http://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 commentsRead more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newsstephen sondheimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/new-york-magazine-celebrates-40-years-of-new-york-cultureApril 07, 2008|0 comments
New York magazine celebrates its 40th year with a special anniversary issue. In it, the magazine's culture critics give their take on the most essential New York works of art since the publication's inception, "The New York Canon: 1968-2008," featuring performances and works by Steve Reich, John Adams, Laurie Anderson, Audra McDonald, Adam Guettel, Stephen Sondheim, David Byrne, Brian Eno, and The Magnetic Fields.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsstephen sondheimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/stephin-merritt-plays-guest-dj-on-kcrwApril 03, 2008|0 comments
The Magnetic Fields' Distortion tour may have come to a close, but that just means more time for Stephin Merritt to share another of his many talents: DJing. He stopped by the KCRW studios in his newly adopted hometown of Los Angeles this past Sunday to play guest DJ on Gary Calamar's late-night show.Read more|Journal Topics:Radiostephen sondheimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/rolling-stone-sweeney-todd-a-bloody-wonder-now-one-of-years-best-dvdsApril 01, 2008|0 comments
"There is no question what DVD you should snatch up this week. It's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," writes Rolling Stone film critic Peter Travers. "Directed by Tim Burton and starring his muse, Johnny Depp, the film version of Stephen Sondheim's Broadway classic is a bloody wonder, intimate and epic, horrific and heart-rending. Depp received an Oscar nomination as Best Actor and he deserved to win if Daniel Day-Lewis hadn't blown the category away in There Will Be Blood."Read more|Journal Topics:Reviews Filmstephen sondheimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/sweeney-todd-out-on-dvd-todayMarch 31, 2008|0 comments
The Tim Burton-directed film version of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, starring Johnny Depp as the Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Helena Bonham Carter as his cohort in crime, is available now on DVD. The special collector's edition includes an in-depth look at the Sondheim musical, behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the film, and the history of the legend of the Demon Barber, among a number of additional special features.Read more|Journal Topics:Video Filmstephen sondheimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/sweeney-todd-dvds-to-be-released-april-1February 28, 2008|0 comments
The Tim Burton-directed film version of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, will be available on DVD beginning April 1, in both a two-disc special edition and a single-disc DVD. Playbill reports that the two-disc version will include an in-depth look at the Sondheim musical, behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the film, and the history of the legend of the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, among a number of additional special features.