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BWW Reiews: Lyric Music Theater Delivers Laughs on Way to Forum
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - April 21, 2015
Lyric Music Theater of South Portland presents a rollicking production of Stephen Sondheim's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, enlivened by the excellent performances of its leads, the cheeky choreography of Victoria Perreault, and the fast-paced direction of Mary Meserve and John Blanchette. (more...)
Stephen Sondheim Discusses Orchestration In Detail In New Video Featurette
by Pat Cerasaro - April 18, 2015
The master discusses the imperative importance of orchestrations! (more...)
Bring Home Six Classics in THE STEPHEN SONDHEIM COLLECTION DVD Box Set, Out Today
by Pat Cerasaro - April 14, 2015
Bring home 6 Sondheim classics in a new DVD box set! (more...)
New Production Photos Of Emma Thompson & Bryn Terfel In ENO's SWEENEY TODD
by Pat Cerasaro - April 1, 2015
Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel bring SWEENEY TODD back home to London! (more...)
First Look At Emma Thompson In ENO's SWEENEY TODD
by Pat Cerasaro - March 31, 2015
Emma Thompson in ENO's SWEENEY TODD! (more...)
Stephen Sondheim Will Receive Chicago Public Library Foundation's Carl Sandburg Award
by BWW News Desk - March 30, 2015
Acording to the Chicago Tribune, theatre legend Stephen Sondheim will receive Chicago Public Library Foundation's 16th Carl Sandburg Award. As a part of the ceremony on October 21, 2015, Sondheim will be interviewed onstage by Scott Simon of NPR. The Carl Sandburg Literary Award is presented annually to an acclaimed author in recognition of outstanding contributions to the literary world and honors a significant work or body of work that has enhanced the public's awareness of the written word. The Carl Sandburg Award in the Arts is presented to an individual who embodies a spirit of creativity and social consciousness. (more...)
BWW TV: Go INTO THE WOODS to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim's 85th Birthday!
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 28, 2015
On Monday night, March 22nd, an all-star line-up of Broadway performers united to honor legendary composer, Stephen Sondheim. The evening celebrated the journey of Woods and Sondheim from stage to screen. Performances included music from Into the Woods as well as other Sondheim classics sung by feature film and Broadway talent including Lilla Crawford, Tituss Burgess, Lance Horne, Norm Lewis, Michael McElroy & Broadway Inspirational Voices, Abby Mueller, Andrew Nielson, Kristin Olness, Molly Pope, Christopher Sieber, Brian Sills,Catherine Walker, Trevor Vaughn, Michael-Leon Wooley, Karen Ziemba, Chip Zien and more. BroadwayWorld brings you interviews with all of the red carpet guests below! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: Michael McElroy & Broadway Inspirational Voices Perform 'Sunday' at Starry Sondheim Celebration!
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 25, 2015
On Sunday March 22nd, an all-star line-up of Broadway performers united to honor legendary composer, Stephen Sondheim. The evening celebrated the journey of INTO THE WOODS and Sondheim from stage to screen. BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive look at stage veteran Michael McElroy and the Broadway Inspirational Voices' performance of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE's hit number 'Sunday' - check it out below! (more...)
Photo Flash: Broadway Salutes a Legend- Inside the INTO THE WOODS Tribute to Stephen Sondheim!
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2015
Just last night, an all-star line-up of Broadway performers united to honor legendary composer, Stephen Sondheim. The evening celebrated the journey of Woods and Sondheim from stage to screen. Film talent in attendance included actors Billy Magnussen, Lilla Crawford and MacKenzie Mauzy. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the big event below! (more...)
Find Out Why Broadway's Brightest Stars Love Stephen Sondheim!
by BWW News Desk - March 19, 2015
On March 22, musical theatre legend Stephen Sondheim will celebrate his 85th birthday, and Buzzfeed has reached out to some of Broadway's finest to find out why they love his work. Barbra Streisand said: (more...)
Stephen Sondheim Calls Lady Gaga's SOUND OF MUSIC Oscars Performance a 'Travesty'
by BWW News Desk - March 13, 2015
Lady Gaga's Oscar performance from THE SOUND OF MUSIC was admired by many - but Stephen Sondheim wasn't one of them. (more...)
FOLLIES Now Available For The First Time On DVD In New Region 2 Edition, View The Trailer & Order
by Pat Cerasaro - March 11, 2015
FOLLIES arrives on DVD at long last! (more...)
Ted Chapin Lovingly Reminisces On Legendary Original Broadway FOLLIES
by Pat Cerasaro - March 8, 2015
Look back at FOLLIES with somebody who was there! (more...)
