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American composer and lyricist (born 1930)

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BROADWAY NATION
Episode 75: FINALE: Sunday In The Park, Into The Woods, Crazy For You & GEMIGNANI

BROADWAY NATION

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 49:28


This is the fourth and final section of my conversation with author Margaret Hall, about her recent biography of Paul Gemignani that is titled Gemignani – Life And Lessons From Broadway And Beyond. If you missed the previous episodes in this series, you may want to catch up on those before listening to this one. Paul Gemignani served as the Music Director for more than 40 Broadway musicals including those that are the focus of this episode -- Sunday In The Park With George, Into The Woods, Crazy For You, as well as the revivals of She Loves Me and Kiss Me Kate. If you are interested in purchasing a copy signed by both Paul Gemignani and Margaret Hall you can order it exclusively through the website of Buxton Books, an independent bookstore in Charleston, South Carolina. Many of Gemignani's collaborators are discussed in this episode including Stephen Sondheim, James lapine, Scott Ellis, Lonnie Price, Michael Cerveris, and Patti Lupone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Putting It Together
"If Momma Was Married" with Luisa Lyons – Sondheim Revisited

Putting It Together

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 52:42


Let me entertain you! Well, let Luisa and Kyle entertain you by discussing "If Momma Was Married" from Gypsy. What does it tell us about these characters, and why is it so catchy?Visit Luisa Lyons's amazing resource Filmed Live Musicals here: https://www.filmedlivemusicals.comYou can follow updates on Twitter: https://twitter.com/filmedliveMTYou can also follow Luisa on Twitter: https://twitter.com/luisalyonsIn this episode we mostly focus on the 2015 West End revival starring Imelda Staunton. The two performers in this song are Lara Pulver and Gemma Sutton.You can listen to it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/VXNkHxu7kQEYou can purchase Stephen Sondheim's first book of lyrics, Finishing the Hat, by going here: https://amzn.to/2LB9ZJoOur sponsors this week are: Taproot Publishing - https://taprootpublishing.ca/spotlight - a service that helps businesses and organizations pay attention to the people they serve. Pod Power - With Pod Power, our sponsors are making it possible for us to amplify the voices of Albertans and Alberta podcasters. This episode, Edmonton Community Foundation is helping us give a Pod Power shout out to YourForest - https://yourforestpodcast.com - healthy ecosystems are the bedrock of a vibrant society. This podcast exists to discover what that looks like and how we can achieve it.  Send feedback to puttingittogetherpodcast@gmail.comPutting It Together is a proud member of The Alberta Podcast Network: Locally grown. Community supported. Here's their link again: https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.comRecorded by Media Lab YYC. Media Lab is a production company. They help you tell your story. They do this by assisting in the creation of videos and podcasts. Find more information at: http://medialabyyc.comKeep up to date with Putting It Together by following its social media channels.Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/puttingittogetherpodcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/sondheimpodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/sondheimpodcast ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

Richard Skipper Celebrates
Richard Skipper Celebrate Kurt Peterson 8/08/2022

Richard Skipper Celebrates

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 62:00


For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/p09XctTNxhQ KURT PETERSON began his Broadway career when Leonard Bernstein and Richard Rodgers chose him to play Tony in the revival of West Side Story at Lincoln Center. He then starred opposite Angela Lansbury in Dear World and created the role of Young Ben in Stephen Sondheim's Follies. Off-Broadway, Kurt starred in Dames at Sea, By Bernstein, and Alias Jimmy Valentine, and appeared in the Town Hall productions of Knickerbocker Holiday, Music in the Air and I Married an Angel. Kurt sang “Proud Lady” to Patti LuPone when he starred opposite her in the Broadway-bound The Baker's Wife. He also starred in the highly acclaimed Canadian premiere of Company and Rob Marshall's production of Side By Side By Sondheim. Kurt was featured in the 75th birthday celebrations “Wall to Wall Sondheim” and “Children & Art” honoring Stephen Sondheim and has performed as a leading man in many productions and concerts around the country and in Europe. Kurt and his company, James William Productions (JWP), produced the acclaimed Sondheim: A Musical Tribute, the first celebration of the composer/lyricist; helped launch the New York and London productions of Angela Lansbury's Gypsy; produced the live tours of WPIX-TV's classic children's show “The Magic Garden”; and the National Tour of Rob Marshall's innovative Side By Side By Sondheim. Recent projects include co-producing the New York productions and National Tour of the Stephen Schwartz family musical Captain Louie; the Off-Broadway production of the play Capture Now, directed by Larry Moss; and the BC/EFA benefit Alone At Last, featuring the music of Ian Herman. www.jameswilliamproductions.com

LaBerrea89
7xSE01 - Cosas que suenan (06/08/22)

LaBerrea89

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022


Durante este mes de agosto les damos vacaciones a nuestros colaboradores y os traemos el mejor contenido de esta séptima temporada: Escuchamos las verdaderas bandas sonoras de las carreteras musicales. Una entrevista a nuestra amiga Camila Almeda donde homenajeamos a Stephen Sondheim. Descubrimos un montón de palabras chilenas que ni nos sonaban. Re-oímos la hostia de Will Smith a Chris Rock pero remixeada. Recuperamos nuestra conversación sobre MotoMaMi de Rosalía. Lo gozamos con los anuncios de Pepe Domingo Castaño. Y repasamos la música de Los Ganglios. Con Fernando Nieto y Juan Vázquez.

Up Close with Carlos Tseng
Alfie Friedman: Rising Star

Up Close with Carlos Tseng

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 25:56


In a post-pandemic world, one of the brightest stars to light the London stage is Alfie Friedman. After bursting onto the scene earlier this year, Alfie Friedman has cemented himself as an actor to watch. Most recently, Alfie played Gabriel Davies in the hit Channel 4 drama The Undeclared War opposite the likes of Alex Jennings, Sir Mark Rylance and Simon Pegg where he also got to work under the careful direction of writer-director Peter Kostminsky. His performance earned much praise from critics and audiences, calling it one of the biggest breakthroughs of 2022. On stage, Alfie has also been making waves in the musical theatre scene, starring opposite his mother Maria Friedman in her Legacy show celebrating Stephen Sondheim, Marvin Hamlisch and Michel Legrand. Following this, Alfie went on to star in a new concert revival of The Witches of Eastwick as Michael Spofford, once again working under the watchful eye of Maria Friedman.In this exclusive interview, Alfie Friedman shares what it's been like to thrust himself into the entertainment industry, getting to star in a hit Channel 4 drama and carrying on the Friedman legacy. We hear him reflect over the success he's earned over the last year and why storytelling continues to be important to him. After developing a large TikTok following, Alfie also tells us about why he loves connecting with audiences and sharing his optimism with the world. Following the death of his friend and mentor Stephen Sondheim, Alfie also takes the time to share his love for the beloved composer and pays tribute to the man who he credits as being one of the reasons why he's alive today. It's a fascinating interview with a young man who we expect to see continue rise in his career. 

