Roundabout's 2010 Spring Gala Will Honor Stephen Sondheim on His 80th Birthday

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Stephen Sondheim will turn 80 on March 22, 2010, and Roundabout Theatre Company will celebrate the milestone with a star-studded tribute at the 2010 Spring Gala dubbed Sondheim 80.

According to the not-for-profit that operates three Broadway venues and two Off-Broadway spaces, "Roundabout will celebrate this incredible artist whose six decades on Broadway has changed the face of musical theatre. Guests will enjoy a tribute dinner with special performances by some of Broadway's greatest talent."

The Gala chairs are Michael T. Cohen, Martin & Perry Granoff and Tom & Diane Tuft. The vice-chairs are Ted & Mary Jo Shen and Mike & Pilar de Graffenried.

All proceeds from this event will benefit Roundabout Theatre Company's Musical Theatre Fund.

The location and additional details will be announced shortly.

Roundabout has a long relationship with Stephen Sondheim having produced five Tony Award-nominated Sondheim revivals including Company (1995), Follies (2001), Tony Award-winning Assassins (2004), Pacific Overtures (2004) and Sunday in the Park with George (2008). In 2005, Roundabout honored Sondheim with the Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre for the indelible impact his life's work has made on the theatre world. Earlier this year, Roundabout produced a gala concert reading of A Little Night Music starring Natasha Richardson, Victor Garber and Vanessa Redgrave at Studio 54.

The benefit's Support Levels are:

Gala Sponsorship at $100,000
Producer's Circle Table(s) at $50,000
Celebrity Circle Table(s) at $35,000
Underwriter Table(s) at $25,000
Benefactor Table(s) at $15,000
Producer's Circle Ticket(s) at $5,000
Celebrity Circle Ticket(s) at $3,500
Underwriter Ticket(s) at $2,500
Benefactor Ticket(s) at $1,500
Patron Ticket(s) at $1,250 (very limited availability)

For more information, contact Steve Schaeffer, director of special events, at (212) 719-9393 ext. 312 or

For more information about Roundabout Theatre Company, visit

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