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New Production Announced! SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM

Posted on: October 1st, 2009 by Todd Haimes


It is my pleasure to announce that our second production at Studio 54 this season will be the new original Broadway musical Sondheim on Sondheim, directed and conceived by frequent Sondheim collaborator James Lapine. The production will star Barbara Cook and Vanessa Williams.

Sondheim on Sondheim is a high-tech multimedia inside look at Stephen Sondheim’s personal life and artistic process, with exclusive interview footage. It will feature brand-new arrangements of over two dozen Sondheim songs. It is an honor to have the work of Stephen Sondheim back at Roundabout after having produced five Tony Award nominated Sondheim revivals including Company (1995), Follies (2001), Tony Award winning Assassins (2004), Pacific Overtures (2004) and Sunday in the Park with George (2008). This will directly coincide with our 2010 Spring Gala, which will celebrate Sondheim’s landmark 80th birthday with a star-studded tribute to the legendary composer.

Barbara Cook

I am excited to welcome Barbara Cook and Vanessa Williams into the Roundabout family. Barbara has been called one of the greatest interpreters of the work of Sondheim and received a Tony Award nomination for Best Theatrical Event for her solo concert Mostly Sondheim in 2002. It has been over 37 years since Barbara appeared in a Broadway musical, and we couldn’t be happier to welcome her back.

Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams

Vanessa is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in entertainment today. She received a 2002 Tony Award nomination for her performance of the “Witch” in Into the Woods. She currently stars on the ABC hit comedy "Ugly Betty," for which she has been nominated for several Emmy Awards.

Sondheim on Sondheim will also feature returning Roundabout family member Michael Arden (Big River) and Broadway favorite Leslie Kritzer (A Catered Affair). The design team will include Beowulf Boritt (Sets), Susan Hilferty (Costumes), Ken Billington (Lights), Dan Moses Schreier (Sound), Peter Flaherty (Projections), and David Loud (Musical Director). The show will begin previews on Friday, March 19th with the opening night set for Thursday, April 22nd.

I truly look forward to working with this incredibly talented team and to sharing this exciting new production with all of you!

Todd



Related Categories:
2009-2010 Season, Roundabout News, Sondheim on Sondheim


14 Comments
  1. judy mandel

    October 1, 2009

    when?

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  2. Caroline

    October 1, 2009

    “The show will begin previews on Friday, March 19th with the opening night set for Thursday, April 22nd.”

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  3. Joe

    October 1, 2009

    when is the galla and how can I get invited

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  4. Jonathan

    October 2, 2009

    When will tickets be on sale?

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  5. Steve, Special Events

    October 2, 2009

    For an invite to the Gala, please send your name and address to steves@roundabouttheatre.org and we’ll make sure you’re included. For more information, visit: http://www.roundabouttheatre.org/gala.htm

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  6. Miriam Rubin

    October 2, 2009

    Yippee — can’t wait.

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  7. Peter Agins

    October 4, 2009

    How can I get tickets for S on S…..I will cut my Florida time to treturn to see this…..?
    Thanks…….Peter Agins

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  8. jean s wollan

    October 5, 2009

    price scale

    Reply
  9. Faith Brill

    October 6, 2009

    Will this production be included in any of the series?
    Thanks!

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  10. Ethan, Ticket Services

    October 6, 2009

    Hi, all,

    A general on-sale date has not been announced for this show. However, Sondheim on Sondheim can currently be purchased as part of a subscription by going to http://www.roundabouttheatre.org. Just choose a 3, 4, or 5 play subscription and select Sondheim on Sondheim as one of your shows.

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  11. Eileen Woodbury

    October 27, 2009

    Hi
    What if you have already purchased a subscription? How do you purchase additional plays to the series

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  12. Ethan, Ticket Services

    October 27, 2009

    Current Subscribers are allowed to purchase Subscriber Discount tickets for any production Roundabout offers during the the same season as the subscription. For details and availability, please contact Roundabout Ticket Services at 212-719-1300.

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  13. David

    November 9, 2009

    I am going to be visiting from the UK in March – and will be in NYC when previews are due to start. I really don’t want to miss out. Life-long Sondheim fan (seeing Night Music too). Choosing the show as part of a subscription won’t really work for me as it’s only a short visit. Is there any update on the release date of tickets? Or suggestions on how to make sure that I get a ticket? Thank you.

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