Stephen Sondheim News

Date of Birth: March 22, 1930 (86)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Morning Brief January 24th, 2017: Top Stories You Might Have Missed and More!BWW Morning Brief January 24th, 2017: Top Stories You Might Have Missed and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 24, 2017

Today's big news: RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA begins previews Off-Broadway, and HELLO, JERRY! celebrates Jerry Herman at York Theatre Company! (more...)

Christiane Noll and David Harris to Star in Theatreworks in NEXT TO NORMALChristiane Noll and David Harris to Star in Theatreworks in NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

TheaterWorks (Rob Ruggiero, Producing Artistic Director) announced exciting casting news today for the theater's upcoming production of NEXT TO NORMAL. Tony nominated Christiane Noll will play Diana and David Harris will play Dan in the Pulitzer Prize winning drama (Music by Tom Kitt / Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey). Rob Ruggiero will direct. (more...)

Brooks Ashmanskas, Phillip Boykin, Robert Sean Leonard, Ruthie Ann Miles and More Join SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE on Broadway; Cast Complete!Brooks Ashmanskas, Phillip Boykin, Robert Sean Leonard, Ruthie Ann Miles and More Join SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE on Broadway; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Just in - the complete cast and creative team for Ambassador Theatre Group's Broadway revival of the New York City Center production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Pulitzer Prize-winning Sunday in the Park with George has been announced.  (more...)

Des Moines Metro Opera Announces Casting for 45th Summer Festival SeasonDes Moines Metro Opera Announces Casting for 45th Summer Festival Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Des Moines Metro Opera's (DMMO) General and Artistic Director, Michael Egel, has announced the full casting for the Company's 45th Summer Festival Season, which runs from June 23 through July 16, 2017, and offers 17 performances of four different operas. (more...)

Flat Stanley, Mary Poppins and More Set for young company's Winter Festival at Stoneham TheatreFlat Stanley, Mary Poppins and More Set for young company's Winter Festival at Stoneham Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

the young company Winter Festival includes four fully-staged productions: family-friendly The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Junior takes us on an incredible adventure all across the globe, while The Emperor's New Clothes teaches us to open our eyes to what's right in front of us! Mary Poppins uses magic, common sense, and a spoonful of sugar to teach the entire Banks family to value one another. Lastly, the dark and edgy Sweeney Todd shows us just how far some will go for those they love. (more...)

Broadway Couple Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley to Celebrate Human Race Theatre's 30th AnniversaryBroadway Couple Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley to Celebrate Human Race Theatre's 30th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

On Friday, February 24, Broadway legends and husband and wife team Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley take to the Loft Theatre stage for one night only to help The Human Race Theatre Company celebrate its 30th anniversary in Broadway and Beyond, a musical review. (more...)


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by Guest Blogger: Jessica Vanek - Jan 23, 2017

Jess here.  I recently had the incredible opportunity to attend a production of A Little Night Music at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, a well-established theatre company here in town.  As Sondheim is my favorite composer, this was immensely pleasing to see.  The story is set in 1900's Sweden, and follows the lives of Fredrik Egerman and his young wife, Anne.  Their inner turmoil when dealing with all things romantic is apparent from the outset, with 'Soon/Later/Now' sung by Anne, Fredrik, and Fredrik's son, Henrik, clearly defining the show's underlying premise of frustration, longing and infidelity.  When actress Desiree Armfeldt, Fredrik's former lover, happens by their town on tour, an opportunity to rekindle the romance comes into play, however foiled by the unexpected arrival of Desiree's married lover, Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm.  Subsequently, the development of several unbeknownst love triangles and pairings surface in Act II, as the group members all rendezvous at the country estate of Desiree's mother, Madame Armfeldt, for a climactic 'Weekend in the Country.' (more...)

Spinning Tree Presents Imagination-Based Play SHIPWRECKED!Spinning Tree Presents Imagination-Based Play SHIPWRECKED!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2017

'The adventures of Louis de Rougemont - as told by himself' was the publishing phenomenon of the 1890s. In his autobiography, which was serialized in Wide World magazine, Englishman de Rougemont described his incredible thirty-year adventure lost in the vast, unexplored Australian outback. He sailed the high seas and met exotic islanders, flying wombats, giant sea turtles and an enormous man-eating octopus. Or did he? This "vaudevillian romp with radio theatre overtones" (Los Angeles Times) "springs to life like a theatrical pop-up book" (The New York Times). (more...)

