Stephen Sondheim

Sweeney Todd starring Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel announce extra performance.

Sweeney Todd starring Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel announce extra performance. Due to unprecedented public demand, an extra performance has been scheduled on Sunday 5 April 2015 for English National Opera’s major new production of Stephen Sondheim Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller at the London Coliseum. Joining Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson who will lead the cast as Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett are Matthew Seadon-Young as Anthony Hope, Katie Hall as Johanna Barker, Philip Quast as Judge Turpin, Jack North as Tobias Ragg, Alex Gaumond as Beadle Bamford, Rosalie Craig as Beggar Woman and John Owen-Jones as …

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Follies in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall

Christine Baranski, Jennifer Coolidge, Stefanie Powers, Ruthie Henshall and Anita Dobson star in Stephen Sondheim’s Follies in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall.

Sweeney Todd at the London Coliseum

Major new production of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd presented by English National Opera at the London Coliseum starring Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel and Philip Quast.

Video: Disney’s Into the Woods trailer released

Disney has released a new trailer for the forthcoming movie adaptation of Sondheim’s Into the Woods, featuring James Corden, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp.

Imelda Staunton to star in Gypsy

Chichester Festival Theatre has confirmed that Imelda Staunton will star as Rose in their new production of Gypsy.

Putting It Together at the St James Theatre

Putting It Together is a sparkling Stephen Sondheim revue at the St James Theatre starring David Bedella, Daniel Crossley, Janie Dee, Damian Humbley and Caroline Sheen.

Broadway: This Week’s News Round-up

Daniel Evans in a gay version of Company, Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Wicked celebrates its 10th anniversary, The Lion King tops the billion mark and more.

Candide at the Menier Chocolate Factory

A Christmas treat at the Menier Chocolate Factory with Leonard Bernstein’s joyous musical Candide starring Jackie Clune, James Dreyfus, Scarlett Strallen and David Thaxton.

West Side Story at Sadler’s Wells Theatre

Joey McKneely’s vibrant stage production of classic dance musical West Side Story continues its blockbuster tour at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London.

Merrily We Roll Along at Harold Pinter Theatre

Following a sell-out season at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Maria Friedman brings her acclaimed production of Merrily We Roll Along to the Harold Pinter Theatre.

Sweeney Todd Ticket Sale: Save over £20 on tickets

Save over £20 on tickets to Sweeney Todd starring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton. But hurry – this great deal ends on Monday 7 June. So don’t miss out – book your seats right away.

Sweeney Todd – Reviews Round-up

A round-up of reviews for Sweeney Todd at the Adelphi Theatre in London starring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton.

Production photos: Sweeney Todd starring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton

Chichester’s 2011 festival closes this year with a new production of Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical Sweeney Todd. Leading the cast are two of British Theatre’s biggest names, with distinguished musical performer Michael Ball and Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton starring in the show.

Photos: Sweeney Todd at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris

Director of the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Jean-Luc Choplin, has probably done more than anyone else to bring Broadway musicals to France, culminating in a major new production of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd.

Backstage at the 2011 Olivier Awards

Acclaimed photographer Charlie Gray went behind the scenes at this year’s Olivier Awards at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane to capture the stars of West End Theatre.

Your theatre week, 21 to 27 March 2011

This week sees a number of birthday celebrations, including two American theatre greats: Stephen Sondheim turns 81 after a riotous year of 80th birthday tributes culminating in his Olivier Special Award, and this week marks the centenary of the great Tennessee Williams. Also Priscilla makes it to two years old this week as the Broadway production starts camping it up on the other side of the Atlantic, and Kneehigh Theatre Company follow their acclaimed production of Brief Encounter with another reimagining of a cinema classic, this time French movie The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.

Olivier Awards: National, Legally Blonde

In a star-studded awards ceremony last night, Sunday 13 March, at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London, the Society of London Theatre held their 35th annual theatre awards ceremony.

