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Sondheim on Sondheim - 2010 - Broadway

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.

Schedule

Running Time: 2 hours and 45 minutes, with one intermission

Studio 54 (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
254 West 54th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Sondheim on Sondheim


Sondheim on Sondheim - Variety
One sometimes wonders what the notoriously exacting Sondheim privately thinks of the many revues and revivals of his work that come along. No worry here; "Sondheim on Sondheim" is engrossingly entertaining and thoroughly captivating. An enchanting, warm and provocative opportunity to hear not only Sondheim's songs but -- literally -- the master's voice.

Sondheim on Sondheim - On Off Broadway
The unavoidable irony of any Sondheim revue is that his songs lose power and punch when performed out of context. "Sondheim on Sondheim" is polished and well-intentioned, but it leaves you hungry for something more substantial and involving. Watching "Follies" in its entirety is a lot better than sampling two or three of its ballads. But it's worth noting that "Sondheim on Sondheim" is far, far better than "Putting It Together," which awkwardly imagined rich people singing Sondheim songs in a Manhattan penthouse. After all, isn't that what all rich people do?


 

Sondheim on Sondheim Broadway Cast



 

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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.