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Scoop! New Stephen Sondheim & David Ives Musical Confirmed to Be in the Works; Based on Two FilmsScoop! New Stephen Sondheim & David Ives Musical Confirmed to Be in the Works; Based on Two Films
by Rialto Chatter - October 11, 2014

Confirming previously reported rumors, the new project will be a collaboration between Sondheim and contemporary American playwright David Ives. The project, whose title was not announced, will be based on two classic films by Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel. The two separate films will be the basis for one complete story which the characters will exist in seamlessly. The first half will be based on The 1972 film 'The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie' and the second half will be based on the 1962 film 'The Exterminating Angel.' (more...)
David Benedict Will Write New Sondheim Biography- HOW DID IT HAPPENDavid Benedict Will Write New Sondheim Biography- HOW DID IT HAPPEN
by BWW News Desk - October 1, 2014

According to Variety, London theatre critic David Benedict will soon pen a new Stephen Sondheim biography for Random House, titled: "How Did It Happen: The Life and Career of Stephen Sondheim." The book will include interviews withe the man himself, as well as information gathered from his frequent collaborators. Random House expects Benedict's first daft by December 2017. (more...)
Emma Thompson Says SWEENEY TODD Is 'As Good As It Ever Gets'Emma Thompson Says SWEENEY TODD Is 'As Good As It Ever Gets'
by Pat Cerasaro - September 27, 2014

Emma Thompson looks back at last night's PBS telecast of SWEENEY TODD and shares her excitement for the upcoming ENO production set for 2015! (more...)
Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson Star in SWEENEY TODD, Airing Tonight on PBSBryn Terfel and Emma Thompson Star in SWEENEY TODD, Airing Tonight on PBS
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2014

Stage and screen great Emma Thompson joins opera star Bryn Terfel in tonight's LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER telecast of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's SWEENEY TODD, featuring the New York Philharmonic. (more...)
Behind The Scenes Of This Week's PBS SWEENEY TODDBehind The Scenes Of This Week's PBS SWEENEY TODD
by Pat Cerasaro - September 25, 2014

Go behind the scenes of the new SWEENEY TODD! (more...)
Extended Clip Of Emma Thompson's 'Worst Pies In London' From PBS SWEENEY TODDExtended Clip Of Emma Thompson's 'Worst Pies In London' From PBS SWEENEY TODD
by Pat Cerasaro - September 25, 2014

Glimpse an extended clip of Emma Thompson's show-stopping 'The Worst Pies In London' from SWEENEY TODD! (more...)
Emma Thompson's 'Worst Pies In London' PBS SWEENEY TODD Sneak PeekEmma Thompson's 'Worst Pies In London' PBS SWEENEY TODD Sneak Peek
by Pat Cerasaro - September 24, 2014

Emma Thompson shines in a new rehearsal and performance clip from SWEENEY TODD! (more...)
Bryn Terfel Discusses This Week's PBS SWEENEY TODDBryn Terfel Discusses This Week's PBS SWEENEY TODD
by Pat Cerasaro - September 23, 2014

Opera superstar Bryn Terfel discusses his participation alongside stage and screen notable 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 in a new clip now available available to view. (more...)
Preview Emma Thompson's 'God, That's Good!' From This Week's PBS SWEENEY TODDPreview Emma Thompson's 'God, That's Good!' From This Week's PBS SWEENEY TODD
by Pat Cerasaro - September 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...)
STAGE TUBE: Lincoln Center's Own SWEENEY TODD, Bryn Terfel, Takes on Opera v. Musical ArgumentSTAGE TUBE: Lincoln Center's Own SWEENEY TODD, Bryn Terfel, Takes on Opera v. Musical Argument
by Stage Tube - September 12, 2014

Is Stephen Sondheim's SWEENEY TODD an opera or a musical? Bass-baritone Bryn Terfel, who recently starred in Lincoln Center's production, gives his take in the video below, released in anticipation of the Live From Lincoln Center special. Check it out below! (more...)
STEPHEN SONDHEIM: 25 SELECTED FAVORITES Sheet Music Out TodaySTEPHEN SONDHEIM: 25 SELECTED FAVORITES Sheet Music Out Today
by Pat Cerasaro - August 25, 2014

A new collection of sheet music specially selected for inclusion in a new volume titled STEPHEN SONDHEIM - 25 SELECTED FAVORITES: SONGS FROM 13 SHOWS AND FILMS is out as of today, August 25. (more...)
'Dancing Sondheim' Free App for iPhone Set for 9/1 Release'Dancing Sondheim' Free App for iPhone Set for 9/1 Release
by BWW News Desk - August 21, 2014

DANCING SONDHEIM -- a free App compiling 7 short dance movies by Richard Daniels using the music of Stephen Sondheim -- will be released September 1, 2014, it has been announced by Richard Daniels, DANCES FOR AN iPHONE creator and the app's principal choreographer. (more...)
BWW Previews: In Comes COMPANY At Actor's PlayhouseBWW Previews: In Comes COMPANY At Actor's Playhouse
by Christopher Moore - July 29, 2014

Stephen Sondheim's classic Company begins performances at Actor's Playhouse on August 13th. (more...)
STEPHEN SONDHEIM: 25 SELECTED FAVORITES Sheet Music Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 8/25STEPHEN SONDHEIM: 25 SELECTED FAVORITES Sheet Music Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 8/25
by Pat Cerasaro - July 16, 2014