Second chance to see Into The Woods

Download service Digital Theatre has released filmed performances of a number of acclaimed West End shows from 2010, including Into the Woods, All My Sons and As You Like It.

Sondheim’s Follies to return to West End?

Exciting news for Sondheim fans. Trevor Nunn is taking over as artistic director of the Theatre Royal Haymarket, and one of the muted productions for his first season is a revival of classic musical Follies.

Sondheim’s Road Show casting?

Excitement mounts about the UK premiere of Sondheim musical Road Show at the Menier Chocolate Factory, with Michael Cerveris tipped to join the cast.

Elaine Paige cast in USA Follies

Elaine Paige to sing I’m Still Here in new US production of Follies; new album Elaine Paige and Friends out Monday; new EP concert tour announced

BBC Radio 2 – The Musical

Don’t miss this excellent new series on BBC Radio 2 all about the musical. The eight part series started on Monday, 6 September 2010, at 10pm UK time (listen again here) and each week will cover a different aspect of the world of musical theatre and its 80 year history.

“Stephen Sondheim” the HBO drama?

New HBO pilot The Miraculous Year, starring Susan Sarandon and Norbert Leo Butz, comes pretty close to the life of Stephen Sondheim.

Into The Woods opens tonight

The Open Air Theatre’s new production of Into The Woods officially opens tonight, 16 August, at its Regent’s Park venue.

VIDEO: Into The Woods – Rehearsals

VIDEO: The Open Air Theatre’s new production of Into The Woods opens this Thursday, 5 August, at their Regent’s Park venue.

Stephen Sondheim tribute at BBC Proms

A major tribute to musicals composer Stephen Sondheim was held on Saturday, 31 July, in London to celebrate his 80th year.

More Sondheim for Menier

The award winning Menier Chocolate Factory in South London intends to produce two new Stephen Sondheim productions in the next two years, including the UK premiere of Road Show.

Sondheim 80th Birthday Concert – Review

This weekend at the Cadogan Hall in London and the Royal & Derngate in Northampton, two performances of a special concert were held to celebrate the 80th birthday of musicals composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim.

CASTING: Open Air’s Into The Woods

West End star Hannah Waddingham, who enjoyed success in Trevor Nunn’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, will return to Sondheim this summer in Into The Woods. Part of this year’s Open Air Theatre season in Regent’s Park, the show helps celebrate Stephen Sondheim’s 80th year which also sees a revival of Passion at the Donmar Warehouse starring Elena Roger and a special South Bank Show Revisited on ITV1 in April. Directed by Timothy Sheader, Hannah Waddingham plays the central role of the Witch, alongside Olivier award winner Jenna Russell (Sunday in the Park with George) as the …

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Transfer News: Juliet Stevenson, Avenue Q, Prunella Scales and War Horse

It’s all change in the West End as a number of shows close to make way for transfers from other theatres. In an increasingly risk-averse climate for producers, a hit in a small venue or success in a limited run could mean money if it transfers into the West End.  The subsidised National Theatre and Almeida are bringing in War Horse and Duet for One respectively, Cameron Mackintosh decides to keep Avenue Q running and Carrie’s War and Saturday Night transfer from smaller venues. Duet For One The Almeida’s recently acclaimed production Duet for One will transfer to the West …

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Transfer News: Night Music and Awakening

A Little Night Music After much speculation, Trevor Nunn’s critic-pleasing revival of A Little Night Music will wing its way across the river and into the Garrick Theatre from 28 March, replacing Zorro. Following the Menier Chocolate Factory’s sell out production of Stephen Sondheim’s lyrical musical, the talented and accomplished cast includes Hannah Waddingham as Desiree, Maureen Lipman as Madame Armfeldt, Alexander Hanson as Fredrik, Kelly Price as Countess Charlotte Malcolm and Jessie Buckley as Anne Egerman. Spring Awakening Also controversial and oh so hip musical Spring Awakening based on Frank Wedekind’s classic play, will transfer from the Lyric Hammersmith …

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