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Cocktails at Table 7- Inside New York’s Joe Allen
Cocktails with Victor Garber: It feels good.

Cocktails at Table 7- Inside New York’s Joe Allen

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 38:11


Victor Garber is a four- time, Tony Award nominated actor who originated roles in the Broadway productions of Deathtrap, Sweeney Todd, Noises Off, Lend Me a Tenor, Arcadia, and Art. Additional Broadway credits include: They're Playing Our Song, Damn Yankees, Present Laughter, and most recently, as Horace Vandergelder in the hit Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! opposite Bernadette Peters. He also originated the role of John Wilkes Booth in the seminal, off- Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim & John Weidman's Assassins.  Film credits include: the Academy Award winning best pictures, Titanic and Argo, as well as, Sicario, The Town, Milk, Legally Blonde, The First Wives Club and Sleepless in Seattle. Television credits include: Alias (three Emmy Award nominations), Frasier (Emmy nomination), Will & Grace (Emmy nomination), Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (Emmy nomination), Damages, Glee, The Orville, Web Therapy, Schitt's Creek, Family Law, and many, many others

Entertainment(x)
Dan Looney Part 2 ”Don't Be a Di*khead”

Entertainment(x)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 28:37


Dan Looney (TW:@dan_looney)(IG:@dan.looney)(LI:@dan-looney)is a founder of the DLAP Group which is an award-winning corporation focusing on commercial entertainment across the globe. Comprised of ten subsidiary companies: DLAP Production, DLAP Management, DLAP Accountancy, DLAP Programming, DLAP Venues, DLAP Tickets, DLAP Agency, Creative Rights International, Fourth Wall Live and Ace Pantomimes. The company has won four Olivier awards for its co-production of Stephen Sondheim's musical, Company at the Gielgud Theatre in London's West End. It also received the Best Musical Award at the 2019 Deagu International Musical Festival in South Korea for their production of The Wedding Singer. DLAP produced the world premiere stage adaptation of The Last King of Scotland, based on the award-winning novel by Giles Foden (Sheffield Crucible Theatre) and the UK premiere of Kander and Ebb's musical-whodunnit, Curtains, starring Jason Manford (UK Tour and Wyndham's Theatre, West End) as well as The Last Five Years (Garrick Theatre, West End). DLAP's hit production of the 80's rock musical Rock of Ages toured the UK and Berlin in 2018-2019 and is currently playing on its second major UK Tour. DLAP has also produced the 30th Anniversary production of Fame! the musical on tour in the UK, internationally and in the West End (Peacock Theatre), as well as The Wedding Singer on tour in the UK throughout 2017 and at the Wembley Park Theatre in London in 2020, starring Strictly Come Dancing's Kevin Clifton. The company produced the legendary Broadway star, Chita Rivera Live in Concert at Cadogan Hall in 2019 and Phantom of the Opera In Concert at Beau Sejour, Guernsey. In 2020, DLAP launched a major new IP acquisition and development company, Creative Rights International, backed by venture capitalist Patrick Bradley of Station12 and in paertnership with InFine Theatre. The company controls a large portfolio of theatre, film and TV IP which it exploits globally. DLAP formed a new live events and concerts company, Fourth Wall Live, with renowned concert producer, Darren Bell. Fourth Wall produced the Live in London season at the London Hippodrome Casino in December 2019. 2021/22 concerts include Bonnie & Clyde In Concert (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), The Greatest Showman's Keala Settle as well as Shoshana Bean, Jenna Russell and Jessica Vosk (all at London's Cadogan Hall). DLAP most recently formed Ace Pantomimes with seasoned pantomime producers, Immersion Theatre.

LITTLE ME: Growing Up Broadway
EP61 - Eamon Foley - Show Jacket

LITTLE ME: Growing Up Broadway

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 68:32


Broadway child superstar - Eamon Foley breaks down his early career and his quest for a Broadway "Show Jacket" in this weeks LITTLE ME: Growing Up Broadway. Little Me host and Broadway Workshop director, Marc Tumminelli sits down with Broadway's Eamon Foley who tells his unbelievable backstage story of working on Broadway starting at nine years old, performing in the original casts of Gypsy, directed by Sam Mendes, Assassins, directed by Joe Mantello, 13! The Musical, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and stopping the show opposite Sherie Rene Scott in Everyday Rapture, directed by Micheal Meyer. Eamon shares what he is working on now, reads a letter from Stephen Sondheim, talks about working with Michael Arden, his time and Princeton and what it's like to be outed in the New York Times at age 11. Produced by The Broadway Podcast Network and Marc Tumminelli Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert
Christine Baranski | Test Day Ever

The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 37:36


Experts believe the U.S. may soon be past the worst of the Omicron wave, and the Attorney General in New York has begun showing her cards in the years-long investigation of allegations of fraud at the former president's family businesses. Next up, Stephen Colbert takes a look at how the world's wealthiest people are spending their billions during the pandemic. And our dear friend Christine Baranski stops by for a three part interview with Stephen Colbert and pays tribute to her late friend Stephen Sondheim and talks about sharing her “actor's dream” with him during one of their final conversations before he passed. Check out “The Gilded Age” when it premieres on HBO and HBO Max on January 24th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Putting It Together
The Worst Pies in London – Sweeney Todd (with Lucas Rougeux)

