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Sondheim: The Birthday Celebration DVD

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Sondheim: The Birthday Celebration DVD#1
Posted: 7/24/10 at 6:15am
The huge concert to celebrate the 80th birthday of the composer, Stephen Sondheim will now be released on DVD by Image Entertainment
Release date looks like Nov 23rd, but not yet confirmed.
Updated On: 7/24/10 at 06:15 AM
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Sondheim: The Birthday Celebration DVD#2
Posted: 7/25/10 at 7:43pm
This celebration of the 80th birthday of the great Broadway and film composer/lyricist included Stephen Sondheim's most enduring orchestral music and songs, in addition to rarely-heard material, performed by a cast of Broadway stars.

Paul Gemignani, Mr. Sondheim's longtime collaborator, conducted the New York Philharmonic.
The evening was directed by Lonny Price.
Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce ('curtains' and 'Spamalot') hosted the event.

The evening included songs and orchestral pieces from Sondheim musical theater favorites such as 'Company','Follies', 'A Little Night Music', 'Sweeney Todd', 'Merrily We Roll Along', 'Sunday In The Park With George', 'Into The Woods', 'Pacific Overtures', 'A Funny Thing Happened At The Forum', and 'Anyone Can Whistle' along with a suite from music he wrote for the film 'Reds', which had never before been performed live.

The concert featured:
Laura Benanti, Matt Cavenaugh, Michael Cerveris, Victoria Clark, Jenn Colella, Jason Danieley, Joanna Gleason, Nathan Gunn, George Hearn, Patti LuPone, Marin Mazzie, Audra McDonald, John McMartin, Donna Murphy, Gillian Murphy, Laura Osnes, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Bobby Steggert, Ethan Stiefel, Elaine Stritch, Jim Walton and Chip Zien.

Extras are yet to be named.
Updated On: 7/25/10 at 07:43 PM
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Sondheim: The Birthday Celebration DVD#2
Posted: 7/26/10 at 2:36am
The Sondheim prom this Saturday (Radio 3 and BBC2) looks great as well..with Bryn Terfel, Maria Friedman,(she sang a great Send in the Clowns a couple of weeks ago to a small but select audience in Norwich), Simon Russell Beale, Daniel Evans..

Full details here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/proms/2010/whatson/3107.shtml#prom19