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Sara Bareilles in Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Into the Woods’: Theater Review

The 1987 revisionist fairy-tale musical that debunks the happy ending returns to Broadway in a minimalist production, also starring Brian d’Arcy James, Patina Miller and Phillipa Soo.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bernadette Peters Honor Stephen Sondheim During 2022 Tony Awards

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Bernadette Peters paid tribute to the late, legendary composer Stephen Sondheim at the Tony Awards Sunday. Miranda, a mentee of Sondheim’s, referenced the composer’s frequent outreach and guidance to those in the theater community. This has been illustrated through the many detailed letters Sondheim sent to fans and collaborators, which have posthumously […]

Why the PBS Doc ‘Keeping Company With Sondheim’ Is a “Detective Story” Instead of a “Museum Piece”

Stephen Sondheim is one of the theater’s most influential figures, which makes him ripe for the kind of pick-apart chronicling the documentary genre is known for. The latest iteration of the Broadway icon’s musical Company — a gender-swapped and LGBTQ-inclusive imagining directed by Marianne Elliott  — is also seemingly perfect for a filmed version or […]

Grammys: Foo Fighters, Jon Batiste, H.E.R., Nas, Chris Stapleton to Perform

The Recording Academy announced five additional performers Thursday for the 2022 Grammys: Jon Batiste, Foo Fighters, H.E.R., Nas and Chris Stapleton. The April 3 ceremony will also include a special In Memoriam segment featuring songs of Stephen Sondheim performed by Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Ben Platt and Rachel Zegler. Previously announced performers are Brothers Osborne, […]

Patti LuPone in Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Company’: Theater Review

Katrina Lenk stars as Bobbie in director Marianne Elliott’s gender-flipped revival of the landmark 1970 musical about a single New Yorker’s commitment phobia.

Stephen Sondheim Told Trey Parker He Voted for ‘Team America’ for Best Picture

From one popular musical creator to another, Stephen Sondheim thought Book of Mormon director Trey Parker’s Team America: World Police was the best film of its year. The late Broadway legend shared his Oscars vote for the 2004 action-comedy written and directed by the South Park co-creator in a personal letter to Parker that was published […]

Patti LuPone to Return for ‘Company’ Previews Saturday Night After Missing Shows

Patti LuPone is returning to the stage after missing several preview performances for the Broadway revival of Company.  “Patti will not be performing at today’s matinee, but will be back in the show tonight,” the show’s producer, Chris Harper, told THR in a statement. The stage and musical theater legend had missed a couple of […]

Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’: Film Review

The 1957 musical masterwork is sumptuously reimagined, with Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler as the young lovers torn apart by a climate of hate and intolerance.

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hundreds of Broadway Stars Gather to Honor Stephen Sondheim Through Tears, Song : “He Is Our Shakespeare”

Hundreds of Broadway’s best gathered in New York’s Duffy Square on Sunday to honor the singular talents of Stephen Sondheim, who passed away Friday at age 91. “No speeches today, just some words from Steve, book two, page 430,” announced Lin-Manuel Miranda upon stepping to the microphone shortly after 12 p.m. while holding a copy […]

Critic’s Appreciation: The Rapture and Relevance of Stephen Sondheim

The hugely influential composer and lyricist behind such landmark shows as ‘Sweeney Todd,’ ‘Company’ and ‘Sunday in the Park With George’ leaves a monumental legacy that will live on and continue to bloom afresh.

Uzo Aduba, Hugh Jackman, Josh Gad, Lin-Manuel Miranda and More Remember Stephen Sondheim: “The Best There Ever Was”

Following the death of Stephen Sondheim, Hollywood stars took to social media to share tributes and memories of the award-winning composer and lyricist who was known for revolutionizing American musical theater. Sondheim, whose achievements included Company, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park With George and Into the Woods, died at 91. The composer often collaborated with […]

Stephen Sondheim, Master of Musical Theater, Dies at 91

The acclaimed Broadway composer and lyricist worked on 'Company,' 'Sweeney Todd,' 'Sunday in the Park With George,' 'Into the Woods,' 'A Little Night Music' … the list goes on and on.