Thursday, February 22, 2024

Spring Preview: Rachel Chavkin on the ‘Ferocious,’ ‘Divine’ and ‘Aesthetically Spectacular’ Lempicka by Hayley Levitt

The sexy and unsmiling glamor of Tamara de Lempicka’s paintings is exponentially more recognizable than her name. Her work famously set the mood for Madonna’s 1990 “Vogue” music vide…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:32AM
Monday, February 19, 2024

Graham Phillips and Talia Suskauer Star in Eamon Foley’s Production at the Axelrod PAC

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center in collaboration with Grind Arts Company will present a bold new production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece Sun…

SOURCE: Theatrely at 05:30PM
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Monday, February 12, 2024

Watch: Graham Phillips Sings 'Finishing the Hat' in Preview of Axelrod PAC's Reimagined Sunday in the Park With George by Logan Culwell-Block

The New Jersey theatre has partnered with Grind Arts Company for the new production of the Pulitzer-winning Stephen Sondheim musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:36PM
Thursday, January 18, 2024

Benjamin Walker to Star in Ivo van Hove and Rufus Wainwright’s Opening Night in London by Darryn King

Tony Award nominee Benjamin Walker (American Psycho, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) will star in Opening Night, the musical adaptation of the John Cassevetes psychodrama by Ivo van Hove and R…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:48AM
Thursday, January 11, 2024

Review: Here We Are by JK

Review of the Saturday matinee performance on January 6, 2024 at The Shed's Griffin Theater in New York City, New York. Starring Francois Battiste, Tracie Bennett, Bobby Cannavale, Micaela D…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:02PM
Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Pasadena Playhouse’s Danny Feldman, and the Architects of LA’s Bethesda Rep by Steven Morris

Ring in the Old, Ring in the New By Steven Leigh Morris Michael Hayden, Sarah Uriarte Berry, in “A Little Night Music” (2023) at the Pasadena Playhouse (Photo by Jeff Lorch) Danny Feld…

SOURCE: stageraw.com at 10:27PM
Friday, December 29, 2023

My Own Take: Stephen Sondheim's Final Musical -- "Here We Are" by Frank Rizzo

The show: “Here We Are” at The Shed at Hudson Yards in New York City When it was announced nearly 10 years ago that Stephen Sondheim would be collaborating with playwright David Ives on …

SOURCE: ShowRiz at 05:53PM
Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Here We Are ****, Hell’s Kitchen ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward December 5, 2023: It should come as no surprise that Here We Are, the final effort by Stephen Sondheim, is unlike any other work from the late master of the American mus…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 08:24AM

ReDISCoveries: Assassins (Original Cast Recording) by JK

ReDISCoveries: Assassins (Original Cast Recording) Jeff has kindly invited me to revisit and review some of the older cast recordings in my collection. Every other week or so, I’ll write a…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:18AM
Friday, December 1, 2023

Sean Allan Krill and Kathy Voytko Will Star in Sunday in the Park With George Concerts in Chicago by Andrew Gans

Michael Weber will direct the Pulitzer Prize-winning Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:42PM
Thursday, November 30, 2023

Watch Maria Friedman Talk Directing Merrily We Roll Along and Missing Stephen Sondheim by Darryn King

When Maria Friedman was a young girl, she caught the first London production of the Stephen Sondheim musical Sweeney Todd at the Drury Lane Theatre. “I was pushed up in a rocket,” she to…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:18PM
Saturday, November 11, 2023

Photos: Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters Reunite at Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends by Molly Higgins

The Sunday in the Park With George costars shared a moment backstage in the West End.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:36PM
Friday, November 10, 2023

Photos: Mandy Patinkin Visits Bernadette Peters at STEPHEN SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS

Mandy Patinkin recently popped by to watch Bernadette Peters in Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends at the Gielgud Theatre.  Mandy and Bernadette created the roles of George and Dot in Stephe…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 06:24AM
Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Stereophonic by Tony Marinelli

Not since Stephen Sondheim’s "Sunday in the Park with George" have “civilians” gotten so close to the creative individual’s “process” when attending a theater piece. David Adjmi�…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 03:25PM
Monday, October 23, 2023

‘Here We Are’ reviews: Stephen Sondheim’s final musical is ‘enchanting,’ ‘compelling’ with ‘exceptional’ cast by David Buchanan

