Watch Bernadette Peters, Lea Salonga & more in Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends

An all star cast are appearing in Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends in the West End.

The concert series, celebrating the legendary life and work of the famed musical theatre composer, runs at the Gielgud Theatre in London until 6 January 2024.

The cast of Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends is led by Broadway Legends Bernadette Peters and Lea Salonga. They are joined by Christine Allado, Clare Burt, Janie Dee, Damian Humbley, Bradley Jaden, Bonnie Langford, Gavin Lee, Jason Pennycooke, Joanna Riding, Jeremy Secomb, Jac Yarrow, Marley Fenton and Beatrice Penny-Touré.

Completing the company are Harry Apps, Bella Brown, Richard Dempsey and Monique Young.

Devised and Produced by Cameron Mackintosh, Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends has is helmed by Matthew Bourne, side by side with Julia McKenzie.

The production has choreography by Stephen Mear, conducted by Alfonso Casado Trigo, musical supervision is by Stephen Brooker, musical arrangements by Stephen Metcalfe, set design by Matt Kinley, projection design by George Reeve, costume design by Jill Parker, lighting design by Warren Letton and sound design by Mick Potter.

Stephen Sondheim, a legendary figure in the world of musical theatre, is celebrated for his groundbreaking contributions to the genre. With a career spanning decades, his work has left an indelible mark on Broadway and beyond.

Sondheim’s compositions are known for their complexity, depth, and emotional resonance, with notable works like Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods and Company showcasing his exceptional talent for storytelling through music and lyrics.

Sondheim sadly passed away in 2021 at the age of 91.

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