An Evening of Broadway: The Music of Stephen Sondheim
On the occasion of the reopening of the Great White Way, Summer Concerts on the Hudson honors Broadway’s greatest American songwriter and lyricist Stephen Sondheim on Wednesday, August 25 at 7 p.m.
This free concert will feature sixteen singers and musicians gathered just for this one-night-only performance.
Music from many of Sondheim’s groundbreaking shows. Society, Sweeney todd, Follies, Sunday at the park with George, and In the woods, will be represented, among others.
The cast will include:
- Jessica Vosk, who received rave reviews for playing Elphaba in Bad on Broadway and will make his solo debut at Carnegie Hall in November.
- Rema Webb, who has appeared in numerous Broadway shows including Escape from Margaritaville, The color purple, Purple, The Lion King, and The Book of Mormon. Earlier this summer, she presented the one woman show, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill at the Cape Playhouse.
- Danny Gardner, who appeared on Broadway Ladies at sea and received a Helen Hayes nomination for her performance in Crazy of youat the Signature Theater. This fall, he will join the cast of the new musical Fly over the sunset at Lincoln Center.
- Ben Jones, who has performed in concert halls around the world and has performed as a soloist with major orchestras and conductors such as the San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas.
Emmy and Theater World Award winner, Nancy Gilles, who hosted six other Broadway evenings for this series, will return as the emcee for the evening.
This concert will take place on Wednesday, August 25 at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Harbor Park, located just north of the Chart House restaurant, directly on the west bank of the Hudson River in Weehawken, New Jersey. The concert is time permits, and a rainy date is forecast for the following night.
Public transportation options include the NJ Transit # 158 bus, the Hudson Bergen light rail, and the NY Waterway ferry to Lincoln Harbor. And for those who choose to drive, free parking is available.
The Hudson Riverfront Performing Arts Center, Inc. (HRPAC), a New Jersey nonprofit, is presenting a long series of free outdoor concerts this summer for the public. The concerts are family. Spectators are requested to bring a lawn chair or blanket and picnics are permitted on the lawn.
For more information, including the full summer concert schedule, Covid policy, directions, parking information, rainy dates and updates, please see the HRPAC website, www.hrpac.org or call the concert information line at 201-716-4540.