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Any news on Sondheim's new show?
Posted by TheHappyPhantom 2012-12-30 15:48:02


I'm guessing if Playbill hasn't reported, there's not much to tell, but just in case. Have there been any updates on the new musical by Sondheim? Last report said it was called "All Together Now" and the book was by Mamet, I believe. I can't wait to finally have him back.

Any news on Sondheim's new show?
Posted by henrikegerman 2012-12-30 16:59:43


Nothing new but unless something's changed, the book was by ives, not Mamet.

Any news on Sondheim's new show?
Posted by jv92 2012-12-30 18:07:35


He broke his wrist recently, and told an Australian radio interviewer he couldn't even pick up a pen, let alone play the piano, for a while, but that before that, work was progressing nicely.

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Posted by best12bars 2012-12-30 18:33:31


Slacker!

Any news on Sondheim's new show?
Posted by jv92 2012-12-30 19:10:00


I know, right?

Any news on Sondheim's new show?
Posted by Play Esq. 2012-12-30 19:27:49


At the restaurant bar across the street of City Center (before a performance of Uncle Vanya) last summer, I overheard (i.e. ease dropped) him saying he was hard working on his new project. He seemed particularly excited about it (as did I).

When did he break his hand? I saw him before the benefit performance of Assassins and he was clearly writing something in a book.


Any news on Sondheim's new show?
Posted by chewy5000 2012-12-30 19:47:44


Last month he did a talkback in Australia. "All Together Now" is to be based on Ives' play "Sure Thing". Sondheim had, at that stage, written the opening number and half of a second. He was also searching for new ways to procrastinate after he recovers.

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Posted by TheHappyPhantom 2012-12-30 21:28:15


sorry...yes, it was Ives. Good to know it's going well. Can't wait.

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Posted by ChairinMain 2012-12-31 05:38:31


How the hell are you going to turn the basically plotless "Sure Thing" into a musical? I trust you Steve but I am really curious to know what about this piece called to him.

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Posted by g.d.e.l.g.i. 2012-12-31 08:19:39


This is really funny to me, considering Sondheim already had a script for All Together Now by Terrence McNally going back to the early Nineties. If he's suddenly decided an adaptation of the Ives play is a better way to go, fine, but why throw out what sounds like a completely workable book?

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Posted by iluvtheatertrash 2012-12-31 08:38:09


If I'm understanding things correctly, it's not based on Sure Thing but based on a MOMENT in Sure Thing.

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Posted by chewy5000 2012-12-31 08:50:35


Yes, he seemed to indicate that he was inspired by the ideas of the play, which he described as 'notional'

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Posted by henrikegerman 2012-12-31 09:17:09


Plotlessness has never been an obstacle for Sondheim.

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Posted by Kad 2012-12-31 11:13:45


There's no news but the old news. And I doubt we'll see this come to fruition.

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Posted by jv92 2012-12-31 14:51:49


See, I like to think positive and say "Yes, this will happen." John Kander's still plugging away and doing good work at 85...why can't Sondheim?

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Posted by Kad 2012-12-31 14:56:01


Sondheim doesn't really seem particularly passionate about creating new work anymore.

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Posted by Jordan Catalano 2012-12-31 14:56:25


John Kander, Stephen Sondheim & Jerry Herman should get together and write a Super-Musical.

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Posted by FindingNamo 2012-12-31 15:08:51


I'd see their musical version of "Prick Up Your Ears."

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Posted by Jordan Catalano 2012-12-31 15:31:20


They should write their own version of CARRIE. It would be sublime. And confusing.

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Posted by jv92 2013-01-01 14:56:05


I've never had the nerve to tell SS this, but I think he and Edward Albee should write a show together. But Albee might be a musical-hater for all we know. But who could hate Sondheim?!

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Posted by TheHappyPhantom 2013-01-02 14:55:54


I'd love to see that happen. We just need one last great Sondheim show. I know he can do it.

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Posted by EricMontreal22 2013-01-02 20:35:38


Though Guare has not had the best track record with musicals, I'd love to see them write something together. I know they're good friends...

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Posted by nasty_khakis 2013-02-10 19:30:18


I rewatched Groundhog Day over the weekend and was struck by the something, Sondheim has said for years he's wanted to adapt this into a musical and now I see why he's picked Ives to do this, even if it's not officially "Groundhog Day."

There's a montage in the middle that is almost exactly "Sure Thing" beat for beat. Bill Murrey spends his "day" with Andy Mcdowell and every time he says something that rubs her the wrong way the scene starts over with him correcting his faux pas. I think Sondheim is very attracted to this and found a way to do Groundhog Day without having to worry about adaptation.

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Posted by theatergeek3 2013-02-10 19:36:16


OMG!!!! Sondheim is coming out with a new show! YAY! :) Does anyone have any information on what it will be about or who will be in it?

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Posted by brian.klimowski 2013-02-10 20:44:32


Totally excited.