Weekend at Bergman's
The Last of Sheila vs The Game (with Julie Klausner)

Weekend at Bergman's

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 102:27 Very Popular


The game is afoot! We're joined by the great Julie Klausner (Double Threat) to review two puzzling movies. Representing the arthouse, it's the 1973 dark comedy whodunnit The Last of Sheila, written by Stephen Sondheim and Anthony Perkins, and featuring a cavalcade of stars. And representing the mainstream, it's David Fincher's The Game (1997) starring Michael Douglas. Plus we ask Julie the movie questions we've always wanted to ask her - John Waters, Jackie Brown, James Urbaniak, TCM, Star Wars, and more! NEXT WEEK: Bicycle Thieves vs Pee Wee's Big Adventure VIDEO EPISODES & AD-FREE EPISODES ON FOREVER DOG PLUS http://foreverdog.plus THE COMPLETE CANON & TRASH CANON ON LETTERBOXD: https://letterboxd.com/weekendbergman/lists FOLLOW WEEKEND AT BERGMAN'S https://twitter.com/weekendbergman https://www.instagram.com/weekendbergman https://www.tiktok.com/@weekendbergman BUY MERCH https://www.teepublic.com/user/weekend-at-bergmans WEEKEND AT BERGMAN'S IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/weekend-at-bergmans Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

92Y Talks
Great Performances: Keeping Company with Sondheim with Katrina Lenk, Patti LuPone and Marianne Elliott in Conversation with Why We Theater's Ruthie Fierberg

92Y Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 60:55


In this episode of 92NY Talks, join Tony Award winners Katrina Lenk, Patti LuPone and Marianne Elliott - the stars and director of the Broadway revival of Company, a musical comedy masterpiece about the search for love and connection in New York City written by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth. They sit down with Why We Theater's Ruthie Fierberg to discuss the documentary Keeping Company with Sondheim, stories of working with the musical theater legend, Company's enduring resonance, and more. The conversation was recorded on May 23, 2022 in front of a live audience at The 92nd Street Y, New York.

The Roundtable
Barrington Stage presents "A Little Night Music" starring Jason Danieley and Emily Skinner

The Roundtable

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 16:30


Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, Massachusetts presents Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Weeler's “A Little Night Music” on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage August 6-28.Outgoing founding Artistic Director Julianne Boyd directs the love-laden and confused weekend in the country in a new production starring Emily Skinner as Desiree Armfeldt and Jason Danieley as Fredrik Egerman.

Behind the Setlist
Josh Groban

Behind the Setlist

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 44:53


Josh Groban should have his own podcast. What a story teller! The incredible singer was kind enough to join Billboard's Behind the Setlist podcast from Northern California during his U.S. tour that concluded at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on August 2. Josh talked about his affinity for British pop and rock music, his friendship with composer Stephen Sondheim and songs from his set lists that borrow heavily from his 2020 album Harmony (such as Frank Sinatra's "The World We Knew (Over and Over)," Robbie William's "Angels," Sting's "Shape of My Heart" and Charles Aznavour's "She"). Josh is a multi-platinum recording artist with nine studio albums dating back to his 2001 self-titled debut. He has also released five live albums, including 2004's Live at the Greek, which is certified gold in the U.S., and 2019's Bridges Live: Madison Square Garden. People also know Josh from his televised concerts, such as "Josh Groban in Concert," which aired on PBS in 2002, and his appearances on the television comedies. He sang a duet of Rod Stewart's "Forever Young" in The Office's 2011 episode "Garden Party" (but has not played the song at his concerts, he says). Among his other acting credits, Josh played himself in the shows It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (in 2013), American Dad! (in 2014), Parks and Recreation (in 2015) and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (in 2020). Thanks for joining us, Josh, and thank you for listening to Behind the Setlist. Links: Billboard's podcast page Glenn Peoples @theglennpeoples Jay Gilbert (Label Logic) Josh Groban at Setlist.fm Josh Groban's web page Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

BROADWAY NATION
Episode 74: Sweeney, Merrily, Dreamgirls & Gemignani

BROADWAY NATION

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 43:37


This is the third part of my conversation with author Margaret Hall, whose captivating new book is titled Gemignani – Life And Lessons From Broadway And Beyond. If you missed the first two parts you may want to catch up on those episodes before listening to this one. As the title suggests Margaret's book is a biography of Paul Gemignani who served as the Music Director for more than 40 Broadway musicals including the 3 shows that are the focus of this episode.  The first two are Sweeny Todd and Merrily We Roll Along and Gemignani's contribution to these musicals and his close working relationship with Stephen Sondheim and Hal Prince has been widely acknowledged but never to the level of detail and insight that Margaret brings to them. However, Gemignani's enormous contribution to the development of Dreamgirls and his close collaboration with that show's director and creator, Michael Bennett, has been a closely guarded secret for decades and was revealed for the first time in Margaret's book. You will hear the reasons for all of this mystery and subterfuge later in the episode.  We also focus briefly on Paul's work on the Broadway musical EVITA and his interactions with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Patti Lupone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Putting It Together
"Could I Leave You" with Jesse McAnally – Sondheim Revisited

Putting It Together

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 64:10


Phyllis completely eviscerates her husband. Jesse McAnally joins Kyle to discuss Follies, terrible relationships, and the fascinating rhymes from "Could I Leave You."You can hear Jesse on the podcast he co-hosts, Musicals with Cheese: https://broadwaypodcastnetwork.com/podcast/musicals-with-cheese/Or his other podcast he co-hosts, Dear Friends Podcasts: https://dearfriendspodcast.carrd.coAnd you can follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JesseDMcAnallyIn this episode we mostly focus on the Ariana DeBose's performance of the song.You can listen to it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/jMp6U0Lcz8UYou can purchase Stephen Sondheim's first book of lyrics, Finishing the Hat, by going here: https://amzn.to/2LB9ZJoOur sponsors this week are: Alberta Blue Cross - https://www.ab.bluecross.ca - Alberta Blue Cross group benefit plans are easy to manage, anywhere, anytime and on any device, making it easy for you and your employees to access. Park Power - https://parkpower.ca - your friendly, local utilities provider in Alberta. Offering Internet, Electricity, and Natural Gas with low rates, awesome service, and profit-sharing with local charities. Send feedback to puttingittogetherpodcast@gmail.comPutting It Together is a proud member of The Alberta Podcast Network: Locally grown. Community supported. Here's their link again: https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.comRecorded by Media Lab YYC. Media Lab is a production company. They help you tell your story. They do this by assisting in the creation of videos and podcasts. Find more information at: http://medialabyyc.comKeep up to date with Putting It Together by following its social media channels.Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/puttingittogetherpodcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/sondheimpodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/sondheimpodcast★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

The Front Row Network
ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST: An Interview with Bill Hayes

The Front Row Network

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 66:37


In the latest episode of #OriginalBroadwayCast, Gus Gordon welcomes entertainment legend Bill Hayes. Gus had the chance to meet Bill when they both appeared in a concert version of the Stephen Sondheim musical Follies at The Little Theatre on the Square back in 2007.   Bill Hayes burst onto the early national television scene in Olsen & Johnson's 1949 madcap series Fire-Ball Fun-for-All.  From there he was tapped by producer Max Liebman to be a featured singer on Your Show of Shows starring Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca (1950-1954).  Bill made his Broadway debut in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Me and Juliet, and followed with a gold record for “The Ballad of Davy Crockett” (over 4,000,000 sold). Bill headlined the first national tour of Bye, Bye Birdie as Albert Peterson, and has headlined musicals in major theatres across the country. He is best known for playing Doug Williams on Days of Our Lives opposite his lovely wife Susan Seaforth Hayes. Bill joined the show in 1970, and still makes regular appearances to this day to the delight of his countless fans.   We hope you enjoy this conversation between Gus and Bill.    

