Offered out London Sondheim live performance with Bernadette Peters, Elaine Paige, Imelda Staunton and Extra, West Finish simulcast added


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Sold out London Sondheim concert with Bernadette Peters, Elaine Paige, Imelda Staunton and More, West End simulcast added

Judi Dench, Daniel Evans and a group of West End stars will also be part of Cameron Mackintosh’s Old Friends tribute.

Bernadette Peters, Elaine Paige, and Imelda Staunton

After his personal engagement sold out at London’s Sondheim Theatre, Cameron Mackintosh’s forthcoming tribute concert to the late musical theater pioneer Stephen Sondheim will be screened live at the Prince Edward Theater at the same time. Bernadette Peters, Elaine Paige, Imelda Staunton, Clive Rowe, Julian Ovenden, Janie Dee, Judi Dench and more will perform at the May 3rd 7pm event.

As previously announced, the event will also be attended by Michael Ball, Petula Clark, Daniel Evans, Bonnie Langford, Damian Lewis, Julia McKenzie, Hannah Waddingham, Anna-Jane Casey, Rob Brydon, Rosalie Craig, Rob Houchen and Gary Wilmot as the company of West End Stars.

Old Friends is directed by Matthew Bourne and Maria Friedman and choreographed by Stephen Mear. The 25-piece orchestra is conducted by Alfonso Casado Trigo, with musical direction by Stephen Brooker, musical arrangements by Stephen Metcalfe, set design by Matt Kinley, projection designs by George Reeve, lighting by Warren Letton and sound by Mick Potter.

The concert benefits the Stephen Sondheim Foundation, established from the Broadway icon’s estate to support playwrights, composers and lyricists in the early stages of their careers and to help develop and advance their work, along with supporting others Elements of music theater, manual and artistic education.

The simulcast is operated by The Luna Cinema.


Sondheim: A History in Poster Art

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As we celebrate Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim’s birthday on March 22nd, has compiled original Broadway poster art from his show history.


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