Stephen Sondheim News

Date of Birth: March 22, 1930 (85)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Linda Lavin, Will Swenson and More Set for 54 Below This MonthLinda Lavin, Will Swenson and More Set for 54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

This September,54 BELOWpresents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. (more...)

Beef & Boards' 2016 Season to Feature SISTER ACT, GUYS AND DOLLS & MoreBeef & Boards' 2016 Season to Feature SISTER ACT, GUYS AND DOLLS & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre's 2016 Season celebrates women - from princesses to wives to nuns - and what we love about them. With two new shows to the Beef & Boards stage, the 43rd Season takes us from the church basement into the woods, to an enchanted castle and the New York City streets. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Begins 9/17 at The John W. Engeman TheaterWEST SIDE STORY Begins 9/17 at The John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for WEST SIDE STORY. Performances begin on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through November 8, 2015. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL National Tour to Stop at Kennedy Center, 10/6-25BEAUTIFUL National Tour to Stop at Kennedy Center, 10/6-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

The Kennedy Center presents the Tony & Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter. The production makes its Washington, D.C. premiere at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for three weeks from October 6 - 25, 2015 in the Kennedy Center Opera House. With a book by Tony and Academy Award-nominee Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, and choreography by Josh Prince, Beautiful features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil. The press opening night is Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Pandora Productions to Stage Stephen Sondheim's PASSION, Begin. 9/17Pandora Productions to Stage Stephen Sondheim's PASSION, Begin. 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Pandora Productions announces a new programming initiative with the opening of her 2015-2016 Season. Pandora has been presenting plays and musicals that speak to the LGBTQ community for over 20 years but in the 2015-2016 season she will step outside the comfortable 'box' to present a Tony award winning musical by a gay composer but without the usual LBGTQ themes. Stephen Sondheim'sPASSIONopens the season on September 17th for a two-week run and is the first in what will be a series of plays and musicals to step outside the box. (more...)

VIDEO: Josh Groban Auditions to Be Ballperson for 2015 U.S. OpenVIDEO: Josh Groban Auditions to Be Ballperson for 2015 U.S. Open
by TV News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Josh Groban is a huge tennis fan and last week, attempted to both qualify and audition to be a ballperson at this year's U.S. Open. (more...)

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Reunion, Linda Lavin & More Set for 54 Below This WeekSATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Reunion, Linda Lavin & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

This week at54 BELOW,Broadway's Supper Clubpresents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond.To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.comor call(646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Review: Dutch Apple WEST SIDE STORY is the Best Dancing in TownBWW Review: Dutch Apple WEST SIDE STORY is the Best Dancing in Town
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 31, 2015

Dean Sobon and Samantha Hewes Cramer give WEST SIDE STORY the dance it deserves. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Short North Stage's A LITTLE NIGHT GALAPhoto Coverage: Inside Short North Stage's A LITTLE NIGHT GALA
by Jerri Shafer - Aug 31, 2015

Short North Stage celebrated its 2015-16 season on Friday, August 28 with A Little Night Gala, an evening of late summer elegance and music inspired by its opening production, Stephen Sondheim's rapturous romantic classic A Little Night Music. VIP guests enjoyed a wine and cocktail reception with a special performance on the main stage. Delectable samplings of food from local restaurants, specialty cocktails, and an enticing array of silent auction items were served followed by a sneak peak at their upcoming season, featuring some of your favorite Short North Stage performers. (more...)

BWW Review: SONDHEIM UNSCRIPTED Sheer Brilliance at the FalconBWW Review: SONDHEIM UNSCRIPTED Sheer Brilliance at the Falcon
by Don Grigware - Aug 31, 2015

To anyone who has not witnessed an Impro Theatre production, a word to the wise: you are about to experience a rare form of brilliance, sometimes seen in improvisation, but especially keen inSondheim Unscripted, because it not only has an original book but music as well... totally in the style of Stephen Sondheim. A Sondheim composition is known for its incredible range of notes, strident chords, mixed rhythms, fugues, not to mention that his music amazingly conveys the themes or moods of the piece...to the letter. He is a unique composer, impossible to copy...well, Impro surely proves that statement wrong. (more...)

