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...)
Stephen Sondheim, Meryl Streep, Alvin Ailey and More Honored With 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom; Ceremony Set for the White House This Month!
by BWW News Desk - November 10, 2014
Today, President Barack Obama 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 on November 24th. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Stephen Sondheim Reveals Details on New Musical with David Ives!
by Stage Tube - November 6, 2014
As BroadwayWorld reported last month, Stephen Sondheim recently announced at the New Yorker Festival that he is working on something new. 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.' Inthe video below, watch as he reveals some details on the upcoming project! (more...)
Scoop! 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 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'
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 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 TODD
by Pat Cerasaro - September 25, 2014
Go behind the scenes of the new SWEENEY TODD! (more...)
HBO Cancels LOOKING Led by Jonathan Groff; Movie Next!
Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS to Close, 5/3
BWW Exclusive: Richard Jay-Alexander Remembers Polly Bergen
PRETTY WOMAN Musical Coming to Broadway; Marshall Officially Secures Rights
BWW TV: Chita Rivera Gives Special Sneak Peek of THE VISIT Onstage!