“Forgotten Hollywood”- Sondheim Virtual Celebration…

Posted on April 26, 2020 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Josh Groban, Nathan Lane, and Jake Gyllenhaal are among the theater that honored cherished composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim with an online birthday concert. Sondheim actually turned ninety on March 22nd, but plans to celebrate were put online after  Broadway shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.                            STEPHEN SONDHEIM –>

“`The celebration this weekend coincided with the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of Sondheim’s Broadway show, Company, and served as a fundraiser for Artists Striving to End Poverty. Beginning fashionably late, the tribute opened on YouTube about an hour after the scheduled start time.

“`With an intimate vibe to the event, musicians and singers dressed in t-shirts, wore minimal makeup, and stood in front of simple backdrops. It was hosted and produced by Raúl Esparza, who starred in the Tony Award-winning revival of Company in 2006.

“`Sondheim’s productions include  A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Sweeney Todd, and A Little Night Music. He also worked alongside Leonard Bernstein as the lyricist for West Side Story.

“`Happy birthday to the one-and-only Stephen Sondheim.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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