In the penultimate song in Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Sunday in the Park with George,” Dot implores the artist George to “give us more to see.” The late maestro has done so himsel…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 03:00PM
Monday, October 9, 2023

40 Years of Broadway: 2013 - 2023: The Standout Performances by JK

 40 Years of Broadway: 2003-2013:The Standout Performances Over the years, I've had the great privilege of seeing some of the greatest performers in Broadway history. Some I've caught at…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 10:19AM
Monday, October 2, 2023

40 Years of Broadway: Creative Influencers: The Designers by JK

40 Years of Broadway: Creative Influencers: The Designers I've been so fortunate to see some of the greatest stage designs of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Many of the master in…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 06:55AM
Wednesday, September 27, 2023

HOW I GOT INTO ROBERT PRESTON’S “MUSIC MAN”COSTUME by Ron Fassler

Modeling Raoul Pène Du Bois “76 Trombones” costume, built for Robert Preston in “The Music Man” in 1957.September 27, 2023: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler By chance l…

SOURCE: ronfassler.medium.com at 07:31AM
Sunday, September 10, 2023

Get Ready to Hit the Road on Elaine Paige on Sunday by Broadway.com

Olivier-winning actress Elaine Paige is giving Broadway.com listeners a chance to hear her BBC Radio 2 show Elaine Paige on Sunday. This week, Paige has show tunes from musicals including G…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 10:49AM

Bernadette Peters: ‘Sondheim’s music is about the big, important things’ by Rachel Cooke

The American film and stage actor, renowned for her roles in the composer’s musicals, on making her West End debut in a celebration of his music Bernadette Peters is an American singer and…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:43AM
Friday, September 1, 2023

Graham Phillips and Talia Suskauer Will Star in Sunday in the Park with George at Axelrod Performing Arts Center by Meg Masseron

The New Jersey venue will stage Sondheim's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical this spring.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:19AM

Graham Phillips and Talia Suskauer Will Lead SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE at Axelrod PAC

Axelrod PAC will open its new season with Sunday in the Park with George in March 2024. The cast will be led by Graham Phillips and Talia Suskauer. Learn more about the show and how to purc…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 08:49AM
Thursday, August 3, 2023

Celebrating the Life of Bob LuPone – January 24, 2023 by MCC Theater

A memorial tribute celebrating the life of MCC Theater’s late Co-Founding Artistic Director Bob LuPone, who passed away on August 27, 2022 at age 76, featuring tributes and performances an…

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:58PM
Monday, July 24, 2023

Lasting Impressions: The Magic of the Impressionists in 3D by Mirvish Productions

Art comes to life at Lasting Impressions in 3D, a breathtaking and unique new art event that features over 160 masterworks by 17 of the greatest Impressionist painters, including Paul Cézan…

SOURCE: YouTube at 10:25AM
Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Betty Who, Phillip Boykin to Join Hadestown by Caitlin Hornik

Two new company members will join Hadestown on Broadway in September. Pop music sensation Betty Who will take on the role of Persephone and Tony Award nominee Phillip Boykin will play Hades …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 09:49AM

ReDISCoveries: Myths and Hymns (1999 Off-Broadway Recording) by JK

 ReDISCoveries: Myths and Hymns(1999 Off-Broadway Recording) Jeff has kindly invited me to revisit and review some of the older cast recordings in my collection. Every other week or so, I�…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 08:07AM
Monday, July 10, 2023

2023 American Theater Hall of Fame Inductees Announced by Caitlin Hornik

Eight members of the theatrical community have been announced as 2023 American Theater Hall of Fame inductees. Bebe Neuwirth, Mandy Patinkin, Laurie Metcalf, Judd Hirsch, Joanne Akalaitis, J…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 10:55AM
Thursday, July 6, 2023

The Skivvies - I Am What I Am/Hot Up Herre by Lauren Molina

The Skivvies (Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley) perform a medley of I Am What I Am (La Cage Aux Folles), Hot in Herre (Nelly), It's Hot Up Here (Sunday in the Park with George), Hot Hot Hot (B…

SOURCE: YouTube at 03:03AM
Thursday, June 29, 2023

THE SIGNATURE SHOW – A Trip to the Barbershop by Signature Theatre

We kick off this month's Signature Show celebrating Pride month as Bobby Smith returns to sing "I Am What I Am" from La Cage aux Folles with Carson Eubank accompanying. Then, our Sweeney Tod…

SOURCE: YouTube at 11:56AM

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards