Latest Sunday in the Park with George Stories

2009-08-03 11:38:17

New York's Roundabout Theatre Company has announced plans for a star-studded tribute to composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who turns 80 next year. In honor of Sondheim's milestone birthday March 22, the Roundabout said it is orchestrating a dinner and evening of performances called 2010 Spring Gala: Sondheim 80. All proceeds from the event are to benefit Roundabout Theatre Company's Musical Theatre Fund. The location and additional details of the event are to be announced shortly....

2008-10-09 06:00:27

By Elysa Gardner It wasn't Stephen Sondheim's idea to name the new box set commemorating his career The Story So Far ... "I didn't really think about it," says Sondheim, who at 78 has been writing words and music for more than a half-century. "But now that you mention it, it makes me extremely self-conscious. I guess people expect me to write more." And musical theater's greatest living artist is accommodating them. Preview performances of his new musical, Road Show, begin Oct. 28...

2008-06-26 06:02:44

By Kathleen Allen, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jun. 26--A weakness for great music, great theater and great courage is all that's needed to fall in love with Arizona Onstage Productions' staging of "Sunday in the Park With George." This Stephen Sondheim/ James Lapine musical, given a thoughtful and stirring interpretation by director Kevin Johnson and his cast, is smart, with complex music and a can't-argue-with-that premise. That premise: An artist must create, no matter the...

2008-06-19 12:00:42

Broadway musical composer Stephen Sondheim didn't attend this week's Tony Awards ceremony in New York because he was traveling in Europe. Sondheim was to receive a Tony for Lifetime Achievement, while two of his musicals -- Sunday in the Park With George and Gypsy -- were nominated for Best Revival, but lost to South Pacific. Sources told the New York Post Sondheim didn't change his travel plans because he wasn't notified about the Lifetime Achievement award by the Tony producers and...

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