Putting It Together

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 66:55


Mrs. Lovett is one of the all time best theatre characters. Lucas Rougeux joins Kyle to discuss this iconic character and how the song Worst Pies in London serves to show us more about how her true motivations. You can see more of Lucas' work on his website: https://lucasjrougeux.wixsite.com/artistYou can also follow him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucas.j.rougeux/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 West Side Story.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 Overdue Finds - https://www.epl.ca/podcast/ - an Edmonton Public Library podcast. Bryce Crittenden and Caroline Land will be hosting conversations about books, movies, music, pop culture and other great things happening in Edmonton. We're hoping you'll learn more about what you can find at the library.  Rümi - https://www.rumi.ca/ - Our guiding mission is to create homeowner happiness, one smile at a time. Right now, you'll only find us in Calgary, Edmonton and the surrounding areas, but you'll be able to find us in other Alberta cities soon. By offering a range of home solutions, we express our true purpose—to provide the best, most complete, homeowner experience to all. 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 ★

For Scores
Matt Sullivan

For Scores

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 15:59


Grammy® nominated music producer and supervisor Matt Sullivan sits down with host Jon Burlingame to discuss his role as executive music producer on Steven Spielberg's newest film, “West Side Story.” Sullivan explains how he worked with legends like John Williams and Stephen Sondheim to coordinate music's unique role in the rehearsal and filming process, and how he felt seeing his work translated to the screen.

Horror Vanguard
189 - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Horror Vanguard

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 64:03


You really can't go wrong with a demon barber, cannibalism, and Stephen Sondheim. Follow us on Twitter for the BEST pie recipes in London: twitter.com/HorrorVanguard You can support the show for less than the cost of spending roughly 300 years iterating on a single serialized text on our Patreon page: www.patreon.com/horrorvanguard

Entertainment(x)
Dan Looney Part 1 ”Don't Be A Di*khead”

Entertainment(x)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 22:23


Dan Looney (TW:@dan_looney)(IG:@dan.looney)(LI:@dan-looney)is a founder of the DLAP Group which is an award-winning corporation focusing on commercial entertainment across the globe. Comprised of ten subsidiary companies: DLAP Production, DLAP Management, DLAP Accountancy, DLAP Programming, DLAP Venues, DLAP Tickets, DLAP Agency, Creative Rights International, Fourth Wall Live and Ace Pantomimes. The company has won four Olivier awards for its co-production of Stephen Sondheim's musical, Company at the Gielgud Theatre in London's West End. It also received the Best Musical Award at the 2019 Deagu International Musical Festival in South Korea for their production of The Wedding Singer. DLAP produced the world premiere stage adaptation of The Last King of Scotland, based on the award-winning novel by Giles Foden (Sheffield Crucible Theatre) and the UK premiere of Kander and Ebb's musical-whodunnit, Curtains, starring Jason Manford (UK Tour and Wyndham's Theatre, West End) as well as The Last Five Years (Garrick Theatre, West End). DLAP's hit production of the 80's rock musical Rock of Ages toured the UK and Berlin in 2018-2019 and is currently playing on its second major UK Tour. DLAP has also produced the 30th Anniversary production of Fame! the musical on tour in the UK, internationally and in the West End (Peacock Theatre), as well as The Wedding Singer on tour in the UK throughout 2017 and at the Wembley Park Theatre in London in 2020, starring Strictly Come Dancing's Kevin Clifton. The company produced the legendary Broadway star, Chita Rivera Live in Concert at Cadogan Hall in 2019 and Phantom of the Opera In Concert at Beau Sejour, Guernsey. In 2020, DLAP launched a major new IP acquisition and development company, Creative Rights International, backed by venture capitalist Patrick Bradley of Station12 and in paertnership with InFine Theatre. The company controls a large portfolio of theatre, film and TV IP which it exploits globally. DLAP formed a new live events and concerts company, Fourth Wall Live, with renowned concert producer, Darren Bell. Fourth Wall produced the Live in London season at the London Hippodrome Casino in December 2019. 2021/22 concerts include Bonnie & Clyde In Concert (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), The Greatest Showman's Keala Settle as well as Shoshana Bean, Jenna Russell and Jessica Vosk (all at London's Cadogan Hall). DLAP most recently formed Ace Pantomimes with seasoned pantomime producers, Immersion Theatre.

The Economist Asks
The Economist Asks: Mandy Patinkin

The Economist Asks

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 24:07


The Broadway legend has entertained audiences for four decades. He tells Anne McElvoy why he combines acting and activism and how he became a late-life TikTok sensation. And the star of “Homeland” reveals the personal story that inspired him to highlight Europe's refugee crisis. Also, he gives us a burst of song from his days working with the late Stephen Sondheim. Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/podcastoffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Economist Radio
The Economist Asks: Mandy Patinkin

Economist Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 24:07


The Broadway legend has entertained audiences for four decades. He tells Anne McElvoy why he combines acting and activism and how he became a late-life TikTok sensation. And the star of “Homeland” reveals the personal story that inspired him to highlight Europe's refugee crisis. Also, he gives us a burst of song from his days working with the late Stephen Sondheim. Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/podcastoffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Putting It Together
The Barber and His Wife – Sweeney Todd (with Karen Unland)

Putting It Together

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 48:07


The rebuttal to No Place Like London. Karen Unland returns to discuss Sweeney Todd's worldview and how this song has echoes throughout the show. You can follow Karen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KarenUnlandAnd you can listen to the podcast she does with her daughter called That's a Thing?! here: https://thatsathing.transistor.fmYou 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 West Side Story.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: 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 Kyle and Dave vs The Machine here: https://kdvstm.transistor.fm - a podcast where a sentient machine forces Kyle and Dave to watch films in order to prevent the apocalypse. 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 ★

