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SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM concludes limited engagement 6/27

Final Two Weeks!

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY’s

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM

concludes its limited engagement Sunday, June 27th , 2010

“Sondheim is the best, brightest & most influential talent to emerge during the last half-century. And James Lapine is his best collaborator.” – Ben Brantley, New York Times
 
“A priceless gift to the theater!” – Linda Winer, Newsday

On Broadway at Studio 54


Roundabout Theatre Company’s (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) limited engagement of Sondheim on Sondheim will play its final performance on Sunday, June 27th at 2:00 PM. This new Broadway musical stars Barbara Cook, Vanessa Williams, Tom Wopat, Leslie Kritzer, Norm Lewis, Euan Morton, Erin Mackey & Matthew Scott.  Music & lyrics are by Stephen Sondheim and the production is conceived & directed by James Lapine.
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Roundabout’s EVERYDAY RAPTURE launches fan lip synch contest.

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

Announces a Broadway fan lip-synch contest

for

EVERYDAY RAPTURE 

Lip-synch your way to Semi-Semi Stardom!

“A smashing show that reminds us why so many of us keep going back to Broadway. Sherie Rene Scott has never shined brighter or more illuminatingly.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Fans of Everyday Rapture now have their shot at semi-semi stardom! 

Log on to www.facebook.com/RoundaboutTheatreCompany to submit a video of yourself lip synching a song from the musical before June 27th.  One lucky winner will be chosen to receive two complimentary tickets to Everyday Rapture, a meet and greet with Sherie Rene Scott and the cast of Everyday Rapture, a cast album and a gift pack.  Song clips and the cast album are available for download on the submission site.

On Tuesday, June 15 the cast album will be wherever music is sold.  That same night, Sherie Rene Scott, Dick Scanlan and the cast of Everyday Rapture will be signing CDs at the American Airlines Theatre beginning at 8:30PM. Continue reading

Roundabout presents Brief Encounter on Broadway

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

in association with David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Cineworld

Presents

Kneehigh Theatre’s

Critically Acclaimed Production of

Noël Coward’s

BRIEF ENCOUNTER

Adapted and Directed by Emma Rice

“By the show’s end I felt enlivened, enlightened and seriously moved,” – Ben Brantley, NY Times.

For a Q&A with Artistic Director Todd Haimes about the production, CLICK HERE

Previews begin September 10th, 2010; Official Opening September 28th, 2010

on Broadway at Studio 54

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EVERYDAY RAPTURE in the news


ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY 

Two Tony Nominations 

including Best Actress in a Musical

EVERYDAY RAPTURE

In the news

VOGUE.COM:CLICK HERE

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL’s Tony Nominee’s Circle of Magic: CLICK HERE 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL’s Foley’s Everyday Act: CLICK HERE 

BROADWAY.COM: CLICK HERE  
 
BROADWAYWORLD.COM:CLICK HERE 

“A smashing show that reminds us why so many of us keep going back to Broadway.

Sherie Rene Scott has never shined brighter or more illuminatingly.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“Scott has a bold, brassy voice and one of those quirky, expansive theater personalities that can really fill a stage.”  -Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press


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Sondheim on Sondheim will be released as a two disc cast album on PS Classics

“Sondheim is the best, brightest & most influential talent to emerge during the last half-century.
And James Lapine is his best collaborator.”
New York Times

“A revelatory revue!” — Associated Press

“A funny, affectionate and revealing tribute to musical theater’s
greatest living composer and lyricist” — USA Today

PS CLASSICS
ANNOUNCES PLANS
TO RECORD THE ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST ALBUM OF

“SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM”

Music and Lyrics by

Stephen Sondheim 

Conceived and Directed

by James Lapine

PS Classics, the label dedicated to the heritage of Broadway and American popular song, will record the original Broadway cast album of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM on June 6th and 7th. The production, presented by Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director), began performances at Studio 54 on March 19th, opened officially on April 22nd and recently announced a two-week extension through June 27th.
 
SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM stars Barbara Cook, Vanessa Williams, Tom Wopat, Leslie Kritzer, Norm Lewis, Euan Morton, Erin Mackey & Matthew Scott. The production is conceived & directed by James Lapine, with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.  

The two-disc set will be produced by PS Classics co-founder, Tommy Krasker, who has twelve Sondheim cast albums to his credit, including the current Broadway production of A Little Night Music, and Roundabout Theatre Company’s productions of Assassins and Pacific Overtures. PS Classics co-founder Philip Chaffin, and Alan D. Marks and Stephen Moore, of The Marks-Moore Group, will serve as Executive Producers.

The album is currently available for pre-orders at www.psclassics.com.

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THE GLASS MENAGERIE concludes limited engagement 6/13

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

Final Two Weeks!

