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Poetry in America – Live featuring “Finishing The Hat” by Stephen Sondheim
Presented by The Sheen Center and Poetry in America
Friday, June 12, 2020 @ 3:00PM
During the celebration of his 90th birthday, Poetry in America Live will focus on Stephen Sondheim’s song “Finishing The Hat” from Sunday in the Park with George. This live event will celebrate the work of Sondheim through performance of his songs and discussion of the lyrics to this particular song. PBS’s “Poetry in America” host Elisa New welcomes Tony Award nominee Melissa Errico and New Yorker staff writer and author Adam Gopnik. and noted musical director Tedd Firth. Errico, who has starred in Sunday in the Park, will perform accompanied by Firth.
“Poetry in America” is produced by Verse Video Education and presented nationally by WGBH. Season 2 is currently airing on PBS stations across the country and streaming on various platforms. Every half-hour episode of the show offers the viewer a fully immersive experience in hearing, reading, and discussing a single American poem by gathering distinguished interpreters from all walks of life to explore and debate unforgettable American works. Athletes, poets, politicians, musicians, architects, scientists, actors, entrepreneurs, and citizens of all ages join together with host and Harvard professor Elisa New to experience and share the power of poetry.”