Before the Downbeat: A Musical Podcast
Tick, Tick... Boom! Review

Before the Downbeat: A Musical Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 65:12


This week on Before the Downbeat Mackenzie and returning guest cohost Jessica Maxwell head to the Moondance Diner and review hit Netflix movie musical to hit the big screen Tick, Tick... Boom!. Hear these two long time friends give their thoughts on Andrew Garfield's portrayal of Jonathan Larson and his award chances, they reveal their favourite Broadway performer cameo and they debate which movie musical is better between this and the new West Side Story.   All of this plus a heartfelt voicemail from Stephen Sondheim!   Don't forget to leave us a review and share your thoughts on this episode on our social media pages. Follow the links below to reach our pages. Facebook Instagram Twitter

Matt's Movie Lodgecast
Episode 118 - West Side Story Review

Matt's Movie Lodgecast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 37:00


Why would Steven Spielberg want to make a straightforward remake of the 1961 Best Picture-winning musical West Side Story? And could such a musical remake be good in the year 2021? The Lodgecast is joined by some magical musical sisters as we try to answer the many questions we had about Spielberg's West Side Story (2021). The Jets face off against the Sharks in Manhattan's West Side, and the movie contains all the classic musical hits written by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. The movie stars Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, and Mike Faist. And 90-year-old actress Rita Moreno returns in a new supporting role! As with almost all modern musicals this move was a box office bomb!

Creativity in Captivity
CHERYL COONS: The Making of a Musical

Creativity in Captivity

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 46:31


An award-winning librettist, a lyricist, and the Chicago Rep for the Dramatists Guild of America. Cheryl has been a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists since 2008, and serves as the company's Director of New Musical Theatre Development. She has co-written more than a dozen musicals that have been developed and showcased at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Music Theater Conference, the National Alliance for Musical Theatre's Festival of New Works and the New York Musical Theatre Festival. Her original novelty songs have been featured on Good Morning America, the Today Show, and NPR's Morning Edition. On this episode Cheryl breaks down the architecture of musical theatre, explains how getting someone to like a musical is like getting them to like sushi and shares Stephen Sondheim's affinity for perfect rhyme. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

It's Only a Podcast - A Horror Movie Review Show

Christian and Ian aren't done with lists just yet! After breaking down 2021 horror movies in our longest episode ever, we decided to share a BONUS LIST of things that aren't horror movies. Check it out to hear some highlights of books, TV, and music that we enjoyed. We also discuss Stephen Sondheim, Jeff Goldblum, and Christmas Land.  We'd love to hear your thoughts, questions, or any requests you have. You can contact us at: ItsOnlyFeedback@gmail.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd. 

Putting It Together
No Place Like London – Sweeney Todd (with Adrianna Boris)

Putting It Together

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 63:17


Are you an optimist or a pessimist? An Anthony or a Sweeney? Adrianna Boris joins Kyle to discuss the first song that advances the story in Sweeney Todd and how its echoes are heard throughout the show.If you want to learn more about Cincinnati Music Theatre you can go here: http://cincinnatimusictheatre.orgYou can follow Adrianna on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrswillshakes/Or Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrswillshakes/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 West Side Story.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 Is This For Real? - https://isthisforreal.ca - Black ex-journalism from a place calling itself Edmonton.  ATB Cares - https://www.atbcares.com - 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 to an annual limit of $360,000 to Alberta-based, non-religious charities. Eligible charities may receive up to $5,000 in matching per year. Individual donations qualify for a maximum donation match of $500. 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 Celebrates Pamela Myers (1/03/2022)

Richard Skipper Celebrates

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 62:00


For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/IwzbKOOkyHo PAMELA  MYERS Ms. Myers is the first graduate of the Musical Theater Program at the University of Cincinnati,  College Conservatory of Music in 1969. Upon graduation she was cast in COMPANY for which she was nominated for a TONY AWARD. She came full circle with the composer of COMPANY, Stephen Sondheim, back on Broadway in the revival of INTO THE WOODS in 2001 and starring in the regional Premiere of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at Great Lakes Theatre Festival in 2012. In 2014 she helped create and performed in SONDHEIM ORIGINALS at the Eugene O'Neill Center. She has also starred in regional theaters around the country in such shows as GYPSY, SWEENEY TODD, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, I DO I DO, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN and STEEL MAGNOLIAS.  She had the enormous pleasure of appearing in 2019 in RIPCORD at The Ensemble Theatre! In 1975 Ms. Myers had the rare distinction of working with Charles Schulz,  creating the role of Peppermint Patty in the musical SNOOPY.  She appeared with composers, Marvin Hamlisch and Jerry Herman,  with a stellar cast on IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE for PBS in 1988. While living in Los Angeles she had great fun guesting on numerous TV shows, such as HAPPY DAYS, ALICE, STARSKY AND HUTCH, MAJOR DAD and SHA NA NA.  She has guest starred with the BOSTON POPS, the CINCINNATI POPS and the CARNEGIE HALL TRIBUTE TO JUDY GARLAND. Recently she had the joy of directing COMPANY for Xavier University. She loves teaching Musical Theater Performance as well as Cabaret Performance and adores being a grandmother.

