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BWW Feature: Sondheim's Most Hummable SongsBWW 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 SummerStephen 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 BelowAnn 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'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 MonthKate 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'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 YearStephen 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 TodayStephen 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!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!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 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...)

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