Stephen Sondheim

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: January 18, 2018

<b>Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show?</b><p><b>Welcome to BroadwayWorld's Weekly Buying Guide, powered by SeatGeek, a ticket search engine for</b> …

Broadway Theatre

List: What Your Favorite Composer Says About You

<b>Gustav Mahler:</b> You are the biggest drama queen but insist you don’t like drama<p><b>Frederic Chopin:</b> You believe in love, but not being in love, and you …

Orchestras

Feeling Pretty: West Side Story and Puerto Rican Identity Discourses

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:<p><i>Social Text</i> 18.2 (2000) 83-106<p>Feeling Pretty:<br>West Side Story <i>and Puerto Rican Identity</i> …

Johns Hopkins University

Hello, Bernie! Watch Bernadette Peters' Name Go Up in Lights on the Marquee for HELLO, DOLLY!

As previously announced, Bernadette Peters will begin performances as Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly! this Saturday, January 22. Mindy Davis, a fan who …

Grammy Awards

The rich are getting richer, the poor are getting screwed

Judy Collins turned Leonard Cohen into a singer and had plenty of hits herself. At 78, she’s as outspoken as ever, writes <b>Ed Power.</b><p>It’s like the …

News (Ireland)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Grammy-Winning Cast Album Producer Thomas Z. Shepard

COMPANY. SWEENEY TODD. MERRIL WE ROLL ALONG. 42ND STREET. LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. Those original cast recordings and so many others were produced by the …

Theme Park Bits: A Terrifying Monorail Trip and Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Seen from Space – /Film

In this edition of Theme Park Bits:<p>What’s it like to ride the monorail at Disney World with the door hanging wide open?<br>• Find out about the connection …

Walt Disney Company

Horror master Stephen King to receive PEN America award

NEW YORK (AP) — There's a whiff of horror about PEN America's new Literary Service Award winner — it's Stephen King.<p>The literary and human rights organization will honor King with the award May 22 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. The Bangor, Maine, resident's new novel, "The …

American Museum of Natural History

PEN America to Honor Thrill Master Stephen King for Lifelong Contributions to Literature and Commitment to Free Expression - PEN America

• Home<br>• PEN America to Honor Thrill Master Stephen King for Lifelong Contributions to Literature and Commitment to Free Expression<p><i>May 22 Literary Gala</i> …

Literature

Stephen King to Receive PEN Literary Service Award

The 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award has been awarded to Stephen King, author of horror and suspense classics such as “It” and “The Shining<i>.”</i><p>The award is meant for a critically acclaimed writer whose body of work “helps us understand and interpret the human condition,” according to a news …

Books

Donna Murphy Says Goodbye Dolly with a Dressing Room Soiree!

The cast of Broadway's Hello Dolly! offered up one final salute for the legendary Donna Murphy following her final performance in the iconic role …

Entertainment

Comment on Mark Shenton: Is snobbery killing theatre? by Maurice West

The popularity of a show merely indicates that it is popular. That a number of musicals feature “serious subjects” is neither here nor there if those …

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Overlooked albums of 2017: Tinariwen, Lydia Loveless

A look at some overlooked albums of 2017 by The Associated Press.<p>Tinariwen, "Elwan" (Anti/Epitaph)<p>Tinariwen is a band on the run, forced into exile by political upheaval in their Northern Mali homeland. Nearly every song on "Elwan," the Grammy-nominated album they released almost a year ago, …

Entertainment

Barrington Stage Company Announces 2018 Season Featuring WEST SIDE STORY, DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2, and World Premieres

Barrington Stage Company and Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, has announced the 2018 season, which will feature three world premieres, including a …

Entertainment

Bernadette Peters Will Discuss Hello, Dolly! on Today

Three-time Tony recipient Peters will talk about her upcoming return to Broadway with host Hoda Kotb.<p>Three-time Tony recipient Bernadette Peters, who …

Entertainment

Enter Venus: Mercury Theater will open cabaret space on Southport

Mercury, meet your new sister, Venus.<p>The long-anticipated new theater-cabaret space carved out of the shell of the old Cullen’s Bar on Southport Avenue in Lakeview, and named after the planet of love, will open in March, its owner has told the Tribune.<p>And the first show will be a immersive version …

The Theatre

BWW Morning Brief January 10th, 2018: Jake Shears in KINKY BOOTS, HAMILTON Lyric Changes, and More!