The Michael Berry Show
Broadway Star Blackballed Over Covid Vaccine

The Michael Berry Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 21:25


The Czar talks to Broadway Star Clifton Duncan. The classically trained actor has graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from New York University's Graduate Acting Program and has earned praise from Broadway legends like Joel Grey and Stephen Sondheim. Now he can't find work without getting the Covid Vaccine.

Putting It Together
Rob Berman, Music Director of Into the Woods – Sondheim Adjacent

Putting It Together

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 41:20


Rob Berman has spent the last 15 years primarily looking at older musicals and how to update them for a modern audience. He joins Kyle to discuss talking with Sondheim, the new Into the Woods, and the future of revivals on Broadway. The revival of Into the Woods has been extended! Find tickets here: https://intothewoodsbway.comYou can purchase Stephen Sondheim's first book of lyrics, Finishing the Hat, by going here: https://amzn.to/2LB9ZJoSend feedback to puttingittogetherpodcast@gmail.comPutting It Together is a proud member of The Alberta Podcast Network: Locally grown. Community supported. Here's their link again: https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.comRecorded by Media Lab YYC. Media Lab is a production company. They help you tell your story. They do this by assisting in the creation of videos and podcasts. Find more information at: http://medialabyyc.comKeep up to date with Putting It Together by following its social media channels.Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/puttingittogetherpodcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/sondheimpodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/sondheimpodcast★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

Stages Podcast
It Takes Two

Stages Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 38:38


We're back! To kick off Act II, Stephanie and Marylee catch up on how they spent the Summer, break down the meaning of their birth dates according to Destiny Cards, and obsess over how life imitates INTO THE WOODS in too many ways.  INTO THE WOODS KIMBERLY AKIMBO DESTINY CARDS 

Literally! With Rob Lowe
Jennifer Grey: Funner is Funner

Literally! With Rob Lowe

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 63:57 Very Popular


Friends are reunited with Jennifer Grey and Rob Lowe! On today's episode you'll hear about the time Jennifer sang showtunes for Stephen Sondheim at Hal Prince's holiday party, how writing about her own experience has shaped her future, and both actors' odd experiences while shooting the 1990 film "If the Shoe Fits". Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show!

BROADWAY NATION
Episode 73: Sondheim, Prince & Gemignani

BROADWAY NATION

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 40:22


This is the second part of my recent conversation with author Margaret Hall, the remarkable young theater historian whose new book is titled Gemignani – Life And Lessons From Broadway And Beyond. If you missed part one, you may want to catch up on that episode before listening to this one. Margaret spent much of the pandemic interviewing Paul Gemignani who is without a doubt one of the most significant figures in the history of modern Broadway musical. Beginning as a replacement with the original production of Follies in 1971 Gemignani served as the Music Director for more than 40 Broadway musicals including Sweeney Todd, Evita, Sunday In The Park With George, On The 20th Century, and Into The Woods to name only a few.  Margaret's book takes us behind the scenes of those acclaimed productions and illuminates the crucial role that music directors play in the creation, development, and success of a musical. Paul Gemignani's incredible talent and theatrical know how made him the first-choice music director, and indispensable collaborator of both Stephen Sondheim and Harold Prince. As you will hear, after Sondheim and Prince ended their creative partnership and went their separate ways, Paul Gemignani was often pulled back and forth and caught in the middle between these two great artists and their various projects. As we ended the previous episode the legendary Music Director Hal Hasting's had unexpectedly died and Paul Gemignani has suddenly been drafted to replace him as the Music Director of A Little Night Music the new Prince and Sondheim musical that has just opened.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Tom Reads Your Story
Instant Replay: Bourdain and Sondheim

Tom Reads Your Story

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 27:37


Episode 122: Tom replays an episode from August 11, 2021. Now recognizing that they are both no longer with us, it contains words from Anthony Bourdain about our relationship with Mexico, and also a nice FB piece about an event with Stephen Sondheim, about the making of the musical Sunday in the Park With George. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tomreadsyourstory/message

Putting It Together
"I'm Still Here" with Emily Clark – Sondheim Revisited

Putting It Together

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 56:49


Who better to sing a song about legacy than Elaine Stritch? Emily Clark joins Kyle in discussing Follies, Stritch, and a bunch of 1930s pop culture. You can listen to the podcast Emily co-hosts called Dear Friends Podcast: https://dearfriendspodcast.carrd.coShe hosts Stealing Focus on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/Divinemissem82And you can follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/emilyabclarkIn this episode we mostly focus on the Elaine Stritch's performance of the song.You can listen to it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdSqoUNkqqYYou can purchase Stephen Sondheim's first book of lyrics, Finishing the Hat, by going here: https://amzn.to/2LB9ZJoOur sponsors this week are: Alberta Blue Cross - Alberta Blue Cross group benefit plans are easy to manage, anywhere, anytime and on any device, making it easy for you and your employees to access. Park Power - https://parkpower.ca - your friendly, local utilities provider in Alberta. Offering Internet, Electricity, and Natural Gas with low rates, awesome service, and profit-sharing with local charities. Send feedback to puttingittogetherpodcast@gmail.comPutting It Together is a proud member of The Alberta Podcast Network: Locally grown. Community supported. Here's their link again: https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.comRecorded by Media Lab YYC. Media Lab is a production company. They help you tell your story. They do this by assisting in the creation of videos and podcasts. Find more information at: http://medialabyyc.comKeep up to date with Putting It Together by following its social media channels.Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/puttingittogetherpodcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/sondheimpodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/sondheimpodcast★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

The Art of Kindness with Robert Peterpaul
Live from BroadwayCon: Claybourne Elder (The Gilded Age, Company) Returns!

The Art of Kindness with Robert Peterpaul

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 60:26


Broadway star Claybourne Elder (Company, The Gilded Age) sits down with Robert Peterpaul at BroadwayCon 2022 for the first ever LIVE TAPING of The Art of Kindness podcast! Claybourne Elder is an actor, singer and writer who was born and raised in Utah. He made his Broadway debut in 2011 with the musical Bonnie & Clyde. The following year, he earned some well-deserved acclaim in the play One Arm, receiving a Drama Desk Award nomination. Clay went on to appear in Sunday in the Park with George opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, Torch Song and most recently Stephen Sondheim's revival of Company. Though he's most known today as one of Broadway's brightest stars, Clay also has a notable onscreen presence, making memorable appearances in series like The Carrie Diaries and more recently, HBO Max's hit show The Gilded Age. Got kindness tips or stories? Please email us: artofkindnesspodcast@gmail.com Follow Clay claybourneelder Follow us @artofkindnesspod / @robpeterpaul Support the show! (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/theaok) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

