Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals

On Monday, March 15, 2010, the New York Philharmonic celebrated Stephen Sondheim with its star-studded Spring Gala. The show was taped for future airing on PBS. Stay tuned for full photo coverage of the entire concert later this week on BroadwayWorld.com!

This celebration of the 80th birthday of the great Broadway and film composer/lyricist included Stephen Sondheim's most enduring orchestral music and songs, in addition to rarely-heard material. Paul Gemignani, Mr. Sondheim's longtime collaborator, conducted the New York Philharmonic; Lonny Price is the director; and Mr. Price and Matt Cowart are the producers.

The evening included songs and orchestral pieces from Sondheim musical theater favorites such as Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, Pacific Overtures, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Anyone Can Whistle, along with a suite from music he wrote for the film Reds, which has never before been performed live.

Photos by Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Stephen Sondheim

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Stephen Sondheim

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Stephen Sondheim

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Stephen Sondheim

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Stephen Sondheim and the Board Members

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Stephen Sondheim and the Board Members

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Alec Baldwin

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Alec Baldwin and Claire Evans

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Edgar Bronfman Jr.

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Edgar Bronfman Jr.

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Petula Clark

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Petula Clark

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Andre de Shields

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Oskar Eustis

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Oskar Eustis

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Richard Kind

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Richard Kind

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Jayne Houdyshell

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Jayne Houdyshell

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Adriane Lenox

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Adriane Lenox

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Adriane Lenox

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Pia Lindstrom

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Pia Lindstrom

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Eli Wallach & Anne Jackson

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Eli Wallach

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Eli Wallach & Anne

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Eli Wallach & Anne Jackson

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Susan Stroman

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Susan Stroman

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Richard Thomas

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Richard Thomas

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Richard Thomas & Wife Georgiana Bischoff

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Barry Weissler and Fran Weissler

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Barry Weissler and Fran Weissler

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals
Stephen Sondheim

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Arrivals



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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.