For those who have been waiting years to hear Patti LuPone sing a Sondheim score -- after she tempted crowds with a thrilling "Being Alive" at the Sondheim Carnegie Hall celebration a few years back -- your wish has been granted. La LuPone will join opera star Bryn Terfel for a concert version of Sondheim's Sweeney Todd to be held at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall from May 4 to May 6 in the year 2000. The performers will be backed by the New York Philharmonic, and the event will celebrate Sondheim's 70th birthday, which will occur March 22, 2000. It should be an exciting evening to hear LuPone wrap her golden voice around such Sondheim tunes as "The Worst Pies in London," "A Little Priest," "By the Sea" and more. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.
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