Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale

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 Finale

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale
Paul Gemignani and the orchestra

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale
The Sondheim: The Birthday Concert ensemble!

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale
The Sondheim: The Birthday Concert ensemble!

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale
The Sondheim: The Birthday Concert ensemble!

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale
The Sondheim: The Birthday Concert ensemble!

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale
The ensemble filling the stage and the aisles of the theatre

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale
Bobby Steggert, Laura Osnes, Blaine Hoven, Maria Riccetto, Chip Zien & Joanna Gleason

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale
Birthday Wish to Sondheim with Bobby Steggert, Laura Osnes, Blaine Hoven, Maria Riccetto, Laura Benanti, Chip Zien, Joanna Gleason, Jason Danieley, Marin Mazzie, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters and Stephen Sondheim

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale
Chip Zien, Joanna Gleason, Jason Danieley, Marin Mazzie, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone, George Hearn, Audra McDonald, Michael Cerveris, Donna Murphy, Nathan Gunn, Victoria Clark

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale
Patti LuPone, George Hearn and Audra McDonald

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale
Stephen Sondheim

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale
Stephen Sondheim and the night's starry performers!

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale
Stephen Sondheim

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale
Stephen Sondheim

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale
Stephen Sondheim

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale
Stephen Sondheim

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale
Patti LuPone, George Hearn, Audra McDonald, Michael Cerveris, Donna Murphy, Victoria Clark

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale
Stephen Sondheim with Marin Mazzie, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone and George Hearn

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale
Birthday Wish to Sondheim with Blaine Hoven, Maria Riccetto, Laura Benanti, Chip Zien, Joanna Gleason, Jason Danieley, Marin Mazzie, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone, George Hearn

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale
Chip Zien, Joanna Gleason, Jason Danieley, Marin Mazzie, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters and Stephen Sondheim

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale
Chip Zien, Joanna Gleason, Jason Danieley, Marin Mazzie, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters and Stephen Sondheim

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale
Birthday Wish to Sondheim with Bobby Steggert, Laura Osnes, Blaine Hoven, Maria Riccetto, Laura Benanti, Chip Zien, Joanna Gleason, Jason Danieley

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale
Birthday Wish to Sondheim with Blaine Hoven, Maria Riccetto, Laura Benanti, Chip Zien, Joanna Gleason, Jason Danieley, Marin Mazzie, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone, George Hearn

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale
Patti LuPone, George Hearn, Audra McDonald, Michael Cerveris, Donna Murphy, Victoria Clark

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale
Laura Benanti, Chip Zien, Joanna Gleason, Jason Danieley, Marin Mazzie, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Paul Gemignani, Patti LuPone, George Hearn, Audra McDonald

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale
Chip Zien, Joanna Gleason, Jason Danieley, Marin Mazzie, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters with Stephen Sondheim

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale
Joanna Gleason, Jason Danieley, Marin Mazzie, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone, George Hearn, Audra McDonald and Stephen Sondheim

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale
Stephen Sondheim with Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale
Birthday Wish to Sondheim with Bobby Steggert, Laura Osnes, Blaine Hoven, Maria Riccetto, Laura Benanti, Chip Zien, Joanna Gleason, Jason Danieley, Marin Mazzie, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone, George Hearn, Audra McDonald, Michael Cerveris

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale
Birthday Wish to Sondheim with Bobby Steggert, Laura Osnes, Blaine Hoven, Maria Riccetto, Laura Benanti, Chip Zien, Joanna Gleason, Jason Danieley, Marin Mazzie, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone, George Hearn, Audra McDonald, Michael Cerveris

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale
Stephen Sondheim

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale
Joanna Gleason, Jason Danieley, Marin Mazzie, Mandy Patinkin

Photo Coverage: SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert Finale


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