Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration (Program)

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Stephen Sondheim just turned 90 years old and what way to celebrate this than with a lineup of stars in “Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration”, an online tribute concert live-streamed via Broadway.com.

The show is hosted by Raúl Esparza, featuring music & lyrics by the genius Stephen Sondheim, illustrations by Tug Rice, musical direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, directed by Paul Wontorek. Below are the performances and messages in the order of appearance:

  • Stephen Schwartz – “Prologue” – Follies
  • Overture – Merrily We Roll Along
  • Sutton Foster – “There Won’t Be Trumpets” – Anyone Can Whistle
  • Neil Patrick Harris and kids – “The Witch’s Rap” – Into the Woods
  • Kelli O’Hara – “What More Do I Need” – Saturday Night
  • Judy Kuhn – “What Can You Lose” – Dick Tracy
  • Victor Garber (message)
  • Katrina Lenk – “Joanna” – Sweeney Todd
  • Aaron Tveit –  “Marry Me A Little” – Company
  • Ian Armitage (message)
  • Beanie Feldstein & Ben Platt – “It Takes Two” – Into the Woods
  • Brandon Uranowitz – “With So Little To Be Sure Of” – Anyone Can Whistle 
  • ASTEP Founder and Beneficiary (message)
  • Melissa Errico – “Children and Art” – Sunday in the Park with George
  • Randy Rainbow – “By the Sea” – Sweeney Todd
  • Elizabeth Stanley “The Miller’s Son” – A Little Night Music
  • Mandy Patinkin – “Lesson #8” Sunday in the Park with George
  • Steven Spielberg (message)
  • Maria Friedman – “Broadway Baby” – Follies
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda – “Giants in the Sky” – Into the Woods
  • Lonny Price (message)
  • Lea Salonga – “Loving You” – Passion
  • Laura Benanti – “I Remember” – Evening Primrose
  • Raúl Esparza (message)
  • Chip Zien – “No More” – Into the Woods
  • Joanna Gleason (message)
  • Josh Groban – “Children Will Listen” / “Not While I’m Around” – Into the Woods/Sweeney Todd
  • John Weidman (message)
  • Brian Stokes Mitchel – “The Flag Song” – Assassins
  • Michael Cerveris – “Finishing the Hat” – Sunday in the Park with George
  • Jason Alexander (message)
  • Linda Lavin – “The Boy From” – The Mad Show
  • (ASTEP Message)
  • Alexander Gemignanit – “Buddy’s Blues” – Follies
  • Ann Harada, Austin Ku, Kelvin Moon Lot, & Thom Sesma – “Someone in a Tree” – Pacific Overtures
  • Nathan Lane (message)
  • ASTEP message by LMM
  • Raúl Esparza – “Take Me to the World” – Evening Primrose
  • Donna Murphy – “Send in the Clowns” – A Little Night Music
  • Christine Baranski, Meryl Streep, Audra McDonald “The Ladies Who Lunch” – Company
  • Annaleigh Ashford & Jake Gylenhall – “Move On” – Sunday in the Park with George
  • Patti LuPone – “Anyone Can Whistle” – Anyone Can Whistle
  • Bernadette Peters – “Noone Is Alone” – Into the Woods
  • Raúl Esparza (closing remarks) – “Merrily We Roll Along”
  • End Credits Song – “I’m Still Here” – Follies

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