BEHIND THE CURTAIN: BROADWAY'S LIVING LEGENDS » Podcast

SHOWS: Merrily We Roll Along, She Loves Me, Curtains David Loud occupies a unique place in Broadway history: in addition to his distinguished body of work as a music director and vocal arranger, he has also originated three roles as an actor. He most recently served as Music Director for the Broadway premiere of The Visit, starring Chita Rivera and Roger Rees. Other credits include the original Broadway productions of The Scottsboro Boys, Sondheim on Sondheim, Curtains, Ragtime, A Class Act, Steel Pier, and revivals of Porgy and Bess, She Loves Me, Company, and Sweeney Todd. He originated the role of Manny in Terrence McNally's Master Class (starring Zoe Caldwell), played Sasha (the conductor) in Curtains, and made his Broadway debut in Harold Prince's original 1981 production of Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along. Off-Broadway, David created the vocal and dance arrangements for Kander & Ebb's And the World Goes ‘Round. He has created arrangements for Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, Audra MacDonald, Victoria Clark, Paulo Szot, Liz Callaway, Betty Buckley, and Barbara Cook. He conducted the incidental music for Mike Nichols's revival of Death of a Salesman and collaborated with Wynton Marsalis and John Doyle on A Bed and a Chair, a jazz interpretation of Sondheim's music. Other recent projects include The Land Where the Good Songs Go, a concert of Jerome Kern songs at Merkin Concert Hall; First You Dream, a concert of Kander & Ebb songs that was broadcast on PBS; and three programs in the 92nd Street Y's Lyrics and Lyricists series: On A Clear Day: The Musical Vision of Burton Lane, Taking a Chance on Love: The Music of Vernon Duke, and A Good Thing Going: The Stephen Sondheim and Harold Prince Collaboration. He is a graduate of Yale University and has been on the faculty of the Yale School of Drama and Fordham University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

BROADWAY NATION
Episode 72: Broadway's First Choice - Paul Gemignani. part 1

BROADWAY NATION

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 36:02


My guest this week is Margaret Hall, a remarkable young theater historian who is the author of the celebrated new book Gemignani – Life And Lessons From Broadway And Beyond. As you will hear, Margaret spent much of the pandemic interviewing Paul Gemignani who is without a doubt one of the most significant, and at the same time most under-appreciated, figures in the history of modern musical. Since 1971 Paul Gemignani has served as the Music Director for more than 40 Broadway productions including Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Evita, Sunday In The Park With George, Into The Woods, and Crazy for You, to name only a few. His incredible talent and theatrical know-how made him the first-choice music director, and indispensable collaborator of Kander & Ebb, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Harold Prince. Margaret's book not only takes us behind the scenes and into the orchestra pit of many of the most significant and acclaimed productions in Broadway history, it also illuminates the crucial role that music directors play in the creation, development, and performance of a musical. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Putting It Together
"A Weekend in the Country" with Marc Bonanni – Sondheim Revisited

Putting It Together

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 56:46


Is it the best Act 1 finale ever? Marc Bonanni joins Kyle to discuss the incredible lyrics inside of "A Weekend in the Country" and also has time to offer opinions on Bob Fosse as well as superhero musicals. Watch Marc's analysis of other musical on his YouTube channel Broadway by Ghostlight: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7d1YnPq5Wk3J9T6Rmo05jQYou can also follow him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/broadwaybyghostlight/Or on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BwayGhostlightIn this episode we mostly focus on the Broadway revival (2009) starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Angela Lansbury, Alexander Hanson, and Ramona Mallory.You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://apple.co/38qUEISOr listen to it on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/36nTyuLOr buy it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3nm1h3JYou can purchase Stephen Sondheim's first book of lyrics, Finishing the Hat, by going here: https://amzn.to/2LB9ZJoOur sponsors this week are: Taproot Publishing - https://taprootpublishing.ca/spotlight - a service that helps businesses and organizations pay attention to the people they serve. Pod Power - With Pod Power, our sponsors are making it possible for us to amplify the voices of Albertans and Alberta podcasters. This episode, Edmonton Community Foundation is helping us give a Pod Power shout out to YourForest - https://yourforestpodcast.com - healthy ecosystems are the bedrock of a vibrant society. This podcast exists to discover what that looks like and how we can achieve it.  Send feedback to puttingittogetherpodcast@gmail.comPutting It Together is a proud member of The Alberta Podcast Network: Locally grown. Community supported. Here's their link again: https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.comRecorded by Media Lab YYC. Media Lab is a production company. They help you tell your story. They do this by assisting in the creation of videos and podcasts. Find more information at: http://medialabyyc.comKeep up to date with Putting It Together by following its social media channels.Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/puttingittogetherpodcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/sondheimpodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/sondheimpodcast★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

The Roundtable
Chita: The Rhythm of My Life at The Colonial Theatre 7/31

The Roundtable

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 16:42


Incomparable two-time Tony Award Chita Rivera winner will recreate signature moments from her legendary career at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on July 31. In addition to a tribute to her dear friends John Kander and Fred Ebb, the timeless music of Leonard Bernstein, Charles Strouse and Lee Adams, Jerry Herman and Stephen Sondheim will also be featured, accompanied by her long-time trio.

BEHIND THE CURTAIN: BROADWAY'S LIVING LEGENDS » Podcast
#283 JOHN RUBINSTEIN Pt. 2, Actor

BEHIND THE CURTAIN: BROADWAY'S LIVING LEGENDS » Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 68:14


Shows: Pippin, Fools, Getting Away With Murder Celebrated actor John Rubinstein is back to talk about Fosse, Pippin, Mike Nichols, Neil Simon, Stephen Sondheim, and so much more in the conclusion of our interview. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

WGTD's The Morning Show with Greg Berg
7/15/22 Into the Woods at the RTG

WGTD's The Morning Show with Greg Berg

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 47:21


We preview the Racine Theater Guild's production of Stephen Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS with Rob Kroes, who is both the stage director and music director for the production, and Nick Cicerale, who portrays the dual role of the Narrator and Old Man. The production opens tonight and runs through July 31st.

Large Marge Sent Us
Dick Tracy

Large Marge Sent Us

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 61:20


We were in the mood for a Madonna movie, so went with 1990's Dick Tracy. Starring and directed by Warren Beatty it features Madonna as Breathless Mahoney, a sultry red lipped lounge singer, an over the top Al Pacino doing what he does best mobster extraordinaire, and lots of vivid colors and crazy makeup to make all the gangsters in this 1930s era romp looked pretty gnarly and mean. It also feels like a mini musical with the injection of a few original songs by Stephen Sondheim. We struggled with the plot on this one, so apologies in advance, but mobster movies, ooof confusinggggg.  We'll talk about those Warren Beatty lothario rumors (13,000 sexual partners, oh boy!), Sweetie maybe retells an anecdote about being disappointed by Al Capone's Pizza, and we try to play the "What Would Your Mobster Name Be?", but are sorely disappointed with the results.

