Entitled Stephen Sondheim: A Life in the Theater, the Jan. 18, 2009, event will feature Sondheim and former New York Times theatre critic Frank Rich. Show time is 8 PM. Sondheim and Rich, according to a press statement, "will engage in a live, unscripted conversation, reminiscing about Stephen Sondheim's career, legendary collaborations, inspirations, and rich theatrical and cinematic resumé."
Stephen Sondheim, who penned the lyrics for Gypsy and West Side Story, is the award-winning composer-lyricist of A Little Night Music, Into the Woods, Follies, Sweeney Todd, Merrily We Roll Along, Anyone Can Whistle, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Sunday in the Park with George, Assassins, Company and Passion, among others. His newest musical, Road Show, is currently in previews at the Public Theater.
Avery Fisher Hall is located at 10 Lincoln Center Plaza (Columbus Avenue at 65th Street). For ticket information visit lincolncenter.org.