Company

Thirty-one years ago this week, Broadway saw the last of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. Granted, the then-new 1981 Stephen Sondheim musical had a hard act to follow: SWEENEY TODD, the 1979 musical (or opera, if you insist) that most everyone agrees is the composer-lyricist’s masterpiece. So MERRILY closed – after 16 performances. While word-of-mouth during [...]

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As has been the case with thousands of musicals before it, MARRY ME A LITTLE starts with an overture. Or does it? Our program tells us that this new Keen Company production with recycled Stephen Sondheim songs is a two-character musical. We’ll meet Him and Her, as they were solely named by Craig Lucas and [...]

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You’ve produced every one of the musicals that Stephen Sondheim has written. As a result, you’ve educated your audiences to know what to expect from the 20th century’s greatest musical theater composer-lyricist: the unexpected. YOU'RE GONNA LOVE TOMORROW is a good piece for you to do if theaters in neighboring towns have recently done SIDE [...]

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Filichia Features: In Comes COMPANY

by Peter Filichia on June 8, 2012

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Precisely 506 months to the day after I saw the very first performance of the pre-Broadway tryout of COMPANY at the Shubert Theatre in Boston, I saw it again — at the GeVa Theatre Center in Rochester. I was sure that this audience wouldn’t react the way it did on that night in March, 1970. [...]

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MTI CEO Freddie Gershon, and wife Myrna, have partnered with the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC to create and fund a grant program to reward outstanding teachers in honor of their friend, composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim.  According to the Washington Examiner, “The Kennedy Center-Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards announced Tuesday will award $10,000 grants [...]

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