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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/stephen-sondheim-presidential-medal-freedom-2014-11-11
    November 11, 2014|0 comments

    President Barack Obama has named composer Stephen Sondheim one of the 19 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to be presented at The White House on November 24. "I look forward to presenting these 19 bold, inspiring Americans with our nation’s highest civilian honor," says President Obama. "From activists who fought for change to artists who explored the furthest reaches of our imagination; from scientists who kept America on the cutting edge to public servants who help write new chapters in our American story, these citizens have made extraordinary contributions to our country and the world."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-stephen-sondheim-lincoln-center-american-songbook-2014-10-29

    Steve Reich & Stephen Sondheim

    October 29, 2014|0 comments

    Composers Steve Reich and Stephen Sondheim will be featured in Lincoln Center's 2015 American Songbook series. They will take part in an evening of conversation, moderated by WNYC's John Schaefer, in The Appel Room, on January 31, marking the first the time the two will have appeared together on stage. The evening also includes performances of several of their seminal works . Tickets go on sale on Monday, November 17.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/new-yorker-festival-randy-newman-jeremy-denk-laurie-anderson-stephen-sondheim-2014-09-15
    September 15, 2014|0 comments

    The New Yorker has announced the program for the 2014 New Yorker Festival, taking place October 10–12, in New York City, which includes four artists familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal: Randy Newman in conversation with Susan Morrison, Jeremy Denk giving a talk on Comedy and Convention from Mozart to Seinfeld, Laurie Anderson with Alex Ross, and Stephen Sondheim with Adam Gopnik.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/stephen-sondheim-road-show-bay-area-premiere-theatre-rhinoceros-san-francisco-2013-12-17
    December 17, 2013|0 comments

    Stephen Sondheim's latest musical, Road Show, makes its Bay Area premiere with a 15-performane run presented by Theatre Rhinoceros at the Eureka Theatre in San Francisco, January 2–19, 2014. Starting January 9, performances will be preceded by a pre-show presentation from director John Fisher. The Benicia Historical Museum in nearby Benicia is running an exhibition about the Mizner brothers who inspired Road Show and were born in Benicia. Nonesuch Records and PS Classics released the original cast recording of Road Show in 2009.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/stephen-sondheim-documentary-six-by-sondheim-debuts-hbo-2013-12-09
    December 09, 2013|4 comments

    Six by Sondheim, a new documentary examining the life and music of composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim, premieres on HBO tonight at 9 PM. Directed by frequent Sondheim collaborator James Lapine, Six by Sondheim is a personal profile of the artist presented through the six of his iconic songs. Told primarily in Sondheim’s own words, the documentary includes interviews with the composer, rarely seen archival material, and re-stagings of three songs produced especially for the film, including Audra McDonald performing "Send in the Clowns." NPR's Fresh Air calls the documentary "delightful." The Boston Globe calls it "stunning," a "must-see for musical theatre lovers." Watch the trailer here.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-stephen-sondheim-featured-pbs-newshour-2013-09-09
    September 09, 2013|0 comments

    Stephen Sondheim, who was awarded the Edward MacDowell Medal in August, discussed the award and much more on PBS NewsHour last night. While at The MacDowell Colony to receive the award last month, the composer spoke with Jeffrey Brown, NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown about the honor and the danger of resting on one's laurels. Writer Frank Rich, who was the chairman of the medal selection committee, tells the show: "I'd argue that he single-handedly has kept the musical theater in a serious place." Watch the PBS NewsHour feature here.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/stephen-sondheim-awarded-2013-edward-macdowell-medal-2013-08-12

    Stephen Sondheim

    August 12, 2013|0 comments

    Stephen Sondheim was awarded the Edward MacDowell Medal in a public ceremony at The MacDowell Colony in Petersborough, New Hampshire, yesterday. Sondheim joins a notable list of past Medal recipients, including Robert Frost, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Leonard Bernstein; this marks the first time in the medal's history a luminary has been chosen from the realm of musical theatre. "I am not only humbled and privileged," says Sondheim, "I am astonished to be in the company." Writer Frank Rich, chairman of the medal selection committee, says: "No artist has made a larger contribution to this quintessential American art form in the modern era than Sondheim has, and no artist could be more deserving of this accolade."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/stephen-sondheims-road-show-receives-regional-theatre-premiere-houston-2013-05-22
    May 22, 2013|0 comments

    Stephen Sondheim's latest musical, Road Show, begins a six-week run at the Stages Repertory Theatre in Houston, Texas, tonight, marking its first regional theatre production. The Guardian has described Road Show as "an intimate epic that, while giving enormous pleasure, aspires to be nothing less than a state-of-the-nation musical." Variety calls it "an alluring odyssey ... [N]obody who cares about musical theater should miss it." Nonesuch Records and PS Classics released the original cast recording of Road Show in 2009.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/stephen-sondheim-sweeney-todd-opens-london-west-end-absolute-bleedin-triumph-times-2012-03-21
    March 21, 2012|0 comments

    Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd opened at London's Adelphi Theatre last night, a West End transfer of the acclaimed Chichester Festival production, directed by Jonathan Kent. The production, starring Imelda Staunton and Michael Ball, opened to rave reviews, earning five stars from the Guardian, which calls it "a superb achievement," and the Times of London, which calls it "an absolute bleedin' triumph." The Daily Telegraph says Sweeney Todd is "Stephen Sondheim’s best show and one of the greatest musicals of all time." Earlier this month in London, Sondheim was awarded the Critics' Circle Award for Distinguished Services to the Arts.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/stephen-sondheim-receive-handel-medallion-nyc-highest-award-achievement-arts-2011-11-01

    Stephen Sondheim

    November 01, 2011|0 comments

    Stephen Sondheim is due to receive the Handel Medallion, New York City's highest award for achievement in the arts, from Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a ceremony for the Mayor's Awards for Arts & Culture held this evening at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. Sondheim is due to receive the 2011 Chicago Tribune Literary Prize for lifetime achievement in an event at the Chicago Humanities Festival this weekend. His second book of collected lyrics, Look, I Made a Hat, is due out later this month.

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