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He brought us Into The Woods, Company, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Sunday in the Park with George, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, West Side Story and Gypsy (to name a few). By writing songs that reflect the complexity of his characters, he has changed the way we define a great musical. But even though millions of fans know his songs by heart, few know much about Stephen Sondheim himself. Until now. Roundabout presents Sondheim On Sondheim, an intimate portrait of the famed composer in his own words... and music. Through the use of exclusive interview footage, you'll get an inside look at Sondheim's personal life and artistic process. An ensemble cast of Broadway's best will perform brand-new arrangements of over two dozen Sondheim tunes, ranging from the beloved to the obscure. Directed by frequent Sondheim collaborator James Lapine, this unique experience will take you inside the life and mind of an ordinary New Yorker... with an extraordinary talent.

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Running Time:

2 hours and 45 minutes, with one intermission

Studio 54 (Broadway)


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Sondheim on Sondheim - NY1
For Sondheim fanatics, the video bits are musical-theater catnip. You see the master himself reclining in his office, sharpening pencils, explaining how he lets the libretto inspire the songs and, in a painfully honest moment, what a poisonous relationship he had with his mother. What emerges is a portrait of a tightly-controlled artist who approaches human emotion with a mix of mathematical coldness and deep empathy. But hey, this is more than a TV show, right? Unfortunately it is, and this is where the show becomes hit or miss. No question, there are talented actor-singers in the eight-member ensemble, such as the comedy belter Leslie Kritzer and the charming and funny Euan Morton, not to mention the lovely Vanessa Williams. Norm Lewis and Tom Wopat add manly pipes, and Barbara Cook is a national treasure. But unfortunately, Lapine’s overly-perky staging comes across like a Sondheim Glee Club or a corporate function.

Sondheim on Sondheim - New York Daily News
Some blue-pencil editing would streamline the 2?1/2-hour show: Inferior material could go, like "Ah, But Underneath" from a London version of "Follies," even if Williams sings it in her undies. Re-enactments from musicals are off-target, too. Led by Wopat, the in-your-face number "The Gun Song" from "Assassins" backfires. Even the venerable Cook, draped in a black shawl, can't make the odd vocal swoops of "I Read," from "Passion," click out of context. "Opening Doors," from "Merrily We Roll Along," is long-winded, and doing "Franklin Shepard, Inc.," from the same show, is just overkill. Among the best moments are Williams' glossy pop voice fusing with Cook's warm soprano on the hits "Losing My Mind" and "Not a Day Goes By." Of the supporting players, Euan Morton makes "Beautiful," from "Sunday in the Park With George," just that, while Norm Lewis delivers a rousing "Being Alive," from "Company."


 

