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Season 38, Episode 2 Sondheim! The Birthday Concert

First Aired: November 24, 2010

David Hyde Pierce hosts an 80th birthday celebration for Broadway composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim that features Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Karen Olivo, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Elaine Stritch and the New York Philharmonic under the baton of Paul Gemignani at New York's Lincoln Center. The concert includes songs and orchestral pieces from such Sondheim musicals as "Company," "Follies," "Into the Woods," "A Little Night Music," "Sunday in the Park With George" and "Sweeney Todd."

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  • Premiered: November 4, 1972
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh… (more)

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