Stephen Sondheim News

Date Of Birth:
March 22, 1930 (84)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Il Divo to Bring 'A MUSICAL AFFAIR' with Lea Salonga to Benedum Center, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces Il Divo, with special guest Lea Salonga, will perform on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at 7:30pm, at the Benedum Center. Following a successful week of concerts in November 2013 at New York City's Marquis Theater, Il Divo, the record-breaking classical crossover group, is bringing IL DIVO A MUSICAL AFFAIR: THE GREATEST SONGS OF BROADWAY LIVE to theaters across the U.S. and Canada as part of their world tour. (more...)

Barbara Cook Set for SOPAC's Annual Gala, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) announces Broadway and Cabaret legend Barbara Cook will appear at its annual Gala on Sat., May 31. Ms. Cook's highly anticipated performance will take place at 9 p.m. following an elegant dinner in the SOPAC Loft at 6 p.m., coupled with an online and live auction of unique and precious gifts and experiences. Families will join the celebration during the day with a Super-Hero workshop by Kidville at 10:30 a.m. and a free performance by fun and funky musician Bobby Beetcut at noon. Seating is available for the gala dinner and Ms. Cook's performance, or for the performance only. The gala is being presented in support of SOPAC's Arts Education and Programming. (more...)

The Ringwald to Stage INTO THE WOODS, 5/2-6/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Nearing the end of a season devoted to words and stories, it only makes sense to close with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's seminal musical INTO THE WOODS. The ultimate storybook musical gets mightily reimagined by Ferndale's feisty theatre, The Ringwald, in association with Two Muses Theatre, F.R.E.D., and Kickham Hanley PLLC. (more...)

Bloomington Civic Theatre to Present GYPSY, Starring Dora Dolphin as Baby June, 4/25-5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Bloomington Civic Theatre is proud to present Gypsy at the Schneider Theatre, starring Dora Dolphin as Baby June. Gypsy is directed by Zach Curtis, choreographed by Shannon Roberg, and musically directed by Anita Ruth. The show will run April 25-May 25, 2014. (more...)

Sony Pictures Entertainment And Mattel Announce Plan To Bring The Iconic Character Of Barbie To Life On Screen
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

CULVER CITY, Calif., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/  Sony Pictures Entertainment, Mattel and Parkes+MacDonald/Image Nation today announced a partnership on a live-action comedy featuring the beloved and dynamic icon Barbie.  The studio sees this as its next big, global franchise and plans to go into production by the end of the year.  Written by Jenny Bicks and produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, the film will be executive produced by Parkes+MacDonald's president Marc Resteghini alongside Julia Pistor, who will executive produce for Mattel's Playground Productions. (more...)

Los Altos Stage Company to Present COMPANY, 5/29-6/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Los Altos Stage Company presents a groundbreaking, award-winning musical by one of the most popular theater artists of all time. Stephen Sondheim's Company opens May 29 and runs through June 28 at the Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos. (more...)

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Will Return to London's Menier Chocolate Factory, 19 June - 16 August
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

New York's longest running comedy revue, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, returns to the Chocolate Factory this summer, bursting with brand new material from 19 June - 16 August 2014. (more...)

Jay Joyce Signs Worldwide Publishing Agreement with Warner/Chappell Music
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, today announced that it has signed a worldwide co-publishing agreement with songwriter and ACM Producer of The Year, Jay Joyce. (more...)

2014 Drama League Award Nominations Announced - Shows, Stars & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 23, 2014

Co-Hosts Judith Light and Christopher Sieber announced the nominations for the 2014 Drama League Awards, including Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The 2014 Drama League Nomination announcement begins the month of celebrations leading up to the 80th Annual Drama League Awards, which will be held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway) on Friday, May 16, 2014 at noon hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatre Unchained Stages a Superb COMPANY
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Apr 22, 2014

Small, professional theater companies produce theater on sparse budgets. There great contribution to city's culture includes producing plays at affordable prices and granting a variety of acting talent invaluable experience. Milwaukee's Unchained Theatre operates on a tiny budget in the heart of the city's Fifth Ward, the brainchild of James Dragolovich. In this intimate setting featuring approximately 75 seats, Stephen Sondheim's multiple Tony award winning musical with a book by George Furth Company creates magic forty years later. (more...)