THE GLASS MENAGERIE

By Tennessee Williams

Directed by Gordon Edelstein

With

Patch Darragh, Judith Ivey, Keira Keeley, Michael Mosley

 concludes its limited engagement Sunday, June 13th, 2010


“A terrific new production of Tennessee Williams’s fiercely moving and seriously funny play.  Director Gordon Edelstein’s thought-provoking approach is lightning-lit from within by Judith Ivey, giving what is surely the performance of her career.” – Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

“This is the kind of revival that becomes a golden yardstick by which all future productions of the same play are measured.” – Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal

Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

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EVERYDAY RAPTURE’s Scott on WCBS 2 News

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY
 
EVERYDAY RAPTURE’s

Sherie Rene Scott

will be featured this weekend on 

WCBS 2 News

Sunday, May 30th

Between 8:30AM-9AM on channel 2 

“A smashing show that reminds us why so many of us keep going back to Broadway.  Sherie Rene Scott has never shined brighter or more illuminatingly.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times 

“Scott has a bold, brassy voice and one of those quirky, expansive theater personalities that can really fill a stage.”  -Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press

On Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre

This weekend, Everyday Rapture’s Sherie Rene Scott, will appear on WCBS 2 News on Sunday, May 30th between 8:30AM-9AM on channel 2.  
 
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents Sherie Rene Scott starring in Everyday Rapture, the critically acclaimed new Broadway musical by Dick Scanlan & Sherie Rene Scott and directed by Michael Mayer.

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OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS WINNERS

   2009 – 2010

 

OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS

The Outer Critics Circle Award Winners were announced today.

 

The awards ceremony will take place on May 27, 2010.


FENCES won Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Actor in a Play (Denzel Washington) and Outstanding Actress in a Play (Viola Davis).
 
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES won Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Douglas Hodge), Outstanding Director of a Musical (Terry Johnson) and Outstanding Costume Design (Matthew Wright).  
 
LEND ME A TENOR won the Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Award (Jan Maxwell).
 
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC won Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Catherine Zeta-Jones).
  
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET has won Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Levi Kreis).

NEXT FALL playwright Geoffrey Nauffts has won the John Gassner Award.

THE ORPHANS’ HOME CYCLE won Outstanding Off-Broadway Play and Outstanding Director of a Play (Michael Wilson).  
 
RED won Outstanding Broadway Play.
 
WISHFUL DRINKING has won Outstanding Solo Performance (Carrie Fisher).

TO READ THE COMPLETE LIST OF NOMINEES, CLICK HERE 

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Meet The Nominees – BARBARA COOK, SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM – BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

BARBARA COOK


NOMINATIONS/WINS:

TONY Awards – Nomination for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical

Drama League Awards – Nomination for Distinguished Performance Award 

Outer Critic’s Circle – Nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical 

1958 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical (The Music Man), 1987 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding One Person Show (Barbara Cook: A Concert for the Theatre), 2003 Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance (Mostly Sondheim), 2004 Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance (Barbara Cook’s Broadway!) and a 1955 Theatre World Award for Plain and Fancy.


LINKS:

Personal website: www.BarbaraCook.com

Production Website: www.RoundaboutTheatre.org/SondheimOnSondheim

Production Twitter Page: www.twitter.com/RTC_NYC

YouTube.com Page: www.youtube.com/RTC

Wikipedia.org: www.wikipedia.org/BarbaraCook

TheaterMania: www.theatermania.com/SondheimOnSondheim             

Broadway.com: www.broadway.com/SondheimOnSondheim/

BIOGRAPHY:

Barbara Cook’s association with Stephen Sondheim began in 1985 when she starred as Sally in the NY Philharmonic’s now legendary concerts of Follies and continued with her Tony Award nominated concert Mostly Sondheim. As a leading star on Broadway during the 50’s and 60’s, her many credits include the creation of three classic roles in the musical theatre:  Cunegonde in Candide, Marian in The Music Man (Tony Award) and Amalia in She Loves Me (Drama Desk Award).  In 1974, Ms. Cook embarked on a concert and recording career, achieving one career high after another from  her solo concert debut at Carnegie Hall in 1975 to her historic solo concert at the MET in 2006 when she became the first female non-classical singer to be presented by the Metropolitan Opera in that company’s long history. The most recent of the many recordings by this Grammy Award winner is the 6-cd boxed set The Essential Barbara Cook.(DRG Records).

