Press Release

June 11, 2019

Lincoln Center Honors Stephen Sondheim at American Songbook Gala

Lincoln Center News

Lincoln Center Honors Stephen Sondheim at

American Songbook Gala


Lonny Price Directs Musical Tribute featuring
Kate Baldwin, Petula Clark, Donna Murphy, Ashley Park
with Musical Direction by Paul Gemignani


Wednesday, June 19

Who: Honoree Stephen Sondheim; Lincoln Center Chair Katherine Farley; Lincoln Center President and CEO Henry Timms; Gala Co-Chairs Diane von Furstenberg and Barry Diller, Bryan Lourd and Bruce Bozzi, and Adrienne Arsht; Performers: Tony Award–nominee Kate Baldwin (Hello, Dolly!; Big Fish), international recording artist and songwriter Petula Clark, two-time Tony Award–winner Donna Murphy (Hello, Dolly!; Disney’s Tangled), and Tony Award–nominee Ashley Park (Mean Girls; The King and I); Director Lonny Price (Sunset Boulevard; Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill); Musical Director Paul Gemignani (Kiss Me, Kate; She Loves Me)


What: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) honors iconic composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim at its annual American Songbook gala. Celebrated director and frequent Sondheim collaborator Lonny Price directs the evening’s centerpiece, Beautiful Girls, A Musical Tribute, which features show-stopping Sondheim compositions that explore a variety of women’s stories through music.


In addition to Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series, proceeds  support  LCPA’s education and community initiatives as well as additional performance series.    


When: Wednesday, June 19



Please RSVP by Monday, June 17


Where: Alice Tully Hall, Star Theater, Adrienne Arsht Stage, Lincoln Center

Broadway at 65th Street


Press Contact: Rosie Marinelli, [email protected], 212.671.4747


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