Stephen Sondheim has always loved New York, and, for the most part, Gotham has returned the love. Broadway’s greatest composer-lyricist who turns 85 this week has been a New York presence since his lyrics for WEST SIDE STORY reached Broadway in 1957. There has never been a year that a Stephen Sondheim lyric hasn’t had [...]


If you do PASSION correctly – meaning the way that Stephen Sondheim envisioned it – your audience will applaud only once the entire night. That will happen at the end of the show, after the lights have dimmed and the performers have emerged to take their bows. Not getting applause after each song is virtually [...]


Because it’s Women’s History Month, the MTI Marquee has developed a new series focused on the individuals being celebrated during the month of March. homework solutions The lion’s share of fierce women’s roles exist in musical theatre – and just as many delightful divas have embodied these characters, portraying them with ease & grace & [...]

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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 [...]


This is the fourth in a series of articles analyzing the work of Stephen Sondheim. Letters feature prominently in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s musical, PASSION, which is set in 1863 Italy.  The letters exchanged between soldier Giorgio and his lover, Clara, reflect their physical distance; letters between Giorgio and the invalid Fosca, however, express [...]

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