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Sondheim on Sondheim 2010

Run Time:
2 hours and 45 minutes, with one intermission
Ages: 6+
Opened: April 22, 2010
Closing: June 27, 2010

Sondheim on Sondheim - 2010 - Broadway History , Info & More

Studio 54 (Broadway)
254 West 54th St. New York, NY

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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FEATURED REVIEWS FOR Sondheim on Sondheim

Sondheim on Sondheim
6 / 10

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
4 / 10

The best parts of the show, ironically, are the interview segments, in which the erudite and witty composer provides an entertaining running commentary ranging from breezy showbiz anecdotes -- the one about Ethel Merman's run-in with Loretta Young is priceless -- to explications of his creative process to self-revealing autobiography. Anyone interested in the famously private songwriter will relish the opportunity to see footage of him puttering around his home, not to mention the close-ups of the bric-a-brac littering his office. Unfortunately, these informative segments are too often interrupted by the live performers on hand, who provide wildly uneven renditions of songs that usually fare much better. For instance, 'Comedy Tonight,' performed by the ensemble, is seriously unfunny, and 'Something's Coming' has the blandness of Muzak.

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM Cast Recording Gets 8/31 Release
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.

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM Concludes Limited Engagement Today, 6/27
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.

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM Honors The Actor's Fund Today, 6/25
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.

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM Cast Recording Gets 8/31 Release
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.

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM Cast Recording Track List Revealed
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.

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM Honors The Actor's Fund, 6/25
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.

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM Concludes Limited Engagement 6/27
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.

Trevor Project To Honor Vanessa Williams and Macy's June 28
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.

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM Gets Cast Album Recording Jun. 6 & 7
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.

STAGE TUBE: Cook & Williams Perform SONDHEIM on 'The View'
by Jessica Lewis - 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.

STAGE TUBE: Barbara Cook Reflects on Career and SONDHEIM
by Jessica Lewis - 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.

Broadway Beat Tony 2010 Q&A: Barbara Cook
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!

Lapine Talks Early Career, SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM
by Charlie Piane - May 8, 2010


The Princeton Packet features an article a look back with Sondheim On Sondheim conceiver and director James Lapine.

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM's Cook & Williams Sing Praises For The Show
by Gabrielle Sierra - May 5, 2010


USA Today featured an article titled 'Singing 'Sondheim' Praises by Elysa Gardner. The article begins: Don't get theater and cabaret veteran Barbara Cook started on the physical attributes of singer/actress Vanessa Williams, her co-star in Sondheim on Sondheim, the new Broadway musical at Studio 54.

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM Cancels Matinee
by Robert Diamond - May 5, 2010


It's just been announced that today's matinee performance of Sondheim on Sondheim at Studio 54 has been canceled.

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM Gets 2 Week Extension Thru 6/27
by Jessica Lewis - May 3, 2010


Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) announces a two-week extension of Sondheim on Sondheim through Sunday, June 27th, 2010.

Ken Fallin Illustrates: THE FANTASTICKS
by Ken Fallin - April 30, 2010


BroadwayWold.com is pleased to introduce illustrator Ken Fallin, who will be bringing to you original illustrations of everyone's favorite theatrical stars each week. This week's feature: the 50th anniversary production of THE FANTASTICKS with Edward Watts, Kimberly Whalen, Steve Routman, Tom Jones, Michael Nostrand, Matt Leisy, Gene Jones, and Erik Altemus.

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Sondheim on Sondheim - 2010 Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2010 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Musical Revue Sondheim on Sondheim
2010 Drama League Awards Distinguished Production of a Musical 0
2010 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Actress in a Musical Barbara Coo
2010 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding New Broadway Musical 0
2010 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Set Design Beowulf Boritt
2010 Outer Critics Circle Awards Sondheim on Sondheim Ken Billington
2010 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Barbara Cook
2010 Tony Awards Best Sound Design of a Musical Dan Moses Schreier

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