Adapt or Perish
Into the Woods

Adapt or Perish

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 92:58


Into the woods, it's time to go, with Episode 108 of Adapt or Perish! In this episode, these two theater kids will be celebrating the late Stephen Sondheim with a look at one of his greatest works, Into the Woods. In this episode we discuss: The original 1986 stage musical, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine The filmed performance released in 1991, directed by Lapine, and starring Bernadette Peters, Kim Crosby, Joanna Gleason, and Chip Zien The 2010 Regent's Park Open Air Theatre production, released in 2011, directed by Timothy Sheader, and starring Hannah Waddingham, Mark Hadfield, Jenna Russell, and Judi Dench The 2014 theatrical movie musical, directed by Rob Marshall, written by Lapine, and starring Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, and James Corden Footnotes: Stephen Sondheim's Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics (1954–1981) (2010) and Look, I Made a Hat: Collected Lyrics (1981–2011) (2011) "Lily's Eyes" from The Secret Garden Sir Antony Sher "The Musical Moral of Into The Woods" by Sideways on YouTube You can follow Adapt or Perish on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and you can find us and all of our show notes online at adaptorperishcast.com. We're also on Patreon! You can find us at patreon.com/adaptcast. We have multiple reward levels, which include access to a patron-only community and a patron-only, biweekly bonus show! We hope to see you there. If you want to send us a question or comment, you can always email us at adaptorperishcast@gmail.com.

Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast
Inspiration And Transformation

Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 33:16


Last week's podcast about an uneasy correspondence with Stephen Sondheim prompts this first podcast of 2022! Matt Croke joins us to dig into the question of where artistic inspiration comes from, and how artists transform their influences into art. Featuring comic influences that have inspired the RSC (in both spoken word and musical form); finding more meat on the bone; the importance of acknowledging your influences and knowing what else has been done; how Elvis Costello responded to a similar question of influence; and a parody excerpt from the Reduced Shakespeare Radio Show. (Length 33:16) The post Inspiration And Transformation appeared first on Reduced Shakespeare Company.

Tentpole Trauma
West Side Story (2021)

Tentpole Trauma

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 60:43


Take one of the most beloved Broadway musicals of all time and give it to the world's greatest living director, and you've got a license to print money, right? Somehow Steven Spielberg's adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim classic West Side Story stalled at the box office despite garnering stellar reviews — was it a victim of Covid, or has the audience's appetite for singing and dancing simply faded? Join Sebastian and Jennifer as they get ready to rumble and fall into ill-fated love with this impeccably crafted production.

Little Known Facts with Ilana Levine
Episode 278 - Andréa Burns

Little Known Facts with Ilana Levine

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 30:52


ANDRÉA BURNS received an Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination for her portrayal of Gloria Fajardo in Broadway's On Your Feet! She is a winner of a Drama Desk Award for her creation of the role of Daniela, the saucy hairdresser in the Tony Award-winning musical In The Heights.  Ms. Burns began her career touring the opera houses of Europe as Maria in West Side Story when she was 18 years old. She has appeared on Broadway as Belle in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, as Vicki Nichols in The Full Monty, as Googie Gomez in The Ritz and has sung concerts at Carnegie Hall. She starred opposite Nathan Lane on Broadway in the Lincoln Center production of The Nance which subsequently broadcast on PBS' "Great Performances". Ms. Burns was in the original company of Jason Robert Brown's critically acclaimed Songs for a New World and has since become one of the foremost interpreters of his work. Burns portrayed Lucille Frank in the national tour of Jason Robert Brown's Parade, directed by Harold Prince, for which she received a Touring Broadway Awards nomination for Best Actress. She was also selected by Stephen Sondheim to create the role of Celeste in his musical Saturday Night in its New York premiere.  Ms. Burns' debut solo album A Deeper Shade Of Red was described by Playbill as "superb on all counts”. “100 Stories," a single she co-wrote with her brother, music producer Mike Burns, rose to the #2 spot on the 2006 Billboard Hot Dance Club Play charts. A favorite at 54 Below Broadway Supper Club, Andréa performs her one woman show all of over the world, which has been hailed by the New York Times as “ uproarious, ebullient and playful”. Television credits include Mad About You (Reboot), Jessica Jones, Kevin Can Wait, Blue Bloods, Law & Order: SVU, Rescue Me, The Electric Company (2009 TV series), and Wonder Pets. She can also be heard on the original cast recordings of On Your Feet!, In The Heights, Songs for a New World, This Ordinary Thursday - The Songs of Georgia Stitt, Saturday Night, It's Only Life, Dear Edwina, Shine, Broadway Bound, and Broadway Musicals of 1953. Ms. Burns can be heard as the voice of Elaine Stritch in Alexandra Jacob's new biography, “Still Here - The Madcap, Nervy, Singular Life of Elaine Stritch.”  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Repassez-moi l'standard
Repassez-moi... "Somewhere" comédie musicale "West Side Story" de Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim(1957)

Repassez-moi l'standard

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 58:15


durée : 00:58:15 - " Somewhere " (Leonard Bernstein / Stephen Sondheim) (1957) - par : Laurent Valero - "Adaptation libre du Roméo et Juliette de Shakespeare, dans l'univers des quartiers populaires de New-York, sur fond de guerre des gangs entre communautés rivales, connut un immense succès à sa création en 1957. Somewhere, résonne en ce début d'année comme le vœu d'un monde meilleur." Laurent Valero - réalisé par : Vivian Lecuivre

The Arts Section
The Arts Section 01/02/22: Happy New Year!