A new collection of sheet music specially selected for inclusion in a new volume titled STEPHEN SONDHEIM - 25 SELECTED FAVORITES: SONGS FROM 13 SHOWS AND FILMS is now available for pre-order. (more...)
BWW REVIEWS: Riverside's WEST SIDE STORY EnthrallsBWW REVIEWS: Riverside's WEST SIDE STORY Enthralls
by Jeffrey Walker - July 12, 2014

WEST SIDE STORY, now playing through August 3 at Riverside Center, still has the power to enthrall audiences with Leonard Bernstein's symphonic jazz score and Stephen Sondheim's young lyrics. The lyrical voices of Quinn Vogt-Welch and Matthew Hirsh as Maria and Tony captivate the audience. (more...)
Photo Flash: Stephen Sondheim Attends Tonight's Performance of Encores! TICK, TICK...BOOM!Photo Flash: Stephen Sondheim Attends Tonight's Performance of Encores! TICK, TICK...BOOM!
by BWW News Desk - June 26, 2014

The legendary Stephen Sondheim stopped by New York City Center for tonight's Encores! performance of Jonathan Larson's TICK, TICK...BOOM!, where he was greeted by the show's star Lin-Manuel Miranda - who brought him out a little gift. Check out the photo of his appearance below! (more...)
Stephen Sondheim Society and London Theatre Workshop Present Musical Parody of Sondheim GOD,Stephen Sondheim Society and London Theatre Workshop Present Musical Parody of Sondheim GOD,
by BWW News Desk - June 20, 2014

As part of the 20th anniversary celebration of the Stephen Sondheim Society, we will be paying tribute to Mr Sondheim and his genius, with a collection of material which affectionately celebrates and reflects our love for the great man himself in a brand new show GOD, premiering at London Theatre Workshop for only 6 performances this July. (more...)
Stephen Sondheim Student Performer of the Year Competition 2014 Set for May 18 at the Garrick TheatreStephen Sondheim Student Performer of the Year Competition 2014 Set for May 18 at the Garrick Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

The passion, complexity and pure joy of singing SONDHEIM knows no bounds for a performer, but for the 12 finalists of this year's The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer Of The Year Competition 2014 (SSSSPOTY), all will be revealed as they sing their hearts out competing for the title on SUNDAY 18 MAY at 3pm at the West End's GARRICK THEATRE. As if that weren't enough for them to sing in one afternoon, at SONDHEIM's request, the 12 finalists will also be singing the 12 new musical songs that are competing for The Stiles & Drewe Best New Song Prize. (more...)
'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 16th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 16th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - April 16, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Cats,' 'Les Miserables' and 'Songs From An Unmade Bed,' rake in the reviews, 'Road Show' and 'Passion' will be followed by 'Assassins,' Theo readies 'The Andrews Sisters,' Kokandy brings back 'The Full Monty' and 'Loving Repeating,' plus two kids shows and more! (more...)
SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM Available Now Through MTISONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM Available Now Through MTI
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2014

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and conceived and originally directed by James Lapine, is now available for licensing via Music Theatre International. (more...)
'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 19th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 19th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - March 19, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Passion,' 'Road Show' and 'Into The Woods' celebrate Sondheim's birthday, 'Dessa Rose' and 'Rent' rake in the reviews, Black Ensemble and Bailiwick announce spring shows, new musicals from Writers Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare, plus Ravinia and Court plan summers 2014 and 2015 and more.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Houston Grand Opera's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC is Extraordinarily GorgeousBWW Reviews: Houston Grand Opera's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC is Extraordinarily Gorgeous
by David Clarke - March 9, 2014

Ever since it premiered on Broadway in 1973, Stephen Sondheim's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, with a book by Hugh Wheeler, has been a favorite of musical theatre fans. The Michigan Opera Theatre was the first American opera company to present the piece in 1983, and other companies followed suit. It last graced Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) stages in 1999. Now, the musical, with an extraordinary set and gorgeous costumes by Isaac Mizrahi, is thrilling Houston audiences again with HGO's latest production of this American masterpiece. (more...)
BWW Interviews: Chad Shelton Talks Houston Grand Opera's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSICBWW Interviews: Chad Shelton Talks Houston Grand Opera's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by David Clarke - March 5, 2014

Houston Grand Opera's highly anticipated production of Stephen Sondheim's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC opens this week in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center. In addition to Stephen Sondheim's celebrated and lush score, this production proudly features sets, costumes, and original direction by popular American fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi. I recently spoke with HGO alumna Chad Shelton, who is playing Fredrik Egerman, about the production and his career. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Lyric Music Theater Serves Up Sophisticated SondheimBWW Reviews: Lyric Music Theater Serves Up Sophisticated Sondheim
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - February 23, 2014

Lyric Music Theater has mounted a dazzling new hit to brighten the waning days of winter. Under the direction of Raymond Marc Dumont, the venerable South Portland community theatre has put together an energetic, sophisticated, and compelling production of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods that is, quite simply, one of the season's best efforts on any stage! (more...)
'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 12th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 12th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - February 12, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Gypsy' at CST and 'Into The Woods' from The Hypocrites begin, Paula Scrofano honored, Bernadette performs, another out-of-town tryout announced, a Barrel Of Monkeys revue, casting news from the Paramount and the Lyric, the Sarah Siddons Society show and more! (more...)

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