http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/stephen-sondheim-receive-chicago-tribune-literary-prize-research-collection-established-marquette-2011-08-09August 09, 2011|0 commentsStephen Sondheim to Receive Chicago Tribune Literary Prize; Sondheim Research Collection Established at Marquette University
Stephen Sondheim has been named the recipient of the 2011 Chicago Tribune Literary Prize for lifetime achievement and will accept the award at the Chicago Humanities Festival in November. "'Writing' seems an inadequate word to describe what Stephen Sondheim has done," suggests the Tribune, "yet it is the breadth, impact and influence of his writing that have won him" the award. Marquette University has established the Stephen Sondheim Research Collection after acquiring a vast collection of materials relating to his works from a co-founder of The Sondheim Review.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsstephen sondheimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/stephen-sondheims-road-show-earns-4-stars-financial-times-musical-with-twinkle-its-eye-2011-07-11July 11, 2011|0 commentsStephen Sondheim's "Road Show" Earns Four Stars in Financial Times: "A Musical with a Twinkle in Its Eye"
Stephen Sondheim's Road Show continues its run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, following last week's opening and the musical's European premiere. The production garners four stars from the Financial Times, which praises director John Doyle's "nimble, sassy staging" of Road Show, "a musical with a twinkle in its eye. Sondheim deploys the same vaudevillian flair he brought to Assassins." The Independent on Sunday calls Road Show "a polished new sparkler in the Sondheim treasury."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviewsstephen sondheimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/stephen-sondheims-road-show-earns-4-stars-guardian-independent-evening-standard-vintage-sondheim-2011-07-07July 07, 2011|0 commentsStephen Sondheim's "Road Show" Earns Four Stars from the Guardian, Independent, Evening Standard: "Vintage Sondheim"
Stephen Sondheim's Road Show received its European premiere at London's Menier Chocolate Factory last night, earning four stars across the board from The Guardian, The Independent, and the Evening Standard. The Guardian says it is "lyrically witty, musically rich and has the sardonic satirical appeal of the Sondheim-Weidman Assassins ... full of vintage Sondheim." The Independent says it "has terrific drive, bite and buoyancy." The Evening Standard says it's "performed with sparkle." The Stage finds that its "rich, varied and tuneful score is as audacious and complex as any Sondheim has ever written."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviewsstephen sondheimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/stephen-sondheim-road-show-receives-european-premiere-london-menier-chocolate-factory-2011-07-06July 06, 2011|0 comments
Stephen Sondheim's latest musical, Road Show, receives its European premiere at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London tonight. This production is directed and designed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who also directed the original production of Road Show at New York's Public Theater in 2008, which New York called “a boisterous picaresque about two brothers flimflamming their way from the Yukon to Boca Raton at the turn of the 20th century.”Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsstephen sondheimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/stephen-sondheims-company-heads-big-screen-starring-neil-patrick-harris-stephen-colbert-2011-06-15June 15, 2011|2 comments
Stephen Sondheim's Company, as performed by the New York Philharmonic and a star-studded cast including Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Christina Hendricks, Patti LuPone, and Martha Plimpton, will be shown in movie theaters across North America today, with encore screenings to follow. Watch a video preview here. Colbert discussed the production on NPR's Fresh Air. Nonesuch released the cast recording of the most recent Broadway revival of Company in 2007.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Filmstephen sondheimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/video-stephen-sondheim-talks-tony-kushner-public-theater-2011-03-10March 10, 2011|0 comments
Stephen Sondheim spoke with playwright Tony Kushner at New York's Public Theater last fall, upon the publication of Finishing the Hat, Sondheim's first-ever collected lyrics. The evening, part of the Public Theater's Public Form discussion series, was hosted by NEA chairman Rocco Landesman. You can now watch excerpts from the event in a new video from the Public, posted here. Sondheim will receive the Olivier Special Award in London this Sunday.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Videostephen sondheimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/stephen-sondheim-to-receive-olivier-special-award-2011-03-07March 07, 2011|0 comments
The Society of London Theatre has announced that Stephen Sondheim will be the recipient of the Olivier Special Award 2011. He will accept the Award in person, given in recognition of his contribution to London theatre, at the Olivier Awards this Sunday, March 13, at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. The Awards ceremony will conclude with a tribute to Sondheim. The whole evening will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 2; there will be live televised coverage via the BBC’s Red Button.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsstephen sondheimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/stephen-sondheim-featured-in-guardian-finishing-the-hat-named-bbc-radio-4-book-of-the-week-2010-12-20December 20, 2010|0 commentsStephen Sondheim Featured in the Guardian; His "Finishing the Hat" Named BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week
Stephen Sondheim was the subject of a feature article in the Guardian, in which he discusses is his first-ever book of collected lyrics, Finishing the Hat, which has topped many a year's-best list, not least the New York Times Sunday Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2010. Finishing the Hat is the Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4; Sondheim will read from it throughout the week. He was on The Colbert Report last week. His 80th birthday concert makes the Minneapolis Star Tribune's list of the Top 10 TV Moments of the Year, topping the year's "great musical moments."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radiostephen sondheimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nonesuch-albums-nab-11-grammy-nominations-including-six-for-the-black-keys-brothers-2011-12-02December 02, 2010|1 comments
Congratulations to all the Nonesuch artists who were nominated for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, announced last night by The Recording Academy: The Black Keys, Laurie Anderson, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Punch Brothers, Stephen Sondheim, and World Circuit / Nonesuch Records artists Ali Farka Touré and Toumani Diabaté. Together, these artists' 2010 releases garnered an impressive 11 nominations, including a remarkable six nominations for The Black Keys' latest Nonesuch release, Brothers. Hear music from all the nominees on Nonesuch Radio.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsstephen sondheimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/stephen-sondheim-birthday-concert-airs-on-pbs-great-performances-2010-11-24November 24, 2010|4 comments
Stephen Sondheim celebrated his 80th birthday this past March, a momentous milestone that has been marked in many ways throughout the year, including two New York Philharmonic concerts at Lincoln Center. The New York Times called it "thrilling." That show, Sondheim! The Birthday Concert, is airing on PBS's Great Performances, starting tonight. David Hyde Pierce hosts a stellar cast, including Mandy Patinkin, Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti, John McMartin, Michael Cerveris, Patti LuPone, Victoria Clark, Bernadette Peters, Elaine Stritch, and many others.