Roundabout Theater Company has lined up a slew of Broadway songsmiths to contribute original songs to its gala celebrating Stephen Sondheim’s 80th birthday, with Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (“Next to Normal”), Duncan Sheik (“Spring Awakening”) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (“In the Heights”) among those on the list.
Andrew Lippa, Michael John LaChiusa, Robert Lopez, Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire also will pen tunes for the event. Bernadette Peters, among others, will perform the new songs.
Concert will be directed by Paul Gemignani, Sondheim’s longtime music director.
The “Sondheim 80” gala is set for the composer’s birthday, March 22.