Last month, Broadway luminaries gathered on YouTube for a virtual 90th birthday concert to celebrate the incomparable Stephen Sondheim. Take Me to the World, presented by Broadway.com and hosted by Tony Award winner, Raul Esparza, was a stellar tribute to an icon of Broadway theatre, as well as theater namesake, and a fundraiser for Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP). In the two weeks since it debuted, it’s been streamed over 2.1M times.
One of the many stunning performances during the nearly two- and half-hour show was Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, and Audra McDonald’s boozy, white bathrobe clad rendition of “The Ladies Who Lunch.” Musical theatre fans, “Sondheimmanics,” and gay men lose their collective minds. As Tony and Academy Award winner, Benj Pasek tweeted.
Meryl, Audra and Christine singing Ladies who Lunch is the biggest thing to happen to the gay rights movement so far in 2020.
— Benj Pasek (@benjpasek) April 27, 2020
Here’s an encore of their showstopper. If you haven’t seen it, turn in your GayCard… now
Last night, on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Christine Baranski spilled the tea on all the behind the scenes secrets in making a diva, three-way, Sondheim video ala quarantine.
Watch the full Take Me to the World concert HERE
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