The Kennedy Center's Sondheim Celebration, in which six musicals by Stephen Sondheim will be mounted over four months,
is breaking some box-office records.
The festival opened on May 12 with "Sweeney Todd," starring
Brian Stokes Mitchell and Christine Baranski. "Company"
opened the following week. Both
shows have sold out their runs. "Sunday in the Park With
George" opens June 2, while "Passion," "A Little Night
Music" and "Merrily We Roll Along" open in July and
The Kennedy Center reported setting a new one-day
ticket sales record in February when it sold $632,000 worth
of tickets for the Sondheim festival, which is now about 80
percent sold out.