Posts Tagged ‘Stephen Sondheim’

ToDo ToDay: “Mars Up Close,” Rom, and Sondheim

Sending humans to Mars poses an extraordinary set of challenges—the long distances, the need to carry massive amounts of materials into space, and the off-the-charts radiation levels—so in National Geographic's “Mars Up Close,” it’s no surprise that a more modest project known as Curiosity takes center stage. The one-ton, SUV-sized vehicle that parachuted safely onto [...]

The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess, Reviewed

The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess—which is to say, the 2011 opera-into-musical re-engineering by the playwright of Top Dog/Underdog and others—may indeed be a bastardization of a towering American classic, like Stephen Sondheim said it is, but I wouldn’t know. This Tony-winning gloss on the Gershwins’ (and the less famous Heywards) groundbreaking 1935 opera about life [...]

Kennedy Center’s Follies Will Move to Broadway This Summer

In news that will surprise absolutely no one, the Kennedy Center's star-packed $7.3 million production of Follies will transfer to Broadway this summer for a limited engagement, the Kennedy Center announced today. Dates for Follies' run at New York's Marquis Theatre will be announced soon, the press release promises.
The Stephen Sondheim/James Goldman musical—directed by Signature Theatre Artistic [...]

Side by Side by Sondheim, Reviewed

If you're in the market for dazzling, you might want to save your pennies for the all-star Follies that's in previews at the Kennedy Center. That $7 million undertaking will presumably offer a little more in the way of spectacle than the Signature Theatre has been able to muster in its pleasant run through Side [...]

Wait, Bernadette Peters Is Gonna Be In Follies? OMG, For Reals?!?

She'll play Sally Durant Plummer, who gets two of the most celebrated numbers in a show many fans think may be Sondheim's masterpiece. But is she the right pick?