On Friday, June 12 at 3:00 p.m., The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, the arts center of the Archdiocese of New York, presents Poetry In America-Live featuring “Finishing The Hat”by Stephen Sondheim.The free streaming event can be viewed online at www.SheenCenter.Org or on The Sheen Center’s Facebook Live or YouTube channels.

In celebration of his 90th birthday, Poetry in America–Live will turn the spotlight on Stephen Sondheim’s song “Finishing  The  Hat”  from Sunday in the Park with George. With  panelists  participating from  the  socially-distanced comfort of their own homes, 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  starred  in Sunday in the Park,  at  The Kennedy Center, will perform three songs from Sunday, including “Finishing the Hat,” accompanied by Firth.

“Poetry in America” is a series produced by Verse Video Education and presented by WGBH, airing nationally on PBS. Every episode 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.