Putting It Together
Reds (1981) with Will C. White

Putting It Together

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 54:26


Stephen Sondheim wrote a love theme, "Goodbye For Now," for the movie Reds. Will C. White returns to discuss the fascinating production of the film and the music.William's podcast The Classical Gabfest: https://cgf.buzzsprout.comWilliam's website: http://www.willcwhite.comWilliam's Twitter: https://twitter.com/willcwhiteWilliam's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/willcwhiteYou can purchase Stephen Sondheim's first book of lyrics, Finishing the Hat, by going here: https://amzn.to/2LB9ZJoOur sponsors this week are: ATB Cares - https://www.atbcares.com - Donate to the charity that is most important to you. ATB Cares makes it easy for all Albertans to support the causes they care about. In addition to your donation, ATB will match 20% of every dollar donated to all Alberta-based, non-religious charities, to a monthly limit of $30,000. Eligible charities may receive up to $5,000 in matching per year. Individual donations qualify for a maximum donation match of $500. Park Power - https://parkpower.ca - your friendly, local utilities provider in Alberta. Offering Internet, Electricity, and Natural Gas with low rates, awesome service, and profit-sharing with local charities. Send feedback to puttingittogetherpodcast@gmail.comPutting It Together is a proud member of The Alberta Podcast Network: Locally grown. Community supported. Here's their link again: https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.comRecorded by Media Lab YYC. Media Lab is a production company. They help you tell your story. They do this by assisting in the creation of videos and podcasts. Find more information at: http://medialabyyc.comKeep up to date with Putting It Together by following its social media channels.Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/puttingittogetherpodcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/sondheimpodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/sondheimpodcast★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

SBS Italian - SBS in Italiano
"Company", il musical di Stephen Sondheim torna in scena a Bankstown

SBS Italian - SBS in Italiano

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 9:10


Il classico musical, che sta chiudendo a New York, arriva dalle parti di Sydney con una produzione della Bankstown Theatre Company. Tra gli interpreti ci sarà Ileana Pipitone, che darà un tocco di italianità al suo personaggio.

Louisiana Considered Podcast
Looking for something to do? This program offers free admission to art museums for state residents

Louisiana Considered Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 24:29


If you're looking for a new summer activity without making a dent in your wallet, “Art for All,” might be perfect for you. The program from the Helis Foundation is offering free admission to art institutions on select days for Louisiana residents. The Helis Foundation's managing director, Jessie Haynes, tells us more about where and when Louisianans can access these free art exhibits.  But first, some favorite storybook characters come to life in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical, Into the Woods. Director and Professor of Theatre at Tulane University John “Ray” Proctor tells us about the latest production of this forest adventure at the Summer Lyric Theatre. Today's episode of Louisiana Considered was hosted by Diane Mack. Our managing producer is Alana Schreiber and our digital editor is Katelyn Umholtz. Our engineers are Garrett Pittman, Aubry Procell, and Thomas Walsh.  You can listen to Louisiana Considered Monday through Friday at 12:00 and 7:30 pm. It's available on Spotify, Google Play, and wherever you get your podcasts.  Louisiana Considered wants to hear from you! Please fill out our pitch line to let us know what kinds of story ideas you have for our show. And while you're at it, fill out our listener survey! We want to keep bringing you the kinds of conversations you'd like to listen to. Louisiana Considered is made possible with support from our listeners. Thank you! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Broadway Cast
Bobbie's Boyfriends | Claybourne Elder, Bobby Conte, Manu Narayan

The Broadway Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 51:03


In this episode, it's all about Bobbie's boyfriends from the Tony Award winning revival of Company. Joining host Ben Cameron are Claybourne Elder (Company, Torch Song, Sunday in the Park with George, Bonnie and Clyde, ), Bobby Conte (Company, A Bronx Tale), and Manu Narayan (Company, My Fair Lady, Bombay Dreams). Ben and the fellas chat about their current production, what it was like working with Stephen Sondheim, their favorite moments with Patti LuPone, and so much more! CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR PATREON Follow us @TheBroadwayCast on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube and Twitter --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-broadway-cast/support

Two Gays Watch Drag Race
87. Original Cast Album: CO-OP (Documentary Now!: S3/E3)

Two Gays Watch Drag Race

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 55:00


This week, as a lovely pairing with our last episode on the Stephen Sondheim masterpiece: Company, the gays are taking a left turn into the spoof realm. Today, they're talking about the episode from season three, of the hilarious mockumentary comedy series: Documentary Now, which gives the fictionalized account of the cast recording of the (very) short-lived Broadway musical: CO-OP! The episode is itself, a parody of the documentary about the grueling recording of the original cast album of Company. The hilarious score for CO-OP (not COOP), was partially written by comedic geniuses Seth Meyers and John Mulaney (who also plays a parody of Sondheim to great effect). The gays talk about the amazing cast, which includes a mix of comedians and Broadway celebs such as: Renee Elise Goldsberry, Alex Brightman, Paula Pell, Richard Kind, and more! Arron and Zacary go through all the hilarious songs, and of course rate the episode on the trusty “Gay-o-meter”. To close out the show, it's Arron's turn to surprise Zacary with a surprise video for them to watch and react to! It's a real fun, Broadway romp today, so be sure to tune in!

Brewing Actors Podcast
Ruthie Henshall: "The name on everybody's lips is gonna be..."

Brewing Actors Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 62:43


My guest today is actress Ruthie Henshall. Ruthie's multi-award winning career has seen her star in the most popular musicals of the past thirty years including Cats, Miss Saigon, Crazy For You, She Loves Me, Oliver!, A Chorus Line, Les Misérables, Billy Elliot and Chicago. She has also enjoyed tremendous success in plays, in concert and on television. Ruthie recently returned to Chicago play Mama Morton in the West End, making her the only British actress to have played all three leading female roles in the show.  Ruthie's appearance in Crazy For You at the Prince Edward Theatre established her as one of the most popular stars in the West End. She was nominated for an Olivier Award for her performance and took the show to Canada where she played opposite Mickey Rooney. In 1994, Ruthie starred in She Loves Me at the Savoy Theatre, winning her first Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical.I had the privilege of working alongside Ruthie this year in Stephen Sondheim's and James Lapine's Passion which ran for a limited season at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester. Coaltown Coffee A multi award winning small batch specialty coffee roastery from Ammanford South Wales.Support the show

Putting It Together
Sweeney Todd (2007) with Luke Crichton

Putting It Together

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 70:36


The film adaptation of Sweeney Todd was released in 2007, directed by Tim Burton. Sondheim loved it, but it has divided fans ever since it came out. Luke Crichton returns to discuss Sweeney Todd in film generally, this movie specifically, and wonder whether it will ever be adapted again. The song I used at the end is called "Waves" from the album Atoms: https://youtu.be/QoCtqIreX-wVisit Luke Crichton's website here: https://www.crichtonmusic.co.ukYou can also follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MusicCrichtonOr on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crichtonmusic/You can purchase Stephen Sondheim's first book of lyrics, Finishing the Hat, by going here: https://amzn.to/2LB9ZJoWe are using three productions to frame our discussion of Sweeney Todd.The Original Broadway Cast (1979) starring Angela Lansbury, Len Cariou, and Victor Garber.You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/album/sweeney-todd-the-demon-barber-of-fleet-street/1086882395Or listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2q6InM859RCsSQOjHWNHk2?si=Yn1oBG-bRASlNC_UPIUEAwOr buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sweeney-Todd-Original-Broadway-Recording/dp/B01C6YV96Q/The Broadway revival (2005) starring Patti LuPone, Michael Cerveris, and Alexander Gemignani.You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/album/sweeney-todd-the-demon-barber-of-fleet-street/118106545Or listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1kA4RO70idrEQkOX3zlRfa?si=5MO05RHdRpSwqWDYCtMnNwOr buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sweeney-Todd-Stephen-Sondheim/dp/B0012ELMK0/The film version (2007) starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Alan Rickman.You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/album/sweeney-todd-the-demon-barber-of-fleet-street/269842191Or listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5cQlLa7mNMZuOrLLRFr43y?si=x8vtz8OPRFS2rgfhd3I8PQOr buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sweeney-Barber-Street-Picture-Soundtrack/dp/B0011ZWOPM/Our sponsors this week are: Alberta Blue Cross - Alberta Blue Cross group benefit plans are easy to manage, anywhere, anytime and on any device, making it easy for you and your employees to access. Edmonton Community Foundation - https://www.ecfoundation.org - ECF connects you to the resources you need. With our help, donors are able to make the best decision for their funds. Students can find the grants that help them succeed. Charities are able to fund their latest projects. We build relationships that strengthen the Edmonton community — because connecting people is what we do best. Send feedback to puttingittogetherpodcast@gmail.comPutting It Together is a proud member of The Alberta Podcast Network: Locally grown. Community supported. Here's their link again: https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.comRecorded by Media Lab YYC. Media Lab is a production company. They help you tell your story. They do this by assisting in the creation of videos and podcasts. Find more information at: http://medialabyyc.comKeep up to date with Putting It Together by following its social media channels.Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/puttingittogetherpodcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/sondheimpodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/sondheimpodcast★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