THE STEPHEN SONDHEIM COLLECTION DVD Box Set Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 4/14
by Pat Cerasaro - February 10, 2015
Bring home 6 Sondheim classics in a new DVD box set! (more...)
'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 4th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - February 4, 2015
The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The 'Last Five Years' movie, and three local shows for Valentine's Day about young folks in New York. Plus two new shows based on Jane Austen, Lippa's 'Wild Party,' Sondheim's 'Sondheim,' Aurora's 'Les Miserables and Annaleigh Ashford's return, plus some critical thinking about the late Andrew Patner. (more...)
NPR Wittily Muses On Potential FOLLIES Live TV Production; Who Would You Cast?
by Pat Cerasaro - January 26, 2015
FOLLIES: LIVE?! NPR has some intriguing ideas already! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: MOSTLY SONDHEIM Celebrates 10th Anniversary at The Duplex
by Stage Tube - January 26, 2015
One of NYC's most colorful and unpredictable open-mic nights -- MOSTLY SONDHEIM -- celebrated its 10th anniversary at The Duplex on Christopher Street, January 23rd, 2015. Click below for highlights from the show! (more...)
BWW Feature: Sondheim's Most Hummable Songs
by Matt Tamanini - January 25, 2015
After seeing the new INTO THE WOODS movie twice over the holidays, I posted on Twitter about how two of the songs had stuck with me. After a tweet conversation, my BWW colleague Jeff Walker and I decided to put our heads together to try and come up with a list of Sondheim's most hummable tunes. Despite not discussing it beforehand, Jeff ended up picking songs from the 1960s and 70s, and I filled in the gaps with numbers from the 80s and 90s. (more...)
Stephen Sondheim to Accept Arden Theatre Company's First-Ever Master Storyteller Award This Summer
by BWW News Desk - January 21, 2015
Arden Theatre Company announces composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim as the first recipient of the new Master Storyteller Award. Sondheim will be present to accept the award at a ticketed award ceremony and concert, on Monday, June 1st, at a fundraising event that benefits the Arden's extensive educational and outreach programs. (more...)
Ann Morrison, Pamela Myers and Chip Zien Set for SONDHEIM ORIGINALS: OLD FRIENDS This Weekend at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - January 16, 2015
54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Broadway favorites Ann Morrison ('Merrily We Roll Along'), Pamela Myers ('Company') & Chip Zien ('Into The Woods') in 'SONDHEIM ORIGINALS - OLD FRIENDS' this weekend, January 16 & 17, 2015. (more...)
INTO THE WOODS Producer Marc Platt Hints At COMPANY Movie: 'It's In My Head'
by Pat Cerasaro - January 8, 2015
Could another Stephen Sondheim musical hit the screen sometime soon? (more...)
Kate Baldwin, Heidi Blickenstaff and More to Celebrate Sondheim & Prince in 'A GOOD THING GOING' at 92Y Next Month
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2014
Lyrics & Lyricists gets going on the opening show of its 45th season with "A Good Thing Going: The Stephen Sondheim and Harold Prince Collaboration" on January 10, 11 and 12. Artistic director David Loud, himself a frequent Sondheim collaborator, explores the 1970-1981 partnership behind the groundbreaking musicals Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures, Sweeney Todd and Merrily We Roll Along - with cast members Kate Baldwin, Heidi Blickenstaff, Liz Callaway, James Clow, Jason Danieley, and Alan H. Green. (more...)
Stephen Sondheim Muses On New Musical In Development: 'It's A Notion I've Had For A Long Time'
by Pat Cerasaro - December 2, 2014
Stephen Sondheim muses on his next musical! (more...)
Stephen Sondheim Unable to Attend Today's Medal of Freedom Ceremony; Will Receive Award Next Year
by BWW News Desk - November 24, 2014
President Barack Obama awarded eighteen recipients with the 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom today, November 24, at the White House in Washington, D.C. Legendary composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who was set to be the nineteenth honoree, could not attend the event and will receive the award next year instead. (more...)
Stephen Sondheim, Meryl Streep and More Honored With 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom Today
by BWW News Desk - November 24, 2014
?President Barack Obama previously named nineteen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation's highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. The awards will be presented at the White House today, November 24th. (more...)
VIDEO: Watch Idina Menzel Sing 'Let It Go' in Japanese on ELLEN!
Theatre World Award Winners Announced - Winners from HAND TO GOD, ON THE TOWN, FUN HOME, HAMILTON, THE LAST SHIP, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS & More
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VIDEO: Josh Groban Performs 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' on DWTS
Josh Groban Performs 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' on DWTS Tonight