http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/new-york-mag-a-little-night-music-revival-a-stunning-twilit-devastatingly-good-new-production-2009-12-14December 14, 2009|0 commentsNew York Mag: "A Little Night Music" Revival a "Stunning, Twilit, Devastatingly Good New Production ... Beautiful"
The revival of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's A Little Night Music opened last night at the Walter Kerr Theatre, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury; Nonesuch Records / PS Classics will record the cast album in January. New York calls the revival a "stunning, twilit, devastatingly good new production ... beautiful." Sondheim and Lansbury talk to the magazine about this and their previous work together. NPR's Weekend Edition looks at a different sort of relationship with ties to the play. USA Today praises both Lansbury and Sondheim's score for their "blend of wit and poignancy."Read more|Journal Topics:Reviews Radiostephen sondheimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nonesuch-ps-classics-to-record-cast-album-stephen-sondheim-hugh-wheeler-a-little-night-music-2009-12-11December 11, 2009|0 commentsNonesuch / PS Classics to Record Cast Album of Stephen Sondheim / Hugh Wheeler's "A Little Night Music" in January
Nonesuch Records and PS Classics will record the cast album of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's A Little Night Music on January 4, 2010. The production, which opens on December 13, 2009, at the Walter Kerr Theatre, stars Catherine Zeta-Jones, Angela Lansbury, and Alexander Hanson. Directed by Trevor Nunn, it is the first revival of the show since its 1973 debut. Tommy Krasker will produce the album.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Newsstephen sondheimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/stephen-sondheim-discusses-his-life-career-live-on-stage-w-frank-rich-others-2009-10-23October 23, 2009|0 comments
Stephen Sondheim continues his series of on-stage conversations about his life and career, following last year's inaugural event with Frank Rich in San Francisco, which the San Francisco Chronicle called "a dazzling evening." Sondheim spoke with that paper and the Houston Chronicle in advance of coming events in those areas, and says humbly: "You keep writing what you like and you hope other people will like it."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tourstephen sondheimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/stephen-sondheim-and-john-weidman-discuss-road-show-on-kcrws-bookworm-2009-09-23September 23, 2009|0 commentsThe cast recording of Stephen Sondheim's Road Show was released this summer. Sondheim and the writer of the show's book, John Weidman, discuss the work on KCRW's Bookworm Thursday afternoon. Host Michael Silverblatt tells the Los Angeles Times that Road Show "is, and will be, the classical American musical. It will be on the special list of things that shape America, the way Americans look at themselves."Read more|Journal Topics:Radiostephen sondheimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/stephen-sondheim-road-show-set-for-june-30-release-2009-06-03June 03, 2009|0 comments
Nonesuch Records and PS Classics are proud to announce the release of the original cast recording of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Road Show—from 2008's Public Theater production featuring Alexander Gemignani and Michael Cerveris—on June 30, 2009. New York magazine described the musical as "a boisterous picaresque about two brothers flimflamming their way from the Yukon to Boca Raton at the turn of the 20th century." Road Show was directed by John Doyle, the score conducted by Mary-Mitchell Campbell and orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick, and was produced by Tommy Krasker.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Releasestephen sondheimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/time-stephen-sondheim-is-in-the-pantheon-not-of-musical-theater-but-of-theater-itself-2009-05-11May 11, 2009|0 comments
Stephen Sondheim is the subject of a profile in Time magazine, which suggests that there won't be another like him any time soon, "not because high-brow musical theater is dead, but because the old Sondheim keeps on being new." The article looks at new productions of the composer's works as well as new works from Sondheim, like Road Show, to explain his enduring power. Director Trevor Nunn compares Sondheim to Shakespeare. "As with Shakespeare," he tells Time, "there's heightened poetic expression in Sondheim, but when you dig into it, you find it's in touch with something real." Time concludes: "He occupies a place in the pantheon not of musical theater, but of theater itself."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsstephen sondheimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/signature-theatre-inaugurates-sondheim-award-times-uk-talks-to-20th-century-musical-colossus-2009-04-28April 28, 2009|0 commentsSignature Theatre Inaugurates Sondheim Award; Times (UK) Talks to the 20th-Century Musical "Colossus"
Stephen Sondheim, in London recently for Trevor Nunn's revival of A Little Night Music, sat down for a revealing interview with The Times, which calls him "a one-off all right, a Colossus bestriding the second half of the 20th century." The composer was celebrated last night at a Washington, DC, gala concert, starring Bernadette Peters and Michael Cerveris, to benefit the Signature Theatre and inaugurate its Sondheim Award.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsstephen sondheimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/audra-mcdonald-to-celebrate-big-band-era-at-roundabout-spring-gala-2009-04-06April 06, 2009|0 comments
Audra McDonald will be among Broadway's finest at New York's Roseland Ballroom tonight for the Roundabout Theatre Company's Spring Gala, Take Me Back to Manhattan, a one-night-only celebration of the New York's big-band era. The performance, which benefits the Roundabout's Musical Theatre Fund, features music by Rodgers, Porter, Arlen, Berlin, Ellington, and Gershwin. Tonight's event will be hosted by Nathan Lane and is also scheduled to include performances by Michael Cerveris, Kelli O'Hara, Alec Baldwin, Matthew Broderick, Mario Cantone, Jane Krakowski, Cynthia Nixon, Denis O'Hare, Martha Plimpton.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tourstephen sondheimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nonesuch-artists-grab-13-grammy-nominations-2008-12-04December 04, 2008|0 comments
The Grammy nominations are in, and a big congratulations goes out to the many Nonesuch artists whose work has been recognized by the Recording Academy, the organization behind the awards. Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell, Brad Mehldau, Ry Cooder, Emmylou Harris, Toumani Diabaté, Youssou N'Dour, Stephen Sondheim, Jonny Greenwood, and Isabel Bayrakdarian were all recognized for their recent Nonesuch releases, as were producers Danger Mouse and Judith Sherman for their work on Nonesuch albums this year.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsstephen sondheimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/sweeney-todd-touring-company-wins-five-independent-reviewers-awardsApril 14, 2008|0 comments