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by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2010
PS_Classics_SONDHEIM_ON_SONDHEIM_20010101 As BroadwayWorld previously reported, PS Classics, the label dedicated to the heritage of Broadway and American popular song, recorded the original Broadway cast album of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM on June 6th and 7th. The production, presented by Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director), began performances at Studio 54 on March 19th, opened officially on April 22nd and will close on June 27th. Today, it has been announced that the album will be available beginning August 31, 2010 in both online and retail outlets. The track list has now been unveiled on Amazon.com.
by BWW News Desk - June 27, 2010
Roundabout Theatre Company's (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) limited engagement of Sondheim on Sondheim will play its final performance on Sunday, June 27th at 2:00 PM. This new Broadway musical stars Barbara Cook, Vanessa Williams, Tom Wopat, Leslie Kritzer, Norm Lewis, Euan Morton, Erin Mackey & Matthew Scott. Music & lyrics are by Stephen Sondheim and the production is conceived & directed by James Lapine.
by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2010
The Broadway production of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM will host a performance on Friday, June 25 at 8pm to benefit The Actors Fund. For tickets, please visit https://www.store.actorsfund.org or call 212.221.7300 ext. 133, Monday through Friday, 10 am - 4:30 pm.
by Jessica Lewis - June 24, 2010
PS_Classics_SONDHEIM_ON_SONDHEIM_20010101 As BroadwayWorld previously reported, PS Classics, the label dedicated to the heritage of Broadway and American popular song, recorded the original Broadway cast album of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM on June 6th and 7th. The production, presented by Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director), began performances at Studio 54 on March 19th, opened officially on April 22nd and will close on June 27th. Today, it has been announced that the album will be available beginning August 31, 2010 in both online and retail outlets. The track list has now been unveiled on Amazon.com.
by Robert Diamond - June 23, 2010
PS Classics, the label dedicated to the heritage of Broadway and American popular song, recorded the original Broadway cast album of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM on June 6th and 7th. The production, presented by Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director), began performances at Studio 54 on March 19th, opened officially on April 22nd and will close on June 27th. The track list has now been unveiled on Amazon.com.
by Nicolas Coburn - June 16, 2010
The Broadway production of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM will host a performance on Friday, June 25 at 8pm to benefit The Actors Fund. For tickets, please visit https://www.store.actorsfund.org or call 212.221.7300 ext. 133, Monday through Friday, 10 am - 4:30 pm.
by Gabrielle Sierra - June 15, 2010
Roundabout Theatre Company's (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) limited engagement of Sondheim on Sondheim will play its final performance on Sunday, June 27th at 2:00 PM. This new Broadway musical stars Barbara Cook, Vanessa Williams, Tom Wopat, Leslie Kritzer, Norm Lewis, Euan Morton, Erin Mackey & Matthew Scott. Music & lyrics are by Stephen Sondheim and the production is conceived & directed by James Lapine.
by Robert Diamond - June 7, 2010
The Trevor Project, the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, today announced that it will honor multi-faceted entertainer Vanessa Williams and premier retailer Macy's, Inc. at Trevor New York, the organization's 10th annual East Coast fundraising gala. The event will be held on Mon., June 28 at Capitale in New York City.
by Jessica Lewis - June 2, 2010
PS Classics, the label dedicated to the heritage of Broadway and American popular song, will record the original Broadway cast album of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM on June 6th and 7th. The production, presented by Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director), began performances at Studio 54 on March 19th, opened officially on April 22nd and recently announced a two-week extension through June 27th.
by Broadway Beat - May 18, 2010
The Tony Awards Nominations were announced Tuesday, May 4th and the Tony Awards will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from Radio City Music Hall on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 13, 2010. The day after the nominations, on Wednesday, May 5th, Broadway Beat talked to nearly all of the nominated stars in advance of a special two-part Broadway Beat Tony Awards extravanganza. Every day, we'll be presenting unedited, raw 'Short Takes' sneak peeks of some of these amazing interviews. Next up - Barbara Cook, nominated for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance in SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM. Read the transcript of her interview below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 14, 2010
On Thursday, May 13th, Barbara Cook & Vanessa Williams performed on ABC's 'The View' in celebration of their Broadway show, Sondheim on Sondheim, now playing at Studio 54. Vanessa Williams also served as a guest co-host for the episode.
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 10, 2010
Yesterday, Sunday May 9 Rafael Pi Roman sat down with Broadway's Barbara Cook to reflect on her career and talk about all things SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM. Click below to see the heartfelt segment.

Sondheim on Sondheim Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Sondheim on Sondheim have their been?
Sondheim on Sondheim has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 2010 and Los Angeles which opened in 2017.

What Tony Awards has Sondheim on Sondheim been nominated for?
Best Sound Design of a Musical for Dan Moses Schreier.

What other awards has Sondheim on Sondheim been nominated for?
Outstanding Musical Revue (Drama Desk Awards) for Sondheim on Sondheim, Distinguished Production of a Musical (Drama League Awards), Outstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards)Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Beowulf Boritt and Sondheim on Sondheim (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Ken Billington .

What other awards has Sondheim on Sondheim won?
Outstanding Musical Revue (Drama Desk Awards) for Sondheim on Sondheim Distinguished Production of a Musical (Drama League Awards) Outstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Beowulf Boritt Sondheim on Sondheim (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Ken Billington .

What productions of Sondheim on Sondheim have their been?
Sondheim on Sondheim has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 2010 and Los Angeles which opened in 2017.

What awards has Sondheim on Sondheim been nominated for?
Outstanding Musical Revue (Drama Desk Awards) for Sondheim on Sondheim, Distinguished Production of a Musical (Drama League Awards), Outstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards)Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Beowulf Boritt and Sondheim on Sondheim (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Ken Billington .

What awards has Sondheim on Sondheim won?
Outstanding Musical Revue (Drama Desk Awards) for Sondheim on Sondheim Distinguished Production of a Musical (Drama League Awards) Outstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Beowulf Boritt Sondheim on Sondheim (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Ken Billington .

What is the order of songs in Sondheim on Sondheim and what's the order?
Love Is In The Air
Comedy Tonight
Take Me To The World
So Many People
Something's Coming
You Could Drive A Person Crazy
The Wedding Is Off
Now You Know
Franklin Shepard, Inc.
Good Thing Going
Waiting For The Girls Upstairs
Fosca's Entrance (I Read)
Is This What You Call Love?
Happiness
The Best Thing That Ever Has Happened
Loving You