As previously reported by Playbill.com, the New York Philharmonic's March concerts celebrating Stephen Sondheim's 80th birthday, will air nationwide on PBS Nov. 24 as part of "Great Performances."
PBS has now announced that Image Entertainment will release a DVD of the concert in November as well. It has not yet been determined if the PBS broadcast of the concert will be a one or two-hour special.
Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce (Curtains, Spamalot) hosted the concerts that featured performances by actors who originated roles in Stephen Sondheim's musicals, as well as favorites from the Broadway stage.
Sondheim collaborator Paul Gemignani conducted the concerts, which were directed by with Lonny Price and choreographed by Josh Rhodes.
Concert highlights included "Too Many Mornings" (McDonald/Gunn), "Ladies Who Lunch" (LuPone), "Move On" (Peters/Patinkin), "The Road You Didn't Take" (McMartin), "I'm Still Here" (Stritch), "Losing My Mind" (Mazzie), "Could I Leave You" (Murphy), "The Glamorous Life" (McDonald), "Beautiful Girls" (Hyde Pierce), "Not a Day Goes By" (Peters), "Pretty Women" (Hearn/Cerveris) and "A Little Priest" (LuPone/Hearn/Cerveris). The evening culminated with a chorus lining the stage and aisles of Avery Fisher Hall to perform "Sunday."