The Jayme Starr Podcast
Kara Menendez is a Sparkling Diamond!

The Jayme Starr Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 30:12


Kara Menendez is a musical theater/broadway star. One of her big breaks was getting the opportunity to travel to Japan to star in West Side Story. In this production, she played the role of Alicia and was able to bring the Stephen Sondheim's visions to life in front of audiences every night. Now, Menendez is currently making her broadway debut in Moulin Rouge!. She is a swing in the show and covers six of the ensemble female tracks. Although she wasn't in the original Broadway cast of Moulin Rouge!, she joined the company in August 2021 when the show reopened after the COVID shutdown. However, she was the last of the new cast members to make her debut on the Hirschfeld stage. Since then, she has been on several times welcoming audiences members to the Moulin Rouge!. Getting to make her Broadway debut in a show that won "Best Musical" at the Tony awards is a dream come true for Menendez and she feels extremely honored to be part of such a wonderful company. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jayme-starr/support

Two Gays Watch Drag Race
86. Company (2006 Broadway Revival Recording)

Two Gays Watch Drag Race

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 102:59


Have the gays got an episode for you. Wait til you hear it! Today, the two gays are talking about the filmed performance of the 2006 Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece: Company! They go through all their favorite numbers, moments, and highlight the cast, including the sexy Raul Esparaza, who before he spent years on Law and Order, was belting his face off on Broadway. But before they go into their chat about the show, the gays catch up and find out what they've been up to, but more importantly, what they've been watching! And at the end of the show, it's Zacary's turn to surprise Arron with a surprise video for them to react to, and he stays with the theme of musical theatre. It's an extra long episode today, so feel free to take an intermission if you need it, when you get these queens talking about theatre…

Putting It Together
Jeff Harnar's album "I Know Things Now: My Life in Sondheim's Words" – Sondheim Adjacent

Putting It Together

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 40:33


It took a few decades for Jeff Harnar not to feel intimidated to sing Sondheim's songs. He tells Kyle how he became fascinated with performing, when he started doing cabaret, and why this album feels so special to release. Check out Jeff Harnar's website here: http://jeffharnar.comYou can purchase Stephen Sondheim's first book of lyrics, Finishing the Hat, by going here: https://amzn.to/2LB9ZJoSend feedback to puttingittogetherpodcast@gmail.comPutting It Together is a proud member of The Alberta Podcast Network: Locally grown. Community supported. Here's their link again: https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.comRecorded by Media Lab YYC. Media Lab is a production company. They help you tell your story. They do this by assisting in the creation of videos and podcasts. Find more information at: http://medialabyyc.comKeep up to date with Putting It Together by following its social media channels.Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/puttingittogetherpodcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/sondheimpodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/sondheimpodcast★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

Putting It Together
Sweeney Todd all the recordings

Putting It Together

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 30:51


Sweeney Todd has been done MANY times. Kyle goes through all the official recordings he could find, plus all the video recordings that are available. You can purchase Stephen Sondheim's first book of lyrics, Finishing the Hat, by going here: https://amzn.to/2LB9ZJoWe are using three productions to frame our discussion of Sweeney Todd.The Original Broadway Cast (1979) starring Angela Lansbury, Len Cariou, and Victor Garber.You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/album/sweeney-todd-the-demon-barber-of-fleet-street/1086882395Or listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2q6InM859RCsSQOjHWNHk2?si=Yn1oBG-bRASlNC_UPIUEAwOr buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sweeney-Todd-Original-Broadway-Recording/dp/B01C6YV96Q/The Broadway revival (2005) starring Patti LuPone, Michael Cerveris, and Alexander Gemignani.You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/album/sweeney-todd-the-demon-barber-of-fleet-street/118106545Or listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1kA4RO70idrEQkOX3zlRfa?si=5MO05RHdRpSwqWDYCtMnNwOr buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sweeney-Todd-Stephen-Sondheim/dp/B0012ELMK0/The film version (2007) starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Alan Rickman.You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/album/sweeney-todd-the-demon-barber-of-fleet-street/269842191Or listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5cQlLa7mNMZuOrLLRFr43y?si=x8vtz8OPRFS2rgfhd3I8PQOr buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sweeney-Barber-Street-Picture-Soundtrack/dp/B0011ZWOPM/Our sponsors this week are: Pod Power - With Pod Power, our sponsors are making it possible for us to amplify the voices of Albertans and Alberta podcasters. This episode, Edmonton Community Foundation is helping us give a Pod Power shout out to Book Women - https://bookwomenpodcast.ca - A podcast where three Métis aunties figure out how to publish, edit, and write Indigenous stories. Alberta Blue Cross - Alberta Blue Cross group benefit plans are easy to manage, anywhere, anytime and on any device, making it easy for you and your employees to access. Send feedback to puttingittogetherpodcast@gmail.comPutting It Together is a proud member of The Alberta Podcast Network: Locally grown. Community supported. Here's their link again: https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.comRecorded by Media Lab YYC. Media Lab is a production company. They help you tell your story. They do this by assisting in the creation of videos and podcasts. Find more information at: http://medialabyyc.comKeep up to date with Putting It Together by following its social media channels.Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/puttingittogetherpodcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/sondheimpodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/sondheimpodcast★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

Acting Business Boot Camp
Episode 184: Career Coaching with David Cady

Acting Business Boot Camp

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 39:06


About David: DAVID CADY is currently a professor of commercial and musical theatre performance at AMDA, NYU, and Pace University. Prior, he was a casting director for Donna DeSeta Casting for close to 30 years. In addition to countless commercials, his casting credits include the original Dirty Dancing, Disney's Enchanted, Michael John LaChiusa's The Petrified Prince for the Public Theater, and the world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman's Whistle Down the      Wind, directed by Harold Prince.   He was an original cast member of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along, and can be seen in Lonny Price's film about the experience, The Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened. Actors don't think like the rest of us. They have a very, very particular way of doing things, and that can lead to actors getting stuck. You need accountability. It's important for actors to engage with that other part of their brain and realize that it is a business.  It's important that you do something for your career that makes you want to vomit in your mouth just a little bit every day. In order to be successful, you need to do things that push you out of your comfort zone. You need to do things that get you to that next bit, to that next level of success. It's such a competitive business, and every single actor is competing, and you are competing with yourself. It isn't just about your talent. Your agent is probably not going to do much more than submit you for work. The misconception is that agents are going to mold your career. Actors are sensitive people, but, in David's experience, agents, managers, and casting directors are not sensitive people. The first job is being the best actor that you can be and continuing to study and be in class and get better at what people are ultimately going to hire you to do. And then the second job is to learn how the business works. Understanding yourself is going to make you just a better craftsman, but it's also going to help you as a person get out of your way. If you don't understand what's holding you back, then it's just going to keep holding you back.  I think the people who are going to get furthest are the people who love it, love the work, who love writing letters, sending out pictures and resumes, and doing the mailings. They're jazzed by it. They're excited by it.  It's about having the confidence to meet yourself before anybody else tells you that you're good.

