The Museum of the City of New York will present its 2013 Louis Auchincloss Prize to legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim at our Cabaret! gala on Tuesday evening, November 19th.

The event will begin with cocktails at the City Museum, followed by dinner and a special performance held at the New York Academy of Medicine.

A lifelong New Yorker, Sondheim is the lyricist for West Side Story and Gypsy, and the composer and lyricist for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, and Into the Woods. Described in the Guardian as the "greatest lyricist ever," and by The New York Times as "now the greatest and perhaps best-known artist in the American musical theater," almost all of his work is about New York and New Yorkers.

Please join us for this special evening—an historic one for the City Museum. You will be royally entertained while you honor one of the absolute greats of the New York stage.

A limited number of individual tickets are available at the following levels:

  • Star: $5,000 for premium seating and listing in the event program
  • Headliner: $2,500 for superior seating and listing in the event program
  • Ensemble: $1,500 for prime seating and listing in the event program
  • Chorus: $1,000 for standard seating and listing in the event program

Buy Now

To purchase a table for 10 people at the Director, Producer, Legend, or Angel levels, or to make a donation in any amount, please contact Stephen Diefenderfer, Director of Special Events, at 917.492.3326, or