CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

You’ll enjoy skipping around on the full program. Jake Gyllenhaal was a particular revelation and even non-theater queens will likely recognize many faces.

These ever-surprising songs, mostly written for big Broadway stages, turn out to thrive in close quarters. That was the happy discovery of “Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration,” a starry, streaming tribute to Stephen Sondheim that began catastrophically and blossomed into something beautiful.

Hosted by the actor Raúl Esparza, this compilation of songs and reminiscences — and a fund-raiser for the youth arts-oriented organization Artists Striving to End Poverty — looked like a nonstarter at first. The show, which streamed on Sunday night on YouTube and, began half an hour after its official 8 p.m. curtain time.