The event, titled "Isn't It Rich?," will feature Sondheim in conversation with author and New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik.
Stephen Sondheim wrote music and lyrics for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Anyone Can Whistle, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, The Frogs, Pacific Overtures, Sweeney Todd, Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, Assassins and Passion. He also wrote the lyrics for West Side Story, Gypsy and Do I Hear a Waltz?
Gopnik is the author of "Paris to the Moon," "Through the Children’s Gate," "The King in the Window," "The Steps Across the Water" and "The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food."
Additionally, selections from the new Sting musical The Last Ship will be presented Oct. 11 at 2 PM. Gopnik will moderate a panel with Sting, who wrote the music and lyrics, playwright John Logan, director Joe Mantello and actress Rachel Tucker.
Tickets to the festival go on sale at noon. Visit festival.newyorker.com for more information.