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News PHOTO CALL: Sondheim: The Birthday Concert
Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce hosted the New York Philharmonic special two-night concert celebration of the 80th birthday of Stephen Sondheim, Sondheim: The Birthday Concert, at Avery Fisher Hall March 15 and 16.

The star-studded birthday celebration included appearances by Laura Benanti, Matt Cavenaugh, Michael Cerveris, Victoria Clark, Jenn Colella, Jason Danieley, Alexander Gemignani, Joanna Gleason, Nathan Gunn, George Hearn, Patti LuPone, Marin Mazzie, Audra McDonald, John McMartin, Donna Murphy, Laura Osnes, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Bobby Steggert, Jim Walton, Chip Zien and American Ballet Theatre dancers Blaine Hoven and Maria Riccetto.

According to press notes, the evening featured "his most enduring orchestral music and songs — performed, in some cases, by the stars of the original Broadway cast productions — in addition to rarely-heard material."

Here's a look at the evening:


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Sondheim: The Birthday Concert

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