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The Stephen Sondheim/Nathan Lane Broadway Collab That Could Have Been

New York is back, baby, which means the Criterion closet is officially open for its Closet Picks YouTube series. Have you watched? Kim Cattrall and Bill Hader are wonderful starting places. Nathan Lane stopped by for his tote full of swag, and was charming as ever. Among his picks: Rififi, Elaine May’s Mikey and Nicky, Heaven Can Wait, and Being There. Lane extolled the virtues of the Peter Sellers/Hal Ashby collab, and dished that he’d wanted to make a Being There collab of his own with Stephen Sondheim. “I sort of retired from musicals,” Lane says, “but I went through a period where I thought if I was going to to a musical, I’d want to do a musical of Being There.” He went so far as to ask Sondheim if he’d be interested in the project, to which Sondheim said “No ❤️.”
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Is Adam Driver Really Singing Stephen Sondheim in ‘Marriage Story’?

To Star Wars fans, Adam Driver is best known as the villainous Kylo Ren. Of course, the actor first broke out for his role on HBO’s Girls. But much to Driver’s own surprise, he’s much more of a leading man. The actor even landed his second Oscar nod for Marriage Story. However, his character does take viewers by surprise. In a key scene, Driver’s Charlie belts out a Stephen Sondheim show tune. But is he really doing his own singing?
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Playwright and Director James Lapine Puts It Together with Composer Stephen Sondheim

Putting It Together is the fascinating and entertaining story behind the making of Sunday in the Park with George, the classic Stephen Sondheim musical. James Lapine, the man behind the musical’s book as well as its director, puts together an enjoyable tome that is part memoir, part oral history, part behind-the-scenes tour of what goes behind the creation of a musical with outsized personalities that include Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Kelsey Grammer, Christine Baranski, and Sondheim himself, among others.
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Watch Stephen Sondheim Dominate in a Rare Clip From TV Game Show Password in 1966

The networkBUZZR TV will air a rarely seen 1966 episode of the game show Password, featuring Stephen Sondheim and Lee Remick as players, on Sunday, May 16, at 3pm ET. In the episode, which originally aired on Christmas, Sondheim plays special guest to his dear friend, Remick, as they go up against actors Peter Lawford and Audrey Meadows (The Honeymooners). Here's a clip of Sondheim absolutely dominating the game in this once "lost" episode, which hasn't been seen in more than 50 years.

Stephen Sondheim celebrates teacher power

Broadway music legend Stephen Sondheim cherishes the role teachers played in his life and today helps honor educators at the annual Kennedy Center / Stephen Sondheim Inspiration Teacher Awards. .. In this web-only, Mo Rocca talked about Sondheim and the teacher who inspired him, and visited the recent winner, Tracy Raines of Gatlinburg Pitman High School, Tennessee. change.
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Stephen Sondheim gives up on his last musical

The Broadway giant has been toying for a decade with a project called ‘Bunuel’, based on the Spanish director’s films The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie and The Exterminating Angel. He’s decided now that, at 91, he’s never going to finish.
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Stephen Sondheim & John Weidman’s ‘Assassins’ gathers a killer roster of performers

“Assassins” is a hard musical to love, but maybe even a harder one to forget. This show by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman is built around a rogue’s gallery of infamous Americans who tried, in some cases successfully, to kill the president of the United States. As a description, “audacious” seems far too tame for a musical that searches for the pep in pathological and even makes treason tuneful.

Celebration, Featuring Stephen Sondheim, John Weidman, Hillary Clinton, Alums of the Musical, More, Presented April 15

Classic Stage Company's Tell the Story: Celebrating Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Assassins is presented virtually April 15 at 8 PM ET. Directed by CSC’s Tony-winning Artistic Director John Doyle, the free event features cast members of the original Off-Broadway company, the Broadway revival, and Doyle’s upcoming production, the first show CSC will stage when New York City theatres can reopen. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will also deliver remarks about the musical.
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Classic Stage Company Celebrates Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Assassins With Star Studded Benefit

This FREE virtual event is a benefit for Classic Stage Company. On Thursday, April 15, at 8pm a star-studded array of theater legends for performances and conversations exploring the legacy of the timely American musical, Assassins. Participants include the entire cast of our upcoming production, friends and alumni of CSC, as well as cast and creative team members from the 1990 Off-Broadway premiere and 2004 Broadway revival. And, perhaps most exciting of all, the event will culminate in a special discussion between Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman.
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The 10 Best Episodes Of Netflix's Documentary Now! (According To IMDb) and Review: 'Documentary Now!' Makes John Mulaney Into Stephen Sondheim For 'Co-op'

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