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Bernadette Peters and Lea Salonga to Lead Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends on Broadway

Manhattan Theatre Club announces its 2024-25 season.

Bernadette Peters. Photo by Danny Kaan
Bernadette Peters in Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends
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Manhattan Theatre Club will present the New York premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends, the hit West End concert review celebrating the work of the master composer/lyricist.

Based on the Sondheim tribute concert that ran in London in 2022 and won a WhatsOnStage Award, Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends is devised by Cameron Mackintosh and presented with Mackintosh and Daryl Roth. The production will be directed by Matthew Bourne, side by side with Julia McKenzie, with choreography by Stephen Mear. Bernadette Peters and Lea Salonga, who starred in the 2023 London run of the concert, will return to star.

Performances begin March 25, 2025 on Broadway at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, with a premiere run February 8-March 9 at Center Theatre Group’s Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.

Also on tap for Manhattan Theatre Club’s season are the Broadway premiere of Jonathan Spector’s comedy Eureka Day, directed by Anna D. Shapiro (beginning November 25), and the off-Broadway premiere of Erika Sheffer’s Vladimir, directed by Daniel Sullivan, which begins September 24.

Further information and additional titles will be announced at a later date.

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Old Friends

Performances begin: March 25, 2025