Broadway fans gathered together with hundreds of members of the community and casts of Broadway shows on the iconic red steps in Manhattan's Theatre District in Duffy Square on Sunday (November 28, 2021) to pay tribute to the life and work of the late composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim.
Sondheim died on November 26, 2021 at the age of 91. The crowd sang “Sunday” from Sondheim’s, "Sunday in the Park with George".
Some of the celebrities and theatre icons in attendance included Lin-Manuel Miranda who spoke beautiful words before the song, Sara Bareilles, Raúl Esparza, Stephen Schwartz, Laura Benanti, Josh Groban, Bryan Clark Tyrell, and many more.
According to Playbill, the event was co-presented by Playbill along with the Broadway League, and the Times Square Alliance.
His career on Broadway spanned six decades and in that time Sondheim earned eight Tony Awards, a Lifetime Achievement honor in 2008, eight Grammy Awards, one Academy Award, and a Pulitzer. ,
Stephen Sondheim influenced the musical theatre genre forever and continues to inspirre countless artists.
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