Sunday In The Park With George

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 [...]


“It is so large,” says successful 19th century artist Jules when he gets his first glimpse of Georges Seurat’s “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.” And yet, when Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE went looking for a theater in 1984, their musical landed in one [...]

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I attended the annual TEDxBroadway conference this week in New York City. It’s a gathering of industry insiders and theater fans who come together for one day to dream big about “The Best That Broadway Can Be.” One of the highlights was a great speech by Thomas Schumacher, who leads Disney Theatricals. He was feeling [...]


Two MTI Shows Receive Top Honors from The Wall Street Journal in List of 2010′s Best Theatrical Productions Anywhere! Throughout 2010, The Wall Street Journal ‘s drama critic Terry Teachout crisscrossed America in search of memorable, innovative theater from Broadway and beyond.  Teachout saw countless new and classic works performed by professional companies throughout the [...]


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 [...]


In the fifth installment of our Marquee Q & A, actress Hayley Podschun catches up with MTI’s Tyler Paul to discuss HAIRSPRAY, PARADE, and more… Hayley Podschun, who can currently be seen at New World Stages as the title character in the brand-new musical STRAWBERRY FRECKLEFACE (based on the famous childrens book series), is all [...]


This is the second in our Non-Profit Spotlight Series. The first, on Lincoln Center Theater, can be found here. For a lot of people, 42nd St has become synonymous with the glitz and glamour of classic Broadway, complete with big sets, big production numbers, and big money.  But walk a few blocks west, and you’ll [...]

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This is the eighth in a series looking at the work of Stephen Sondheim. “Putting it together,” states the James Lapine/Stephen Sondheim musical, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, “that’s what counts.”  And it does, for 19th century neo-impressionist painter George Seurat and his great-grandson George-although through very different ways, due to their positions in [...]


Since its formation in the 1950′s, MTI has been, and continues to be an ambassador for the American Musical at home and abroad. While the majority of MTI’s licensing occurs within the United States, we have also licensed shows in over 60 countries across the world. Each new overseas production is a chance to view [...]