Stephen Sondheim News

Date of Birth: March 22, 1930 (86)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
WEST SIDE STORY Performance Rights Withdrawn From North Carolina, MississippiWEST SIDE STORY Performance Rights Withdrawn From North Carolina, Mississippi
by Michael Dale - Apr 29, 2016

The move can be interpreted as a reaction to recent legislation that allows for discrimination against LGBT individuals. (more...)

Broadway Experts Set for TexARTS Summer IntensiveBroadway Experts Set for TexARTS Summer Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

?TexARTS will offer a series of Masters' Workshops led by Broadway veterans during its annual Summer Musical Theatre Intensive, this year's production will be Stephen Sondheim's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM. Joining in the line-up is Broadway casting director, Jay Binder, premiere acting coach, Matthew Corozine and former Rockette Kelly King. (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek with Patrick Wilson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekLaura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek with Patrick Wilson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Symphony Space to Honor Ted & Mary Jo Shen at 2016 Spring GalaSymphony Space to Honor Ted & Mary Jo Shen at 2016 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Symphony Space, the performing arts center known for its innovative music, film, dance, and literary programs, will honor Ted and Mary Jo Shen at the 2016 Spring Gala at Gotham Hall on Monday, May 9, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: FUN HOME Kids Perform 'Gee, Mr. Miranda' at BC/EFA's 2016 Easter Bonnet CompetitionSTAGE TUBE: FUN HOME Kids Perform 'Gee, Mr. Miranda' at BC/EFA's 2016 Easter Bonnet Competition
by Stage Tube - Apr 28, 2016

The company of Fun Home was runner-up for turning West Side Story's 'Gee Officer Krumpkee!' into a plea to Miranda to write a show for them. But they ultimately realized that they could control their own destinies by creating roles for themselves, just as Miranda has done. Watch their full performance below! (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 BelowMatthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

This May, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for the full lineup! (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: April 28, 2016Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: April 28, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 28, 2016

Read on to catch up on this past week's trends: April 15-21, 2016. (more...)

MasterVoices to Open 75th Season with New York Premiere of 27 This FallMasterVoices to Open 75th Season with New York Premiere of 27 This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale)will open its 75th anniversary season with Ricky Ian Gordon's 27, with libretto by Royce Vavrek, starring Stephanie Blythe, Heidi Stober,Theo Lebow, Tobias Greenhalgh, and Daniel Brevik, conducted by Ted Sperling, and directed by James Robinson, with Orchestra of St. Luke's on October 20 and 21, 2016at New York City Center. (more...)

Julian Ovenden to Host Gala to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Stiles + Drewe Prize, May 15Julian Ovenden to Host Gala to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Stiles + Drewe Prize, May 15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments today announce the 10thanniversary West End Gala for the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles + Drewe Prize. To mark this special landmark occasion, the 2016 competition is being staged at the Novello Theatre in London on Sunday 15 May, hosted by star of stage and screen Julian Ovenden (Downton Abbey, Sunday in the Park with George, Merrily We Roll Along, Sondheim 80th Birthday Prom). In addition to this, among this year's judges will be Don Black,Jason Carr, Anne Reid MBE, Sondheim Society Patron Julia McKenzie and Olivier Award-nominated actress Sophie-Louise Dann, reuniting her with Ovenden after they performed together in Sunday in the Park with George at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. Furthermore, writer and broadcaster Edward Seckerson will Chair the Student Performer judging panel.  (more...)

Winthrop Playmakers to Stage GYPSY in JuneWinthrop Playmakers to Stage GYPSY in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The Winthrop Playmakers are thrilled to announce their upcoming production of the beloved musical Gypsy, opening June 18 at Memorial Hall at 151 Pauline Street in Winthrop. With a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jules Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and suggested by the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy has been hailed as one of the greatest musicals ever written by The New York Times. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from BC/EFA's 2016 Easter Bonnet Competition!STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from BC/EFA's 2016 Easter Bonnet Competition!
by Stage Tube - Apr 28, 2016

