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VIDEO: Heidi Blickenstaff Sings Sondheim and More to Raise Money for BC/EFA

Broadway's Heidi Blickenstaff has been taking to Instagram each day for the past week to give fans online performances to raise funds for Broadway CaresEquity Fights AIDS. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Sondheim, Heidi Blickenstaff, BC EFA, BWW News Desk, Broadway CaresEquity

Broadway Rewind: Get ALL SHOOK UP in Rehearsals with Cheyenne Jackson & More in 2005!

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge and Broadway Rewind continues with a look at two offerings of the 2004- 2005 theatre season. A sneak peek at the new musical All Shook Up,which featured a breakout performance by Cheyenne Jackson, and we start things off at the opening night of Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's musical Pacific Overtures.This bold and underrated 1976 musical spans over 150 years. It starred two original members from the 1976 Broadway produ...
Tags: Theatre, Stephen Sondheim, Broadway, Sondheim, BroadwayWorld, John Weidman, Cheyenne Jackson, Weidman, BroadwayWorld TV, BD Wong, Richard Ridge, Sab Shimono, Broadway Rewind, Alvin Ing Tony, Sondheim Weidman

VIDEO: Watch Jason Alexander and the Cast of COMPANY in STARS IN THE HOUSE Concert Series with Seth Rudetsky

Stars in The House continues today 2pm with a Sondheim birthday celebration and tonight 9pm- note the time change withthe cast of Company and Jason Alexander [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, Jason Alexander, Sondheim, Seth Rudetsky, BWW News Desk

VIDEO: Watch Jason Alexander and the Cast of COMPANY in STARS IN THE HOUSE Concert Series with Seth Rudetsky at 9pm!

Stars in The House continues today 2pm with a Sondheim birthday celebration and tonight 9pm- note the time change withthe cast of Company and Jason Alexander [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, Jason Alexander, Sondheim, Seth Rudetsky, BWW News Desk

VIDEO: Watch Liz Calloway, Len Cariou, and More Celebrate Stephen Sondheim in STARS IN THE HOUSE Concert Series with Seth Rudetsky at 2pm!

Stars in The House continues today 2pm with a Sondheim birthday celebration and tonight 9pm- note the time change withthe cast of Company and Jason Alexander [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, Stephen Sondheim, Jason Alexander, Sondheim, Seth Rudetsky, BWW News Desk, Liz Calloway Len Cariou

VIDEO: Stephen Sondheim, Katrina Lenk, and Jason Robert Brown Perform 'Not While I'm Around'

In honor of Stephen Sondheim's birthday today, Jason Robert Brown released a video of his SubCulture concert, which featured Sondheim, from June 2019. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Stephen Sondheim, Sondheim, Jason Robert Brown, Stage Tube, Stephen Sondheim Katrina Lenk

BWW Album Review: LOSING MY MIND: A SONDHEIM DISCO FEVER DREAM is Just What the Doctor Ordered

LOSING MY MIND A SONDHEIM DISCO FEVER DREAM is more necessary today than could have ever predicted. Meant to be a celebration of Sondheim's 90th birthday, it's ebullient, mirror-ball infused joy is just what we all need to help us dance a little and get through this era of social distancing, self-containments, lockdowns, and quarantines. [Author: David Clarke]
Tags: Theatre, Sondheim, David Clarke

Melissa Errico's SONDHEIM SUBLIME Concert to Get Live Stream Premiere on YouTube

In this disconcerting and confusing time, on Sunday March 22 at 4pm on their YouTube Channel, Guild Hall will offer as a special live-streaming treat, the premiere of Melissa Errico's in-concert performance of her album Sondheim Sublime. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Sondheim, Melissa Errico, BWW News Desk, YouTube Channel Guild Hall

The (Nearly) Complete Musicals Of Stephen Sondheim: A New York Times Critics’ Guide

Ben Brantley and Jesse Green give their takes on the 15 shows for which Sondheim wrote music and lyrics and the three for which he was lyricist (with music by Leonard Bernstein, Jule Styne, and Richard Rodgers). – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, Stephen Sondheim, Sondheim, Jesse Green, Richard Rodgers, Ben Brantley, New York Times Critics, 03.12.20, Leonard Bernstein Jule Styne

