Fuck Yeah Stephen Sondheim

Bow before the fucking king of musical theater.

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ramblingdaniel:

The 2012 Australian cast of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum perform ‘Comedy Tonight’. 

I’m not sure why, when choosing to only film an excerpt from the song, the choose the least funny part. (I mean, I get it, it’s the part with the full cast, but still…..)

149 plays
Musical Cast Recording,
Marry Me a Little

yourdailybway:

Marry Me a Little | Pour le Sport
Suzanne Henry and Craig Lucas on the original off-Broadway cast recording

Music & Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim

Note: Originally written for The Last Resorts, which was never produced.

149 plays

yourdailybway:

Bounce | Bounce
Howard McGillin and Richard Kind on the original cast recording 

Music & Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Book: John Weidman 

379 plays

yourdailybway:

Do I Hear a Waltz? | Someone Woke Up
Alyson Reed and Eddy Martin on the 2001 Pasadena Playhouse cast recording

Music: Richard Rodgers
Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Book: Arthur Laurents

Sondheim in front of Seurat’s “Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte”.

Photo by James Lapine, c. 1983.

Are you sure that’s Steve? I’m pretty sure it’s Mandy. Steve’s hair was already gray-bordering-on-white by 1983.

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zvbxrpl:

Picking a favorite can be as difficult as it is pointless (as those of you who have taken the Proust-Vanity Fair-Lipton-Pivot-Diamond Questionnaire can attest). But if asked to name my favorite musical, I say Merrily We Roll Along. My love for Merrily is as complicated as Merrily

Noah has written a lovely report on the show that dissents from mine.

(Two quick corrections, though - this production does not restore the original overture, which would be unlikely to ever happen since “Rich and Happy” is no longer in the score; and there are three Sondheim (music/lyrics) shows that premiered on Broadway and not been revived - he missed Passion.)

439 plays
Madeline Kahn, Bernadette Peters,
Anyone Can Whistle (Live at Carnegie Hall)

yourdailybway:

Anyone Can Whistle | There’s Always A Woman
Madeline Kahn and Bernadette Peters performing at Carnegie Hall

Music & Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Book: Arthur Laurents

Do you follow yourdailybway? This is my last request (for now). But hopefully you’ve at least taken a peek and seen how awesome it is. Seriously, follow the blog that won’t just send you stuff you already know but also expose you to awesome shows and songs you haven’t yet discovered!

(In honor of my favorite Broadway tumblr, this the final post in a series of reblogs from the same source.)

chrisweedboygenius:

fuckyeahstephensondheim:

yourdailybway:

The Frogs | Invocation and Instructions to the Audience
Bronson Pinchot performing in the revival of Putting It Together on Broadway

Music & Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Book: Stephen Sondheim and Julia McKenzie

Note: Some of the lyrics were edited for this musical revue, so it’s not entirely identical to The Frogs’ original version.

Do you follow yourdailybway? Am I getting repetitive?

(In honor of my favorite Broadway tumblr, this is part of a handful of reblogs from the same source.)

Since this version drops the Invocation bit of the song, shouldn’t it just be called “Instructions to the Audience?” I should dig out my Playbill and see how it was listed.

My score lists it as both “Invocations and Instructions”, but it also reveals that part of the song was cut for time in the video, and was, under normal circumstances, performed in its entirety.

Really? That’s not how I remember it in the theater. I thought they retained the version as heard on the off-Broadway cast album that begins with theater announcements about silencing devices and unwrapping candy and skips past the “gods of the theater” bit right into the Instructions. But my memory could be faulty.

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yourdailybway:

The Frogs | Invocation and Instructions to the Audience
Bronson Pinchot performing in the revival of Putting It Together on Broadway

Music & Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Book: Stephen Sondheim and Julia McKenzie

Note: Some of the lyrics were edited for this musical revue, so it’s not entirely identical to The Frogs’ original version.

Do you follow yourdailybway? Am I getting repetitive?

(In honor of my favorite Broadway tumblr, this is part of a handful of reblogs from the same source.)

Since this version drops the Invocation bit of the song, shouldn’t it just be called “Instructions to the Audience?” I should dig out my Playbill and see how it was listed.

129 plays
Original Broadway Cast,
Assassins [Original Cast Recording]

yourdailybway:

Assassins | Everybody’s Got the Right
original off-Broadway cast

Music & Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Book: John Weidman

Do you follow yourdailybway? Is my asking getting tiresome? Tell your friends to be on the right side of history and follow the best Broadway tumblr out there.

(In honor of my favorite Broadway tumblr, this is part of a handful of reblogs from the same source.)