Putting It Together
Final Sequence – Sweeney Todd (with Margaret Hall)

Putting It Together

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 79:12


The Final Sequence reprises many of the songs from Sweeney Todd in a macabre ending. Maragaret Hall returns to offer her perspective on what gets reprised and shares stories from the original production.You can find more information about Gemignani: Life and Lessons from Broadway and Beyond at Margaret's website: https://www.margaret-hall.comYou can also follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsmargarethall/Or on Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/itsmargarethallYou can purchase Stephen Sondheim's first book of lyrics, Finishing the Hat, by going here: https://amzn.to/2LB9ZJoWe are using three productions to frame our discussion of Sweeney Todd.The Original Broadway Cast (1979) starring Angela Lansbury, Len Cariou, and Victor Garber.You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/album/sweeney-todd-the-demon-barber-of-fleet-street/1086882395Or listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2q6InM859RCsSQOjHWNHk2?si=Yn1oBG-bRASlNC_UPIUEAwOr buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sweeney-Todd-Original-Broadway-Recording/dp/B01C6YV96Q/The Broadway revival (2005) starring Patti LuPone, Michael Cerveris, and Alexander Gemignani.You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/album/sweeney-todd-the-demon-barber-of-fleet-street/118106545Or listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1kA4RO70idrEQkOX3zlRfa?si=5MO05RHdRpSwqWDYCtMnNwOr buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sweeney-Todd-Stephen-Sondheim/dp/B0012ELMK0/The film version (2007) starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Alan Rickman.You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/album/sweeney-todd-the-demon-barber-of-fleet-street/269842191Or listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5cQlLa7mNMZuOrLLRFr43y?si=x8vtz8OPRFS2rgfhd3I8PQOr buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sweeney-Barber-Street-Picture-Soundtrack/dp/B0011ZWOPM/Our sponsors this week are: Park Power - https://parkpower.ca - your friendly, local utilities provider in Alberta. Offering Internet, Electricity, and Natural Gas with low rates, awesome service, and profit-sharing with local charities. The Alberta Podcast Network - https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com - They promote and support Alberta-made podcasts, and connect their audiences with Alberta-based businesses and organizations. Check out The Breakfast Dish here: https://thebreakfastdish.buzzsprout.com - Dance, music, visual art, theatre and get-to-know-you conversations with the artists behind the work. Join Griffin Cork and his mom, Karen Johnson-Diamond every Monday morning as they meet the creators of today's digital offerings. Send feedback to puttingittogetherpodcast@gmail.comPutting It Together is a proud member of The Alberta Podcast Network: Locally grown. Community supported. Here's their link again: https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.comRecorded by Media Lab YYC. Media Lab is a production company. They help you tell your story. They do this by assisting in the creation of videos and podcasts. Find more information at: http://medialabyyc.comKeep up to date with Putting It Together by following its social media channels.Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/puttingittogetherpodcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/sondheimpodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/sondheimpodcast★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

How Star Wars Is It?
Ep 173: Sunday in the Park with George

How Star Wars Is It?

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 66:18


It's the third week of Junesical theatre month, our biannual celebration of the world of musical theatre, and we're continuing our deep dive into Stephen Sondheim's works this week with perhaps the most Sondheim work of them all, Sunday in the Park with George. We also play a very fun phonetics game and talk a LOT about art. It's a classic HSWII ep. You can contact the show at agoodpodcast@gmail.com and @HowStarWarsIsIt on all platforms. You can also follow Mike @MikeGospel on Twitter and @WordGospel09 on Youtube and Instagram and Josiah @JosiahDotBiz on social media and on his website josiahrobinson.biz. And don't forget to rate and review on iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts! And if you REALLY like the show, once again, head over to our Patreon at patreon.com/howstarwarsisit for bonus episodes, Star Wars movie commentaries, and more!

On Broadway
Episode 6 - The Complete Stephen Sondheim

On Broadway

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 50:48


The sixth episode in a series on the complete works of Stephen Sondheim. Rick Pender, the author of the The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia, will be our musical guide. For this episode,, the 1979 musical Sweeney Todd. We discuss the show and playing a number of songs from the Original Broadway production.

Putting It Together
Parlor Songs – Sweeney Todd (with Colm Molloy)

Putting It Together

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 45:54


The Beadle decides to sing soprano while Mrs. Lovett desperately tries to get him to leave. Hopefully Colm Molloy, who is returning to the podcast, isn't trying to get Kyle to leave so quickly. Plus, do these songs have any greater thematic point to the show? Listen to find out!You can check out Colm on Twitter: https://twitter.com/colmmolloy_/Or Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/colmmolloy_/Or even his website here: http://colmmolloy.comYou can even listen to his music on:His Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/colmmolloyHis YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxq_yKV2rUiu9MEf8NyP2TgYou can purchase Stephen Sondheim's first book of lyrics, Finishing the Hat, by going here: https://amzn.to/2LB9ZJoWe are using three productions to frame our discussion of Sweeney Todd.The Original Broadway Cast (1979) starring Angela Lansbury, Len Cariou, and Victor Garber.You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/album/sweeney-todd-the-demon-barber-of-fleet-street/1086882395Or listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2q6InM859RCsSQOjHWNHk2?si=Yn1oBG-bRASlNC_UPIUEAwOr buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sweeney-Todd-Original-Broadway-Recording/dp/B01C6YV96Q/The Broadway revival (2005) starring Patti LuPone, Michael Cerveris, and Alexander Gemignani.You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/album/sweeney-todd-the-demon-barber-of-fleet-street/118106545Or listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1kA4RO70idrEQkOX3zlRfa?si=5MO05RHdRpSwqWDYCtMnNwOr buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sweeney-Todd-Stephen-Sondheim/dp/B0012ELMK0/The film version (2007) starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Alan Rickman.You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/album/sweeney-todd-the-demon-barber-of-fleet-street/269842191Or listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5cQlLa7mNMZuOrLLRFr43y?si=x8vtz8OPRFS2rgfhd3I8PQOr buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sweeney-Barber-Street-Picture-Soundtrack/dp/B0011ZWOPM/Our sponsors this week are: Alberta Blue Cross - Alberta Blue Cross group benefit plans are easy to manage, anywhere, anytime and on any device, making it easy for you and your employees to access. Edmonton Community Foundation - https://www.ecfoundation.org - ECF connects you to the resources you need. With our help, donors are able to make the best decision for their funds. Students can find the grants that help them succeed. Charities are able to fund their latest projects. We build relationships that strengthen the Edmonton community — because connecting people is what we do best. Send feedback to puttingittogetherpodcast@gmail.comPutting It Together is a proud member of The Alberta Podcast Network: Locally grown. Community supported. Here's their link again: https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.comRecorded by Media Lab YYC. Media Lab is a production company. They help you tell your story. They do this by assisting in the creation of videos and podcasts. Find more information at: http://medialabyyc.comKeep up to date with Putting It Together by following its social media channels.Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/puttingittogetherpodcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/sondheimpodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/sondheimpodcast★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

Pop Culture Happy Hour
2022 Tony Awards

Pop Culture Happy Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 23:42 Very Popular


The big winners of the 75th Tony Awards included the play The Lehman Trilogy, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical A Strange Loop. The evening was hosted by the charming and completely committed Oscar winner Ariana DeBose, and filled with musical performances, emotional acceptance speeches, and a tribute to Stephen Sondheim.