 

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM’s TV commercial Spot

 

BARBARA COOK, VANESSA WILLIAMS & TOM WOPAT talk about the show

 

Read The Sound of Sondheim A new revue marks composer Stephen Sondheim’s 80th birthday’ in Vanity Fair: CLICK HERE

 


“An exceptionally sensitive Sondheim interpreter, Ms. Cook delivers ‘Send in the Clowns’ with a simple, sweet bereftness that breaks your heart.” –Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“Barbara Cook remains a wonder. At 82, she has returned to Broadway after too long an absence to deliver a master class in lyric phrasing. Her exquisite rendition of ‘Send in the Clowns’ demonstrates the essence of musical theater: an expert performer capturing the emotional truth found in a perfect blending of words and music.” –Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press

“BARBARA COOK is INCOMPARABLE.” –Elysa Gardner, USA Today  


PRODUCTION PHOTO:

[Pictured: Barbara Cook, Vanessa Williams]

www.RoundaboutTheatre.org/SondheimOnSondheim

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Meet The Nominees – SHERIE RENE SCOTT, EVERYDAY RAPTURE – BEST LEADING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

SHERIE RENE SCOTT

 

NOMINATIONS/WINS:

TONY Awards – Nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical 

 

LINKS: 

Production website: www.RoundaboutTheatre.org/EverydayRapture

Sk-K-Boom & cast album website: www.Sh-K-Boom.com

Twitter Page: www.twitter.com/RTC_NYC

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/RoundaboutTheatreCompany

YouTube.com Page: www.youtube.com/RTC

Wikipedia.org: www.wikipedia.org/SherieReneScott

TheaterMania: www.theatermania.com/EverydayRapture

Broadway.com: www.broadway.com/EverydayRapture

BIOGRAPHY:

SHERIE RENE SCOTT is honored to be working with Roundabout for the first time, after appearing at Second Stage Theater in Everyday Rapture, which she co-wrote with Dick Scanlan (Lortel nominations best musical and best actress.). She has created roles for the Original Broadway productions of The Little Mermaid (OCC nom), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC nominations; Drama League honor), Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida (Derwent Award, Drama League honor), Tommy and the original production of The Last Five Years (Drama Desk nomination, Drama League honor). Also appeared in: Landscape of the Body (Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Drama League honor), Rent, Debbie Does Dallas, Randy Newman’s Faust, Kander & Ebb’s Over and Over (Helen Hayes nomination). She is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse. With husband Kurt Deutsch she co-founded Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight records (www.sh-k-boom.com) which has produced more than 70 albums, including the cast album of Everyday Rapture. Sh-K-Boom has received a Grammy Award, seven Grammy nominations and Drama Desk and New York Musical Theatre Festival awards for dedication to the preservation of musical theatre through cast recordings.

 

Sherie Rene Scott & Dick Scanlan talk about the show’s journey to Broadway

 

Everyday Rapture video montage

 

Read New York Times Arts & Leisure feature on SHERIE RENEE SCOTT: CLICK HERE 

Read ‘Sherie Rene Scott talks to The Star-Ledger’: CLICK HERE 

 


“Just as the Broadway theater season is drawing to its close, a smashing little show has arrived to remind us of why so many of us keep going back to Broadway.  I can’t think of another production in recent years that captures and explains so affectingly the essence and allure of musicals, and why they’re such an indispensable part of the New York landscape.  Written by Dick Scanlan and Ms. Scott, and directed with virtuoso efficiency and wit by Michael Mayer.  Ms. Scott performs with the sophistication that a New York audience (or rather an audience of New Yorkers) demands. And there’s no denying that when she sings, from a wildly diverse song list, she’s polished and inventive. Ms. Scott naturally translates life size into bigger than life.  The orchestrations and arrangements for the first-rate onstage band are by Tom Kitt (the composer of Next to Normal). And her director is, remember, Mr. Mayer, the man who staged “Spring Awakening” and this season’s American Idiot.  What Ms. Scott and her team summon here is that strange alchemy of ego, hunger, desperation and mysticism that infuses every great Broadway performance. Ms. Scott has never shined brighter or more illuminatingly.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times READ HERE

“Sherie Rene Scott’s Everyday Rapture is a tuneful and witty autobiographical musical.  With those doleful eyes, that wide permafrost smile set at a perpetual three-minutes-to-irony, and a crinkly mezzo that slingshots from brassy to bruised, Sherie Rene Scott (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Aida) has steadily established herself as New York’s leading comic divette. Does that mean we care about her life? Scott, smartly, assumes we don’t.  Scott uses the blimp-hangar that is the American Airlines Theatre as an echo chamber for her wit, backed by her “Mennonettes” and an eclectic set list that ranges from Judy Garland to Tom Waits to, yes, an erotic Mr. Rogers tribute medley. Tom Kitt’s typically brilliant arrangements are half the reason for showing up; the other half is Scott, whose lambent ease with the absurd (cleverly refined by director Michael Mayer and book co-writer Dick Scanlan) makes Everyday much more than just another maudlin auto-cabaret.” Scott Brown, New York Magazine READ HERE


 

PRODUCTION PHOTO:

[Pictured: Sherie Rene Scott (Sherie Rene Scott)]

 www.RoundaboutTheatre.org/EverydayRapture

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