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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sara Bareilles, and more honor Stephen Sondheim with 'Sunday' performance in Times Square

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sara Bareilles, and more honor Stephen Sondheim with 'Sunday' performance in Times Square

The passing of Stephen Sondheim was a sad day for the Great White Way, having lost one of the giants of American theater. But, as the saying goes, "the show must go on" so hundreds of members from the Broadway community gathered in New York to honor the legendary composer, quite naturally, in song.

Stephen Sondheim Tribute
Stephen Sondheim Tribute

Jenny Anderson Broadway stars in Duffy Square performing "Sunday"

Lin-Manuel Miranda, who considered Sondheim a mentor, joined the likes of Sara Bareilles, Raúl Esparza, Stephen Schwartz, Laura Benanti, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Josh Groban on the iconic red steps of Duffy Square to perform "Sunday" from Sondheim's 1984 Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park with George.

Stephen Sondheim Tribute
Stephen Sondheim Tribute

Jenny Anderson Lin-Manuel Miranda joins "Sunday for Sondheim" tribute

"Such a joy," Bareilles wrote of the performance on Twitter. "A tremendously aching joy."

Take a wistful Sunday stroll through the park with these lovely voices in chorus, in honor of the great Stephen Sondheim:

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