Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Little Jurassic Treasure Hunt!

A Little Jurassic Treasure Hunt Save the Date 
Join us for what is sure to be an unforgettable evening.

Join us for a rare opportunity to participate in one of Stephen Sondheim's famed treasure hunts after-hours in the iconic American Museum of Natural History.
Special performance by Barbara Cook and Raul Esparza

20th Anniversary Celebration

Hosted by Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, the 20th Anniversary Celebration of Friends in Deed will send guests on a once-in-a-lifetime thrill ride through the
American Museum of Natural History on one of legendary composer Stephen Sondheim's coveted Treasure Hunts.
Guests will participate in a unique and exciting fundraiser that, for the first time, will lead teams through the museum on a magical and brain teasing team competition. The few New York insiders that have been lucky enough to previously participate in Mr. Sondheim's coveted treasure-games, know what an amazing night they are in store for.


In the late 1960's Sondheim started having Game Nights with his friends. They gradually grew in size and complexity. In one of his famed Halloween Hunts, created with Anthony Perkins, the participants arrived at an old brownstone, rang the bell and were invited in by an unknown white-haired lady who is was sworn to answer no questions. Tensely, they waited for their next message as she served coffee and cake in silence. Film star Lee Remick was hungry and ate her portion. "Stop!" shouts the group-leader--too late. Rearranged, the icing on the cake would have revealed the map reference of their next rendezvous.
Join us for what is sure to be an unforgettable evening.

About Stephen Sondheim

STEPHEN SONDHEIM wrote the music and lyrics for Saturday Night, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Anyone Can Whistle, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, The Frogs, Pacific Overtures, Sweeney Todd, Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, Assassins, Passion and Road Show as well as lyrics for Gypsy and Do I Hear A Waltz? and additional lyrics for Candide.
Anthologies of his work include Side by Side by Sondheim, Marry Me A Little, You're Gonna Love Tomorrow, Putting It Together and Sondheim on Sondheim. For films, he composed the scores of Stavisky, co-composed Reds and wrote songs for Dick Tracy and the television production Evening Primrose. He co-authored the film The Last of Sheila and the play Getting Away With Murder. Mr. Sondheim is on the Council of the Dramatists Guild, having served as its President from 1973 to 1981. His collected lyrics with attendant essays have been published in two volumes: "Finishing the Hat" (2010) and "Look, I Made A Hat" (2011).

Cocktail Reception, Treasure Hunt & Seated Dinner

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