Stephen Sondheim At 90: The Master Of Mixed Emotions

Ben Brantley: “When it comes to emotions, Sondheim — more than any other composer from the Broadway songbook — is the one I trust to tell me the truth. That’s because in the world of Sondheim, feelings never come singly but in battalions. Even his simplest, most assertive melodies usually sound as if they’re being pulled in contradictory directions.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, Stephen Sondheim, Broadway, Sondheim, Ben Brantley, 03.12.20

Broadway Records to Release Sondheim Disco Album

Broadway Records has announced via Twitter that they will be releasing a disco album of Sondheim tunes calledLosing My Mind A Sondheim Fever Dream The albumwill be available digitally on March 20 and in stores in April [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Sondheim, Broadway Records, BWW News Desk

Sondheim Is The Shining Genius Of Musical Theatre (But What Does That Mean?)

He revolutionized the Broadway musical with “Company” in 1970. And since, he has created brilliant shows lauded for their originality. But few hits. And where’s the legacy? – Commentary
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway, Sondheim, 03.30

Classic Stage Company Has Announced Three-Week Extension and Additional Casting for ASSASSINS

Classic Stage CompanyCSC Artistic Director,John Doyle Chief Operating OfficerGeneral Manager,Toni Marie Davis has announceda three-week extension, additional cast members, and the creative team for the company's highly anticipated, rapidly-selling-out staging ofStephen SondheimandJohn Weidman'sAssassins, directed byJohn Doyle. The production will now runApril 2 a' June 7opening April 16 at the LynnF.Angelson Theater at Classic Stage Company 136 E. 13th St, New York, spanning ten weeks of Sondhei...
Tags: New York, Theatre, Sondheim, John Doyle, BWW News Desk, Toni Marie Davis, LynnF Angelson Theater

Meet the Cast of COMPANY - Now in Previews on Broadway!

Company is officially in previews on Broadway Following the engagement in London's West End, the new production of Sondheim and George Furth's landmark American musical, Company, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Marianne Elliott comes to Broadway starring Tony and Grammy Award winner Katrina Lenk as Bobbie and two-time Tony Award and two-time Grammy Award winner Patti LuPone as Joanne. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: London, Theatre, Broadway, Tony, Sondheim, Tony Award, Joanne, Bobbie, Marianne Elliott, Patti LuPone, George Furth, BWW News Desk, Katrina Lenk

Head Over Heels

Head Over Heels is sui generis.I love that term, sui generis. It means it's totally unique, literally, "of its own kind." So many shows New Line has produced fit that description -- Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Bukowsical, Threepenny, Bat Boy, Urinetown, Yeast Nation, Assassins, Celebration, Lizzie, Jerry Springer the Opera, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Man of La Mancha, Spelling Bee, Floyd Collins, Hair, Forbidden Planet, Hedwig, Sunday in the Park... I could go on for days.Head Over Heels is ano...
Tags: Politics, Musicals, Theatre, Sexuality, Broadway, Theater, Shakespeare, 1980s, Sondheim, Pamela, Scott Miller, Michael Mayer, Musical Comedy, Rock Musicals, Jeff Whitty, Go-Go's

Photo Flash: Tituss Burgess Makes Carnegie Hall Debut with Help from Jane Krakowski, Orfeh & More!

Over the weekend, Emmy-nominated Broadway star Tituss Burgess madehis Carnegie Hall debut in Stern Auditorium Perelman Stage with a tribute concert to the music of Stephen Sondheim. Titled Take Me to the World, guest artists included Jane Krakowski, Orfeh, Michael McElroy and Lillias White. Directed by Gabriel Vega Weissman with music direction by Charlie Rosen, the program focusedon the music of Sondheim - on the occasion of his upcoming 90th birthday - and its singular impact on Burgess's life...
Tags: Theatre, Stephen Sondheim, Broadway, Sondheim, Burgess, Tituss Burgess, Charlie Rosen, BWW News Desk, Tituss Burgess Makes Carnegie Hall Debut, Jane Krakowski Orfeh, Jane Krakowski Orfeh Michael McElroy, Gabriel Vega Weissman

Watch Now: New York Philharmonic Celebrates Sondheim with Katrina Lenk & Bernadette Peters

