Saturday, April 25, 2020

Tune in to watch Meryl salute Stephen Sondheim

Need a little pick-me-up during quarantine? Tomorrow night, Meryl, along with a star-studded slew of other performers, will salute composer Stephen Sondheim for his 90th birthday. will be streaming the concert live at 7 pm Central:

This once-in-a-lifetime event, benefiting ASTEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty), will include songs of inspiration from the Sondheim catalog performed by many of the artists who delivered iconic turns in his musicals, including Meryl Streep, Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone, Mandy Patinkin, Audra McDonald, Christine Baranski, Donna Murphy, Kristin Chenoweth, Sutton Foster, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kelli O’Hara, Aaron Tveit, Maria Friedman, Katrina Lenk, Michael Cerveris, Brandon Uranowitz, Elizabeth Stanley, Chip Zien, Alexander Gemignani, Iain Armitage, Stephen Schwartz and, from the cast of Pacific Overtures at Classic Stage Company, Ann Harada, Austin Ku, Kelvin Moon Loh and Thom Sesma.

Streep of course starred as the Witch in the 2014 film version of Sondheim's musical, Into the Woods. But who knows if she'll be singing a song from that production. My husband Joe is a HUGE Sondheim fan, so the two of us will definitely be tuning in to find out!