Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who died on the age of 91 on November 26, is being memorialized in various methods.
On November 28, performers gathered at Duffy Sq. in Manhattan’s theater district to sing “Sunday” from Sondheim’s celebrated musical, Sunday within the Park with George. Contributors included Lin-Manuel Miranda, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Sara Bareilles, Raúl Esparza, Stephen Schwartz, Laura Benanti, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Josh Groban, Erich Bergen, Lonny Value, Jim Walton, Tom Kitt, Reeve Carney, Eva Noblezada, Marc Shaiman, Lauren Patten, Kathryn Gallagher, Abby Mueller, Judy Kuhn, Brandon Uranowitz, Adam Chanler-Berat, Tavi Gevinson, Erin Davie and Bryan Clark Tyrell, amongst others. The occasion was co-presented by the Broadway League, the Instances Sq. Alliance and Playbill.
In his six-decade profession on Broadway, Sondheim earned eight Tony Awards, together with a Lifetime Achievement honor in 2008; eight Grammy Awards; one Academy Award and a Pulitzer Prize.
Via January 15, 2022, the City Corridor in New York is presenting, at no cost, an online conversation with Tony Award-winning playwright and director James Lapine and Sondheim, initially aired final summer season to have fun the discharge of Lapine’s ebook, Putting It Together: How Stephen Sondheim and I Created “Sunday in the Park with George.”
Becoming a member of Lapine and Sondheim had been the celebrities of the unique 1984 Broadway manufacturing of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical: Mandy Patinkin, who portrayed Georges Seurat, and Bernadette Peters, who portrayed his lover, Dot, and his mom, Marie. Actress Christine Baranski, who was within the unique 1983 off-Broadway manufacturing of the musical at Playwrights Horizons, moderated the dialogue.
Earlier this month Yellow Sound Label launched quantity one of many three-volume Sondheim Unplugged: The NYC Sessions in streaming and digital codecs, and a two-disc CD.
Sondheim Unplugged: The NYC Periods finally will embody 70 singers and 120 songs; the second quantity can be launched on what would have been Sondheim’s 92nd birthday, March 22, 2022, and the third on June 1, 2022. Vocalists acting on the recording collectively boast over 100 Broadway credit; a number of truly originated roles in Sondheim musicals, together with Annie Golden (Assassins), Danielle Ferland (Into the Woods, Sunday within the Park with George), and Teri Ralston (Firm, A Little Night time Music).
Hosted by collection creator Phil Geoffrey Bond, Sondheim Unplugged has been celebrated month-to-month in New York since 2010 at Feinstein’s/54 Under; it additionally has been seen within the New Jersey Performing Arts Heart and within the Hippodrome and Reside at Zedel in London.