Bernadette Peters, Lea Salonga, More Are Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends, Opening October 3 in London | Playbill

International News Bernadette Peters, Lea Salonga, More Are Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends, Opening October 3 in London

The West End transfer of Cameron Mackintosh's Sondheim tribute plays the Gielgud Theatre.

Bernadette Peters, Lea Salonga, and company of Old Friends Danny Kaan

The limited West End run of Stephen Sondheim's Old FriendsCameron Mackintosh's tribute concert to late musical theatre trailblazer Stephen Sondheim that was presented May 3, 2022, at London's Sondheim Theatre—officially opens October 3 at the Gielgud Theatre.

The production began previews for September 21 for the encore engagement, which is scheduled to continue through January 6, 2024.

Three-time Tony honoree Bernadette Peters, one of the premiere Sondheim interpreters, who starred in the original casts of the late composer's Sunday in the Park with George and Into the Woods, again stars, making her West End debut. Peters is joined by Tony winner Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Here Lies Love) as well as Christine Allado, Clare Burt (who recently replaced Haydn Gwynne), Janie Dee, Damian Humbley, Bradley Jaden, Bonnie Langford, Gavin Lee, Jason Pennycooke, Joanna Riding, Jeremy Secomb, Jac Yarrow, Marley Fenton, and Beatrice Penny-Touré with Harry Apps, Bella Brown, Richard Dempsey, and Monique Young.

Check out production photos for the limited run below:

Check Out Photos of Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends in the West End

Watch Highlights From Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends, Featuring Bernadette Peters, Michael Ball, Judi Dench, Clive Rowe

Directed by Matthew Bourne side by side with Julia McKenzie, the production also features choreography by Stephen Mear, conducting by Alfonso Casado Trigo, musical supervision by Stephen Brooker, musical arrangements by Stephen Metcalfe, set design by Matt Kinley, projection design by George Reeve, costume design by Jill Parker, lighting design by Warren Letton, and sound design by Mick Potter.


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