How The 85th Birthday Of Musical Theatre Giant Stephen Sondheim Will Be Celebrated  

 There is no better way to celebrate your 85th Birthday than a fundraising gala concert, with some of your dearest old ( and new) theatrical friends performing. Legendary Composer Stephen Sondheim will be doing just that at Theatre Royal, Dury Lane on Sunday 25th October 2015. This Gala promises to be something rather spectacular, to mark a great milestone in the life of a truly remarkable man.

West End leading lady Imelda Staunton is among a list of stars lending support to Hey, Old Friends! the Charity Gala in aid of Silver Line, to honour Stephen Sondheim this October. Staunton comments:

This year, Stephen Sondheim turned 85, and some of his old friends here in London – and I’m sure a few young ones – feel that we’d like to do something to celebrate. But we need your help to make it happen.

Hey, Old Friends! is seeking to secure funds for the event through Kickstarter. If successful it will be the most raised for a one-off event through this avenue. 

Craig Glenday, Chairman of The Stephen Sondheim Society explains: 

For this amazing concert to happen, we’re asking Sondheim fans, and supporters of quality musical theatre in general, to book their tickets now as they would for any other concert. The only difference is that we’re offering the tickets through Kickstarter in order to guarantee bookings, and funding, up front. Richard Douglas Productions are renowned for staging absolutely spectacular galas, and I know that they’ll deliver a night to remember. We’ve got less than one month to raise the funds this way, so book your tickets now, and even if you can’t make it on the night, please pledge us whatever support you can.

The gala is supported by The Stephen Sondheim Society and produced by Richard Douglas Productions, the team behind many of the large-scale charity galas staged in London, including Children Will Listen at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Barbara Cook & Friends at the Coliseum, Follies in Concert at the Palladium and 30th Anniversary Side by Side by Sondheim at the Novello Theatre.

Tickets are available from £35 http://www.sondheim.org/gala

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