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Richardson, Garber, Baranski, Benanti, Kudisch and Redgrave Set for Night Music Concert [15 Oct 2008|12:05pm]

By Andrew Gans
14 Oct 2008

The Roundabout Theatre Company will present a one-night-only gala concert reading of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning A Little Night Music Jan. 12, 2009, at the Nokia Theatre Times Square.

Scott Ellis (She Loves Me, 1776, Curtains) will direct the 7:30 PM performance, which will boast the talents of Natasha Richardson (Desirée Armfeldt), Victor Garber (Frederick Egerman), Christine Baranski (Countess Charlotte Malcolm), Laura Benanti (Anne Egerman), Marc Kudisch (Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm) and Vanessa Redgrave (Madame Armfeldt). Additional casting will be announced shortly.
Full article: http://www.playbill.com/news/article/122310.html

Good Lord, what a great cast.

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Dr. Horrible Charity Screening In Los Angeles! [09 Oct 2008|04:59pm]

[ mood | excited ]

I realize this is a wee bit off-topic, but it's for a good cause and it is semi-related since it is a musical and the writer/producer, Joss Whedon both adores and is heavily influenced, musically, by Sondheim. That said, for anyone here who happens to be within striking distance of LA, I just thought you might like to know the following info:



Yes, on Oct. 31st , All Hallows Eve, Whedonopolis will be bringing LA's very first charity screening of Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog to the big screen, along with Felicia Day's web hit, "The Guild". No waiting for buffering pauses or squinting at a monitor the size of a gum card! We've got a giant screen and our very own specially edited open captioned digital version to sing-a-long to!

 The Details

Where: Regency Fairfax Theatres
7907 Beverly Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA, 90048

When: October 31st, All Hallows Eve – 9PM

Price:  $15 per ticket (limit 10 per person)

 The event will benefit PATH Ventures, a community development organization whose mission is to improve individual lives and communities by increasing quality affordable housing.

 The doc had to get his bling by turning gold bricks into cumin-scented secret sauce, but for a mere $1 per ticket, you can enter our drawing to win cool and fabulous prizes! The more you enter, the better your chances to win, and all proceeds will go to PATH Ventures. Tickets for the drawing will only be sold at the theatre.

Tickets on sale NOW at Whedonopolis.com - And remember, it's Halloween! So feel free to slip on those gloves, snap on those goggles and come as your favorite villain, hero, sidekick, henchmen or hammer... or anything else that might make the Bad Horse gleeful.

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End of and Era [11 Aug 2008|09:45pm]

[ mood | sad ]

George Furth is dead at the age of 75. His collaboration with Sondheim started with "Company"

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[14 Apr 2008|01:15pm]

Hey, does anyone here have a .pdf file of the song "The Ladies Who Lunch" from Company? I'm seriously considering using it as an audition piece for Into the Woods. Thanks!

x-posted to companymusical

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Many happy returns of the day! [22 Mar 2008|02:00pm]

Happy Birthday, Steve! We love you!

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"A Little Night Music" Fanfiction update [07 Mar 2008|06:00pm]

Hi all,

I've updated my "A Little Night Music" fan fiction with a third chapter. Carl-Magnus and Charlotte meet for the first time, and eight-year-old Anne makes an appearance.

"That sound you hear, Count Malcolm, is all of my father's hopes of our courtship and eventual marriage crashing to the ground..."


Title: The Lady and the Tiger
Fandom: A Little Night Music
Rating: T (PG-13)
Pairing: Carl-Magnus/Charlotte

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Watch a little TV, and click: [20 Feb 2008|06:23pm]

[ mood | excited ]

Sondheim's and Furth's Company airs tonight on PBS's Great Performances. The production is the recent Broadway mounting by John Doyle and the cast is led by Raúl Esparza.

Check your local listings.

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Sunday. [19 Feb 2008|02:12pm]

[ mood | impressed ]

Hey all,

I'm rejoining lj after a couple of years hiatus, and looking for old friends has led me back to old communities. Anyway, I just got back yesterday from seeing the London transfer of Sunday this weekend in NYC, and I have to tell all of you that it is wonderful.

I never saw the original live (unfortunately), but I honestly have to say that seeing that production was a religious experience (apropos, as we all know that Sondheim is, indeed, god). I went into it a little skeptical. How could anything top Mandy and Bernadette? Was I going to be so disappointed that my all-time fave show will be tainted? But, in the first 5 seconds, the director, Sam Buntrock, had me gasping at the ingenuity of the design. Also, Jenna Russel and Daniel Evans bring great new energy to the roles that I know so well from watching the original DVD recording so often.

The production values and character interpretations were so refreshing, I could gush on and on about it. But I won't. I will, however, urge anyone who has the capacity to see this show before it's limited run ends in the middle of May to DO IT (!). You will NOT be disappointed.

