Sondheim served as a summer intern at the famed Playhouse in 1950. Over the course of his career, he has won 11 Tony Awards as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. In addition to Company, New York will see a concert staging of his 1971 musical Follies as part of the upcoming City Center Encores! season.
The Playhouse's current attraction is David Wiltse's A Marriage Minuet, starring Patricia Kalember. It will be followed later this month by a production of Arthur Miller's The Archbishop's Ceiling, starring David Rasche and directed by Gregory Mosher.
Tickets to the benefit are priced at $500 (including a pre-show cocktail party) and $1000-$2000 (including the cocktail party and a post-show dinner). They can be ordered by calling 203-227-5137, ext. 138. For more information, visit www.westportplayhouse.org.