New Yorker Festival Will Feature Stephen Sondheim, Larry David, Sting and More

News   New Yorker Festival Will Feature Stephen Sondheim, Larry David, Sting and More The New Yorker Festival, a weekend-long series of events devoted to culture and politics, will present an evening with award-winning composer Stephen Sondheim Oct. 10 at 7 PM.
Larry David
Larry David

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.

The Festival will also feature Larry David, who will make his Broadway debut in 2015 in Fish in the Dark, in conversation with David Remnick Oct. 11 at 4 PM.  

Tickets to the festival go on sale at noon. Visit festival.newyorker.com for more information.

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