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Studio 54

Through the use of exclusive interview footage, audiences get an inside look at famed composer Stephen Sondheim’s personal life and artistic process. A starry ensemble of Broadway’s best will perform brand-new arrangements of over two dozen Sondheim tunes, ranging from the beloved to the obscure.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Jun. 27, 2010.

Studio 54

254 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019

Previews Mar 19, 2010
Opening Apr 22, 2010
Closing Jun 27, 2010

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What Is the Story of Sondheim on Sondheim?
Strung together with songs both obscure and famous, Sondheim on Sondheim explores the life and creative process of its namesake composer, Stephen Sondheim, in the genius’ own words. Through the use of intimate interviews with its subject, the production shines new light on pieces of the artist’s autobiography, including his childhood, his relationship with mentor Oscar Hammerstein and stories of personal demons and professional triumphs. The show mostly focuses on his how he created the shows Broadway knows and loves today.
 

Critics' Reviews

""Nothing quite tops other cast members sitting quietly on stage and listening to Barbara Cook sing 'Send in the Clowns.' Cook's exquisite rendition of Sondheim's best-known song demonstrates the essence of musical theater: an expert performer capturing the emotional truth found in a perfect blending of words and music.""

Review by Michael Kuchwara from Associated Press

""Sondheim on Sondheim confirms enchantingly what we already know but can gladly bear such eloquent repeating of: that Sondheim is the best composer-lyricist we’ve got. To have it incarnated on Broadway by a cast headed by Barbara Cook, Vanessa Williams, Tom Wopat and five personable others leaves us, after two-and-a-half hours, only hungry for more.""

Review by John Simon from Bloomberg News

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