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    Stephen Sondheim's "Road Show" Opens in DC Area at Signature Theatre
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    Stephen Sondheim's latest musical, Road Show, begins a month-long run at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia, just outside Washington, DC, tonight. Director Gary Griffin brings his Chicago Shakespeare Theater staging of the musical, which the Chicago Sun-Times called "funny, fierce, lean, and heartbreaking," to the Signature, marking the theater's 26th Sondheim production. Performances of Road Show, which features music and lyrics by Sondheim and book by John Weidman, continue through March 13. For details and tickets, visit sigtheatre.org.

    Nonesuch Records and PS Classics released the original cast recording of Road Show in 2009 from the 2008 production at the Public Theater in New York City. Nonesuch released the cast recording of an earlier incarnation of Road ShowBounce, also created by Sondheim and Weidman—in 2004. To pick up a copy of either recording, head to iTunes or the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include downloads of the complete albums at checkout.

    The Guardian has described Road Show as "an intimate epic that, while giving enormous pleasure, aspires to be nothing less than a state-of-the-nation musical." Variety calls it "an alluring odyssey ... [N]obody who cares about musical theater should miss it." The Stage says: "The rich, varied and tuneful score is as audacious and complex as any Sondheim has ever written."

    Spanning 40 years, from the Alaskan Gold Rush to the Florida real estate boom in the 1930s, Road Show is the story of two brothers whose quest for the American dream turns into a test of morality and judgment that changes their lives in unexpected ways. In Road Show, Weidman and Sondheim explore two of America’s great issues: capitalism and crooks.

    You can read what the composer told DC Theatre Scene about the show here.

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Stephen Sondheim's "Road Show" Opens in DC Area at Signature Theatre

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Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's latest musical, Road Show, begins a month-long DC-area run at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA, tonight. Director Gary Griffin brings his Chicago Shakespeare Theater staging of the musical, which the Chicago Sun-Times called "funny, fierce, lean, and heartbreaking," to the Signature. Performances continue through March 13. Nonesuch Records and PS Classics released the original cast recording of Road Show in 2009.

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Stephen Sondheim's latest musical, Road Show, begins a month-long run at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia, just outside Washington, DC, tonight. Director Gary Griffin brings his Chicago Shakespeare Theater staging of the musical, which the Chicago Sun-Times called "funny, fierce, lean, and heartbreaking," to the Signature, marking the theater's 26th Sondheim production. Performances of Road Show, which features music and lyrics by Sondheim and book by John Weidman, continue through March 13. For details and tickets, visit sigtheatre.org.

Nonesuch Records and PS Classics released the original cast recording of Road Show in 2009 from the 2008 production at the Public Theater in New York City. Nonesuch released the cast recording of an earlier incarnation of Road ShowBounce, also created by Sondheim and Weidman—in 2004. To pick up a copy of either recording, head to iTunes or the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include downloads of the complete albums at checkout.

The Guardian has described Road Show as "an intimate epic that, while giving enormous pleasure, aspires to be nothing less than a state-of-the-nation musical." Variety calls it "an alluring odyssey ... [N]obody who cares about musical theater should miss it." The Stage says: "The rich, varied and tuneful score is as audacious and complex as any Sondheim has ever written."

Spanning 40 years, from the Alaskan Gold Rush to the Florida real estate boom in the 1930s, Road Show is the story of two brothers whose quest for the American dream turns into a test of morality and judgment that changes their lives in unexpected ways. In Road Show, Weidman and Sondheim explore two of America’s great issues: capitalism and crooks.

You can read what the composer told DC Theatre Scene about the show here.

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Stephen Sondheim: "Road Show," Signature Theatre, Arlington, VA, 2016

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