In case you missed the news in the New York Times, the venerable newspaper’s 2023 Holiday Gift Guide included a recommendation (by no less than Jesse Green, the Times’ chief theater critic) of The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia as a great holiday gift! It’s now available as a paperback for just $55, which is part of […]
MY FINAL REMINDER: I’ll be signing copies of the paperback edition of The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia ($55) on Monday evening, Sept. 25, 7:30pm at the Drama Book Shop (266 West 39th St. in Manhattan). If you’re nearby, please RSVP and stop by. I’ll talk about some of my experiences interacting with Sondheim during my years
Sweeney Todd is held by many Sondheim fans to be his greatest work. There’s plenty of evidence of that these days with the current Broadway production, which earned eight Tony nominations. As Sweeney and Mrs. Lovett, Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford were nominees in the lead acting categories, and the production was a candidate for
I’m excited to share the news that The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia will be released by Rowman and Littlefield in a paperback edition in mid-September. It will still have 650 pages and all the entries found in the hardback, but instead of the $135 price tag, this version will cost $55. I hope many more Sondheim
Annaleigh Ashford & Josh Groban, starring in Sweeney Todd on Broadway Photos by Franz Szony Lots of news this month about the Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd starring Josh Groban. Listen to his April 10 interview on National Public Radio’s Fresh Air. It’s your chance to hear Groban and Annaleigh Ashford in the roles of
In a revival of Sweeney Todd, Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford will open on Broadway on March 26. Time again for my occasional blog about happenings in the Sondheim universe. First, a bit of self-promotion: I learned recently that the publisher Rowman & Littlefield continues to offer a 30% discount on The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia.
I haven’t posted for a while, but a lot has been going on in the Sondheim universe. A couple of great pieces of news about the ongoing Broadway revival of Into the Woods that started as a well-reviewed New York City Center Encores! production then moved in July to the St. James Theatre for a