Stephen Sondheim News

Date Of Birth:
March 22, 1930 (84)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
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Harvey Fierstein Hosts Tomorrow's BROADWAY SALUTES With Andy Karl, Lindsay Mendez and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Four-time Tony Award winning playwright and actor Harvey Fierstein will host the sixth annual Broadway Salutes event on Tuesday, September 23rd, which is presented by The Broadway League and The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds (COBUG). This public celebration honors the countless professionals who have made Broadway great. In this industry-wide celebration, theatre professionals will receive special recognition for having worked 25, 35, and 50+ years on Broadway. (more...)

Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien and Sarah Rice to Star in INTO SWEENEY TODD'S WOODS This Fall at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

'Into Sweeney Todd's Woods' is a monster mash-up of two landmark musicals by Stephen Sondheim -- Sweeney Todd and Into the Woods -- performed by a wickedly talented cast that includes Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien and Sarah Rice. The presentation is set for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 6:00 PM & 8:30 PM. (more...)

Leonard Slatkin To Conduct NY Premiere of Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse's Flute Concerto with Principal Flute Robert Langevin
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Leonard Slatkin will return to the New York Philharmonic to conduct the New York Premiere of The Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse's Flute Concerto, with Principal Flute Robert Langevin as soloist; Copland's El Salon Mexico; Ravel's Gaspard de la nuit (orchestrated by Marius Constant), marking the Philharmonic's first time performing the complete work; and Ravel's Bolero, Thursday, October 30, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m. (performed without intermission); and Saturday, November 1 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Broadway Worldwide Entertainment Media's DIRECT FROM BROADWAY Will Bring Theatre to the Big Screen
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

On September 19, 2014, Broadway Worldwide, Inc. and Chinese media entrepreneur Dr. Bruno Wu's Sun New Light Culture Development Limited, a part of Sun Seven Stars Entertainment Media Group, today announced a joint venture agreement to create Broadway Worldwide Entertainment Media (BWEM). (more...)

BWW Previews: THE WHITE PLAINS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Fall Season
by Peter Danish - Sep 22, 2014

THE WHITE PLAINS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER FALL SEASON (more...)

Preview Emma Thompson's 'God, That's Good!' From This Week's PBS SWEENEY TODD
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 22, 2014

A first look at multi-award-winning stage and screen superstar Emma Thompson in this week's Live From Lincoln Center telecast of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's acclaimed musical thriller SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET is now available available to view. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/20-9/21/2014
by - Sep 21, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, September 21, 2014 - Sunday, September 21, 2014. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes GODSPELL, GLEE Star Telly Leung
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 21, 2014

On Monday, September 22 the Theater People Podcast welcomes the multi-talented Telly Leung. Topics discussed include his work on the musical TV show GLEE, his work on Broadway including FLOWER DRUM SONG, the groundbreaking 2004 revival of Stephen Sondheim' PACIFIC OVERTURES, RENT, and GODSPELL, and his new role as a producer on the rock musical short film GRIND starring Anthony Rapp. (more...)

BWW Reviews: All-Star Roster Brings the Bard to Fenway Park
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 20, 2014

It was a winning night at Fenway Park for the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and the hometown fans as they celebrated with an all-star roster for SHAKESPEARE AT FENWAY. The one-night event had comedy, tragedy, and some extra excitement (not unlike the Red Sox) for a great start to CSC's 20th anniversary season. (more...)

UPDATE: Character Names in Disney's INTO THE WOODS Movie Unchanged from Stage Version
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

This just in! Theatre fans need not worry, as we're told that the character names in Disney's upcoming film of INTO THE WOODS *are* faithful to the original material. Some incorrect names were published online in error and have now been corrected. (more...)

New INTO THE WOODS Movie Social Media Poster Released
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 19, 2014

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's celebrated fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS is coming to movie theaters nationwide on Christmas Day and a new social media image has been unveiled on the official website following the release of a new poster earlier this week. (more...)