The Arts Section

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022


Happy New Year! On this edition of The Arts Section, host Gary Zidek looks back at some of his favorite features and segments from the past 12 months. He'll revisit his interview with former Chicago Tribune jazz critic Howard Reich, who retired from the paper last January. Gary also brings back his one-on-one with renowned local artist Tony Fitzpatrick, who opened his final museum exhibit in 2021. Later, a look back at the Dueling Critics' thoughts about Stephen Sondheim. And we'll start the show off with a segment on an immersive art experience that was slated to close in the summer, but has continued to be extended all the way into 2022.

Are You Fangirling Right Now?
The Shakespeare of Musical Theatre (w/ Morgan Braithwaite)

Are You Fangirling Right Now?

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 76:17


On this week's episode, we say hello to the New Year by celebrating the work of Stephen Sondheim, the godfather of American musical theatre.Morgan explains how Into The Woods is her favorite musical, I try to put into words my love life with r, and we both, with only using songs by Sondheim, create musicals telling the stories of our lives (so far).Follow your host:https://www.instagram.com/andy_ricks/https://twitter.com/Andy_RicksFollow Morgan Braithwaite:https://www.instagram.com/musicby_mo/https://www.instagram.com/supergroup69/https://songwhip.com/supergroup2/patience

Deeper Roots Radio Podcast
Episode 100: Who We Lost 2021

Deeper Roots Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 82:31


New Year's Eve will bring a look back at those we've lost this past year. 2021 was another year of COVID-19 with a couple of variants slipping into and out of the world. We wait patiently, for the most part, for vaccines and adult behavior to work. Unfortunately, there is a selfishness about our species that cannot be denied. This year's losses have no boundaries musically: everyone from Biz Markie to Stephen Sondheim, Vicente Fernandez to Nanci Griffith, Lloyd Price to Stonewall Jackson. Performers of our lifetime. We go into 2022 having hope. Join Dave Stroud for a musical look back.

So Much Stuff to Sing
Episode 45 - Co-op

So Much Stuff to Sing

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 57:06


And now for something competely different! Join us as we discuss the Documentary Now episode "Original Cast Album: Co-op" and talk about the songs, the jokes, and how it compares to Original Cast Album: Company. We also talk about the recent loss of Stephen Sondheim. All clips are from the Original Cast Album Co-op TV Soundtrack and are used in accordance with the Fair Use Exemption for criticism and commentary. Listen to and buy the album on Amazon! Listen to the SMSTS playlist on Spotify. Follow the show on Twitter: @somuchstuffpod Follow SMSTS on Instagram: @somuchstufftosing Email the show: somuchstufftosing@gmail.com

MusicalTalk - The UK's Independent Musical Theatre Podcast
0745: Merry Quizmas and a Happy New Earful For 2022

MusicalTalk - The UK's Independent Musical Theatre Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 72:05


It's a brand new year so it must be time for our traditional MusicalTalk musical theatre quiz – a merry mix of quirky questions and superb songs compiled for your pleasure by Thos.  This time it's all about the late Stephen Sondheim who was no mean compiler of mysteries himself. So, old friends, something's coming! And with so little to be sure of, now you know! It might be agony but once you've got a good thing going, and opening doors on your knowledge, what can you lose? And some people might have an epiphany or move on. Or am I simply losing my mind?

Improvised Radio Theatre - With Dice: Latest posts
Eccentrics and Lunatics and Fanatics

Improvised Radio Theatre - With Dice: Latest posts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 65:08


Download This month, Mike and Roger wonder whether they're indulging in NPCs too much, while considering what the late Stephen Sondheim can tell us about game design.

Putting It Together
Leonard Bernstein – Sondheim Adjacent (with William C. White)

Putting It Together

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 40:09


Stephen Sondheim was good friends with Leonard Bernstein. In this Sondheim Adjacent episode William White returns to help Kyle understand exactly how Bernstein transformed the world of music in the 21st century. 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/willcwhiteSend 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 ★

Diane Rehm: On My Mind
From The Archives: Mandy Patinkin Pays Tribute To Stephen Sondheim

Diane Rehm: On My Mind

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 52:00


High Flyin, Adored
Episode 40: Celebrating Sondheim

High Flyin, Adored

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 32:47


We are taking this weeks episode to honor the LEGEND that was Stephen Sondheim. It also wouldn't be a special episode of High Flyin, Adored if we didn't do a quiz.. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Putting It Together
The Ballads of Sweeney Todd (with Taylor Darden)

Putting It Together

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 86:55


The Ballad of Sweeney Todd starts off the show but then it's returned to a few times throughout. Taylor Darden joins Kyle to discus how this sets the tone of the musical and why it's used so effectively. You can find out more about Taylor Darden on his website: https://www.taylordarden.com/You can also enjoy his Sweeney Todd parody video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4wxvj2ujJ1Mt4Kecan6bVwYou 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 West Side Story.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. Rümi - https://www.rumi.ca/ - Our guiding mission is to create homeowner happiness, one smile at a time. Right now, you'll only find us in Calgary, Edmonton and the surrounding areas, but you'll be able to find us in other Alberta cities soon. By offering a range of home solutions, we express our true purpose—to provide the best, most complete, homeowner experience to all. 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 ★

