The 8 PM concert, a tribute to the music of Stephen Sondheim titled Take Me to the World, will feature appearances by Emmy winner Loretta Devine (Dreamgirls, Grey's Anatomy) and Tony Award winners Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Nine) and Lillias White (The Life, Barnum).
Directed by Gabriel Vega Weissman with music direction by Charlie Rosen, the program focuses on the music of Sondheim—on the occasion of his upcoming 90th birthday—and its impact on Burgess’ life.
In a statement, Burgess said, “Sondheim is a religion. I don’t claim to have some profound knowledge on interpreting his catalog, but I do have an expert awareness on how deeply I’ve been affected by his vast array of compositions. I simply want to thank him for what he’s given me and so many other people.”
Burgess, whose Broadway credits include Good Vibrations, Jersey Boys, The Little Mermaid, and Guys and Dolls, has been nominated for two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series, and two Critics’ Choice TV Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. He was also awarded Best Actor at the 2015 Webby Awards and Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy at the 2015 Gold Derby TV Awards.
White has been a special guest performer on Playbill Travel’s Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Cabins are now on sale for Broadway in the Great Northwest, Playbill Travel’s first domestic cruise featuring Kate Baldwin, Tedd Firth, Aaron Lazar, and Faith Prince (April 26–May 4, 2020), and for Broadway on the Mediterranean (August 31–September 7, 2020), featuring Audra McDonald, Will Swenson, Gavin Creel, Caissie Levy and Lindsay Mendez, and for Broadway on the Nile (December 27, 2020–January 7, 2021) and Broadway on the Caribbean (February 15–22, 2021), with performers soon to be announced. To book a suite or stateroom, call Playbill Travel at 866-455-6789 or visit PlaybillTravel.com.