For those who missed the Sondheim Celebration this summer at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts or for those who wish to recapture some of the memories, there are still a few tickets left to the upcoming Sondheim evening at Avery Fisher Hall.
Although all of the regular priced tickets for the October 21 evening — entitled "A Concert Spectacular of Musical Highlights Featuring Stars from the Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration" — are sold out, there are still a few benefit seats for sale. Great orchestra seats priced at $500 are available by calling the Lincoln Center box office (212-721-6500) or Rachel Brintnall at the Kennedy Center (202-416-8052).
A spokesman for the Kennedy Center said that the song list for the evening is still in formation, although Randy Graff revealed to Playbill On-Line that the A Little Night Music segment will feature five selections from that show: "Send in the Clowns," "A Weekend in the Country," "Now Later Soon," "Every Day a Little Death" and "It Would Have Been Wonderful."
Scheduled for 8 PM at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, the Sondheim evening will include performances from all six musicals — Sweeney Todd, Company, Sunday in the Park with George, Passion, Merrily We Roll Along and A Little Night Music — as well as songs rendered by Mandy Patinkin and Barbara Cook, who both presented their personal Sondheim tributes during the much-in-the-news Sondheim Celebration. Those actors taking part in the one-night-only event include the aforementioned Cook and Patinkin plus Christine Baranski, John Barrowman, Anastasia Barzee, Sarah Uriarte Berry, Matt Bogart, Blair Brown, Michael Cerveris, Barbara Cook, Natascia Diaz, John Dossett, Melissa Errico, Raúl Esparza, Paul Ford, Randy Graff, Danny Gurwin, Wally Harper, Marcy Harriell, Michael Hayden, Judy Kuhn, Rebecca Luker, Hugh Panaro, Mandy Patinkin, Mark Price, Alice Ripley, Douglas Sills, Emily Skinner and Linda Stephens. The Sondheim Celebration conductors — Nicholas Archer, Rob Berman, Larry Blank, Eric Stern, Jonathan Tunick and Patrick Vaccariello — will also take part in the evening.