DRAMA. with Connor & Dylan MacDowell
"Story of My Life" with Will Chase

DRAMA. with Connor & Dylan MacDowell

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 78:25


Connor and Dylan are joined by Will Chase (Smash, Nashville, Kiss Me, Kate). We are ending 2021 with a SMASH. Join the guys as they talk all things West Side Story movie, Will's unreal former co-stars like Debra Messing, Christian Borle, and Anjelica Huston on Smash, playing Billy's dad in Stranger Things, going to Oberlin, honoring the legacy of Stephen Sondheim, working with Kelli O'Hara, being snubbed for a Tony in Kiss Me, Kate, the short run of The Story of My Life, getting into directing, making his Broadway debut in RENT, and all things Ingrid Michaelson. And so. Much. MORE.Follow DRAMA. on Twitter & InstagramFollow Connor MacDowell on Twitter & InstagramFollow Dylan MacDowell on Twitter & InstagramEdited by ConnorGet your DRAMA merch (t-shirts, stickers, and more) HERE! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PATREON HERE! Support us as we head into 2022! Please subscribe on Apple Podcasts, rate us 5 stars, and leave a kind review!

Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast
Austin’s Sondheim Tale

Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 15:54


Attend the tale!! In 2016, The Sondheim Review published an article by our own Austin Tichenor that discussed the similarities between the Tom Jones/Harvey Schmidt musical The Fantasticks and the James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim collaborations Sunday in the Park with George and Into The Woods – and Mr. Sondheim was sorely displeased. What follows is a tale of honest curiosity; genuine repentance; possible projection; extreme umbrage; high dudgeon; missed fact-checking; lack of graciousness; sincere regret; and everlasting gratitude. CLICK THROUGH TO READ THE CORRESPONDENCE AND JUDGE FOR YOURSELF. (Length 15:54) The post Austin's Sondheim Tale appeared first on Reduced Shakespeare Company.

It's A Musical! Podcast
It's A Musical! Podcast Ep. 91 - West Side Story (2021)

It's A Musical! Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 112:41


Maria! I've just met a girl named Maria!   2021 is coming to a close, and this week we head to America for Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's West Side Story! There's going to be a Rumble tonight...   With some incredible performances, and a delightful debut from Rachel Zegler, will this movie musical leave Danny feeling Pretty? Or will he head off Somewhere searching for Office Krupke to lock him up where The Jets can't hurt him anymore?   Let's see out 2021 in style - Download now to feel Cool!   Music: Purple-Planet.com

The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales
Ep180 - Ilda Mason: Spielberg's "West Side Story"

The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 60:17


Ilda Mason is a Panamanian actress, singer, and dancer who began her career in productions including Peter Pan, The Beauty and the Beast, A Chorus Line, Hello Dolly, and Legally Blonde. She performed as a professional dancer on Panama's Dancing with the Stars for two seasons, and made her Broadway debut in Ivo van Hove's adaption of West Side Story in 2020. Ilda has also performed in two other productions of West Side Story: at Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA, and at Paper Mill Playhouse. Ilda can now be seen as Luz (a Shark) in Steven Spielberg's film adaptation and remake of West Side Story, now in theatres.  Born and raised in Panama, Ilda talks about moving to NYC 8 years ago to study musical theater and acting for film, and the “feeling” she had in high school that even though she didn't know how she was going to do it, she was going to be a performer. She details how she found out about auditions for Steven Spielberg's West Side Story, the audition process, and booking the role of Luz without an agent or a manager. Ilda also opens up about why acting matters to her, and why it is her dream.  In this episode, we talk about:  Studying structural architecture as a plan B  Writing imaginary essays to Steven Speilberg  Taking stock of her accomplishments, and enjoying the moment  Her love for movie trailers  Working with Stephen Sondheim  “The Movies That Made Us” series, and Jurassic Park  Connect with Ilda: IG: @IldaMason Twitter: @liveMariana Connect with The Theatre Podcast: Support us on Patreon: Patreon.com/TheTheatrePodcast Twitter & Instagram: @theatre_podcast Facebook.com/OfficialTheatrePodcast TheTheatrePodcast.com Alan's personal Instagram: @alanseales Email me at feedback@thetheatrepodcast.com. I want to know what you think. Thank you to our friends Jukebox The Ghost for our intro and outro music. You can find them on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @jukeboxtheghost or via the web via jukeboxtheghost.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Randy Report - LGBTQ Politics & Entertainment
Interview: Vanessa Williams spills the tea on the new drag competition 'Queen Of The Universe'

The Randy Report - LGBTQ Politics & Entertainment

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 22:04


Today I'm speaking with international pop star and actress Vanessa Williams, who is currently serving as one of the celebrity judges on the new reality talent competition, "Queen of the Universe" streaming on Paramount+, where drag queens from around the world sing LIVE - no lip-syncing here - as they compete not only for the title of Queen of the Universe but a $250,000 cash prize. If anyone has the experience to dish out the appropriate advice, it's Vanessa Williams. A former Miss America - talk about a true queen! - she's a multi-platinum recording artist whose albums include The Right Stuff, The Comfort Zone, and The Sweetest Days, along with her chart topping number one hit “Save the Best for Last." Vanessa has also conquered Broadway making her debut in the title role of "Kiss of the Spider Woman," scored a Tony Award nomination for her turn as the Witch in the Broadway revival of "Into The Woods," and returned for acclaimed performances in "Sondheim on Sondheim," "After Midnight," and "The Trip To Bountiful." She's also had great success on television starring as Wilhelmina Slater on the ground-breaking "Ugly Betty" as well as Desperate Housewives and many more TV projects. I recently had the chance to talk with her about "Queen of the Universe," and her work as a founder of Black Theater United, which is working to bring inclusivity to theater communities across the country. Plus, she has starring role coming up in a staged concert of Stephen Sondheim's "Anyone Can Whistle" at Carnegie Hall. Full disclosure - as longtime listeners are aware, I've known Vanessa for years ever since we were music theater majors at Syracuse University. So, up front, you'll definitely hear our friendship in the chat. You can catch up on the first four episodes of “Queen of the Universe” now, and don't miss the grand finale streaming on Paramount+ on December 30, 2021.

