On Friday 20 April, a dazzling array of some of Australia’s most popular and acclaimed stage performers will gather to appear in a one-off performance of the acclaimed musical revue SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM.
SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM is a celebration of the earlier work of legendary Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, and features songs from groundbreaking musicals that revolutionised Broadway, including West Side Story and Gypsy.
This one-of-a-kind concert is being staged to raise money for the White Ribbon Foundation, Australia’s campaign to stop violence against women.
Making her Australian debut, West End and Broadway star, Ruthie Henshall will headline this one night only special event. Ruthie has starred in the most successful musicals of the past twenty-five years including Les Misérables, Chicago, Miss Saigon, Crazy For You and Stephen Sondheim’s Putting It Together. She has won an Olivier Award (London’s highest honour in theatre) as well as the “Theatregoers” award for Most Popular Musical Actress in the past twenty-five years. Ruthie starred as Fantine in the 10th Anniversary Concert Version of Les Misérables, which was broadcast on TV.
Joining Ruthie on stage will be more than twenty of Australia’s leading names in musical theatre (full line up to be announced next week), set to create a truly magical evening that is not to be missed.
SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM is about to embark on a regional tour of Australia, opening in Dubbo on 17 March with performances scheduled in Bathurst, Orange, Canberra and Geelong throughout 2012. More venues will be announced soon. The tour stars Rachael Beck, Margi de Ferranti, Enda Markey with narration by Jessica Rowe.
SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM
Theatre Royal, Sydney
Friday 20 April at 8pm
Tickets from Ticketek
Tel: 132 849
* Booking Fees Apply’
Tickets are on general release from Monday 27 February.