The evening will boast four Broadway actresses: Zoe Caldwell, Jenn Colella, Marin Mazzie and Donna McKechnie. Price will also direct the 7:30 PM performance; Paul Gemignani will conduct the Manhattan School of Music Chamber Sinfonia. Beautiful Girls, according to press notes, will "showcase a compilation of Sondheim songs that explore a women’s journey through life reflected by his music." Expect songs from West Side Story, Gypsy, A Little Night Music, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies and Sweeney Todd.
Tickets, priced at $20 ($12 for seniors and students), are available by visiting www.msmnyc.edu or by calling (917) 493-4428. The John C. Borden Auditorium is located on the northwest corner of Broadway and 122nd Street.
Tony winner Angela Lansbury, back on Broadway in Sondheim's A Little Night Music, will be on hand following the concert, appearing at a reception in the Peter Jay Sharp President’s Residence adjacent to the School. Lansbury, joined by the evening’s stars, will discuss her musical theatre career and her work with Sondheim. A limited number of $1,000 premium concert and reception tickets are available by calling (917) 493-4434.