<b>Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Scroll down</b> …

Broadway Theatre

Will Oprah Winfrey Be Our First Jewish President?

Now that Oprah Winfrey has all but been inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States – thereby becoming the first woman to hold the office …

Jewish Culture

Terry Gross on the Art of the Q&A and the Guest That Most Surprised Her

“I wouldn’t be able to keep doing my job,” says <i>Fresh Air</i> host Terry Gross, sitting in her book-lined office at Philadelphia’s WHYY radio station, “if …

Mind

Before Glitter and Glue Sticks, ‘Craeft’

<b>CRAEFT<br>An Inquiry Into the Origins and True Meaning</b> <b>of Traditional Crafts</b><br>By Alexander Langlands<br>344 pp. W.W. Norton & Company. $26.95.<p>As daily life becomes increasingly virtual, it might seem like a paradox that making things by hand is suddenly big business. Stores like Michaels and Hobby Lobby …

Books

'The Greatest Showman' Songwriter Benj Pasek on Landing A No. 1 Album and Co-Writing Golden Globe Winner 'This Is Me'

By their own admission, it’s been a crazy several months for and songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who captured the best original song Golden …

Benj Pasek

A $50,000 Fund to Encourage Teens to Learn the Great American Songbook

The “Teenager Endowment Fund” from The Mabel Mercer Foundation will provide cash rewards to young performers for the next 10 years.<p>Patrons Adela and …

Jazz

Mark Shenton’s week: Goodbye to Follies, hello to Michelle Terry

Follies, Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s glorious tribute to a vanquished era of variety spectaculars, is set during a final reunion for …

Broadway Theatre

Podcast: 'Keith Price's Curtain Call' Counts Down the Top 10 Episodes of 2017

<b>8. BETTY BUCKLEY</b><p>Tony Award winning, Grammy Award nominee, Betty Buckley, had an amazing 2017. She was featured in one of the big movies of the year, …

Broadway Theatre

A Cabaret Star's Comeback

Marilyn Maye never expected a career resurgence in her 80s.<p>But after a nearly two-decade break from the big stage in New York, the cabaret star known in the 1960s for her jazz performances, hit singles and regular “Tonight Show” appearances is experiencing a comeback, playing popular jazz-cabaret …

Lifestyle

Signature Theatre acquires Everything Sondheim website

Signature Theatre of Arlington, Va., has long specialized in Stephen Sondheim musicals, and now the company is branching out by rescuing the website Everything Sondheim.<p>The site is an outgrowth of the Sondheim Review, a quarterly magazine of in-depth features and across-the-country reviews of …

Lifestyle

Off-Broadway’s ‘Sweeney Todd’ Sets 2 New Leads + More New York Theater News

<i>On Broadway and beyond, a curtain can rise as quickly as it can fall; a star can be swapped as easily as Bernie Telsey can say, “That’s enough.”</i> …

Playwrights

Liam Steel Joins Female-Led Company as Choreographer

The gender-reversed take on the Sondheim musical will star Rosalie Craig and Patti LuPone.<p>According to British theatre journalist Baz Bamigboye, …

Broadway Theatre

LIam Steel to Choreograph Patti LuPone COMPANY on the West End

Marianne Elliott will be directing a new production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Tony award-winning musical, Company.<p>Baz Bamigboye has …

Broadway Theatre

Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, and the Road to West Side Story

When Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins met 75 years ago, they were young men hungry for their Big Break. Little did they know their partnership would make waves for decades to come.<p>In 1947, the photographer Irving Penn made a black-and-white portrait of a young American musician. He is seated on …

Mount Everest