Hauschka, Arias & Ratzke, Lily & Madeleine, Reverend Billy, Julia Haltigan and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming performances, running tomorrow, April 23 through May 4, 2014. Details below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Getting Ready with the Girls of the WEST SIDE STORY International Tour
by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2014

The girls in the cast of the WEST SIDE STORY International Tour made a fantasy video on how they get ready for their shows, set to Beyonce's track 'BLOW'. Check it out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for PITCH PERFECT 2 with Rebel Wilson, Elizabeth Banks & More
by Movies News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Rebel Wilson has just tweeted a first look at PITCH PERFECT 2 rehearsals featuring Brittany Snow, director/star Elizabeth Banks and more!Kay Cannon is also returning to pen the script. Check out the photo below! (more...)

London Theatre Workshop to Present JUST ANOTHER LOVE STORY, 6-24 May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Following on from the successful run of "Ordinary Days" (which has been nominated for an Off West End Theatre Award for Best Musical Production), and the London revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Ah, Wilderness!" London Theatre Workshop has announced its next show will be the first London run of a new evening celebration of Stephen Sondheim's love songs, "Just Another Love Story". (more...)

Golden Rainbow Now Accepting Talent Submissions for 28th Annual RIBBON OF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Local HIV/AIDS nonprofit Golden Rainbow is accepting talent submissions for the 28th annual "Ribbon of Life" spectacular now through Monday, April 28. The fundraising production, hosted by returning emcees TV personality Chris Saldaņa and Edie of Cirque du Soleil's Zumanity, will take place in The Penn & Teller Theater at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Sunday, June 22 at 1 p.m. (more...)

Kwame Kwei-Armah's LET THERE BE LOVE to be Featured in A.C.T.'s 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

A.C.T. kicks off its 2014-15 season with the West Coast premiere of the Signature Theatre production of Old Hats (September 10-October 5, 2014), starring Tony Award winners Bill Irwin and David Shiner. Using music, technology, and movement - plus a few other tricks up their sleeves - Old Hats combines the inimitable magic, slapstick and hilarity of Irwin and Shiner into a wild and remarkable outing of theater for generations old and new. Directed by Tina Landau, Old Hats was the recipient of the 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Alternative Theatrical Experience and the 2013 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revue. Old Hats marks the first collaboration for Irwin and Shiner since the smash Broadway hit Fool Moon, which set A.C.T. box office records during its sold-out 1998 run and their return engagement in 2001. Press night for Old Hats will be on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. (more...)

London Festival of Cabaret to Run 6-22 May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

World premieres, brand new shows and classic songbook - the LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET spreads its wings across London in May. Celebrating all things songbook, the LFOC will play at eight venues in the Capital from TUESDAY 6 MAY to THURSDAY 22 MAY 2014. (more...)

by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2014

Today in 2004, Assassins opened at Studio 54, where it ran for 101 performances. Assassins is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman, based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. It uses the premise of a murderous carnival game to produce a revue-style portrayal of men and women who attempted (successfully or otherwise) to assassinate Presidents of the United States. The music varies to reflect the popular music of the eras depicted.The musical first opened Off-Broadway in 1990, and the 2004 Broadway production won five Tony Awards. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz, Lin Manuel Miranda & Jason Robert Brown Join Fight Against Sheet Music Piracy
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

At an anti-piracy awareness event hosted by the Dramatists Guild, famed Broadway composers including Stephen Schwartz, Jason Robert Brown, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Amanda Green, Stephen Flaherty, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman joined forces to express their support for the cause. (more...)

Meryl Streep Honored with Monte Cristo Award; Serenaded by Lopez Team
by Movies News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Meryl Streep was honored with the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's Monte Cristo Award last night, April 21st, at a gala held at New York City's Edison Ballroom (more...)

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