Stephen Sondheim News

Date of Birth: March 22, 1930 (85)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
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

The Huntington Theatre Company will 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 nominee Haydn Gwynne, as well as Broadway's Stephen Bogardus and Lauren Molina. Huntington Artistic Director Peter 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. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551.54 BELOW welcomes 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

The Huntington Theatre Company will 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 nominee Haydn Gwynne, as well as Broadway's Stephen Bogardus and Lauren Molina. Huntington Artistic Director Peter 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! and Smash. Their Broadway credits include Promises, Promises and How to Succeed in Buisness Without Really Trying. Film credits include Hairspray, Chicago, A Raisin in the Sun and Footloose. Upcoming projects include The Wiz Live!, the movie adaptation of Pippin and 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...)

Washington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera InitiativeWashington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced details for the fourth season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. Three pairings of new opera composers and librettists—Christopher Weiss and John de los Santos, David Clay Mettens and Joshua McGuire, and Sarah Hutchings and Mark Sonnenblick—will premiere new one-act operas, each based on a contemporary American story, in a semi-staged concert performance on December 2, 2015 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Composer Luna Pearl Woolf and librettist Caitlin Vincent, an alumnus of the program's second season, will present their new hour-long work Better Gods—based on the life of Queen Lili'uokalani, the last monarch of Hawaii—on January 8 and 9, 2016 in the Terrace Theater. (more...)

Alan Gilbert & NY Philharmonic Set for Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala Concert, 10/7Alan Gilbert & NY Philharmonic Set for Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala Concert, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala Concert, launching the Hall's 125th anniversary season. The program will feature the World Premiere of Magnus Lindberg's Vivo, a Carnegie Hall co-commission; Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.1, with Evgeny Kissin as soloist; and Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe? Suite No. 2, and takes place Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. WQXR, New York's classical music radio station, will broadcast and stream the concert live on air at 105.9 FM and online at www.wqxr.org, hosted by WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon. (more...)

BWW Feature: Top Three Musical Roles Jake Gyllenhaal Should Play on Broadway- BWW Readers Weigh In!BWW Feature: Top Three Musical Roles Jake Gyllenhaal Should Play on Broadway- BWW Readers Weigh In!
by Sally Henry - Aug 27, 2015

Though most of us think of Gyllenhaal as the kid from the 1999 film OCTOBER SKY who grew up to receive an Oscar nomination for BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN and has of late sported a rockin' beard, many people may not know that he has also graced both the London and Broadway stages. With these credits under his belt, might a Broadway musical be Gyllenhaal's next venture? (more...)

SSU Dept. of Theatre Arts & Dance's 2015-16 Season to Feature INTO THE WOODS & MoreSSU Dept. of Theatre Arts & Dance's 2015-16 Season to Feature INTO THE WOODS & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

The Sonoma State University Department of Theatre Arts & Dance has announced its 2015-16 performance season (including five main stage productions) showcasing the emerging talents of SSU students studying theater arts, dance and music. (more...)

Tommy Tune & More on Tap for Palm Beach Dramaworks' Third Season of DramalogueTommy Tune & More on Tap for Palm Beach Dramaworks' Third Season of Dramalogue
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Palm Beach Dramaworks is delighted to announce that Broadway luminaries Paul Gemignani, William Ivey Long, and Tommy Tune will be interviewed live, onstage as part of its popular series, Dramalogue - Talking Theatre! This series of six programs, which explores all aspects of theatre in conversations with or about the industry's top professionals and master artists, will also feature presentations on Eugene O'Neill and Rodgers & Hammerstein, and a roundtable discussion with four directors.  (more...)

California Repertory Company to Open 2015-16 Season with S/HE & ME, 9/25-10/11California Repertory Company to Open 2015-16 Season with S/HE & ME, 9/25-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

California Repertory Company is proud to open its 2015-2016 season with the premiere of S/He & Me: A Theatrical Cabaret, written by Alexandra Billings, and conceived and directed by Joanne Gordon. Playing September 25th through October 11th, S/He & Me: A Theatrical Cabaret, explores the evolving relationship between Alexandra Billings and Scott - the boy she once was. (more...)

Carnegie Hall to Launch 2015-16 125th Anniversary Season This OctoberCarnegie Hall to Launch 2015-16 125th Anniversary Season This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Carnegie Hall opens its 2015-2016 125th anniversary season on Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m. with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, performing the world premiere of Vivo by Magnus Lindberg, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall, Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2, and Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with Evgeny Kissin. (more...)

Patina Miller, Emily Skinner & More Set for Bay Area Cabaret's 2015-16 SeasonPatina Miller, Emily Skinner & More Set for Bay Area Cabaret's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Bay Area Cabaret, now in its 12th season of presenting world-renowned popular musical performers announces the 2015-2016 season of shows at San Francisco's most elegant and historic showroom, the Fairmont Venetian Room. (more...)

VIDEO: Carole King Performs BEAUTIFUL's 'You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman'VIDEO: Carole King Performs BEAUTIFUL's 'You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman'
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Legendary singer-songwriter Carole King appeared on NBC's TODAY this morning to perform one of her most enduring pop classics, '(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman.' (more...)

BWW Review: ASSASSINS at Pico PlayhouseBWW Review: ASSASSINS at Pico Playhouse
by Cary Ginell - Aug 25, 2015

As the topic of guns in society becomes more and more prominent during the upcoming election season, Stephen Sondheim's controversial 1990 Off-Broadway and off-beat musical Assassins has increased in its relevancy. Rarely staged today, Assassins is an event that commands attention, and last week, we traveled to the Pico Playhouse in Los Angeles to see their version of the show, which also featured several performers familiar to Ventura County audiences. (more...)

Carole King, Chillina Kennedy & Abby Mueller Perform BEAUTIFUL's 'I Feel the Earth Move'Carole King, Chillina Kennedy & Abby Mueller Perform BEAUTIFUL's 'I Feel the Earth Move'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Carole King stopped by the TODAY plaza along with Chillina Kennedy, currently starring in the Broadway production and Abby Mueller, who will take on the role in the National Tour. (more...)

Melbourne's Watch This to Stage COMPANY in Upcoming Season, 9/17Melbourne's Watch This to Stage COMPANY in Upcoming Season, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

With two-time Green Room Award nominee Nick Simpson-Deeks as Robert and Sally Bourne as Joanne. One of the most beloved and ground-breaking works in the Sondheim cannon, Watch This will present along awaited season of Company at fortyfivedownstairs. Company is a musical comedy, which explores love, relationships and the struggle for intimacy - the original production was nominated for a record-setting 14 Tony Awards and won six. (more...)

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM to Kick Off Season 16 at Stoneham TheatreA FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM to Kick Off Season 16 at Stoneham Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Stoneham Theatre opens Season 16 with Stephen Sondheim's riotously funny Broadway musical hit A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM. Performances run from September 10 - October 4, 2015. (more...)

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