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Stephen Sondheim News

Date of Birth: March 22, 1930 (87)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Centenary Stage Company 2017-18 Season Now On SaleCentenary Stage Company 2017-18 Season Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Centenary Stage Company's exciting 2017 - 18 season of events are now available for purchase to the general public.  As Northwest New Jersey's premier regional theater, Centenary Stage Company's upcoming 2017 - 18 season boasts over 20 individual events ranging from self-produced professional plays and musicals to a host of explosive concert, dance and special events. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks to Continue 'Pay Your Age' Initiative and More with SWEENEY TODDPalm Beach Dramaworks to Continue 'Pay Your Age' Initiative and More with SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Arts organizations throughout the country are on a constant quest to attract newer, younger, and more diverse audiences while maintaining their longtime, loyal supporters. Palm Beach Dramaworks is no exception. For a while now, PBD has been running a Pay Your Age initiative on select Sunday evenings for anyone 40 and under. The response has been so strong that, beginning with the run of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd (July 14 - August 6), and continuing throughout the 2017 - 2018 season, Pay Your Age tickets will be available for all performances. Several additional outreach ventures are under consideration for the upcoming season as well. (more...)

George Takei to Return to ALLEGIANCE for Los Angeles PremiereGeorge Takei to Return to ALLEGIANCE for Los Angeles Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

East West Players (EWP) and Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) have announced that stage, television, and film star George Takei will lead the cast in the Los Angeles premiere of the Broadway musical Allegiance, which will be co-produced by EWP and JACCC by special arrangement with Sing Out, Louise! Productions and ATA, with performances at JACCC's Aratani Theatre in Los Angeles from February 21-April 1, 2018. Previews will run from February 21-25, with the Opening Night performance and reception on February 28. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Stephen Sondheim [sort of] comes to Symphony Hall in SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIMBWW REVIEW: Stephen Sondheim [sort of] comes to Symphony Hall in SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM
by Justin J. Sacramone - Jun 27, 2017

One of the latest in this series of revues is SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, a brainchild of frequent Sondheim collaborator James Lapine, which premiered on Broadway in 2010. Reorchestrated to fit the Boston Pops, SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM played a two-night engagement at Symphony Hall on June 15 and June 16 under the direction of Sarna Lapine and conducted by Keith Lockhart. (more...)

VIDEO: SWEENEY TODD's Carolee Carmello & Norm Lewis Perform 'A Little Priest' on TODAYVIDEO: SWEENEY TODD's Carolee Carmello & Norm Lewis Perform 'A Little Priest' on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Today, Tony nominees Norm Lewis and Carolee Carmello and the cast of the Tooting Arts Club production of SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET performed on the TODAY. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Starring Toronto's Chilina Kennedy Begins Performances Today at the Ed Mirvish TheatreBEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Starring Toronto's Chilina Kennedy Begins Performances Today at the Ed Mirvish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The highly anticipated engagement in Toronto of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit musical BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL begins performances today - June 27 and plays through September 3, 2017 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre.  Media night is Wednesday July 5, 2017. (more...)

Steven Brinberg to Star in SIMPLY BARBRA'S BROADWAY at the Rrazz RoomSteven Brinberg to Star in SIMPLY BARBRA'S BROADWAY at the Rrazz Room
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Barbra Streisand plays an intimate club in New Hope......in the guise of world renowned impressionist Steven Brinberg as SIMPLY BARBRA'S BROADWAY on Saturday, JuLy 8th at 7:30 pm at the Rrazz Room, 6426 Lower York Road (Clarion Hotel), New Hope, PA 18938. (more...)

Ruth Eckerd Hall Announces 2017-18 ADULTS AT LEISURE SERIESRuth Eckerd Hall Announces 2017-18 ADULTS AT LEISURE SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall announces the Adults At Leisure Series for the 2017-18 season, which includes returning favorites Blue Suede Shoes (The Premier Elvis Birthday Bash), 110 Years of Broadway and the Hitmen In Concert as well as several shows making their debut, including 3 Redneck Tenors, The Modern Gentlemen, One Night In Memphis and more. (more...)

Ruth Eckerd Hall Announces Second Peroformance of 110 YEARS OF BROADWAYRuth Eckerd Hall Announces Second Peroformance of 110 YEARS OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall announces 110 Years Of Broadway - back for its annual celebration of Broadway's greatest songs from its finest shows, the most successful touring Broadway concert in America - has added a second show on Monday, March 12 at 7:30 pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 30 at noon. A limited number of tickets for the performance on Monday, March 12 at 1 pm are available. (more...)

