Brian Stokes Mitchell, Heather Headley and Alexandra Billings are part of the August 7 tribute to Stephen Sondheim at the Ravinia Festival

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Brian Stokes Mitchell, Heather Headley and Alexandra Billings are part of the August 7 tribute to Stephen Sondheim at the Ravinia Festival

Sincerely, Stephen Sondheim also features the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kevin Stites.

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Heather Headley and Alexandra Billings


The Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois honors the late composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim on August 7.

Sincerely, Stephen Sondheim: his letters, his mentorship and his music with the CSO premieres at 5 p.m. with Tony winners Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kiss me, Kate; Ragtime) and Heather Headley (Aida, the Lion King) as well as Alexandra Billings (Nasty), Susan Moniz, Bethany Thomas, Devin DeSantis and the Chicago Artists Chorale.

Conceived by actor/director Rob Lindley, the evening celebrates the letters, mentorship and music of Pulitzer Prize winner Sondheim, who passed away on November 26, 2021, at the age of 91.

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The event also features the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Kevin Stites. Attendees can expect to hear songs from Company, Follies, In the woods, Sunday in the park with George, Everyone can whistle, Sweeney Todd, A little night music, A funny thing happened on the way to the forum, We ride happilyand more.

The Ravinia featured limited engagements of several Sondheim musicals, many featuring Tony winners Patti LuPone and Audra McDonald, including Sunday in the park with George, anyone can whistle, and A little night music. LuPone also first starred as Rose in the Ravinia production of Sondheim, Arthur Laurents and Jule Styne. Gypsy.

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