HERE'S WHAT'S NEW ON THE SITE:

CHECK OUT THE TABS ABOVE FOR PREVIOUS ARTICLES, INCLUDING STANDING @ ZERO, ONE THAT GOT AWAY, #TBT, THE FRIDAY 5! CHECK IT OUT!
AND DON'T FORGET TO SCROLL DOWN THE WHOLE PAGE FOR LINKS TO FEATURED ARTICLES, REVIEWS, SHOW SITES, AND THEATER-RELATED STUFF!

COMING UP ON BROADWAY:
Girl From the North Country - Opens: 3.5.20 Six - Opens: 3.12.20 The Minutes - Opens: 3.15.20 Hangmen - Previews: 2.28.20, Opens: 3.19.20 Company - Previews: 3.2.20, Opens: 3.22.20 Diana - Previews: 3.2.20, Opens: 3.26.20 The Lehman Trilogy - Previews: 3.7.20, Opens: 3.31.20 Caroline, or Change - Previews: 3.13.20, Opens: 4.4.20 Mrs. Doubtfire - Previews 3.9.20, Opens 4.5.20 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - Previews: 3.3.20, Opens: 4.9.20 Plaza Suite - Previews: 3.13.20, Opens: 4.13.20 American Buffalo - Previews: 3.24.20, Opens: 4.14.20 Flying Over Sunset - Previews: 3.12.20, Opens: 4.16.20 Sing Street - Previews: 3.26.20, Opens: 4.19.20 Birthday Candles - Previews: 4.2.20, Opens: 4.21.20 How I Learned To Drive - Previews: 3.27.20, Opens: 4.22.20 Take Me Out - Previews: 3.31.20, Opens: 4.23.20 Tony Awards Cut Off - 4.23.20 Tony Awards Nominations - 4.28.20 Tony Awards - 6.7.20 MJ: The Musical - Previews: 7.6.20, Opens: 8.13.20 American Utopia - Opens 9.18.20

THIS WEEK ON THE SITE: 2/24: Broadway Heat: Girl From the North Country Edition: The Finals - 2/25: LOGOS: Company - 2/26: One That Got Away: The Secret Garden - 2/27: Musical of the Month: Disney's Beauty and the Beast: The Cast Recording - 2/28: The Friday 5 Quiz

CONTACT US: (Email) jkstheatrescene@yahoo.com (Twitter) @jkstheatrescene (Instagram) jkstheatrescene

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Broadway News Makers #2: 80 Becomes Him



I think it is obvious why Stephen Sondheim made the list as a top Broadway news maker of 2010.  But in case you missed it, here is a list of what made him newsworthy this year:

 


  • Productions of West Side Story and A Little Night Music both open to critical praise, earn Tonys, and the former sets a record for the longest running Broadway production of that show ever.  Both will run throughout 2010, closing in January 2011. (ABOVE)
  • February 2010: The New Broadway Cast Recording of West Side Story wins the Grammy Award for Best Show Album.
  • March 15-16, 2010: The New York Philharmonic presents Sondheim: The Birthday Concert.  It is subsequently aired by PBS on Great Performances and is released on DVD.
  • March 19, 2010: Previerws begin for a limited engagement of Sondheim on Sondheim, a musical revue (BELOW) devised by James Lapine and featured Sondheim himself as  narrator/central character of the piece.  The Roundabout Theatre Company produced the show at Studio 54.


  • March 22, 2010:  Sondheim turns 80 years old.
  • March 22, 2010: The Roundabout presents Sondheim at 80, an evening of celebration including a performance of Sondheim on Sondheim, a star-studded tribute show and dinner.
  • April 26, 2010: New York City Center presents a benefit concert and celebration featuring more than 20 of Sondheim's leading performers.
  • July 2010: JK's TheatreScene names Sondheim "Male Artist of the Decade."
  • July 31, 2010: The Royal Albert Hall in London is the venue for another tribute to the theatre legend on the other side of the Atlantic.
  • In 2010, London saw critically acclaimed revivals of Passion and Into the Woods.


  • September 15, 2010:  The Henry Miller's Theatre is re-named and re-lit as The Stephen Sondheim Theatre. (ABOVE)
  • October 2010: Sondheim publishes Finishing the Hat, part 1 of 2 books about his lyrics, stories from his career and life, and how he sees other musical theatre writers.  The second volume, Look, I Made a Hat will be published in 2011.  Both volumes contain complete lyrics from all of his musicals.
  • November/December:  The Grammy Award nominees are announced and the New Broadway Cast Recording of A Little Night Music and the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Sondheim on Sondheim are nominated for Best Show Album.

I only hope to be half as active when I am 80!


Comments?  Leave one here, email me at jkstheatrescene@yahoo.com or Tweet me!
Jeff
2.118

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...