How Star Wars Is It?
Ep 172: Into the Woods

How Star Wars Is It?

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 62:35


It's the second week of our second biannual Junesical Theatre Month where we discuss only musical theatre all month long, and this year we're dialing down even further to discuss just the works of Stephen Sondheim. This week it's Into the Woods, the fairy tale mashup extravaganza. How many times has Josiah been in it? Was one of the times super embarrassing? Tune into find out! And we close things out with a great game of Chain Reaction. You can contact the show at agoodpodcast@gmail.com and @HowStarWarsIsIt on all platforms. You can also follow Mike @MikeGospel on Twitter and @WordGospel09 on Youtube and Instagram and Josiah @JosiahDotBiz on social media and on his website josiahrobinson.biz. And don't forget to rate and review on iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts! And if you REALLY like the show, once again, head over to our Patreon at patreon.com/howstarwarsisit for bonus episodes, Star Wars movie commentaries, and more!

All Of It
Tony Awards Preview: 'Company'

All Of It

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 16:47


[REBROADCAST FROM JANUARY 21, 2022] The new Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's 1970 Tony Award-winning musical "Company" switches the gender of many of the characters, including main character Bobbie, played by Tony Award-winner Katrina Lenk, and her best friend Jamie, now a gay man played by Matt Doyle. Lenk and Doyle join us to discuss the revival, which tells the story of a single woman turning 35, and contemplating whether it's time to get married. "Company" is nominated at the Tony Awards this Sunday for Best Revival of a Musical, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (for Matt Doyle), Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (for Jennifer Simard and Patti Lupone), Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Best Sound Design of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, and Best Orchestrations. 

How Star Wars Is It?
Ep 171: Company

How Star Wars Is It?

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 79:13


Welcome to Junesical Theatre month, our apparently bi-yearly celebration of all things musical theatre! This year we're dialing in and covering ONLY the works of the late great Stephen Sondheim. And what better place to start than the musical we love and can't stop talking about recently, Company! We also have a special guest and fellow Company fan on the show this week to help us kick off Junesical Theatre month, Bri Fitzpatrick! It's a bonus-sized ep with bonus-sized fun, so buckle in babies. Check out Bri in Hitchcocktails, Baby Wants Candy, and on the tv show Sventoonie! She's taking over Chicago, so follow her on twitter and instagram @bri_fitz_p. You can contact the show at agoodpodcast@gmail.com and @HowStarWarsIsIt on all platforms. You can also follow Mike @MikeGospel on Twitter and @WordGospel09 on Youtube and Instagram and Josiah @JosiahDotBiz on social media and on his website josiahrobinson.biz. And don't forget to rate and review on iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts! And if you REALLY like the show, once again, head over to our Patreon at patreon.com/howstarwarsisit for bonus episodes, Star Wars movie commentaries, and more!

Putting It Together
Not While I'm Around – Sweeney Todd (with Matthew Conway)

Putting It Together

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 53:47


Toby wants to save Mrs. Lovett, but does Mrs. Lovett care about Toby? Matthew Conway joins Kyle to discuss that, whether Toby should be played by child or not, and how performing this song without the context of the show changes its message.You can purchase Stephen Sondheim's first book of lyrics, Finishing the Hat, by going here: https://amzn.to/2LB9ZJoWe are using three productions to frame our discussion of Sweeney Todd.The Original Broadway Cast (1979) starring Angela Lansbury, Len Cariou, and Victor Garber.You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/album/sweeney-todd-the-demon-barber-of-fleet-street/1086882395Or listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2q6InM859RCsSQOjHWNHk2?si=Yn1oBG-bRASlNC_UPIUEAwOr buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sweeney-Todd-Original-Broadway-Recording/dp/B01C6YV96Q/The Broadway revival (2005) starring Patti LuPone, Michael Cerveris, and Alexander Gemignani.You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/album/sweeney-todd-the-demon-barber-of-fleet-street/118106545Or listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1kA4RO70idrEQkOX3zlRfa?si=5MO05RHdRpSwqWDYCtMnNwOr buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sweeney-Todd-Stephen-Sondheim/dp/B0012ELMK0/The film version (2007) starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Alan Rickman.You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/album/sweeney-todd-the-demon-barber-of-fleet-street/269842191Or listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5cQlLa7mNMZuOrLLRFr43y?si=x8vtz8OPRFS2rgfhd3I8PQOr buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sweeney-Barber-Street-Picture-Soundtrack/dp/B0011ZWOPM/Our sponsors this week are: ATB Cares - https://www.atbcares.com - Donate to the charity that is most important to you. ATB Cares makes it easy for all Albertans to support the causes they care about. In addition to your donation, ATB will match 20% of every dollar donated to all Alberta-based, non-religious charities, to a monthly limit of $30,000. Eligible charities may receive up to $5,000 in matching per year. Individual donations qualify for a maximum donation match of $500. Pod Power - With Pod Power, our sponsors are making it possible for us to amplify the voices of Albertans and Alberta podcasters. This episode, Edmonton Community Foundation is helping us give a Pod Power shout out to Your Forest - https://yourforestpodcast.com - healthy ecosystems are the bedrock of a vibrant society. This podcast exists to discover what that looks idk and how we can achieve it. Send feedback to puttingittogetherpodcast@gmail.comPutting It Together is a proud member of The Alberta Podcast Network: Locally grown. Community supported. Here's their link again: https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.comRecorded by Media Lab YYC. Media Lab is a production company. They help you tell your story. They do this by assisting in the creation of videos and podcasts. Find more information at: http://medialabyyc.comKeep up to date with Putting It Together by following its social media channels.Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/puttingittogetherpodcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/sondheimpodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/sondheimpodcast★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert
Patti LuPone On Stephen Sondheim's Passing

The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert

Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 8:50 Very Popular


Patti LuPone returns to The Late Show for a fascinating conversation that centers around her friend and mentor, the late Stephen Sondheim, who she lovingly describes as a “taskmaster” in rehearsals. We want your feedback on The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert! Visit http://www.colbertlateshow.com/podsurvey to take a brief survey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fresh Air
Angela Lansbury

Fresh Air

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 46:23 Very Popular


In June, Lansbury will receive the Tony Award for lifetime achievement. The Murder, She Wrote star previously won Tonys for her performances in Gypsy and Sweeney Todd. She spoke with Terry Gross in 2000.Also, David Bianculli reviews the PBS Great Performances documentary about Stephen Sondheim's Company.