Goldman-Sondheim's "Evening Primrose" Gets One-Night Performance Featuring: Candice Bergen, Sean Palmer, Tony Walton, Director

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On October 25th, the St. George's Society Anglo-American Cultural Awards will host a two-part event. The evening will start with the first American staging of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim's “Evening Primrose”. Tony Walton directs an A-list cast led by Candice Bergen, Sean Palmer, and Jessica Grove. Following the performance, Glenda Bailey and Tony Walton will be honored at the Gala Awards Dinner at the top of the Hearst Tower. The dinner will feature performances by Alan Cumming and appearances from Angela Lansbury, Chita Rivera, and Jim Dale.

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"25 October promises to be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the cultural impact of two world-class British talents - Glenda Bailey and Tony Walton."

On October 25th, St. George’s Society will present its premiere Anglo-American Cultural Awards, a two-part gala fundraising celebration.

At 7PM, an A-list cast led by Candice Bergen and directed by Academy, Tony and Emmy Award winner and evening honoree Tony Walton will stage the North America debut of James Goldmanand Stephen Sondheim's Evening Primrose – (broadcast in 1966) based upon the short story by John Collier – in a one-night-only bow at Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College. A gala dinner to present the Awards to Harper’s Bazaar Editor-in-Chief Glenda Bailey and Walton – and featuring appearances by Angela Lansbury, Alan Cumming and Jim Dale - will follow in the top of Hearst Tower.

Evening Primrose will star Candice Bergen, Sean Palmer, William Duell, John Windsor Cunningham, Jessica Gové, John Cunningham and dance legends Carmen De Lavallade, Frederic Franklin and Sondra Lee (full cast to be announced.) The musical presentation is under the direction of Walton, music direction: Mary- Mitchell Campbell, orchestrations: Sean Patrick Flahaven, sound design:Bernard Fox, lighting design: Richard Pilbrow, produced by Margot Astrachan, and will conclude with a grant to Young Playwrights Inc., the Charity founded by Sondheim.

The St. George’s Society has asked Walton and Bailey to select & present grants from the Society. The winners are Tony-Award winner Christine Jones and student Lauren Jennings - chosen by Walton and Bailey as flourishing talents in their fields.

St. George’s Society Honorary President and British Consul General, Sir Alan Collins said, "25 October promises to be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the cultural impact of two world-class British talents - Glenda Bailey and Tony Walton. The awarding of grants to the next generation of exciting talent will help to reinforce the strong bond between our nations."

Tickets for Evening Primrose range from $225 (theatre only) to $600 (includes the show, gala dinner/cabaret). Specific information, pricing and ticket purchases: info(at)stgeorgessociety(dot)org or call 212-682-6110.

For media credentials, please contact: Matt(at)planetpr(dot)com; 212-404-4444

About St. George’s Society
Founded in 1770 in New York, the St. George’s Society’s non-sectarian mission is to help people of British Commonwealth origin. Along with its beneficiaries program, and scholarship program, the Society will extend its continuing cultural program to present grants to young people in the Arts.


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