On June 10, 1992, a benefit performance for Carnegie Hall was held,
honoring the music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim. It featured nearly
fifty performers, many of whom had professional connections to Sondheim.
The creators wanted to focus on songs for which Sondheim had written
both music and lyrics. Even so, they had trouble narrowing down the song
list to what was heard in the final program. RCA Victor recorded the
evening and released it as a two-CD set in 1993,
with a single CD of highlights appearing later
in the year.
||June 10, 1992
- Kevin Anderson
- George Lee Andrews
- Ron Baker
- Harolyn Blackwell
- Peter Blanchet
- Boys Choir of Harlem
- Betty Buckley
- Patrick Cassidy
- Glenn Close
- Daisy Eagan
- Victor Garber
- Jerry Hadley
- Bill Irwin
- Mark Jacoby
- Michael Jeter
- Madeline Kahn
- Beverly Lambert
- Jeanne Lehman
- Dorothy Loudon
- Patti LuPone
- Carol Meyer
- Liza Minnelli
- Maureen Moore
- Richard Muenz
- James Naughton
- Carolann Page
- Eugene Perry
- Herbert Perry
- Bernadette Peters
- Billy Stritch
- Susan Terry
- Bronwyn Thomas
- The Tonics
- Blythe Walker
- Karen Ziémba
- Symphonic Sondheim: Sweeney Todd
- Loveland/Getting Married Today
- Waiting for the Girls Upstairs/Love, I Hear/Live Alone and Like It
- Someone Is Waiting/Symphonic Sondheim: Barcelona
- Being Alive
- Good Thing Going
- Losing My Mind/You Could Drive a Person Crazy
- Our Time/Children Will Listen
- Anyone Can Whistle
- Water Under the Bridge
- Back in Business
- Symphonic Sondheim: Comedy Tonight
- Sooner or Later
- Pretty Lady
- Green Finch and Linnet Bird
- The Ballad of Booth
- Broadway Baby
- I Never Do Anything Twice
- With So Little to Be Sure Of
- Not a Day Goes By
- Remember?/A Weekend in the Country
- Send in the Clowns
- Old Friends
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Assassins is about how society interprets the American Dream, marginalizes outsiders and rewrites and sanitizes its collective history. "Something Just Broke" is a major distraction and plays like an afterthought, shoe horned simply to appease. The song breaks the dramatic fluidity and obstructs the overall pacing and climactic arc which derails the very intent and momentum that makes this work so compelling...
- Mark Bakalor
I found [the Sondheim Celebration's Company] to be completely delightful. Almost all of the numbers excited and energized me, and most of the scenes were about as pitch-perfect as you can get. I just sat there with a big smile on my face the whole show.
Which is not to say that it is perfect...
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