Fuck Yeah Stephen Sondheim

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We are currently observing the advent period of Perpetual Anticipation which culminates with Sondheimas, the birthday of Stephen Sondheim. Today is the twenty-third day of Perpetual Anticipation. 

If you’re not obsessed with Side by Side by Sondheim, you’re probably doing Sondheim fandom wrong.

This video features Larry Kert, Georgia Brown, and Nancy Dussault doing that revue’s opening medley of “Love Is In The Air” and “Comedy Tonight,” both from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To The Forum.

Most Sondheim fans know the famous story of Forum's out of town tryout, in which the show just wasn't getting laughs until the original opening number, “Love Is In The Air,” was replaced by “Comedy Tonight,” which better set the tone (and featured show-stoppingly hilarious staging by Jerome Robbins).

We aren’t doing either of these songs in Three Wishes for Sondheimas, although we do have both a number from Forum and a show’s discarded former opening number, both of which, it turns out, will be performed by Justin Barnette. But you’ll have to come to the show on Saturday night to find out what those songs are.

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Elaine Stritch,
Singin' Sondheim... At Home At The Carlyle

From Stritch’s 2011 Carlyle show…

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Various,
Side by Side by Sondheim

thesobsister:

“Comedy Tonight/Love Is in the Air,” from the original London cast recording of Side by Side by Sondheim.

The opening number and one of my favorites.  I do not own the copyright to this or claim any rights to this under IP law, but offer it as an introduction to one of my favorite Sondheim revues.  Buy the album; you won’t regret it.

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Stephen Sondheim,
Dramatists Guild: In The Room

patman828:

fuckyeahstephensondheim:

Remember that article from December announcing that The Dramatists Guild had uncovered a bunch of old reel to reel tapes of their members giving lectures about their work? Well, they’ve launched a podcast from those archives, and the first episode features a Stephen Sondheim talk from the early 1970s — he claims it’s his first — in which he sings a couple of songs that had been cut from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

It’s utterly delightful. I’m sure you’ll think so too.

Ugh. I wish I could listen to this. FU computer speakers! I wish this was downloadable so I could put it on my ipod :/

You can download it from the Dramatists Guild website - right-click on Sondheim’s face and save the target file.

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Stephen Sondheim,
Dramatists Guild: In The Room

Remember that article from December announcing that The Dramatists Guild had uncovered a bunch of old reel to reel tapes of their members giving lectures about their work? Well, they’ve launched a podcast from those archives, and the first episode features a Stephen Sondheim talk from the early 1970s — he claims it’s his first — in which he sings a couple of songs that had been cut from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

It’s utterly delightful. I’m sure you’ll think so too.

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Jackie Cain & Roy Kral,
Sondheim

Jackie & Roy: “Love Is In The Air”
from their album Sondheim 

Jackie & Roy must be experienced rather than described.

When it was announced that The Birdcage would feature songs by Sondheim, we were so excited… When the final cut only included the rehearsal sequence of “Little Dream,” one line of “Foxtrot,” and this, it was a bit disappointing… Still, Robin Williams & Christine Baranski are charming together. If you want to skip to the singing, it starts at 1:46.