Has anyone else seen it? Care to chat about it? leave me a message on my most recent post. (*insert innocent plug for new friends here*)

<3's Erin

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Sunday In The Park With George [12 Feb 2008|08:48pm]

Hi, everyone. I'm new.

Some lovely person has uploaded all of SITPWG onto the YouTube. Here's a taste:

And the link to the playlist: http://youtube.com/view_play_list?p=B89BF8592F7C6411


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Sweeney Todd [07 Jan 2008|10:22pm]

Hey, guys,

I really want to see Sweeney Todd, but I'm kind of a chicken. Is the movie REALLY scary and/or gorey? I love the musical, but even watching the stage version from 1982 creeps me out a bit. Did it give anyone nightmares? Also, is it good/okay/horrible? It's getting great reviews but whenever I hear the singing (especially by Johnny Depp) I cringe a bit. Does it all hang together?

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"The Lady and the Tiger" fanfic update [06 Jan 2008|08:55pm]

Hello to all,

For anyone reading, I've updated my "A Little Night Music" fanfiction. Link below.

Title: The Lady and the Tiger
Fandom: A Little Night Music
Rating: T (PG-13)
Pairing: Carl-Magnus/Charlotte


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I'll drink to that. [04 Jan 2008|04:21pm]

[ mood | jubilant ]

Cancel the dinner with the feuding couple and set the TiVo to record:

The "Great Performances" telecast of the recent revival of Company — starring Raúl Esparza as perennial bachelor Bobby — is scheduled for a Feb. 20 PBS broadcast.


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You tube [26 Dec 2007|09:14am]

Having just got interested in the new wonderful welsh singer Rhydian Roberts I came across by chance this guy on You tube who adores Sondheim and who has an interesting voice.  I thought you might be interested.


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Life is finer, life is cleaner [23 Dec 2007|02:46am]

I'm guessing that in the coming weeks many people will have many things to share about Sweeney Todd. I thought people might like to hear some other Sondheim movie news:
Also this week came word that another Sondheim musical may be headed for the silver screen. The New York Times reported that a film version of Follies, the Sondheim musical that features a book by James Goldman, is currently in development. Attached to the project are Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes and Emmy-winning writer Aaron Sorkin, who is currently represented on Broadway with The Farnsworth Invention. Neither casting nor a time table for the film has been announced, although Sondheim told the Times he would be willing to allow his score to be altered for a film. Sondheim also suggested that Company would make the stage-to-screen leap well.

By Kenneth Jones
21 Dec 2007


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Sweeney Trailer?!?!?! [05 Oct 2007|09:52am]


It's here! It looks amazing! And it's coming this Christmas!

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum OCR! [31 Jul 2007|11:58pm]

[ mood | distressed ]

Hello all! I'm new to the community, but I've been lurking for awhile. I'm a huge fan of Sondheim. One of my biggest dreams is to actually see a real Sondheim musical on Broadway, because I'm from the Philippines, all the way around the world. My favorite Sondheim recording is Merrily, because the songs and the story break my heart every time. :)

I'm desperate for the OCR of Forum, because I lost mine from when our theater group did it a couple of years ago. Does anyone have it, please?

I'm willing to trade, but I don't know if I have anything worth trading for... :/ But any help is much appreciated. Thank you so much!

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"A Little Night Music" Fanfiction [29 Jul 2007|09:02pm]

Hi all,

I just wrote this "A Little Night Music" fanfiction (the first chapter of it, anyway), and thought I'd post a link to it here. I'd love to hear from fellow fans of the musical, especially regarding character insights and critique. It's about the relationship between Carl-Magnus and Charlotte, beginning ten years pre-musical and continuing for several years following it. I always wondered how they came to be married, if they were ever happy together, why they don't appear to have any children, what happened to them post-musical, etc. This story is the result of those musings. It is called "The Lady and the Tiger" and is rated T.



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Bit by bit, putting it together. [11 May 2007|09:20am]


I recently bought the DVd of "Putting it Together". I lvoe it. I saw it on HBO or somewhere when I was a freshman, and finally got around to buying it now.

I love Hearn's rendition of "Hello Little Girl"(changed that song for me...forever.) And Carol Burnett owns.

Also, I would like to claim Carol Burnett and Ruthie Henshall's version of "There's Always a Woman".

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[07 May 2007|10:50am]

I'm as thrilled as if I had a brain in my head. This just shipped from my new Netflix account. (It was #2 on my queue, right after Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, starring Leslie Ann Warren and Stuart Damon. Yeah, I'm sentimental.)

Squee! I've only been wanting to see this for ten years!!

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[15 Apr 2007|09:30pm]

Hi, I just joined.

I'm currently doing Into The Woods at my college. 

I was just wondering, have any of you done it and during the last few weeks you start to wonder what you got yourself into?

Also... Does anyone have any icons? I can't find any... this musical gets no love.



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