Broadway Composer Stephen Sondheim To Receive MacDowell Medal

Stephen SondheimOn August 11, Tony Award winning songwriter Stephen Sondheim will be honored with the 54th Edward MacDowell Medal during a ceremony at The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire. A national award presented each year to an American artist who has made an outstanding contribution to the arts, the MacDowell Medal has previously gone to such distinguished artists as Joan Didion, Edward Hopper, Merce Cunningham, and Sondheim’s writing partner on West Side Story, Leonard Bernstein.

Stephen Sondheim will receive the medal during a day-long event taking place from 11am to 5pm. Free and open to the public, the event will include appearances from company chairman Michael Chabon and author/theater critic Frank Rich.

Sondheim’s numerous Broadway credits as a composer and lyricist include Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, A Little Night Music, Company, Follies, Assassins, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Sunday in the Park with George.

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Pawdesh Salawi

Broadway Theatre Writer at New York Show Tickets Inc.
Pawdesh has been writing about Broadway ever since seeing her first show on the great white way in 2001. Now she sees over one hundred Broadway (and off-Broadway) shows a year. She is also a member of the Drama Desk and would love to vote on the Tony's one day. The Office Voted Her Most Likely To: Marry rich and divorce young