Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration has won the Drama League Award for Best Outstanding Digital Concert Production.
The show, which was conceived, produced, and hosted by Raul, brought together some of the biggest names in musical theatre to honour one of its best, most prolific writers, Stephen Sondheim. An in-person concert had been planned but when the Covid-19 pandemic shut down Broadway and put New York and many other US states into lockdown, they needed to find another way to celebrate Sondheim's 90th birthday. So, Take Me to the World was born.
Raul accepted the award alongside executive producer, Bill Curren, and director, Broadway.com's Paul Wontorek. You can watch their acceptance speech below:
If you missed Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration or just want to watch it again, it is still available on YouTube
The lucky attendees at last night's ASTEP Christmas Benefit Concert were treated to a surprise performance from Raúl. He wasn't on the list of performing artist but has in the past performed if he's been in the audience. Last night he sang 'O Holy Night' in a mixture of English and Spanish.
Thanks to @griesejohanna and @grassysvu67 we can bring you some photos from the event...
We also have a video extract, courtesy of @mohinsdahlia
The event is held annually to benefit the Artist Striving to End Poverty - an organisation that connects performing and visual artists with underserved youth in the U.S. and around the world to awaken their imaginations, foster critical thinking, and help them break the cycle of poverty.
If you would like to make a donation you can do so through their website.
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