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Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1

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.

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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 Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Rob Berman

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
John Doyle

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
John Doyle

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Mia Farrow

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Mia Farrow

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Len Cariou

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Len Cariou

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Len Cariou & Mark Jacoby

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Len Cariou & Mark Jacoby, Michael Cerveris

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Michael Cerveris

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Michael Cerveris

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Clay Elder

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Raul Esparza

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Raul Esparza

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Raul Esparza

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Raul Esparza

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Sutton Foster

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Sutton Foster

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Sutton Foster

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Sutton Foster

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Mia Farrow and Sutton Foster

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Maria Friedman

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Maria Friedman

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Maria Friedman

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Maria Friedman

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
  Alexander Gemignani & Michael Cerveris

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
 Alexander Gemignani & Michael Cerveris

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Joanna Gleason & Alexander Gemignani

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Joanna Gleason

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Alexander Hanson

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Mark Jacoby

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Nathan Lane

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Nathan Lane

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Nathan Lane

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Nathan Lane

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Nathan Lane

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Nathan Lane

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Nathan Lane

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Nathan Lane

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Nathan Lane

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Nathan Lane

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Nathan Lane

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Nathan Lane

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Nathan Lane

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Nathan Lane

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Nathan Lane

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Nathan Lane

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Nathan Lane

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Angela Lansbury

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Angela Lansbury

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Angela Lansbury

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Angela Lansbury

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Angela Lansbury

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Angela Lansbury

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Angela Lansbury

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Angela Lansbury

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Angela Lansbury

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Angela Lansbury

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Angela Lansbury

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Angela Lansbury

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Angela Lansbury

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Angela Lansbury

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Angela Lansbury

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
Angela Lansbury

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1



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