Jason Robert Brown to Hold Master Class and Intimate Concert for Houston AudienceJason Robert Brown to Hold Master Class and Intimate Concert for Houston Audience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) and the Humphreys School for Musical Theatre (HSMT) presented two special events with award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown on January 19th and 20th. (more...)

Disney, Valentines, Villains and More Set for February at Feinstein's/54 BelowDisney, Valentines, Villains and More Set for February at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

This February, Feinstein's/54 Below celebrates the winter season's most anticipated evenings with special celebrations that will delight lovers (and their foes), thrill film aficionados, and provide an alternative for those looking to escape Super Bowl Sunday. (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 1/20/2017Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 1/20/2017
by BWW - Jan 20, 2017

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 1/20/2017. (more...)

Welsh Diva Iris Williams Returns to Los Angeles Cabaret Scene 2/28Welsh Diva Iris Williams Returns to Los Angeles Cabaret Scene 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

International song stylist Iris Williams returns to the Los Angeles cabaret scene in a one night only solo performance at Catalina's located on Hollywood's storied Sunset Boulevard on February 28 at 8:30pm.  During Ms. Williams' set, themed "Let the Music Begin," she interprets standards by the likes of Johnny Mercer, Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein, Nat King Cole, Carole King, Ashford & Simpson and Edith Piaf. http://www.catalinajazzclub.com (more...)

Photo Flash: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSIAL Coming to The Arsht Center 2/14Photo Flash: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSIAL Coming to The Arsht Center 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its Miami premiere at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County for one week, February 14 - 19, 2017. Produced by Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including "I Feel the Earth Move," "One Fine Day," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "You've Got A Friend" and the title song. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Michael Feinstein, Billy Porter, Andrea McArdle and More in AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC, Coming to NJTVPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Michael Feinstein, Billy Porter, Andrea McArdle and More in AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC, Coming to NJTV
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, announced the fourth season of the award-winning music series, American Songbook at NJPAC, hosted for the first time by multi-platinum-selling entertainer Michael Feinstein, will premiere on Wednesday, January 25th on NJTV (check local listings). The six-part series, now entitled American Songbook at NJPAC Hosted by Michael Feinstein, will also air on THIRTEEN and WLIW21 in the spring. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the performers onstage! (more...)

Nick Blaemire Signs on for 'BORROWED CASH: BUSTED!' at Le Poisson RougeNick Blaemire Signs on for 'BORROWED CASH: BUSTED!' at Le Poisson Rouge
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Nick Blaemire (just off of Tick,Tick,...Boom! off-Broadway) is joining Daniel Jenkins (Oslo, Kid Victory, Big River, Mary Poppins) and Drama Desk Nominee Melissa van der Schyff (Big River, Bonnie & Clyde) in the cast of 'BORROWED CASH: BUSTED! The Reunion Tour' for their second show at Le Poisson Rouge (LPR) on January 22 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Maria Friedman to Make Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debut with LENNY & STEVEMaria Friedman to Make Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debut with LENNY & STEVE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Three-time Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman makes her Feinstein's/54 Below solo debut this fall with shows on September 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 at 7pm. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: January 19, 2017Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: January 19, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 19, 2017

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

NY Public Library for the Performing Arts' Archives Specialist Diana Bertolini on the First Draft of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONGNY Public Library for the Performing Arts' Archives Specialist Diana Bertolini on the First Draft of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Jan 19, 2017

BroadwayWorld continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Diana Bertolini, Specialist at the New York Public Library's Archives Unit on: Four Things You Didn't Know about George Furth's First Draft of Merrily We Roll Along. (more...)

Bay Area Musicals! Continues 2nd Season with Sondheim's ASSASSINSBay Area Musicals! Continues 2nd Season with Sondheim's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Bay Area Musicals!, the newest non-profit theatrical organization to join the vibrant San Francisco Bay Area arts community, continues its second season with the acclaimed tribal Stephen Sondheim musical,Assassins. A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines Sondheim's signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nation's culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America's four successful and five would-be presidential assassins. Bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written, making a great show for Bay Area Muscials' second season. (more...)

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