Star-Studded Sondheim on Sondheim Hollywood Bowl Concert Presented July 23 | Playbill

Los Angeles News Star-Studded Sondheim on Sondheim Hollywood Bowl Concert Presented July 23
Jonathan Groff, Carmen Cusack, Vanessa Williams, and Ruthie Ann Miles are among those celebrating the work of Stephen Sondheim.
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Jonathan Groff

The Hollywood Bowl presents a benefit performance of Sondheim on Sondheim July 23 at 7:30 PM.

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Vanessa Williams Jenny Anderson

The evening features the talents of Vanessa Williams, Lewis Cleale, Carmen Cusack, Claybourne Elder, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ruthie Ann Miles, Solea Pfeiffer, Sarah Uriarte Berry, Phillip Boykin, and Jonathan Groff. (Matthew Morrison, who was originally scheduled to be part of the performance, recently withdrew due to a scheduling conflict.)

Sondheim on Sondheim, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, was conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine.

The Hollywood Bowl staging is directed by Sarna Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George) with Gustavo Dudamel conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and YOLA, who will perform “Children Will Listen” alongside the Philharmonic. The production is choreographed by Michele Lynch with lighting design by Ken Billington, new orchestrations by Michael Starobin, arrangements by David Loud, and video created and designed by Peter Flaherty.

The Hollywood Bowl production benefits the LA Philharmonic's flagship program, Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA), as well as its other educational initiatives.

Seen on Broadway in 2010, the musical journey through the life and career of Sondheim features tunes from Follies, Into the Woods, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Passion, and more. Stage and screen star Williams was part of the Broadway cast, which also included Tony winner Barbara Cook.

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(Updated July 23, 2017)

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