One of the most reclusive legends in modern American history will make a rare appearance in Costa Mesa on Oct. 29.
Prolific Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim will speak with American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers head Michael Kerker at the one-night-only affair, which also will feature the vocal stylings of fellow musical legends Christine Ebersole and Brian Stokes Mitchell. The duo will perform many of Sondheim's best-loved songs.
Sondheim has brought some of Broadway's most beloved characters to the stage — from Tony and Maria in "West Side Story" to the eponymous "Sweeney Todd," and from the passive-aggressive Cinderella of "Into the Woods" to the "decrepit Desiree" of "A Little Night Music," made famous by Judi Dench's unforgettable performance.
He is as well known for his seclusion as for his musical genius, and has won everything from a Pulitzer Prize to an Oscar, along with oodles of all of the expected awards —Tonys, Grammys and the like.