Tony Award winnerKatrina Lenk- who will star in the gender-blind 2020 Broadway revival of Sondheim's Company - sang Losing My Mind and Could I Leave You from Follies,Alexander Gemignaniconducted, andLonny Pricedirected. The program also featured selections and suites from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A Little Night Music, Assassins, Company, Follies, Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, and Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Bernadette Peters, Broadway, George, Sweeney, Sondheim, New York Philharmonic, BWW News Desk, Katrina Lenk, Tony Award winnerKatrina Lenk

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Melissa Errico

'The Maria Callas of American musical theater,' as Opera News has called her, referencing both her crystalline voice and dramatic, expressive intensity, Melissa Errico is an actress, singer and author. First known for her starring roles on Broadway, her latest album, Sondheim Sublime, was called by The Wall Street Journal 'The best all-Sondheim album ever recorded.' Nothing in her work has been more constant than her association with Michel Legrand. Having starred in his sole Broadway show, 'Amo...
Tags: Theatre, New York Times, Broadway, Sondheim, Melissa Errico, Legrand, Maria Callas, Errico, Michel Legrand, Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine, Ilana Levine, Opera News, Paris Le Grand Rex Theatre

Stephen Sondheim Lyrics Will Be Published in New Pocket Edition

A new pocket-sized hardback selection of Stephen Sondheim lyrics will be published by Alfred A. Knopf. Knopf previously published Sondheim's two-volume complete lyric collection, released in 2010 and 2012. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Stephen Sondheim, Sondheim, BWW News Desk, Alfred A Knopf Knopf

There *Is* A Reason Sondheim Is In All Of Our Movies Now

It’s not just a coincidence or an accident: “Sondheim references and homages are hardly new. While there happens to be a bit of a pile-up at the moment, that’s because Sondheim’s songs have passed into the public vernacular in a way that few theatre composers’ works manage to nowadays: they have become standards.” – The Stage (UK)
Tags: Art, Theatre, Sondheim, 12.13.19

Bloody King Oedipus!

We live in an age of mashup.The most recent example is a horror movie based on the 70s kids TV show The Banana Splits. But that's only the latest. There's the novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the movie Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, and a million Facebook memes. My favorite lately is a picture of Micky Mouse as a Borg.One of the most audacious mashups ever is Todd Haynes' brilliant 1987 short film Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (which you can watch here), using Barbie dolls instea...
Tags: Theatre, Zombies, Broadway, Theater, British, Goldman, Hamilton, Todd Haynes, Gilbert, Sondheim, Oedipus, Alexander Hamilton, Jonathan Larson, Jerry Springer, Sullivan, Little Shop of Horrors

VIDEO: Shoshana Bean Performs Rendition Of Sondheim's 'Finishing the Hat'

We're getting a peek inside Shoshana Bean's latest dressing room session, this time performing Stephen Sondheim's classic song 'Finishing the Hat' from Sunday in the Park with George. Bean states in the video's description,'Sondheim is the musical theater Bible. . .and Sunday in the Park is one of my favorite shows of all time.'Check out the video below to see Bean, alongsideNir Felder in guitar, give their new take on the musical theatre staple [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Stephen Sondheim, Sondheim, Stage Tube, George Bean

It's True, So Nu?

I can't believe I've been doing musicals -- if we go all the way back to middle school -- for forty-two years. Holy shit. And directing and writing them for thirty-eight years. Hang on while I sit down a second.The good part of that is everything I've learned -- from other people, from the shows, from many mistakes, and just from doing it. Here are a few truths that I think are important, that make me happier and make our creative process less stressful and more creative.I hope some of them wil...
Tags: Musicals, Boston, Theatre, Actors, Broadway, Theater, Ben Kingsley, Directors, Sondheim, Larry, Scott Miller, Michael Bennett, Audiences, Hal Prince, Lucie Arnaz, Stella Adler

RIP Hal Prince

I woke up today to the news that Hal Prince has died, at age 91.I never met Hal, but his impact on my life is profound. Everything I believe about the theatre, everything I do in the theatre, everything I make in the theatre, it all has roots in the work of the great Hal Prince. He changed everything.No other artist -- not Fosse, Tommy Tune, Sondheim, nobody -- has been more of an influence on the work I do with New Line. It was Hal Prince who taught me the poetry of staging a show, that audien...
Tags: Musicals, Theatre, Broadway, Theater, Director, Hamilton, Off Broadway, Don, Sondheim, Evita, Scott Miller, Hal, West Side Story, Rodgers Hammerstein, Hal Prince, Jason Robert Brown

