Friday, September 24, 2010

September 24, 2010

Mandy Patinkin interview

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New CD: La Cage aux Folles

September 28, 2010, is the U.S. release date for the CD: "La Cage Aux Folles: New Broadway Cast Recording" -- Kelsey Grammer & Douglas Hodge,

UPDATE: I do not recommend this recording. Terrible vocal soloists. Stick with the original cast recording.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sondheim! The Birthday Concert

Sondheim! The Birthday Concert

"Sondheim! The Birthday Concert will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray by
Image Entertainment on November 16[, 2010]. . . . the special will be broadcast
nationwide by PBS as part of its Great Performances series on November

"The Birthday Concert was filmed live during the performances of the New
York Philharmonic's Sondheim: The Birthday Concert on March 15-16."


Performances Include:
•"America" (Dancers, West Side Story) •"Something's Coming"
(Alexander Gemingnani, West Side Story) •"We're Gonna Be
Alright" (Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, Do I Hear a Waltz?)
•"Don't Laugh" (Victoria Clark, Hot Spot) •"Johanna"(Nathan
, Sweeney Todd) •"You're Gonna Love Tomorrow" and "Love Will
See Us Through" (Matt Cavenaugh, Jenn Colella, Laura Osnes, Bobby
Steggert, Follies) •"Too Many Mornings" (Nathan Gunn, Audra
McDonald, Follies) •"The Road You Didn't Take" (John McMartin,
Follies) •"It Takes Two" (Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien, Into the
Woods) •"Growing Up" (Jim Walton, Merrily We Roll Along)
•"Finishing the Hat" (Mandy Patinkin, Sunday in the Park with
George) •"Move On" (Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Sunday in the
Park with George) •"Pretty Women" (Michael Cerveris, George Hearn,
Sweeney Todd) •"A Little Priest" (Michael Cerveris, George Hearn,
Patti LuPone, Sweeney Todd) •"Theme from `Reds'" with Pas
De Deux (NY Philharmonic, Two ABT Dancers Maria and Blaine) •"So
Many People" (Laura Benanti, Saturday Night) •"Beautiful Girls"
(David Hyde Pierce) •"Ladies Who Lunch" (Patti LuPone, Company)
•"Losing My Mind" (Marin Mazzie– Follies) •"The Glamorous
Life" (Audra McDonald, A Little Night Music) •"Leave You" (Donna
Murphy, Follies) •"Not a Day Goes By" (Bernadette Peters, Merrily
We Roll Along) •"I'm Still Here" (Elaine Stritch, Follies)
•"Sunday" (Broadway Chorus, Sunday in the Park with George)
•"Happy Birthday" (All Cast)
Image Entertainment




UPDATE: I regret to say that I could not manage to sit through the television broadcast of this Sondheim concert. Quite self-satisfied performers performing boring upper-middle-brow schlock for a quite self-satisfied audience.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010