Sondheim! The Birthday Concert DVD, with Patti LuPone and Bernadette Peters, Arrives Nov. 16

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Sondheim! The Birthday Concert, which will air nationwide on PBS Nov. 24 as part of "Great Performances," is released on DVD Nov. 16 by Image Entertainment.

The New York Philharmonic's March concerts celebrating Stephen Sondheim's 80th birthday is also available in Blu-ray format.

Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce (Curtains, Spamalot) hosted the concerts, which 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.

The 116-minute DVD features the following selections:

•"America" (Dancers, West Side Story)

•"Something’s Coming" (Alexander Gemingnani, West Side Story) •"We're Gonna Be Alright" (Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, Do I Hear a Waltz?)

•"Don't Laugh" (Victoria Clark, Hot Spot)

•"Johanna" (Nathan Gunn, Sweeney Todd)

•"You're Gonna Love Tomorrow" and "Love Will See Us Through" (Matt Cavenaugh, Jenn Colella, Laura Osnes, Bobby Steggert, Follies)

•"Too Many Mornings" (Nathan Gunn, Audra McDonald, Follies)

•"The Road You Didn't Take" (John McMartin, Follies)

•"It Takes Two" (Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien, Into the Woods)

•"Growing Up" (Jim Walton, Merrily We Roll Along)

•"Finishing the Hat" (Mandy Patinkin, Sunday in the Park with George)

•"Move On" (Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Sunday in the Park with George)

•"Pretty Women" (Michael Cerveris, George Hearn, Sweeney Todd)

•"A Little Priest" (Michael Cerveris, George Hearn, Patti LuPone, Sweeney Todd)

"Theme from 'Reds,' with Pas De Deux" (NY Philharmonic, Two American Ballet Theatre Dancers)

•"So Many People" (Laura Benanti, Saturday Night)

•"Beautiful Girls" (David Hyde Pierce)

•"Ladies Who Lunch" (Patti LuPone, Company)

•"Losing My Mind" (Marin Mazzie– Follies)

•"The Glamorous Life" (Audra McDonald, A Little Night Music)

•"Could I Leave You" (Donna Murphy, Follies)

•"Not a Day Goes By" (Bernadette Peters, Merrily We Roll Along)

•"I'm Still Here" (Elaine Stritch, Follies)

•"Sunday" (Broadway Chorus, Sunday in the Park with George)

•"Happy Birthday" (All Cast)

Among the performers who appeared in Sondheim: The Birthday Concert were Bernadette Peters, Elaine Stritch, Patti LuPone, George Hearn, John McMartin, Mandy Patinkin, Laura Benanti, Matt Cavenaugh, Michael Cerveris, Victoria Clark, Jenn Colella, Jason Danieley, Joanna Gleason, Nathan Gunn, Marin Mazzie, Audra McDonald, Donna Murphy, Gillian Murphy, Laura Osnes, Bobby Steggert, Ethan Stiefel, Jim Walton and Chip Zien.

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