BWW Interview: Music Director and Broadway Producer Michael J. Mortiz Jr. Talks Career, US Coaching Tour, and MusicBWW Interview: Music Director and Broadway Producer Michael J. Mortiz Jr. Talks Career, US Coaching Tour, and Music
by David Clarke - Aug 30, 2015

Music director, Broadway producer, and skilled musician Michael J. Moritz Jr. will be spending this fall traveling the United States with one purpose in mind: teaching. To get the inside scoop on his US coaching tour, I sat down with Michael J. Moritz Jr., and we discussed his multifaceted career, teaching, and music. (more...)

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra presents The Battle of Broadway: Sondheim vs. Webber to end 20th Anniversary Summer Series in Devou Sept 5th.The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra presents The Battle of Broadway: Sondheim vs. Webber to end 20th Anniversary Summer Series in Devou Sept 5th.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2015

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and Music Director James R. Cassidy close the Symphony's 20th anniversary Summer Series in Devou Park, Saturday, September 5 at 7:30 p.m. with a free program dubbed "The Battle of Broadway: Sondheim vs. Webber." Composers Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber (who coincidently have the same birthday - March 22) ruled the boards on Broadway and the West End for most of the 1970s-80s compiling hit song after hit song in a string of award winning musicals. Home-grown bonafide Broadway stars Pamela Myers and Jessica Hendy will be featured, singing the hit tunes of these living legends. (more...)

Centre Stage  for Youth Changes Audition Time for GYPSYCentre Stage for Youth Changes Audition Time for GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2015

Due to an unexpected emergency with the director, auditions for GYPSY for youth ages thirteen and below have been changed to 4:00pm instead of the previously announced 2:00pm on Sunday, August 30th. (more...)

Musical Theatre West Delivers MY FAIR LADY, WEST SIDE STORY, and More in 2015-2016 SeasonMusical Theatre West Delivers MY FAIR LADY, WEST SIDE STORY, and More in 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2015

Musical Theatre West continues its tradition of presenting Broadway's best on the West Coast with four shows in the 2015-2016 season. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes with the Costume Designer of Huntington Theatre's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSICSTAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes with the Costume Designer of Huntington Theatre's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2015

TheHuntington Theatre Companywill open its 2015-2016 season with the Tony Award-winning musical A Little Night Music,Stephen Sondheim's most romantic and popular work, led by Tony and Olivier nomineeHaydn Gwynne, as well as Broadway'sStephen BogardusandLauren Molina. Huntington Artistic DirectorPeter DuBois(after all the terrible things I do; Smart People; Rapture, Blister, Burn; and Becky Shaw) will direct. Performances will run September 11 - October 11, 2015 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. Check out the video below on outfitting the cast in the show! (more...)

CLUE AT 54 & More Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next WeekCLUE AT 54 & More Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Craving a show after the show?54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours.Topurchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.comor call(646) 476-3551.54 BELOWwelcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming event: (more...)

Single Tickets for Asolo Rep's 2015-16 Season to Go on Sale 9/26Single Tickets for Asolo Rep's 2015-16 Season to Go on Sale 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Subscriptions for Asolo Rep's thrilling 57th season are on sale now. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Lauren Molina, Stephen Bogardus, Haydn Gwynne and More in Huntington's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSICPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Lauren Molina, Stephen Bogardus, Haydn Gwynne and More in Huntington's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

TheHuntington Theatre Companywill open its 2015-2016 season with the Tony Award-winning musical A Little Night Music,Stephen Sondheim's most romantic and popular work, led by Tony and Olivier nomineeHaydn Gwynne, as well as Broadway'sStephen BogardusandLauren Molina. Huntington Artistic DirectorPeter DuBois(after all the terrible things I do; Smart People; Rapture, Blister, Burn; and Becky Shaw) will direct. Performances will run September 11 - October 11, 2015 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron - A Career in PicturesBWW Exclusive: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron - A Career in Pictures
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are two of the most renowned producers working in the industry today. They are best known for their work on the past three Academy Awards ceremonies,The Sound of Music Live!, Peter Pan Live!andSmash.Their Broadway credits includePromises, PromisesandHow to Succeed in Buisness Without Really Trying. Film credits includeHairspray, Chicago,A Raisin in the SunandFootloose. Upcoming projects include The Wiz Live!, the movie adaptation ofPippinand much more. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: August 27, 2015Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: August 27, 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 27, 2015

Read on to catch up on this past week's trends:August 21-27 (more...)

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