Rebecca Luker, Michelle Pawk, John Dossett

Hugh Panaro, John Dossett

Michelle Pawk & son Jack

Judy Kuhn

Michael Cerveris

Rebecca Luker

Stephen Sondheim


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