Don't miss your chance to see Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's multi award winning musical fantasy Into the Woods, arguably the composer's most successful show, at the Bridewell Theatre this April - the first time the show has been staged in Central London for a number of years and just a couple of weeks after the composers 84th birthday. (more...)
Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, today announced plans for its 2014/2015 Season. The upcoming season for the esteemed off-Broadway company begins in October with Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO, directed by Tony Award-winner and CSC Associate Director John Doyle. ALLEGRO marks the second installment of CSC's Musical Theater Initiative, which launched last year with the company's hugely-successful production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Passion, directed by Doyle. Considered one of Richard Rodgers' and Oscar Hammerstein II's most personal and groundbreaking works, ALLEGRO was their third collaboration and first premiered on Broadway in 1947. (more...)
Into the Woods is coming back- and not just on the big screen! BroadwayWorld has just confirmed that the musical will return to the New York Stage soon. Roundabout Theatre Company will present McCarter Theatre Center and Fiasco Theatre's acclaimed, re-imagined production of the Tony Award-winning musical classic by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine at the Laura Pels Theatre in Winter 2015. (more...)
As first reported by BWW yesterday, HAMILTON, written by the Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda, will have its world premiere next January as part of The Public's 2014-15 season at Astor Place. Directed by his In The Heights collaborator Thomas Kail, this new musical features Miranda playing Alexander Hamilton, one of our country's Founding Fathers and the first Secretary of the Treasury. Tax-deductible Public Theater Memberships are available now and guarantee early access to tickets. (more...)
Two-time Tony Award winner Andrea Martin is a busy actress these days. The funnylady not only has two Broadway plays coming up, but will now take on the role of author in an upcoming memoir to be titled 'Andrea Martin's Lady Parts'. (more...)
Lincoln Center Theater will soon present Act One, a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart. The production is scheduled to begin previews Thursday, March 20 and open on Thursday, April 17 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). The play will feature Bill Army, Will Brill, Laurel Casillo, Chuck Cooper, Steven Kaplan, Will LeBow, Mimi Lieber, Charlotte Maier, Andrea Martin, Deborah Offner, Matthew Saldivar, Matthew Schechter, Bob Stillman,Amy Warren, Santino Fontana and Tony Shalhoub.
The company met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big event. Check out complete photo coverage below! (more...)
The company met the press earlier today and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big event. Check out a photo preview from the festivities below, and be sure to check back later for complete coverage! (more...)
Musical Theatre Factory presents second round of 'Ridiculously Talented,' hosted by William Finn at 54 Below, Monday, December 16th at 9:30pm. Musical Theatre Factory presents the second edition of 'Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists you Probably Don't Know but Should,' celebrating the work of emerging musical theatre writers mentored by two-time Tony Award winner William Finn. (more...)
Tickets are now on sale for The Brown Paper Box Co.'s upcoming production, A NEW BRAIN, with music and lyrics by William Finn and book by Finn and James Lapine. The show will run Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM now-March 9 at Rivendell Theatre in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood (5779 N. Ridge Ave.). (more...)
Today in 2008, the first Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park with George opened at Studio 54, where it ran for 149 performances. Sunday in the Park with George is a 1983 musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. The musical was inspired by the painting 'A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte' by Georges Seurat. The musical won the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, two Tony Awards for design (and a nomination for Best Musical), numerous Drama Desk Awards, the 1991 Olivier Award for Best Musical and the 2007 Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production. (more...)
'Es war einmal ...'
Mit diesen Worten beginnen nicht nur alle M'rchen, sondern auch Stephen Sondheims m'rchenhaftes Musical Into the Woods f'r die ganze Familie.
Doch schon die n'chsten Worte lauten 'Ich will ...!' Alle haben sie ihre W'nsche: Aschenputtel m'chte unbedingt auf den Ball des Prinzen gehen. Hans m'chte seine geliebte Kuh vor dem Tod bewahren und ist daf'r bereit, eine Bohnenranke hinauf zu klettern. Rotk'ppchen will seine Gro'mutter im Wald besuchen und das Leben kennen lernen. Und der B'cker und seine Frau wollen endlich den Fluch der Kinderlosigkeit 'berwinden, der auf ihnen lastet. Kein Problem, erkl'rt ihnen die b'se Hexe von nebenan: Sie m'ssten nur in den Wald gehen und einen Schuh aus purem Gold, ein rotes Cape, eine milchwei'e Kuh und eine goldene Haarstr'hne herbeischaffen ... Ab in den Wald! (more...)
Recent Tony Award-winning stage and screen star James Corden opens up about his lead role in the forthcoming big screen edition of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS as part of a new interview. (more...)
Lincoln Center Theater has announced that John Aylward, Kristen Bush, Beth Dixon, Barbara Garrick, Jan Maxwell, Luke Niehaus, Kevin O'Rourke and Michael Simpson will be featured in its upcoming production of THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, a new play by Anthony Giardina, directed by Doug Hughes. THE CITY OF CONVERSATION begins previews Thursday, April 10 and opens on Monday, May 5 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). Additional casting for THE CITY OF CONVERSATION will be announced at a later date. (more...)
The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'The Last Ship' sails, 'Chicago' and 'The Heartbeat Of Home' stop by, 'Chicago's Golden Soul,' and 'Ain't Misbehavin' pack 'em in, catch 'Dessa Rose,' 'Love Story' and 'A New Brain,' and the Waa-Mu Show announces 2014, plus more! (more...)
To celebrate the reissue of Moss Hart's ACT ONE and its adaption for the stage, Barnes & Noble hosted an event, in conjunction with the Lincoln Center Theater, yesterday, February 18. Tony Shalhoub and Santino Fontana were both in attendance, along with Hart's son, Christopher. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special event below! (more...)