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6 items from 2010


[DVD Review] Sondheim! The Birthday Concert

17 December 2010 11:50 PM, PST | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

I feel that before I start my review, I need to give a brief overview of Stephen Sondheim and his influence on musical theater. Sadly, I know that just by saying “musical theater,” many people have already tuned out and moved on with their lives. They should be paying attention, though. His work broke down barriers in American entertainment and made audiences rethink love, relationships, and the traditional idea of heroes and villains. If you care about film, television, comics, or any other art form, you should care about Stephen Sondheim, and Sondheim! The Birthday Concert shows just how much he has changed songwriting and storytelling.

For those who do not know Stephen Sondheim by name, it is likely that you recognize some of his work. He wrote the lyrics for West Side Story. He wrote the oft sung and parodied “Send in the Clowns” as well as “Everything’s Coming Up Roses, »

- Rachel Kolb

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Review: 'Sondheim! A Birthday Celebration'

28 November 2010 4:37 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

You are no doubt wondering why ComicMix is reviewing Sondheim! The Birthday Celebration, the DVD edition of the 80th birthday celebration that aired this past week on PBS. Believe it or not, we believe in covering significant events in popular culture, not just the fads and the celebrities, but people who have made contributions that have proved influential to today’s creators. Stephen Sondheim, for over fifty years, has been elevating the musical theater art form, and his music and lyrics have found their way into books, film, and yes, comic books.

Musical theater in America came into its own in 1927 with Showboat, co-written by Jerome Kern with book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Its next evolutionary step came with Oklahoma in 1943, from Hammerstein and Richard Rogers. Living down the hall from the lyricist was a young boy named Stephen Sondheim. Their relationship helped Sondheim develop his ear for music and lyrics, »

- Robert Greenberger

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Nymf Announces 2010 Lineup

28 July 2010 9:33 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The seventh annual New York Musical Theatre Festival has announced its lineup, which includes 27 musicals, a developmental reading series, and special events. The festival, which runs Sept. 27–Oct. 17, will team up with South Korea's Daegu International Musical Festival for one production and will feature performances by participants in Rosie O'Donnell's arts program Rosie's Broadway Kids and by students from the Marquez Charter Elementary School in Los Angeles. Nymf has premiered more than 200 musicals since it began in 2004, and more than 60 of them have gone on to award-winning productions across the U.S. and in several countries. Festival alumnus "Next to Normal" won three Tony Awards after opening on Broadway last year, as well as the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in drama.Isaac Robert Hurwitz, the festival's executive director and producer, said in a written statement, "We are extremely excited with the unique variety of this year's festival offerings. It is essential »

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Nymf Announces New Musicals

24 June 2010 2:04 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The New York Musical Theater Festival announced today 11 new musicals to be presented at this year's fest. Set to take place Sept. 27-Oct. 17 around Manhattan, the shows will be performed alongside Next Link Project productions, Nymf's primary writer service program. In its seventh year, the festival will host a Developmental Reading Series and other special events. This year's new musicals include:"Bloodties" by Ned Massey "Fingers and Toes" by Logan Medland"History of War" book by Chip Zien, music by Deborah Abramson, lyrics by Amanda Yesnowitz,"Nighttime Traffic" by Alex Wyse"Pandora's Box" book by Maria S. Schlatter, music and lyrics by Glen Roven"Shine! The Horatio Alger Musical" book by Richard Seff, music by Roger Dean Anderson, lyrics by Lee Goldsmith"Show Choir! – The Musical" by Donald Garverick and Mark McDaniels"Trails" book by Christy Hall, music by Jeff Thomson, lyrics by Jordan Mann"Trav'lin" book by Allan Shapiro and Gary Holmes, »

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Photos – Ugly Betty 4.12 "Blackout"

14 January 2010 6:05 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Ugly Betty is all new on January 20 and the producers are pulling the old "blackout changes everything" trick.  But it's all good.  ABC has released a few promo photos for the episode, along with a synopsis.

You can also check out 7 sneak peeks for the episode.

A Citywide Blackout Raises The Stakes, On ABC’S “Ugly Betty

Frank Whaley, Tovah Feldshuh and Chip Zien Guest Star “Blackout!”

Betty tries to be neighborly by planning a karaoke party in her apartment building, but before the big day, her building is robbed, and it’s partly her fault. Marc is distraught since he lost something irreplaceable in the theft. Meanwhile, Daniel and Wilhelmina are back to being at each other’s throats, so Amanda tricks them into attending couples counseling with Dr. Sparks (Frank Whaley), and Ignacio refuses to accept Bobby in Hilda’s life. Then a citywide blackout ups the ante for everyone, »

- Clarissa

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7 Sneak Peeks – Ugly Betty 4.12 "Blackout"

14 January 2010 6:05 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

We've got 7 sneak peeks for the January 20 new episode of Ugly Betty to share with you, courtesy of ABC.  You can also check out promo photos for the episode that we posted.

A Citywide Blackout Raises The Stakes, On ABC’S “Ugly Betty

Frank Whaley, Tovah Feldshuh and Chip Zien Guest Star “Blackout!”

Betty tries to be neighborly by planning a karaoke party in her apartment building, but before the big day, her building is robbed, and it’s partly her fault. Marc is distraught since he lost something irreplaceable in the theft. Meanwhile, Daniel and Wilhelmina are back to being at each other’s throats, so Amanda tricks them into attending couples counseling with Dr. Sparks (Frank Whaley), and Ignacio refuses to accept Bobby in Hilda’s life. Then a citywide blackout ups the ante for everyone, on “Ugly Betty,” Wednesday, January 20 (10:01-11:00 p.m., Et) on the ABC Television Network. »

- Clarissa

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