Gala Benefit Evening of the Women’s Board of Ravinia Festival
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Paul Gemignani, Conductor
Patti LuPone, Vocalist
Michael Cerveris, Vocalist
Audra McDonald, Vocalist
George Hearn, Vocalist
Lonny Price, Director
Since 2001 Ravinia has assembled its own Sondheim repertory company that includes Broadway stars Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, George Hearn and Michael Cerveris along with director Lonny Price and conductor Paul Gemignani, who leads the orchestras on most Sondheim cast albums. In different combinations, these six artists have given Ravinia highly lauded productions of Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, A Little Night Music, Passion, Anyone Can Whistle and Gypsy, which Patti took to Broadway to earn a Tony Award. And Ravinia’s visions of Sweeney Todd and Passion both generated highly lauded telecast productions.
In celebration of Stephen Sondheim’s 80th birthday, these great artists are “putting it together,” weaving their favorite moments from Ravinia’s Sondheim shows into a musical celebration that will remain “Timeless.”
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Concert features lawn screen.