Roundabout's NAPOLI, BROOKLYN Officially Bows Tomorrow Off-BroadwayRoundabout's NAPOLI, BROOKLYN Officially Bows Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

A friendly reminder! Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Roundabout Underground alumni playwright Meghan Kennedy's (Too Much, Too Much, Too Many) new play Napoli, Brooklyn, commissioned by Roundabout, directed by Gordon Edelstein, opens officially tomorrow, June 27, 2017 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 W 46th Street). (more...)

SOUND OF MUSIC Touring Nuns to Sing SWEENEY TODD in D.C.SOUND OF MUSIC Touring Nuns to Sing SWEENEY TODD in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Exeunt Productions in association with La Ti Do Productions present concert selections from Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Penn Social on Thursday, June 29th at 11:30pm. (more...)

(mostly)musicals Returns to Vitello's to Light Up the Night with INDEPENDENT MEANS(mostly)musicals Returns to Vitello's to Light Up the Night with INDEPENDENT MEANS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

(mostly)musicals will return to Upstairs at Vitello's (formerly the E Spot Lounge)  for their 24th edition, Independent MEANS, on Monday, July 3rd at 7:30pm.  (more...)

BWW BLOG: What I Learned From High School TheatreBWW BLOG: What I Learned From High School Theatre
by Jessica Vanek - Jun 26, 2017

Jess here. As some of you may know, I just graduated from a performing arts high school. Now that I'm on summer vacation I've taken some time to reflect upon my experiences in the high school theatre world. I thought I'd share some observations/insight with my fellow thespians, and attempt to shed a little light on topics that remain a mystery. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-Nominee Carolee CarmelloExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-Nominee Carolee Carmello
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 25, 2017

You might not know this man but you sure will know this woman, the effervescent Carolee Carmello.  Carolee swings by to discuss FALSETTOS, PARADE, LESTAT, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, SCANDALOUS, TUCK EVERLASTING, and so much more! Carolee pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how a business major went on to become a three time Tony nominee, what song did she hear in someone else's dressing room that gave her a panic attack , and why she is not a fan of the rehearsal process! (more...)

Theatre Conservatory Students present INTO THE WOODSTheatre Conservatory Students present INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

South Coast Repertory's Summer Players will present the award-winning Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods on the Julianne Argyros stage, directed by Hisa Takakuwa, with musical direction by Erin McNally. Performances by SCR's Theatre Conservatory students run Aug. 12-20; tickets are on sale now at www.scr.org.  (more...)

Spanish Performer Joan Vazquez to Return to London with SOMETHING'S COMING Sondheim TributeSpanish Performer Joan Vazquez to Return to London with SOMETHING'S COMING Sondheim Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

After his acclaimed London debut last Fall, Spanish performer Joan Vazquez brings back 'Something's Coming - a Sondheim tribute' as part of Live at Zedel Summer season, on Monday 26th June 2017, 7.00pm. (more...)

SISTER ACT Comes to The Bristol Hippodrome this AugustSISTER ACT Comes to The Bristol Hippodrome this August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening at Bristol Hippodrome on Mon 7 - Sat 12 Aug 2017. (more...)

Colony Theatre Announces Five-Show Series IT'S SHOWTIME!Colony Theatre Announces Five-Show Series IT'S SHOWTIME!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The Colony Theatre in Burbank has announced It's Showtime!, a new five-show series which features entertainment ranging from concerts to magic to comedy. Said Colony Director of Development Heather Provost, "We are thrilled to be able to offer this kind of programming over the coming months. The series is designed to provide something for arts lovers of all ages." (more...)

Photo Coverage: BEAUTIFUL Company Unveils Sing for Hope Piano!Photo Coverage: BEAUTIFUL Company Unveils Sing for Hope Piano!
by Walter McBride - Jun 22, 2017

Just yesterday, the cast of Broadway's Beautiful gathered for a pop-up performance of some of Carole King's most famous hits, at a piano designed by the cast to celebrate Carole King's story. Each of the records on the piano represent the 14 Carole King songs in the show with lyrics from the title song, "Beautiful," on the front of the piano. After the month of June, the piano will be donated to a school in need. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tim Rice's BLONDEL at Union TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Tim Rice's BLONDEL at Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Producers have announced the cast for the world premiere of a spanking new version of the Tim Rice musical comedy Blondel. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

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