It's Just So Universal

I finally started reading the Be More Chill novel, and I LOVE IT.Though lots of small things are different from the musical, all the big arcs are pretty much the same -- although the ending is totally different (by necessity). It's been fun spending even more time with Jeremy, Michael, and the gang. Plus the novel is full of "Bonus Features"...For instance, I was reading the novel and got to a reprint of a Yahoo News item that Jeremy sees online about the Squip... What?Let's pause here for a se...
Tags: Apple, Science Fiction, Japan, New York, Theatre, Broadway, Sony, Nintendo, South Pacific, Jeremy, Michael, Bmc, Broadway Musicals, Christine, Don Quixote, Joey

It's a Two-Player Game

Up until 2016, I directed every show New Line produced. Sometimes it was with a co-director like Alison Helmer, who directed a handful of shows with me over the years. And sometimes I had a really smart directing intern who contributed a lot. But solo or with a co-pilot, I directed every show.That was partly because New Line was born in 1991, right at the time that the earliest murmurings of this new Golden Age of Musical Theatre were being heard, and New Line has always done musicals that did ...
Tags: Science Fiction, New York, Theatre, Broadway, Michael, Bmc, Billy, Broadway Musicals, Christine, Sondheim, Hammerstein, Lizzie, Scott Miller, Gilligan, Marmelstein, Mamet

Into the Words

When young musical theatre artists ask me how to get where they're going, I always give the same advice, to consume as much musical theatre as humanly possible, to see every musical (live and on screen) that they can, read scripts and biographies and history books and analysis books, listen to cast albums -- and not just the new ones.In other words, drink all of it in. And part of that is creating a good library for yourself.I was browsing my own considerable musical theatre script library, and...
Tags: Amazon, Musicals, Scripts, Theatre, Theater, Kate, Sondheim, Neil Simon, Scott Miller, Tommy, George C Wolfe, Original Broadway Cast, Broadway Musical, Michael John LaChiusa, Kate West, Amazon American Musicals

Broadway Pop!

I have fallen in love with Funko Pops figures -- they're so odd but so wonderful. In recent months, Funko has released several Little Shop of Horrors figures, as well as two versions of both Danny and Sandy in Grease, and big collections of figures from Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin.But wait, there's more! I was fortunate enough to happen upon Amanda Tang's Broadway Pop store on Etsy, and it was like I had died and gone to musical theatre memorabilia heaven. She has custom Funko Pops for Ham...
Tags: Musicals, Etsy, Berlin, Theatre, Chicago, Claude, Broadway, Hud, Rent, Brian, Reno, Hamilton, Rosemary, Rose, Lin-manuel Miranda, Rosie

Yes, We Need a Little Christmas!

Happy Holidays from the New Liners!First of all... As I wrote in my last post, when you're heading to Amazon to shop for gifts this holiday season (and all year 'round), just go to instead. You'll end up in the same place except when you go to Smile, it'll ask you to pick a charity (you'll choose New Line Theatre, of course), and then whenever you buy anything through Amazon Smile (bookmark it!), New Line gets a small donation. And it really adds up! Last season the total in Sm...
Tags: Amazon, Musicals, Etsy, Theatre, Holiday, Gift, Broadway, New Line, Brian, Theater, St Louis, Princeton, Present, Hamilton, Michael, Sondheim

Hail, Zombies!

Hail, zombies, thou heav’n-made dead, Forsaken by the God we dread; Great metaphor for all we fear! All hail the end of all that we hold dear! It was back in 2013, after watching the movie Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter (coincidentally starring BBAJ's Benjamin Walker). It was just a few hours after watching the movie that I started thinking about what kind of similar mashup I might concoct in the realm of musical theatre. I've always been fascinated by the idea of art made from other art...
Tags: Musicals, Horror, Theatre, Zombies, Walking Dead, Christianity, John, Satire, British, Shakespeare, Richard, George Romero, Todd Haynes, Gilbert, Sondheim, Sullivan

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