http://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.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Televisionstephen sondheimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/stephen-sondheim-to-appear-on-npr-fresh-air-paul-simon-calls-new-book-master-class-how-to-write-musical-2010-10-28October 28, 2010|0 commentsStephen Sondheim to Appear on NPR's "Fresh Air"; Paul Simon Calls Sondheim's New Book "A Master Class in How to Write a Musical"
Tune in to hear Stephen Sondheim on NPR's Fresh Air today; he'll discuss his newly released collection of lyrics, Finishing the Hat. Paul Simon, reviewing the book in the Times Book Review, calls it "a master class in how to write a musical ... given by the theater’s finest living songwriter" and says: "I would argue that Sondheim’s lyrics are deeper, more invisibly intricate and braver in their search for truth than those of any who have preceded him." Fresh Air says of Sondheim's Evening Primrose, just out on DVD: "Boy, does it make a case for the early brilliance of Sondheim."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviews Radiostephen sondheimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/stephen-sondheim-first-ever-lyrics-collection-finishing-the-hat-out-in-us-evening-primrose-dvd-2010-10-26October 26, 2010|0 commentsStephen Sondheim's First-Ever Lyrics Collection, "Finishing the Hat," Out in US; "Evening Primrose" Debuts on DVD
Stephen Sondheim: Finishing the Hat, the composer's first-ever collection of his lyrics, with personal anecdotes and behind-the-scenes photos, is out now in the US. The New York Times says: "If you’re a fan of the genre, how can you not feel privileged to eavesdrop on his dialogue with his own words?" Today also marks the first-ever DVD release of Sondheim's 1966 teleplay Evening Primrose; the Times credits the Nonesuch recording of the show, in part, with popularizing its signature song.