PHOTO CALL: Bernstein Gets Bravo's Once Again at Benefit

News   PHOTO CALL: Bernstein Gets Bravo's Once Again at Benefit Celebrated composer Leonard Bernstein received cheers and bravos once again on Nov. 24 at Bravo Bernstein, a benefit concert for Musical Theatre Works.
Top: Betty Comden and David Hyde Pierce, Bottom: Betty Buckley and Bernard Gersten
Top: Betty Comden and David Hyde Pierce, Bottom: Betty Buckley and Bernard Gersten

The concert at the Hudson Theatre featured many of Broadway's most respected and talented artists and centered around the music of Bernstein and his many collaborators. Some of the collobarators represented were Betty Comden and Adolph Green (currently enjoying glowing reviews with Bernstein for the revival of their Wonderful Town), Alan Jay Lerner, Stephen Schwartz, Stephen Sondheim, and Richard Wilbur. The evening was hosted by David Hyde Pierce and included performances by Betty Buckley, Michael Cerveris, Jason Danieley, Marin Mazzie, Audra McDonald, Emily Skinner, and Mary Testa, among others. Parade composer Jason Robert Brown served as music director and Lonny Price directed the concert.

At left, are Betty Comden and host David Hyde Pierce, as well as Betty Buckley and Bernard Gersten, celebrating after the performance. Below, Sara Ramirez and Audra McDonald perform "A Boy Like That/I Have a Love" from West Side Story.

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Sara Ramirez (left) and Audra McDonald
Sara Ramirez (left) and Audra McDonald
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