Stephen Sondheim News

Date of Birth: March 22, 1930 (85)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Ron Dabney Brings TONIGHT to the Metropolitan RoomRon Dabney Brings TONIGHT to the Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2016

Jazz vocalist Ron Dabney returns to the Metropolitan Room in a sensational new show 'TONIGHT,' that indeed won't be just any night. Weaving together songs from the American Songbook, Broadway and jazz standards, the evening showcases songs of love - in all its hues. (more...)

BWW Review: Towne Centre's BLACK TIE BROADWAYBWW Review: Towne Centre's BLACK TIE BROADWAY
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 6, 2016

Luckily, for audiences of Towne Centre Theatre's 2016 season-opening Black Tie Broadway, an original revue conceived by director/arranger John Ray, they are offered two hours of entertainment given a luxe treatment by a 13-member cast who are having a swell time singing the best of musical theater. Consistent and confident, Ray's cast bring a plethora of showtunes to the stage of the Brentwood theater - some you'll remember from the very first note, others you may be hearing for the first time. (more...)

Theater 2020 to Stage One-Month Run of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSICTheater 2020 to Stage One-Month Run of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Theater 2020, multiple Innovative Theater Award nominated professional theater company is pleased to announce its Winter 2016 run of the delectable Stephen Sondheim musical 'A Little Night Music,' running 12 performances, Friday, February 12th - Sunday, March 6th, 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner Reunion, BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Montage, and More Extras You Missed on Facebook This WeekVIDEO: Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner Reunion, BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Montage, and More Extras You Missed on Facebook This Week
by Sally Henry - Feb 5, 2016

Now that the week has come to an end, it's your turn to take a leaf out of Thomas Jefferson's book and say, 'So what'd I miss?' (more...)

Matt Whipkey & Cyrille Aimee to Perform at Holland Performing Arts Center in MarchMatt Whipkey & Cyrille Aimee to Perform at Holland Performing Arts Center in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

There are two nights of great live music at the 1200 Club inside the Holland Performing Arts Center in March: Omaha musician Matt Whipkey will play his celebrated concept album, Penny Park: Omaha, NE: 1989, in its entirety with special guest Rothsteen on Friday, March 4. The following night, March 5, mesmerizing French vocalist Cyrille Aime?e will perform a mix of American standards and gypsy jazz, with touches of Brazilian and French pop. Both concerts start at 8:00 p.m. in the Scott Recital Hall of the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. (more...)

The Catholic University of America to Stage Sondheim's INTO THE WOODSThe Catholic University of America to Stage Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

?Audiences will experience an inventive take on classic fairy-tale characters this month as the musical theatre division of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents its spring production, Into the Woods. (more...)

Harris Theater President to Exit at End of YearHarris Theater President to Exit at End of Year
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

? Alexandra Nichols, Board Chair of the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, announced today that Michael Tiknis, President of the Harris Theater, will step down from his position at the end of December 2016.  After 12 years of exceptional service, Mr. Tiknis, along with the Board of Trustees, will implement a succession plan for the next historic phase of the Harris Theater's future. (more...)

PlayMakers Rep to Stage 'WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT...'PlayMakers Rep to Stage 'WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT...'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

PlayMakers Repertory Company continues its Mainstage Season Feb. 24-March 13 with 'We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915' by award-winning playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury. Special events associated with the show begin Feb. 8. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at First Ever UK Production of ROAD SHOW at The Union TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at First Ever UK Production of ROAD SHOW at The Union Theatre
by Roy Tan - Feb 4, 2016

Following the successful transfer to the Menier Chocolate Factory of the New York Production of ROAD SHOW in 2011, the Union Theatre and the Phil Willmott Company are thrilled to be creating the first ever UK production of Sondheim's latest hit. With Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by John Weidman and Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, ROAD SHOW began last night 3rd February and runs through 5th March 2016 at The Union Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Attached at the Hip- Emily Skinner & Alice Ripley Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below; Watch Highlights!BWW TV Exclusive: Attached at the Hip- Emily Skinner & Alice Ripley Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below; Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 4, 2016

