She Made It Beautiful

The Hollywood Reporter: Barbara Bryne, the British actress who portrayed mothers in the original Broadway productions of Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park With George and Into the Woods, has died. She was 94.... She played George’s mom alongside Mandy Patinkin in Sunday in the Park With George in 1984-85 — they sang the wistful … Continue reading She Made It Beautiful

Josh Groban

There’s a good interview with Josh Groban on Fresh Air where he talks about the revival of Sweeney Todd where he plays the title character. Ann Marie Baldonado is the interviewer: BALDONADO: You - when you're describing Sondheim, you talked about how, you know, he often writes staccato, but this - of "Sweeney's" a little … Continue reading Josh Groban

On the Steps of the Schubert

Broadway World has posted a video commemorating the 50th Anniversary of “Sondheim: A Musical Tribute”. I remember getting that album back in the 70s, although probably a year or so after it came out, when I was a fledgling Sondheim fan. That album helped to cement my admiration for Sondheim.

Merrily Will Transfer to Broadway in the Fall

Very happy to see it confirmed that the Merrily revival will transfer to Broadway in the fall. The production, now midway through a sold-out run at Off Broadway’s small-scale New York Theater Workshop in the East Village, stars Daniel Radcliffe (yes, of “Harry Potter” fame) alongside two popular musical theater performers: Jonathan Groff (a Tony … Continue reading Merrily Will Transfer to Broadway in the Fall