Tag: Stephen Sondheim

Singing Sondheim (Unplugged) All Night

[Featured image caption: Phil Geoffrey Bond on stage, Sondheim on screen. Photo: Martha Wade Steketee.] [article as originally published in Theater Pizzazz, December 13, 2016.] The sixtieth edition of the Sondheim Unplugged concert series, that began its monthly adventures at the beloved Don’t Tell Mama venue on West 46th Street and is now ensconced at the

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review: gypsy

Gypsy Book by Arthur Laurents Music by Jule Styne Music by Jerry Bock Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Directed by Vincent J. Cardinal Featuring Leslie Uggams Connecticut Repertory Theatre, University of Connecticut Storrs Campus July 10, 2014 – July 20, 2014 production site [This is the fifth of five off campus reviews generated while I was a 2014 O’Neill  National Critics Institute Fellow.] From the sloppy

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Sondheim, Company, Paley, and Serendipity

Company: Original Cast Album (1970) + Chance + Zelig-like friend Stephen Paley Featured image: Chance Magazine issue 2 (December 2013), pages 124-125. Introductory image for Monograph by Martha Wade Steketee on Boris Aronson. Photo of Follies set model, Aronson design, by Plamen Petkov.]   This is a post about serendipity: new friends, old passions, theatrical design,

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event musings: chance photo shoot (boris aronson designs)

Photo Shoot: From the Archives of Boris Aronson Friday September 6, 2013 New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza Theatre designer Boris Aronson has been my constant companion for the past six months. Oh, certainly, any lover of American theatre in general and Sondheim musicals in particular is well acquainted

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review: marry me a little

Marry Me a Little Songs by Stephen Sondheim Conceived and developed by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene Directed by Jonathan Silverstein Featuring Jason Tam, Lauren Molina Keen Company, Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street October 2, 2012 (opening) — October 27, 2012 production web site Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee September 26,

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summer of steves

Summer of Steves As You Like It @ The Delacorte Theater (attended June 30, 2012) Into The Woods @  The Delacorte Theatre (attended August 8, 2012) As will be true for thousands of New Yorkers and city visitors during the summer of 2012, I have spent some delightful hours with the works of artists named Steve at

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event musings: oscar hammerstein ii — out of my dreams

Inside Media / Public Programs at the Paley Center for Media: Oscar Hammerstein II — Out of My Dreams Stephen Sondheim, Ted Chapin, and JoAnn Young Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 6:30pm The Paley Center for Media, 25 West 52nd Street event site  “Oklahoma has no particular message but it has a flavor that infects

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review: follies

Follies Book by James Goldman Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Directed by Gary Griffin Featuring Sally Moniz, Caroline O’Connor, Hollis Resnik Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Navy Pier October 4, 2011 — November 13, 2011 production web site Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee November 8, 2011 The Chicago Way*, part one.  On this evening I see

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review: a little night music

A Little Night Music Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugh Wheeler Directed by Trevor Nunn Starring Bernadette Peters, Elaine Stritch, Alexander Hanson Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48th Street production web site: http://www.nightmusiconbroadway.com/about.php December 13, 2009-ongoing; replacement cast began previews July 2010 Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee August 5, 2010 I am

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event musings: sondheim and cook and the “being voice”

This past Sunday I was honored to be front row center at Studio 54 for the smashing new review / testimonial / romp / reverential comedic Sondheim fest called in fact Sondheim on Sondheim and hosted in video snippets by the man himself. Barbara Cook and Vanessa Williams and Tom Wopat shine — and I didn’t

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