WUSSY Movie Club
West Side Story (2021)

WUSSY Movie Club

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 33:49


Today on Wussy Movie Club, Atlanta filmmaker Leo Hollen Jr joins us to review Steven Spielberg's 2021 adaptation of the musical classic, “West Side Story”   With music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by the late great Stephen Sondheim, the latest  ‘West Side Story' film stars Rachel Zegler, Ansel Elgort, Ariana DeBose, and of course, Rita Moreno.    WUSSY Movie Club is hosted by two Queer film lovers: John E Kilberg and Daniel Shaw.   WUSSY Movie Club is a weekly roundtable movie podcast with a Queer lens, featuring themed seasons and special interviews with Queer filmmakers. Every Wednesday, a rotating cast of LGBTQIA+ voices will dish on their favorite films of past and present. Join the club and be a part of the discussion!   WUSSY Movie Club is part of the WUSSY Podcast Network, hosted by WUSSY Mag (@wussymag)   Produced by Jon Dean @jondeanphoto   Podcast Art created by Nick Sheridan @glass.knuckles   Podcast Music by DJ Helix @1djhelix   Join the WUSSY Movie Club on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/wussymovieclub/    Follow WUSSY Movie Club on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/WussyMovieClub/

Bookworm
Stephen Sondheim: Finishing the Hat

Bookworm

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 29:00


Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics (1954-1981) with Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes (Knopf)A collection of lyrics from the first half of Stephen Sondheim's career, along with insights into the art of songwriting for the theater. In this 2010 conversation, he explains why a song that may be "perfect" can be wrong for its dramatic moment in a show. This famous perfectionist reveals how much can go wrong.

Fangirls Going Rogue: Star Wars Conversation from a Female POV
Into The Woods: Sondheim Retrospective

Fangirls Going Rogue: Star Wars Conversation from a Female POV

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 82:56


Tricia Barr, Teresa Delgado and Sarah Woloski dive into the life and works of Stephen Sondheim. TW: for discussion of sexual assault in West Side Story.   BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR LATEST PRIORITY TRANSMISSION: Tales From The Galaxy's Edge! Related FANGIRLS GOING ROGUE MARVEL AND STAR WARS FACEBOOK DISCUSSIONS RETURN JANUARY 8, 2022 WITH DISCUSSIONS ON HAWKEYE FINALE AND THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT. Social Fangirls Going Rogue Twitter | Instagram Tricia Barr  Twitter | Instagram Sarah Woloski  Twitter | Instagram Teresa Delgado  Twitter | Instagram Sandra Choute Twitter | Instagram Kai Charles Twitter | Instagram Facebook Public | Private You must answer the 3 questions to join the Private Facebook group! Music credits: "Witch's Entrance" from Into The Woods by original London cast, "Agony" from Into The Woods film, "A Little Priest" from Sweeney Todd film soundtrack, "Pirelli's Miracle Elixir" from Sweeney Todd film soundtrack, "Prologue" from Into the Woods film, "On the Steps of the Palace" from Into The Woods film, "Le Vie Boheme" from Rent motion picture soundtrack

The Choir Room: A Glee Podcast
Take Two: Bash (a Stephen Sondheim tribute with Beth Dixon)

The Choir Room: A Glee Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 107:41


The world lost a legend last month with the passing of Stephen Sondheim. Today we're joined by Beth Dixon (follow her!) to re-visit season 5's "Bash" - an episode featuring four Sondheim numbers. We also look back on some other Glee covers of Sondheim songs!   Follow us on Twitter: @choirroompod E-mail us! Feedback, ideas, fact-checks, anything! choirroompodcast@gmail.com  

Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast
Christmas 2021 with Mario Cantone

Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 96:12


Gilbert and Frank usher in yet another holiday season with actor, singer and fan favorite Mario Cantone, who chimes in on a sackful of topics, including the joys of Albert Finney's "Scrooge," the enduring appeal of the Snow Miser, the genius of Stephen Sondheim, the 100th birthday of Judy Garland and the new "Sex in the City" reboot, "And Just Like That." Also, Mel Gibson celebrates Hanukkah (!), Gilbert replaces Kim Cattrall, Bette Davis makes like Maria von Trapp and Emannuel Lewis learns the true meaning of Christmas. PLUS: "Cricket on the Hearth"! The ghost of Charles Nelson Reilly! Santa hangs ten! Iago sings! Mario reenacts "The Birds"! And the boys get a surprise Christmas visit from a showbiz legend! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bowery Boys: New York City History
Rewind: West Side Story and the Making of Lincoln Center

