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Stephen Sondheim Society Presents the First Online Sondheim Sessions, ANOTHER VODKA S Photo Stephen Sondheim Society Presents the First Online Sondheim Sessions, ANOTHER VODKA STINGER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2020

As a result of their annual event the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year (SSSSPOTY) being cancelled, due to Covid-19, the SSS will be launching its first online Sondheim Sessions this Sunday.

Stephen Sondheim Society Announces Masterclass Panel Featuring Daniel Evans, Fra Fee  Photo Stephen Sondheim Society Announces Masterclass Panel Featuring Daniel Evans, Fra Fee and More
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2020

Due to the Coronavirus crisis, plans for the annual Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year (#SSSSPOTY) were sadly cancelled. The week that lockdown was announced, 70 students from colleges nationwide had been due to travel to London, in order to select 12 finalists to compete for Student Performer of the Year 2020 in June.

The Stephen Sondheim Society Sponsors a Sondheim Quiz Night to Benefit Acting For Oth Photo The Stephen Sondheim Society Sponsors a Sondheim Quiz Night to Benefit Acting For Others
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2020

The Stephen Sondheim Society has joined forces with Jordan Li-Smith to raise much needed funds for Acting for Others.

Winners Of The 2019 Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer Of The Year And Stiles Photo Winners Of The 2019 Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer Of The Year And Stiles + Drewe Prize Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019

Winners of the 13th annual Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year (SSSSPOTY) and the 12th annual Stiles + Drewe Best New Song Prize were announced last night at a gala held at Theatre Royal Haymarket, hosted by Joanna Riding. The gala saw twelve student competitors each perform a Stephen Sondheim song, and a Best New Song Prize entrant written by members of Mercury Musical Developments. The winner of this year's SSSSPOTY award was Stuart Thompson from LAMDA, who performed Franklin Shepard, Inc and My Thing. Theo Jamieson was awarded the Stiles + Drewe Prize for his original song Words/Amazing.

Hugh Jackman Achieves Guinness World Records Title To Mark 16-Year Wolverine Career Photo Hugh Jackman Achieves Guinness World Records Title To Mark 16-Year Wolverine Career
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN actor, Hugh Jackman, has officially achieved the Guinness World Records title for the longest career as a live action Marvel superhero. 

Photo Flash: Winners Announced for the Stephen Sondheim Student Society Performer of  Photo Photo Flash: Winners Announced for the Stephen Sondheim Student Society Performer of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

This afternoon the winners of the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles + Drewe Prize were announced at the 12th anniversary West End Gala at the Savoy Theatre which was hosted Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett.

Winners Annouced For The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer Of The Year And S Photo Winners Annouced For The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer Of The Year And Stiles + Drewe Prize At 12th Anniversary West End Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

This afternoon the winners of the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles + Drewe Prize were announced at the 12th anniversary West End Gala at the Savoy Theatre which was hosted Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett.

Tracie Bennett To Host West End Gala Of The 12th Annual Stephen Sondheim Society Stud Photo Tracie Bennett To Host West End Gala Of The 12th Annual Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer Of The Year And 11th Annual Stiles + Drewe Prize
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments today announce the 12th annual West End Gala for The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and the 11th anniversary of The Stiles + Drewe Prize. The 2018 competition is being staged at the Savoy Theatre on Sunday 10 June at 3pm, hosted by Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett. Chris Hocking returns to direct the annual gala, with musical direction by Mark Etherington and a special guest performer to be announced!

Professor Brian Cox Returns to Australia; Tickets On Sale Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Following the Guinness World Record-breaking tour of the UK and Europe, Professor Brian Cox brings the world's most successful and significant science show to Australia and New Zealand in November, for the first time.

Photo Flash: Winners Announced for The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles and Drewe Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments have announced the winners of the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles + Drewe Prize. The winners were revealed at the West End Gala held at the No?l Coward Theatre which was hosted by Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe.

Sondheim Society Student Performer and Stiles & Drewe Prize Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments today announce the winners of the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles + Drewe Prize. The winners were revealed at the West End Gala held at the No?l Coward Theatre which was hosted by Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe.

Finalists Announced for Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles + Drewe Prize Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments today announce the 12 finalists for the annual West End Gala for The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and The Stiles + Drewe Prize.

Clive Rowe to Host 11th Annual Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and 10th Anniversary of The Stiles and Drewe Prize
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments today announce the 11th annual West End Gala for The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and the 10th anniversary of The Stiles + Drewe Prize.

Winners Announced for the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year & Stiles + Drewe Prize
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments today announce the winners of the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles + Drewe Prize. The winners were revealed at the 10th anniversary West End Gala held at the Novello Theatre which was hosted by star of stage and screen Julian Ovenden.

Julian Ovenden to Host Gala to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Stiles + Drewe Prize, May 15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments today announce the 10thanniversary West End Gala for the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles + Drewe Prize. To mark this special landmark occasion, the 2016 competition is being staged at the Novello Theatre in London on Sunday 15 May, hosted by star of stage and screen Julian Ovenden (Downton Abbey, Sunday in the Park with George, Merrily We Roll Along, Sondheim 80th Birthday Prom). In addition to this, among this year's judges will be Don Black,Jason Carr, Anne Reid MBE, Sondheim Society Patron Julia McKenzie and Olivier Award-nominated actress Sophie-Louise Dann, reuniting her with Ovenden after they performed together in Sunday in the Park with George at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. Furthermore, writer and broadcaster Edward Seckerson will Chair the Student Performer judging panel. 

Theatre Royal to Host HEY, OLD FRIENDS! Gala for Sondheim's 85th Birthday; Launches Kickstarter Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

West End leading lady Imelda Staunton is among a list of stars lending support to a charity gala to honour Stephen Sondheim at London's Theatre Royal, Drury Lane this October. Staunton comments, This year, Stephen Sondheim turned 85, and some of his old friends here in London - and I'm sure a few young ones - feel that we'd like to do something to celebrate. But we need your help to make it happen.

Photo Flash: Erin Doherty Wins Stephen Sondheim Society's 2015 Student Performer of the Year
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Twelve student finalists from top drama schools across the UK competed for the title of this year's Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year (SSSSPOTY), on Sunday 17th May at the Garrick Theatre in London's West End. Each student sung a song by Stephen Sondheim and, at his personal request, they each sang a new musical theatre song, written by members of Mercury Musical Developments and shortlisted for the Stiles & Drewe Best New Song Prize. Scroll down for photos from the event!

Elaine Paige to Judge 2015 Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year Prize
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and The Stiles & Drewe Best New Song Prize 2015 will take place at the Garrick Theatre in London on Sunday 17th May, 3pm. Special Guest Performer and Judge is Elaine Paige with Michael Xavier serving as host.

Photo Flash: UK Spamalot Breaks Coconut Orchestra Record
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2007

To coincide with St George's Day, Monday 23 April 2007, the London cast of Monty Python's Spamalot, along with Python's Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam and 5,567 members of the public, set a new record for the world's largest coconut orchestra.