Famed Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim ('Company,' 'Into the Woods,' 'Sweeney Todd') has never been afraid to take a risk. While each of his works maintain certain signatures, they don’t all fit the same cookie pattern. Sondheim’s song structure varies far from the norm. So it is no wonder that Sondheim wants more variety from Broadway. Recently, Sondheim came out against the commercialisation of Broadway, calling for a “supermarket of musicals.”
Broadway favorite Alan Cumming is a about to get really sappy. The famed 'Cabaret' Emcee and former X-Men member is about to release his brand new solo album, Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs. In the brand new album recorded live at NYC’s Café Carlyle,Cummings covers a wide range of music from Stephen Sondheim to Miley Cyrus.If you like that news than you are going to love this. In celebration of the new record Alan Cumming is also going to have a few friends over to Sing Sappy Songs with him at his February 9 Carnegie Hall performance.
Bernadette Peters has spent a lifetime bewitching Broadway fans with amazing talent. Peters, although not limited to, is widely known for appearing a large number musicals written by famed composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, including, 'A Little Night Music', 'Sunday in the Park with George', 'Follies' and 'Gypsy'. However, Bernadette will always be known to fans as the original Witch in the hit Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine collaboration, 'Into the Woods'. Following the release of the recent Disney film, based on the musical, Bernadette and others from the original Broadway cast reunited for a series of concerts. In other news, Bernadette also discussed a possible return to Broadway.
While Lady Gaga continues to impress fans of all stripes--from a tribute to the Great American Songbook with Tony Bennett to her latest Academy Awards performance--one critic remains unenthused. Legendary composer, Stephen Sondheim, regarded her performance as "a travesty."
Roundabout Theatre Company is bringing Fiasco Theater's stripped-down production of the musical to New York just as the Disney movie version opens.
Thompson and Terfel performed in successful semi-staged "Sweeney Todd" concerts with the New York Philharmonic earlier this year.
Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson are set to star in limited run of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd at the London Coliseum in the spring of 2015.
Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers and Nathan Lane all won Tonys for playing Pseudolus in the classic musical comedy. Will James Corden, Tony winner for 'One Man, Two Guvnors,' be next?
The recent stage performance at Lincoln Center of Sondheim's classic dark musical starring Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson will be broadcast on PBS in September. But first, Terfel will reprise the role in his native Wales.
The Tony- and Pulitzer-winning lyricist celebrates his 90th birthday with a new 2-CD set of demos and "hidden treasures" sung by Harnick himself.
Marilyn Horne, Phyllis Newman, Matthew Epstein, Judy Kaye, Kurt Ollmann and Bernstein's three children were all on hand to celebrate the life and accomplishments of the great composer, conductor and popularizer who worked at the intersection of classical music, theater and dance.
Broadway composers are demanding illegal-download websites stop offering unauthorized downloads of copyrighted sheet music.
The original 1979 Broadway cast album of Stephen Sondheim's hit musical is one of 25 "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" recordings inscribed in the LOC's great book of gravitas this year.
In true Sondheim fashion, fashion was proved wrong as the passing of time has led to acceptance, respect and acclaim for Merrily. The latest triumph is its just-announced seven nominations in the UK's 2014 Olivier Awards.
In one of the most radical revisions of a major musical ever, Stephen Sondheim is to workshop a version of 'Company' with its main character now a gay man, and another important female character also now a man. Could it possibly work?