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Journal Archives for Stephen Sondheim

  • Can Johnny Depp Sing? Tim Burton Says Yes

    The Associated Press has posted a preview of the upcoming holiday films, and Sweeney Todd and Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood (with a score by Jonny Greenwood) have made the list.

  • MSN Must-See Movies: "Sweeney Todd" and "There Will Be Blood"

    MSN has announced its list of the upcoming holiday season's must-see movies, and both Sweeney Todd and There Will Be Blood are among the top ten. Soundtracks from both films will be available from Nonesuch this December.

  • Further Praise for Sweeney Todd Tour

    Boston Now joins the critical mass in praising this week's kick-off of the Sweeney Todd national tour at Boston's Colonial Theatre, saying "It works gloriously." Entertainment Editor John Black offers high praise indeed when he writes: "On a night when it seemed that the entire city was staying at home to
    watch the Red Sox in the World Series, a few lucky thousand were seated
    at the Colonial Theatre watching a thrilling tale of revenge, romance,

  • Boston Globe: New Sweeney Todd Tour "Marvelous"

    The first national tour of John Doyle's Tony Award–winning Sweeney Todd reinvention kicked off at Boston's Colonial Theatre on Tuesday night, to rave reviews. According to Boston Globe critic Louise Kennedy, the production "reveals Stephen Sondheim's dark brilliance in all its cold-blooded glory. It is marvelous and terrible to behold."

  • Remembering a Magical Sweeney Todd Performance

    Time Out New York
    , in honor of its special ticket issue, asks readers to send in pictures of their most prized ticket stubs from those unforgettable moments in life—"from the first baseball game you attended with your dad to that magical performance by Patti LuPone in Sweeney Todd." A prize will go to the ticket with the most compelling backstory out there. For all the details, visit

    For more on the recording of LuPone's magical Sweeney Todd performance, click here.

  • Sweeney Todd "First Look" at Lincoln Center Event with Tim Burton

    November 14 in New York City, the Film Society of Lincoln Center will present An
    Evening with Tim Burton
    , featuring a conversation with the director and a
    sneak peek at clips from his film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney
    , starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter. As reported in today's, the special event will
    also include clips from a number of films from throughout Burton's illustrious
    35-year career, no doubt including some from his previous five collaborations

  • It Takes Two: Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin Together Again

    The unbeatable pairing of Broadway heavy hitters Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin—both Tony winners for their roles in the original Broadway production of Evita—is back for one week at Philadelphia's Prince Music Theater, October 23–29, in An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin. The show, choreographed by fellow Broadway legend Ann Reinking, will include songs by Stephen Sondheim and Richard Rodgers among many others.

  • Four Nonesuch Albums Nominated for 2006 Grammy Awards

    The 2006 Grammy Award nominations are in, and four Nonesuch recordings have been given nods: Kenny Garrett's Beyond the Wall, the Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris collaboration All the Roadrunning, Ali Farka Touré's Savane, and the Broadway revival cast recording of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd.

  • Sweeney Todd on TV and Online

    Nonesuch released the Broadway cast album of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd earlier this year. The show has been nominated for six Tony Awards. Tune into CBS's Early Show on June 10 to hear cast member Manoel Feliciano perform "Not While I'm Around." The entire cast will perform during the Tony broadcast on CBS Sunday, June 11 at 8 PM.