They could never leave you. Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner are performing together in NYC for the first time in nearly nine years.  The duo received a Tony Award co-nomination for their role(s) as the conjoined twins, Daisy and Violet Hilton, in the original Broadway production of Side Show; separately, Alice and Emily have starred in numerous other Broadway shows including The Full Monty, Next To Normal, Billy Elliot, The Rocky Horror Show, and many more. Additional performances will take place February 4-6 (7PM) and February 6 (9:30PM) at Feinstein's/54 Below. BroadwayWorld was there for the epic first night, and you can catch some highlights below! (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: February 4, 2016Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: February 4, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 4, 2016

Read on to catch up on this past week's trends: January 29-February 4. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of WEST SIDE STORY at Musical Theatre WestPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of WEST SIDE STORY at Musical Theatre West
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Musical Theatre West (MTW) presents the beloved tale of star-crossed lovers, WEST SIDE STORY, February 12-28, 2016 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center. Due to overwhelming demand (opening weekend is sold out and second weekend performances only limited availability remains), MTW has added an extra performance on the third weekend, Sunday, February 28, 7pm. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/3/2016 - Alice & Emily Reunite, Nathan Lane and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/3/2016 - Alice & Emily Reunite, Nathan Lane and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 3, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: THE WEDGE HORSE opens off-Broadway and SIDE SHOW stars Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner reunite in concert this evening! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The LC Dialogues series will continue today, February 2 (7:30 pm) with Paul Gemignani, Stephen Sondheim's musical director for the last 40 years, as he sits for an intimate conversation with Justin Levine about his exceptional career. This live event is free and open to the public; no tickets required; seating is first-come, first served. For additional information, visit: LincolnCenter.org/Atrium. (more...)

Michael Cerveris, Richard Maltby Jr. and More to Honor John Weidman with Signature's 2016 Stephen Sondheim AwardMichael Cerveris, Richard Maltby Jr. and More to Honor John Weidman with Signature's 2016 Stephen Sondheim Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Just announced, Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre will honor Broadway librettist John Weidman (ASSASSINS, PACIFIC OVERTURES, ROAD SHOW) with the company's seventh Stephen Sondheim Award on April 4, 2016. (more...)

Theater 2020 to Present A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, 2/212-3/8Theater 2020 to Present A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, 2/212-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

THEATER 2020, Brooklyn Heights' NY Innovative Theater Award nominated professional theater company is pleased to announce its Winter 2016 run of the delectable Stephen Sondheim musical "A Little Night Music," running 12 performances, Friday, February 12th - Sunday, March 8th, 2016. Press is invited beginning Saturday, Feb 13th. (more...)

BWW Review: ASSASSINS Is Tragically Topical at Split StageBWW Review: ASSASSINS Is Tragically Topical at Split Stage
by Greg Kerestan - Feb 2, 2016

Two decades after its premiere, Sondheim's most controversial musical shouldn't feel as prescient as it does. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: New Musicals at 54 Series - Jennifer Ashley Tepper Interviews Hunter Foster and Paul Gordon About SLEEPY HOLLOWBWW Exclusive: New Musicals at 54 Series - Jennifer Ashley Tepper Interviews Hunter Foster and Paul Gordon About SLEEPY HOLLOW
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Feb 2, 2016

New Musicals at 54 is a series produced by Feinstein's/ 54 Below Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Some of the 10 new and diverse musicals by a selection of today's most talented writers have had out-of-town productions, some have had workshops... now's your chance to be first to see them in NYC! Join us at New Musicals at 54 for one-night-only concerts celebrating each new show with songs, behind-the-scenes stories, and all-star casts! (more...)

Red Branch Theatre Company Announces Cast of SWEENEY TODDRed Branch Theatre Company Announces Cast of SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Red Branch Theatre Company (RBTC) will kick off its 2016 season entitled Paint It Red with the TONY Award-winning musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. (more...)

Anna Kendrick & Channing Tatum for 'DIRTY DANCING: LIVE'?Anna Kendrick & Channing Tatum for 'DIRTY DANCING: LIVE'?
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

During Sunday night's broadcast of GREASE: LIVE, star of stage and screen Anna Kendrick teased one idea that makes us over the moon with excitement. (more...)

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