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Wake Up With BWW 11/29: Rest in Peace, Stephen Sondheim


Plus, Sierra Boggess and Julian Ovenden release "Together At A Distance", listen to the 2022 Grammy nominees for Best Musical Theatre Album, and more!

Wake Up With BWW 11/29: Rest in Peace, Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim

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On Friday, Broadway lost the legendary Stephen Sondheim at the age of 91. Read our obituary and check out photo and video coverage from a gathering of Broadway stars performing 'Sunday' in his honor.

Plus, Sierra Boggess and Julian Ovenden celebrate the release of their new album "Together At A Distance", listen to the 2022 Grammy nominees for Best Musical Theatre Album, and more.

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Rest in Peace, Stephen Sondheim

As BroadwayWorld was deeply saddened to report on Friday, Broadway lost the legendary Stephen Sondheim, who passed away at the age of 91. The composer is widely acknowledged as the most innovative, most influential, and most important composer and lyricist in modern Broadway history.

Read the full obituary here.

Yesterday, November 28, hundreds of members of the Broadway community and casts of Broadway shows came together to celebrate and honor the life of the late Sondheim. Gathered on the iconic red steps in Duffy Square, participants sang "Sunday" from Sondheim's celebrated work, Sunday in the Park with George.

Check out photos and video below.

VIDEO: Broadway Sings in Times Square to Honor Stephen Sondheim

Photos: The Broadway Community Sings in Honor of Stephen Sondheim

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VIDEO: Watch Sierra Boggess & Julian Ovenden Preview Their New Album, TOGETHER AT A DISTANCE
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Listen to the Six 2022 Grammy Nominees for Best Musical Theater Album!
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As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, six new recordings have earned nominations for Best Musical Theatre Album at the 2022 Grammy Awards, including Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella, Girl From the North Country, the Unofficial Bridgerton Musical, Stephen Schwartz's Snapshots, and Les Miserables: The Staged Concert (The Sensational 2020 Live Recording).. (more...)

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Geoffrey Johnson, renowned casting director, passed away Friday, November 26th in his sleep of respiratory failure at Henry J Carter Hospital, NY, NY at the age of 91.. (more...)

VIDEO: Leslie Kritzer & Seth Rudetsky Rehearse 'Another Hundred People'
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BWW Interview: Sharon McNight's Always BETWEEN A Never-ending List of Gigs & HOLIDAZE
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This Week's Call Sheet

December 2: Slave Play reopens on Broadway

Check out this week's full Broadway schedule here.

New Releases


Sondheim Unplugged - The NYC Sessions Volume 1 (12/1)

Kimberly Hawkey: A New Noel (12/1)

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Jazz Age Beauties: The Lost Collection of Ziegfeld Photographer Alfred Cheney Johnston (11/30)

All About Me! My Remarkable Life in Show Business (11/30)

Learn more at /books/.

Broadway Birthdays

Happy Birthday shout-out to Jackie Hoffman, who turns 61 today!

Wake Up With BWW 11/29: Rest in Peace, Stephen Sondheim

Best known for her Emmy nominated role of 'Mamacita' from FX's "Feud: Betty and Joan," Jackie Hoffman was most recently seen onstage in the critically acclaimed Yiddish production of "Fiddler on the Roof" Off-Broadway. She can also be seen in Ryan Murphy's latest Netflix series "The Politician," and TruTV's "At Home With Amy Sedaris." On Broadway, Hoffman has co-starred in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "On The Town," "The Addams Family," "Xanadu" and "Hairspray," for which she won a Theatre World Award.

Off-Broadway, Hoffman starred as 'Princess Winifred' in the Transport Group's "Once Upon A Mattress," and received a Drama League Award Nomination for her performance. Her additional theater credits include "A Chanukah Charol," "The Gingerbread House," "Straightjacket," "Incident at Cobbler's Knob" (Lincoln Center Theatre Festival) and "One Woman Shoe."

Hoffman has performed in regional theatre, as well in Chicago at The MUNY and The Sisters Rosensweig at The Globe Theatre. She starred in six revues at The Second City Theatre in Chicago, where she won the Jeff Award for Best Actress. Her solo shows at Joe's Pub have received critical acclaim. They include "The Kvetching Continues," "Jackie Five-Oh!," "Chanukah at Joe's Pub" (Bistro Award), "Scraping the Bottom" and "Jackie with a Z." In 2009, Hoffman received the Mac Award for Best Female Stand Up. Her show "Jackie Hoffman: Live from Joe's Pub" is available on disc.

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