Stephen Sondheim

Tribute to Stephen Sondheim presented at Nichols Concert Hall on June 25

“Marvelous Moments, The Music of Stephen Sondheim” is being presented by two not-for-profit Chicago arts groups – Blank Theatre Company and JAM Orchestra. This epic Sondheim musical theater celebration will feature 11 actors and singers, backed by a professional 30-piece orchestra. Using unique storytelling, 20 Sondheim songs will be explored, both from Sondheim’s catalog of Broadway shows as well as from his film scores.
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MOSSO to celebrate music of Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim

(Mass Appeal) – Musicians of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra celebrates the music and lyrics of Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim. You may recognize some of his work such as “Sweeney Todd,” “A Little Night Music,” and more. Joining us on Mass Appeal to talk about the celebration is Tim Stella, the Music Director and Conductor, along with Broadway star Hugh Panaro.

The lousy 2022 Tony Awards dissed Stephen Sondheim

Shame on you, Tony Awards. On Sunday night, almost nobody at Radio City Music Hall bothered to stand up for the late Stephen Sondheim. After a far too modest tribute to the legendary composer/lyricist of “West Side Story” “Gypsy,” “Sweeney Todd,” “Into The Woods,” “A Little Night Music” and many others, who died in November at age 91, sung by Bernadette Peters, only a handful of show people begrudgingly got to their feet. For one of the greatest musical theater composers of all time. Who gave his entire life to Broadway. With friends like these, who needs enemies? At the Tonys, his death was...

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Bernadette Peters Pay Tribute to Late Stephen Sondheim at Tony Awards 2022: ‘A Musical Giant’

A special tribute. Lin-Manuel Miranda led Broadway’s biggest stars in an emotional segment devoted to the legacy of Stephen Sondheim at the 2022 Tony Awards. “All of us who love and dedicate our lives to the performing arts felt profound loss last November when we lost a musical giant: Stephen Sondheim,” the His Dark Materials star, 41, […]

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bernadette Peters Honor Stephen Sondheim During 2022 Tony Awards

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Bernadette Peters paid tribute to the late, legendary composer Stephen Sondheim at the Tony Awards Sunday. Miranda, a mentee of Sondheim’s, referenced the composer’s frequent outreach and guidance to those in the theater community. This has been illustrated through the many detailed letters Sondheim sent to fans and collaborators, which have posthumously resurfaced on Instagram.More from The Hollywood ReporterTony Awards Analysis: Voters Spread the Love on a Night Likely to Boost Broadway's Box OfficesTony Awards: 'Six' Co-Creator Toby Marlow Becomes First Nonbinary Composer-Lyricist to Win Best ScoreTony Awards: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Phylicia Rashad, RuPaul and Billy Porter Among...

“You’ll Need To Be Sitting Down For This One”: Emails Between Stephen Sondheim And Marianne Elliott Chronicle The Birth Of A 21st Century ‘Company’

Click here to read the full article. Editors Note: Company, the beloved 1970 musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, has long been thought by many theater aficionados as, if not a perfect work, at least unimprovable, a masterwork in an unparalleled catalogue. But in 2016, British director Marianne Elliott had an idea — a series of ideas, actually — that would reimagine Company for a 21st century audience and challenge the 20th century’s towering stage musical genius to reconsider his approach. The central character of Bobby, a 35-year-old bachelor, would become Bobbie, a 35-year-old...
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Ruth Leon recommends…Judy Collins: A Love Letter to Stephen Sondheim

Since Stephen Sondheim died in November, peacefully at home after a good Thanksgiving Dinner with friends, every singer and musician in the known world has pulled together a tribute show to him, ransacking his huge songbook for songs that suit their particular style. I came across this one from Judy...