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Author Rick Pender and Broadway Nation’s David Armstrong discussed the Encyclopedia and took questions from listeners on Friday evening, April 16, 2021.

Friday, April 16, 7-9pm Eastern

Listen to a recording of the event:

NEW COVERAGE (June 2021)

A Little Night Musing: Writing about Sondheim, a panel discussion presented by the American Theatre Critics Association on June 15, 2021. Rick brought together three esteemed panelists — Ted Chapin (recently retired as the president of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, and author of EVERYTHING WAS POSSIBLE: THE BIRTH OF THE MUSICAL FOLLIES); Mark Eden Horowitz (musical theater specialist at the Library of Congress and author of SONDHEIM ON MUSIC: MINOR DETAILS AND MAJOR DECISIONS); and Stacy Wolf (professor of theater at Princeton University and author of several books, most recently BEYOND BROADWAY: THE PLEASURE AND PROMISE OF MUSICAL THEATRE ACROSS AMERICA). Connect to a recording:

“From A to Y: Encyclopedia celebrates musical theater career of Stephen Sondheim” by Jay Handelman, Sarasota-Herald Tribune

Sounds of Broadway – the 24/7 Online Radio Station presenting the music of Broadway and more

“Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia” – a conversation between author Rick Pender and Stuart Brown for his “On Broadway Podcast”

Posted: May 30, 2021

Putting It Together Podcast

Host: Kyle Marshall

Released: April 14, 2021

Ideasphere on KCBX-San Luis Obispo, CA (NPR/PRX)

Host: Guy Rathbun

Released: April 14, 2021

The Broadway Radio Show

Host: Donald Feltham

Online interview:

Posted: May 8, 2021

The Sondheim Project Interview Series

Hosted by Madeline Botteri and Joel DeCandio

Nine episodes, posted weekly on Sundays, starting April 18

Episode 1: Introducing Rick Pender (posted April 18)

Episode 2: The Nuts and Bolts of the Sondheim Encyclopedia (posted April 25)

Episode 3: First Time to Interview Sondheim (posted May 2)

Episode 4: A Playwright in Song (posted May 9)

Episode 5: The Artist (posted May 16)

Episode 6: “Content Dictates Form” (Posted May 23)

Episode 7: “Reinterpreting Sondheim for a New Generation” (posted May 30)

Bistro Awards

Newsletter feature by Mark Dundas Wood

“Now You’ll Know: Rick Pender’s ‘The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia'” (posted: May 10)

Fuck Yeah, Stephen Sondheim

David Levy on tumblr

Posted: April 14, 2021

Jefferson Public Radio, NPR for Southern Oregon (10 stations)

Host: Geoffrey Riley

Released: April 14, 2021

Sondheim @ 90 Roundtable

Michael Weber, Porchlight Music Theatre

Posted March 27, 2021:

Masterworks Broadway Blog

Author: Peter Filichia, columnist/theater critic emeritus for the Newark Star-Ledger and News 12 New Jersey

Posted March 30, 2021:

“On the Aisle,” Sirius XM, “On Broadway” channel

Host: Bill Rudman

Aired: Saturdays at 3pm Eastern (April 17, 24, May 22, 29), Tuesdays at 9pm Eastern (April 20, 27, May 25, June 1)

Subsequently syndicated as “Footlight Parade” to approximately 100 public radio stations for local airing. It will be available for download from the Public Radio Exchange at

David Armstrong

David Armstrong’s Broadway Nation Podcast (

Release Date: TBD

The Exchange, Siouxland Public Radio (Sioux City, Iowa)

Host: Mary Hartnett

Release Date: TBA

“Conversations” on Kansas Public Radio

NPR for Kansas – 8 stations

Host: Dan Skinner

Airs: TBD

“The Best of Our Knowledge”

Nationally syndicated public radio program

Host: Bob Barrett


The Theatre Podcast

Host: Alan Seales

Listen: Episode 139, posted April 20.

“Morning Show” with Shelley Irwin on WGVU (Grand Rapids, Michigan)

Host: Shelley Irwin,

Aired: April 15

WAMC-FM, Northeast Public Radio

Albany NPR station sharing programming on a dozen stations across New England (New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania)

Host: Joe Donahue,

Aired: May 5