Into The Woods JR.

THE BEGINNING OF THE JOURNEY: Twelve years ago, following the phenomenal success of the big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical “Chicago” (which won six Academy Awards®, including Best Picture), director Rob Marshall sat down with Stephen Sondheim and expressed an interest in directing a film version of one of the legendary composer’s stage productions. [...]

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WHAT: Disney invites you to show off your singing skills and your love for the Stephen Sondheim musical “Into the Woods” with the online musical contest “Sing Your Way Into the Woods”. The winning video will be selected by legendary eight-time Tony®, Grammy® and Oscar®-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim and Tony® winner James Lapine, [...]

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The Ovation Cultural Development Corporation, led by Artistic Director Zhou Zhiqiang, has just recently (Saturday, November 8) opened what is being heralded as the most successful musical locally produced in China since that country began presenting culturally-exchanged Broadway musicals in 1999 – Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s INTO THE WOODS – which is accumulating triumphant [...]

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Twenty-five years ago, when INTO THE WOODS played its first preview in New York, many audience members walked out after the first act. They weren’t necessarily dissatisfied; they’d simply assumed that they’d seen the entire show. The theatergoers had a point. The stories of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Little Red Ridinghood, Jack of Beanstalk fame and the [...]

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On this day in 1930, a musical theatre legend was welcomed into the world. Music Theatre International would like to wish composer and lyricist, Stephen Sondheim, a very happy birthday! As we celebrate his legacy on this special day, we also reflect on his numerous contributions to the theatre. Mr. Sondheim is the recipient of [...]

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autocad electrical 2014 purchase Last week, when we left the characters after Act One of in INTO THE WOODS at the University of Cincinnati-Conservatory of Music, they were thrilled because they were sure that the worst was behind them. Now what else could happen but their living happily ever after? The Baker and his Wife [...]

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Too bad everyone couldn’t see Aubrey Berg’s recent INTO THE WOODS at the University of Cincinnati-Conservatory of Music. The CCM production would have offered some valuable suggestions and alternatives to those thinking of producing Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s fractured fairy tale. INTO THE WOODS consists of a mainly funny first act and a mostly [...]

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If your theatre is looking for a show that showcases the thrills and chills of the Halloween season, look no further than these 10 MTI titles.  Whether you’re following the exploits of a blood-sucking vampire (or plant), losing your direction in a madcap fairy tale, or haunting a country rodeo, each of these shows is [...]

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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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The Phantom took the day off from his Opera this past Monday, as MTI, The Shubert Foundation, iTheatrics, the New York City Department of Education and ArtsConnection welcomed over 400 middle-school students to perform on the stage of the fabled Majestic Theatre at a celebratory event known as “Student Share”. “Student Share” is the culmination [...]

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