Benanti, Chenoweth, Cook, LuPone to Honor Sondheim at Westport Playhouse Sept. 25

News   Benanti, Chenoweth, Cook, LuPone to Honor Sondheim at Westport Playhouse Sept. 25 Laura Benanti, Kristin Chenoweth, Barbara Cook, Patti LuPone and others will take part in The Ladies Who Sing Sondheim, a gala tribute performance of the composer's works on Sept. 25 at Westport Country Playhouse.

Other names will be announced at a later date. The performance will be directed by 2006 Tony Award-winning director John Doyle (Sweeney Todd). Musical direction is by Mary-Mitchell Campbell. The benefit will be hosted by Joanne Woodward, artistic director emeritus of Westport Country Playhouse, and Paul Newman.

Sondheim has a history at the Playhouse. In the summer of 1950, he served as an apprentice there.

The benefit evening will begin with a cocktail reception with Sondheim at 6 PM, performance at 7:30 PM, and dinner with celebrity guests at 9 PM.

Co-chairs of the fundraiser are Laurie Lister and Judd Burstein of Westport and producers Barry and Fran Weissler, aided by a dedicated group of volunteers from Connecticut and New York. Honorary co-chairs are Suzanne and Bob Wright of Fairfield.

For more information or to request a benefit invitation, call (203) 227-5137, ext. 138.

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