The Bowery Boys: New York City History

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 54:12


Steven Spielberg's new version of West Side Story is here -- and it's fantastic -- so we're re-visiting our 2016 show on the story of Lincoln Center, with a new podcast introduction discussing the film and the passing of musical icon Stephen Sondheim. The fine arts campus assembles some of the city's finest music and theatrical institutions to create the classiest 16.3 acres in New York City. It was created out of an urgent necessity, bringing together the New York Philharmonic,the New York City Ballet, the Metropolitan Opera, the Julliard School and other august fine-arts companies as a way of providing a permanent home for American culture. However this tale of Robert Moses urban renewal philosophies and the survival of storied institutions has a tragic twist. The campus sits on the site of a former neighborhood named San Juan Hill, home to thousands of African American and Puerto Rican families in the mid 20th century. No trace of this neighborhood exists today. Or, should we say, ALMOST no trace. San Juan Hill exists, at least briefly, within a part of classic American cinema.  The Oscar-winning film West Side Story, based on the celebrated musical, was partially filmed here. The movie reflects many realities of the neighborhood and involves talents who would be, ahem, instrumental in Lincoln Center's continued successes. boweryboyshistory.com Originally released as Episode #218, December 9, 2016 Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/boweryboys See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feast of Fun : Gay Talk Show
The Battle Over West Side Story

Feast of Fun : Gay Talk Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 64:03


When West Side Story hit theaters in 1961, it was a commercial and critical success, with Rita Moreno becoming the first Puerto Rican actor to win an Oscar for her role as Anita.This urban take on Romeo and Juliet created by four Jewish gay artists as a cautionary tale about the hate destroying forbidden love resonated with audiences worldwide. The musical is nowadays considered a classic, but it's also been criticised for its portrayal of Puerto Ricans and for casting white actors in brown-face makeup instead of actual Latinx performers.60 years later, West Side Story is back, this time directed by Stephen Speilberg with new lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, a new book by Tony Kushner and Executive Produced by and starring Rita Moreno in a new role as the motherly Valentina.The remake is being celebrated for its more positive portrayal of minorities, but some folks are still stung by the racist legacy of the original work and would rather see new films created for and by Puerto Rican people.Today we take a look at Stephen Speilberg's remake of West Side Story, what changes they made, why the box office numbers are low and why you will love it!Plus,➤ The new Sex and the City series' first episode has a Big ending.➤ Interview a Vampire novelist Anne Rice dies at the age of 80.Episode #3002

Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast
Patti LuPone | Bombshell PowerPoint Lays Out Shocking Plan for Trump's Coup Attempt: A Closer Look

Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 22:06


Seth takes a closer look at shocking new details in the investigation of the January 6 insurrection that make it clear Trump and his gang were trying to stage a coup.Then, Patti LuPone talks about giving up musicals before receiving a call from Marianne Elliott, getting performance feedback from Stephen Sondheim and shooting videos in her basement.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Fresh Air
Remembering Sondheim (Part III)

Fresh Air

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 46:53


On the final day of our tribute to Stephen Sondheim, we'll hear from people who worked with him, including James Lapine, who wrote the books for three Sondheim musicals: 'Sunday in the Park with George,' 'Into the Woods' and 'Passion'; music director Paul Gemignani, and Stephen Colbert and Lin-Manuel Miranda who each performed in Sondheim musicals.

The Daily
The Life and Legacy of Stephen Sondheim

The Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 34:32


Stephen Sondheim died last week at his home in Roxbury, Conn. He was 91.For six decades, Mr. Sondheim, a composer-lyricist whose works include “Sweeney Todd” and “Into the Woods,” transformed musical theater into an art form as rich, complex and contradictory as life itself.“For me, the loss that we see pouring out of Twitter right now and everywhere you look as people write about their memories of Sondheim is for that person who says yes, devoting yourself to writing or to dancing or to singing or to composing — or whatever it is — is a worthwhile life,” Jesse Green, The Times's chief theater critic, said in today's episode. “And there really is no one who says that as strongly in his life and in his work as Sondheim does.”Today, we chart Mr. Sondheim's career, influence and legacy. Guest: Jesse Green, the chief theater critic for The New York Times.Sign up here to get The Daily in your inbox each morning. And for an exclusive look at how the biggest stories on our show come together, subscribe to our newsletter. Background reading: With a childlike sense of discovery, Stephen Sondheim found the language to convey the beauty in harsh complexity.Mr. Sondheim was theater's most revered and influential composer-lyricist of the last half of the 20th century, and he was the driving force behind some of Broadway's most beloved and celebrated shows.For more information on today's episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday. 

Fresh Air
Remembering Sondheim (Part II)

Fresh Air

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 47:30


Stephen Sondheim fans, like Terry Gross, always wonder: How did he write those brilliant lyrics? His 2010 book, Finishing the Hat, provided a lot of answers. It collected his lyrics from 1954 to 1981, telling the stories behind the songs. In the second part of our remembrance, we're revisiting a 2010 interview with the Broadway legend in which he gave his take on other great lyricists — and some of whose lyrics he thinks aren't really so great.

Fresh Air
Remembering Stephen Sondheim (Part I)

Fresh Air

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 48:11


The legendary lyricist and composer who gave us 'Sweeney Todd,' 'Into the Woods,' 'Company,' 'Sunday in the Park with George' and other shows died last Friday at 91. We are doing a three-part remembrance of him. In 2010 he spoke with Terry Gross about his writing process, from rhyming to finding the right note.

Fresh Air
Rebecca Hall On 'Passing'

Fresh Air

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 46:31


Hall's new Netflix film centers on two light-skinned Black women — one of whom passes for white. The story is a personal one for Hall: Her grandfather and mother were Black and passed as white. Hall talks about her own family history, the burden of secrets, and her experience directing. Also, Lloyd Schwartz reviews the new Criterion release of a documentary about making of the original cast album for Stephen Sondheim's 'Company.'