The Stella Adler Center for the Arts celebrates the life and work of Stephen Sondheim with a free online discussion February 2 at 5 PM ET.
This look into the depth, complexity, and nuanced work of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning composer will be moderated by author Jamie Bernstein.
Participants include two-time Tony winner Donna Murphy and Tony winner Joanna Gleason, who created roles in Sondheim's Passion and Into the Woods, respectively; Dr. Cornel West; and American linguist John McWhorter.
Artistic Director Tom Oppenheim said, “The center is delighted to offer what we believe is a unique perspective into the life and work of Stephen Sondheim. Because we are both rooted in the theatre and deeply engaged with leading intellectuals of our time, we were in close touch with friends who had a perspective that deserved to be shared. In a recent conversation with Dr. Cornel West, Dr. West expressed his admiration of Stephen Sondheim that sparked the idea for this conversation. Shortly after Sondheim’s death, John McWhorter wrote a moving piece that was published in the New York Times. Donna Murphy and Joanne Gleason, two long-time friends who both studied with Stella, are also premiere interpreters of Sondheim’s music. This will be a joyful, buoyant, celebration of Stephen Sondheim and beyond him of the power of art to enable us to truly see each other.”
While Murphy honors Sondheim, the Tony-winning actor will be celebrated February 2 at 6:30 PM in Ben Rimalower and Daniel Nolen’s free weekly Wednesday night variety and game show Cast Offs at Club Cumming in Manhattan. Head Over Heels star Bonnie Milligan will pay tribute to Murphy, and attendees can also expect audience interaction games Name That Belt and Dolly, Concert, Kill.
Register for the free Sondheim Zoom webinar by clicking here.