He gave the form a dark, dramatic edge, updating it joltingly to mirror the troubling times in which he was working, yet maintaining allegiance to a tradition that included Jerome Kern, Rodgers and Hart and his mentor, Oscar Hammerstein.
He is not unique in writing the lyrics and music to all his shows in the past 40 years, but no one else comes close as a master of both words and melody.
Here you will discover the back stories of kings, titans of industry, stellar athletes, giants of the entertainment field, scientists, politicians, artists and heroes – all of them gay or bisexual men.
If their lives can serve as role models to young men who have been bullied or taught to think less of themselves for their sexual orientation, all the better.
This is a man who single-handedly changed the face of the American musical.
Before him, its dominant tone was frothy and comic.
Anne Hathaway, who is set to host this year's Oscars alongside James Franco, is so enthusiastic about getting a gig on "Glee" that she's already plotted out her role. Paul Reubens brought back his famous Pee-wee character in 2010 for The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway, which premiered last January in Los Angeles and will conclude its New York Broadway run on January 2.
"In my head, I've cast myself in ' Glee' and I know what song I'm going to sing," the actress told Jimmy Fallon when she stopped by his show in December. who is also gay, who comes back to help him deal with his sexuality, and I would sing ' You Are Not Alone' from Stephen Sondheim's epic show ' Into the Woods.'" Rumors » - [email protected] you live in New York or Los Angeles, chances are you weren't able to see Pee-wee Herman return to the theater. HBO announced Tuesday that, immediately following the end of the run, they'll shoot the production to air sometime in 2011.
There’s no look-at-me artifice in Being Alive, his great anthem from Company.Yet over the years, some have admired his talents without actually enjoying them.Non-fans have found his lyrics tricky and elitist – though anyone who can devise such an ingenious internal rhyme for a line as “What makes him so reptilian is his brilliantine” is fine by me.How smart of the organisers of tomorrow night’s Olivier theatre awards to bestow their 2011 Special Award on Stephen Sondheim, placing him in a (mostly British) coterie that includes Harold Pinter, John Gielgud, Maggie Smith – and Laurence Olivier himself. As an adult, I’ve known a handful of memorable experiences in the theatre, and Sondheim has been responsible for a fair portion of them.One was last year, when his revisionist fairy tale Into the Woods was staged in Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre; fittingly, that production has two Olivier nominations.So if you weren't able to go out and see Pee-wee, Miss Yvonne, Cowboy Curtis, Chairy, Jambi and the rest, you'll soon get your chance.Check out a montage from the show, read the press release and more after the break.Sondheim (born March 22, 1930) gave a speech during the unveiling ceremony of the new marquee on the former Henry Miller’s Theatre at 124 W. The signage on the marquee is Sondheim’s signature.The restored neo-Georgian brick façade, which dates back to 1918, fronts an entirely new 1,055 seat theatre placed below street level.According to Deadline, the cable network will tape a performance of comedian Paul Reubens’s Broadway show this January.Reubens premiered the production at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on November 11.On the night of his 35th birthday, Robert struggles to think of a wish to make as he blows out his birthday candles.The lone bachelor, surrounded by “those good and crazy people” -- his married friends -- Robert is uncertain whether he should simply be happy with his lot or whether he should wish for his own romantic partner.Socrates said: “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Judaism considers all lives worth living, but it considers the imperative to examine your life so important that every year it devotes ten days – from Rosh Hashanah until Yom Kippur – to the process of introspection and recalibrating your life. ” Gradually, the audience sees how Frank abandoned his youthful ideals and dreams, along with his first wife, his only child, and his two “lifelong” friends, through his heedless choices to pursue fame and fortune. For a single person this may mean not bemoaning that there are no good men/women out there, but rather regretting that you rejected certain possible mates for spurious reasons.