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Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM Part 2

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Angela Lansbury and Catherine Zeta-Jones, currently starring in the Broadway revival of A Little Night Music, led the all-star cast performing in Stephen Sondheim's 80th birthday celebration on April 26 at New York City Center. Like Lansbury and Zeta-Jones, all of the performers have either originated Sondheim characters or performed them in notable revivals. As a group, the gala's performers have appeared in more than 75 Sondheim shows. The gala, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, highlighted numbers from shows for which Sondheim has written both music and lyrics, and featured a full orchestra conducted by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman. The benefit will help fund New York City Center's artistic and education programs. In addition, a portion of the evening's proceeds will go to Young Playwrights Inc, a charity of great importance to Sondheim.

BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you complete coverage in two parts.  Click here to view Part 1!

The birthday celebration cast included Len Cariou, Michael Cerveris, Claybourne Elder, Raúl Esparza, Sutton Foster, Alexander Gemignani, Joanna Gleason, Alexander Hanson, Mark Jacoby, Nathan Lane, Angela Lansbury, Debra Monk, Donna Murphy, Michele Pawk, Jim Walton, B.D. Wong, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Chip Zien, among others.

The gala began at 6:00 pm, followed by the show at 7:00 pm and a post-performance dinner at The Plaza Hotel. Gala co-chairs were JoAnne Woodward, Bobbie and Lew Frankfort, Perry and Marty Granoff, Stacey and Eric Mindich, and Mary Jo and Ted Shen.

Stephen Sondheim celebrated his 80th birthday on March 22, 2010. Sondheim wrote the music and lyrics for Road Show (2003), Passion (1994), Assassins (1991), Into the Woods (1987), Sunday in the Park With George (1984), Merrily We Roll Along (1981), Sweeney Todd (1979), Pacific Overtures (1976), The Frogs (1974), A Little Night Music (1973), Follies (1971), Company (1970), Anyone Can Whistle (1964), and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962), as well as lyrics for Gypsy (1959), West Side Story (1957), Do I Hear A Waltz? (1965), and additional lyrics for Candide (1973). He has won Tony Awards for Best Score for a Musical for Passion, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Follies and Company. Sunday in the Park With George received the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

For more information on the New York City Center, visit www.NYCityCenter.org.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Catherine Zeta-Jones

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Len Cariou and Catherine Zeta-Jones

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Len Cariou and Catherine Zeta-Jones

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Len Cariou and Catherine Zeta-Jones

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Len Cariou, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Alexander Hanson

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Catherine Zeta-Jones

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Catherine Zeta-Jones

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Catherine Zeta-Jones

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Catherine Zeta-Jones

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Len Cariou, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Alexander Hanson

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Catherine Zeta-Jones

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Catherine Zeta-Jones

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Catherine Zeta-Jones

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Catherine Zeta-Jones

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Debra Monk

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Debra Monk

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Clay Elder, Alexander Gemignani and Michele Pawk

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Donna Murphy

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Donna Murphy

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Jim Walton

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Claybourne Elder, B.D. Wong, Alexander Germignani and Mark Jacoby

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Catherine Zeta-Jones

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Catherine Zeta-Jones

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Catherine Zeta-Jones

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Catherine Zeta-Jones

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Mia Farrow

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Mia Farrow

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Angela Lansbury and Len Cariou with Tribute Cast

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Angela Lansbury and Len Cariou with Tribute Cast

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Angela Lansbury and Len Cariou with Tribute Cast

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Angela Lansbury and Len Cariou with Tribute Cast

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Angela Lansbury and Len Cariou with Tribute Cast

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Angela Lansbury and Len Cariou with Tribute Cast

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Catherine Zeta-Jones

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Tribute Cast

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Catherine Zeta-Jones

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Alexander Hanson, Nathan Lane and Donna Murphy

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Alexander Hanson, Stephen Sondheim, Donna Murphy and Mia Farrow

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Alexander Hanson, Stephen Sondheim, Nathan Lane, Donna Murphy and Mia Farrow

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Mia Farrow, Jim Walton, Michelle Pawk and Stephen Sondheim

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Mia Farrow and Stephen Sondheim with Tribute Cast

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Catherine Zeta-Jones

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Angela Lansbury and Len Cariou

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Catherine Zeta-Jones

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Stephen Sondheim and John Doyle with Debra Monk and Mark Jacoby

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Stephen Sondheim with Tribute Cast

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Stephen Sondheim with Tribute Cast

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Stephen Sondheim with Tribute Cast

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Stephen Sondheim with Tribute Cast

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Stephen Sondheim with Tribute Cast

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Stephen Sondheim with Tribute Cast

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Stephen Sondheim with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Tribute Cast

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Stephen Sondheim with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Tribute Cast

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Stephen Sondheim with Donna Murphy and Tribute Cast

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Stephen Sondheim with Tribute Cast

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2
Stephen Sondheim

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM  Part 2

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


 
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