The 30th annual Easter Bonnet Competition, celebrating six weeks of fundraising by 58 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies, raised a record-shattering $5,528,568 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the largest grand total from either an Easter Bonnet Competition or Gypsy of the Year fundraising campaign in Broadway Cares history. The show featured a surprise performance by rock legend Stevie Nicks, two top awards to Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of Hamilton, and more than 230 of the best actors, singers and dancers in New York. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the big night! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Sierra Stages' THE LAST FIVE YEARSPhoto Flash: First Look at Sierra Stages' THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The Sierra Stages production of THE LAST FIVE YEARS, written and composed by Jason Robert Brown, opens this weekend for eight performances only through May 8 at the Off Center Stage in Grass Valley. The show is directed by Susan Mason, with musical direction by Ken Getz, who conducts the six-person band. The cast includes local actors Jonathan Hansard and Tinley Ireland. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the duo onstage below! (more...)

Liz Callaway Set for Rubicon Theatre Company's Broadway Musical Concert SeriesLiz Callaway Set for Rubicon Theatre Company's Broadway Musical Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company is pleased to present the sensational Broadway icon LIZ CALLAWAY in her stellar cabaret act as the third offering in the annual Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series. A Tony® Nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer and recording artist, LIZ CALLAWAY's cabaret features her favorite Broadway show tunes, songs from movie musicals and pop hits from the 1960s. Having performed to rave reviews at venues from New York's Rainbow & Stars and Metropolitan Room, to the Donmar Warehouse in London, LIZ CALLAWAY brings her crystal-clear Broadway belt to Ventura for three performances only, Saturday,May 7 at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 8 at 2 p.m. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HAMILTON Cast Slays BC/EFA's Easter Bonnet Competition with SWEENEY TODD TributeSTAGE TUBE: HAMILTON Cast Slays BC/EFA's Easter Bonnet Competition with SWEENEY TODD Tribute
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2016

At the 30th annual Easter Bonnet Competition ealier this week, the Broadway company of Hamilton took top honors for transforming their opening number into an homage to Stephen Sondheim's SWEENEY TODD - featuring creator Lin-Manuel Miranda as the demon barber of Fleet Street himself. Check out the full performance below! (more...)


by Guest Blogger: Clarissa Moon - Apr 27, 2016

A forest has sprung up in Winter Garden, FL as West Orange High School's production of Into the Woods approaches opening night. The fairy tale musical, written by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, is being presented April 29-30 and May 5-8.  (more...)

THE KING AND I's Jose Llana to Celebrate Release of New CD with Ruthie Ann Miles at Joe's PubTHE KING AND I's Jose Llana to Celebrate Release of New CD with Ruthie Ann Miles at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Drama Desk Award-winning theatre star JOSE LLANA will celebrate his debut American solo album Altitude with his debut concert at Joe's Pub at The Public on Monday, May 16 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Los Altos Stage Company Sets 2016-17 SeasonLos Altos Stage Company Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Los Altos Stage Company is pleased to announce the line-up for our upcoming season at the Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos. Comprised of two musicals and three plays, our 21st Annual Season is filled with imagination, inspiration, passion, poetry, folly, disillusionment, and madness. (more...)

APPROPRIATE, 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' and More Set for Season 29 at Actor's ExpressAPPROPRIATE, 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' and More Set for Season 29 at Actor's Express
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Actor's Express announces its 29th Season including two Tony Award winners and three Atlanta premieres. (more...)

Liz Callaway to Celebrate New 'ESSENTIAL' Album in LA and San DiegoLiz Callaway to Celebrate New 'ESSENTIAL' Album in LA and San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced the engagement for Liz Callaway: THE ESSENTIAL LIZ CALLAWAY, coming to the Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 Sunset Bl, Hollywood, Calif., for an exclusive, one-night-only engagement on May 9 at 8:30 PM, celebrating the West Coast release of her newest CD. (more...)

Tony Winner Bernadette Peters to Perform at The Rep's 50th Anniversary GalaTony Winner Bernadette Peters to Perform at The Rep's 50th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway icon Bernadette Peters will perform at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis's 50th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, September 24, at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel. (more...)

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