Hosted by Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, the 20th Anniversary Celebration of Friends In Deed will send guests on a ride through the American Museum of Natural History on one of legendary composer Stephen Sondheim's Treasure Hunts.
Guests will participate in a unique fundraiser that, for the first time, will lead teams through the museum on a magical and brain teasing team competition.
The event will benefit Friends In Deed. Friends In Deed's mission is to provide pragmatic emotional and spiritual support for all those affected by life threatening illness, caregiving and grief.
According to the event website, the history leading up to this began "In the late 1960's [when] Sondheim started having Game Nights with his friends. They gradually grew in size and complexity. In one of his famEd Halloween Hunts, created with Anthony Perkins, the participants arrived at an old brownstone, rang the bell and were invited in by an unknown white-haired lady who is was sworn to answer no questions. Tensely, they waited for their next message as she served coffee and cake in silence. Film star Lee Remick was hungry and ate her portion. 'Stop!' shouts the group-leader--too late. Rearranged, the icing on the cake would have revealed the map reference of their next rendezvous."
Stephen Sondheim has won seven Tonys, an Academy Award, seven Grammys, a Pulitzer Prize and the Kennedy Center Honors. His career has spanned more than half a century and his lyrics have become synonymous with musical theater.
Tickets are $1500 for a single ticket and $15000 for a table of 10. All but $500 of each seat is tax deductible. For more information or to purchase your tickets by phone, call (212)-866-2608 or visit www.friendsindeed.org.