Judy Collins to Make Segerstrom Center Debut, 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Grammy Award-winning artist Judy Collins makes her Segerstrom Center for the Arts debut in her Holidays and Hits concert on December 6 in the Rene?e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. It will be an evening of beloved holiday songs and music from her five-decade career that has produced such legendary interpretations as 'Both Sides Now,' 'Send in the Clowns' and 'Amazing Grace.' The New York Times states, 'Watching Ms. Collins perform ... is like studying a jewel that reveals new facets as it is slowly turned into the light.' Joining her will be the Passenger String Quartet. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Anika Larsen, & Jarrod Spector to Remain with Broadway's BEAUTIFUL into 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that Jessie Mueller, who won rave reviews and the 2014 Tony Award for her heartwarming portrayal of Carole King, has extended her contract in Beautiful - The Carole King Musical until March 6, 2015. Her co-stars, Tony Award-nominees Anika Larsen and Jarrod Spector, who play legendary songwriting couple Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, will remain in the show until September 2015. (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Movie Character Names To Be Disney-fied?
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 19, 2014

The feature film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's celebrated fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS is quickly approaching with a Christmas Day release and the recently updated official website offers some intriguing adjustments to the names of some of the characters depicted. (more...)

Yefim Bronfman to Perform with the NY Philharmonic, 10/23-25 & 28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Barto?k's Piano Concerto No. 3, with Yefim Bronfman as soloist, and Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 (Ed. Nowak, 1890), Thursday, October 23, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, October 24 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 25 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Siobhan McCarthy and Jeremy Secomb to Star in SWEENEY TODD at Harrington's Pie and Mash Shop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Tooting Arts Club presents Sweeney Todd, featuring Olivier nominated Siobhan McCarthy from the original London cast of Mamma Mia! and ITV's Bad Girls as Mrs Lovett, all set in London's oldest pie shop. Directed by Bill Buckhurst with musical director Ben Cox, Sweeney Todd (Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by Hugh Wheeler) will play Harrington's Pie and Mash Shop, Tooting, 21st October to 29th November. Press night is set for Monday 27th October, 7.30pm. (more...)

Angela Lansbury to Star in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning December 9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and in London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play 'Blithe Spirit' in an exciting North American tour to be launched at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Inside Look at SWEENEY TODD- Performing for Sondheim; Airs 9/26 on PBS
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2014

SWEENEY TODD airs on PBS stations on Friday, September 26, 2014, 9:00-11:30 p.m. ET. Audra McDonald serves as host. The acclaimed, sold-out production stars Terfel in the title role and Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett in her Philharmonic debut, New York stage debut, and first time performing the role. In the video below, the cast chats about the thrill of learning that Sondheim himself was in the crowd! (more...)

BWW Review: For TheatreWorks Florida's Glorious SWEENEY TODD the Devil is in the Overlooked Details
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 18, 2014

Amongst the vast majority of musical theatre devotees, there is little debate that Stephen Sondheim is the greatest writer that the artform has ever known. So, as I sat watching TheatreWorks Florida's soaring Opening Night performance of his darkest masterpiece, SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET, I found my mind consistently going over his three principles of lyric writing: 1) 'Content dictates form.' 2) 'Less is more.' 3) 'God is in the details.' Now, before I go much further, I want to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this production, especially the phenomenal voices and inventive staging, and this show is a must see for any local lover of Sondheim's work. I doubt that you will find a better sounding group of actors on an Orlando stage any time soon. Music Director David Foust clearly did incredible work on this production. (more...)

THE SONDHEIM REVIEW Presents - Elaine Stritch holds forth about Stephen Sondheim ... and more
by The Sondheim Review - Sep 18, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com is very excited to kick off a brand new partnership with THE SONDHEIM REVIEW. Each month we'll be bringing you special, and exclusive archives from the quarterly magazine dedicated to the work of the musical theatre and Broadway's foremost composer and lyricist, Stephen Sondheim. Each issue contains news, interviews, features, reviews, historical information, upcoming productions in your area, puzzles, and more. Our correspondents in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, and all over the world bring you the latest, most accurate information and insights. (more...)

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