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Stephen Sondheim Clarifies Remarks About Into The Woods Film Changes

25th June 2014

Theatre mogul Stephen Sondheim has blamed "misreporting" for sending fans of his hit musical Into The Woods into a spin after he was quoted suggesting the upcoming Disney film adaptation had been drastically altered from...

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Stephen Sondheim Gives Theatre Bosses His Blessing For Heavy Metal Sweeney Todd

17th February 2014

Songwriter and composer Stephen Sondheim has given theatre bosses in Washington, D.C. his blessing to rework his Sweeney Todd musical as a heavy metal spectacular.Officials at the Landless Theater Company are staging Sweeney in the...

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British Actor Blinded During West End Play Wins Damages

4th December 2013

A British actor who was left partially blind after he was accidentally shot in the face during a performance of Stephen Sondheim's play Passion has won damages.David Birrell sued bosses at the Donmar Warehouse in...

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Stephen Sondheim Honoured With Edward Macdowell Medal

12th August 2013

Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim was the toast of the arts world on Sunday (11Aug13) as he was honoured with the prestigious Edward MACDowell Medal.The award-winning musician and lyricist admitted receiving the lifetime achievement prize for...

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Sophia Grace Lands Little Red Riding Hood Role In Into The Woods Film

7th August 2013

Pint-sized British Tv and Internet celebrity Sophia Grace Brownlee is set to make her movie debut as Little Red Riding Hood in the star-studded big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical Into...

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Tracey Ullman For Into The Woods?

13th June 2013

Tracey Ullman is joining the all-star cast of 'Into the Woods'.The comedienne is negotiating a role in Disney's fairytale musical movie and looks likely to round out the A-list cast, which is said to include...

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Emily Blunt Excited To Reteam With Meryl Streep For Into The Woods

6th June 2013

Emily Blunt is re-teaming with her The Devil Wears Prada co-star Meryl Streep in the big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning stage show Into The Woods.The British actress is the latest star to...

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Emily Blunt Heading Into The Woods?

17th May 2013

Emily Blunt could be heading 'Into The Woods'.The British actress is close to signing a deal to star alongside Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep in Rob Marshall's new musical movie for Disney.The 'Looper' star would...

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Jake Gyllenhaal & Chris Pine Considering Royal Roles In Into The Woods Movie

16th May 2013

Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal are reportedly in talks to join Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep in the movie adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical Into The Woods.According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two...

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Johnny Depp Heading Into The Woods?

29th April 2013

Johnny Depp could be heading 'Into The Woods'.The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor is in talks to star in Rob Marshall's film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairytale-inspired musical for Disney, Variety reports.The...

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Fascinating Fact: 3583412

1st April 2013

Composer Stephen Sondheim is set to receive the prestigious Edward MACDowell Medal for lifetime achievement in August (13). Officials at the New Hampshire-based MACDowell Colony has previously awarded the accolade to a number of distinguished...

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Bob Dylan Joins American Academy Of Arts And Letters

13th March 2013

Bob Dylan has become the first rock star to be voted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.The 71-year-old musician has been made an honorary member of the elite society after officials were unable...

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Amy Adams Stage Debut, 'Into The Woods' Is A Big Surprise

10th August 2012

Amy Adams isn't just heading 'Into the Woods,' she's getting into the headlines, too, with her latest theatrical performances. Adams stars in the open-air staging of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale musical, in...

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British Actor Sues After Accident During West End Show

24th July 2012

A British actor is suing theatre bosses for $400,000 (£250,000) after he was accidentally shot in the face during a West End production of Stephen Sondheim's play Passion.David Birrell was admitted to hospital with a...

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Amy Adams Set To Go Into The Woods For New York's Summer Stage Show

3rd April 2012

Three-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams is to make her mark on the New York stage after signing on to make her major Big Apple theatrical debut in a revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's...

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Fascinating Fact 13003

8th March 2012

Celebrated composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim has won the U.K.'s Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography for his latest book Look, I Made a Hat, which documents his career over the past three decades. The...

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Rob Marshall Heading Into The Woods

11th January 2012

Director Rob Marshall has signed on to adapt Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's hit musical Into The Woods for the big screen.The filmmaker, who famously brought musicals Chicago and Nine to cinemas, will team up...

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Ricky Martin For Glee Role?

29th November 2011

Ricky Martin is being lined up for a guest-starring role on 'Glee'. The 'She Bangs' hitmaker is reportedly in negotiations with producers about playing a substitute teacher in the musical comedy, with the episodes set...

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Stephen Sondheim Awarded Big Apple's Top Arts Honour

11th October 2011

Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim is to be presented with one of America's top arts honours for his career achievements next month (Nov11).The musical legend will receive the Handel Medallion at the Alice Tully Hall...

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Anne Hathaway In Talks For Glee Role

19th September 2011

Anne Hathaway is to meet with 'Glee' bosses to discuss a role in the show.The 'Love and Other Drugs' actress has made no secret of her desire to have a cameo role in the musical...

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Daniel Radcliffe Replaced By Glee Star Darren Criss

1st August 2011

Producers of 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying', have announced Daniel Radcliffe's replacement for when the Harry Potter star leaves the production in January 2011, reports the Associated Press.Radcliffe will make way for...

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Neil Patrick Harris To Star In Company Tonight

7th April 2011

Neil Patrick Harris will star in the opening performance of the New York Philharmonic's 'Company' tonight (7th April 2011). Neil Patrick Harris is joined by Stephen Colbert, Christina Hendricks and John Cryer in the star-studded...

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Christina Hendricks Joins Cast Of Company

22nd March 2011

Christina Hendricks has joined the cast of 'Company', a new musical production at the New York Philharmonic.Christina Hendricks, the American actress best known for her role on 'Mad Men', will play a flight attendant named...

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Barbra Streisand Movie Cancellation Explained

22nd March 2011

Barbra Streisand will no longer be appearing in a forthcoming movie adaptation of the classic Broadway musical 'Gypsy', according to reports. The legendary singer and actress was set to play 'Rose', an American burlesque entertainer...

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Stephen Sondheim Will Be Honoured At Olivier Awards

4th March 2011

Legendary U.S. composer Stephen Sondheim will be honoured with a special prize at the Laurence Olivier Awards in Britain later this month (Mar11).The musical icon will be presented with the Special Award at the annual...

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Barbara Streisand In Talks For Gypsy Remake

6th January 2011

Barbara Streisand is in talks to star in a cinematic version of 1959 musical 'Gypsy'. The Hollywood legend has entered into discussions with Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents to play the part of Mama Rose...

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Harris To Sing In Sondheim's Company

14th December 2010

NEIL PATRICK HARRIS is set to relive the bachelor life on the New York stage next spring (11) in a revival of STEPHEN SONDHEIM's musical comedy COMPANY.The How I Met Your Mother actor will star...

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Anne Hathaway Pens Glee Role

21st November 2010

Anne Hathaway has penned herself a part in 'Glee'.The actress has confessed she is such a big fan of the musical TV series that she has written her own character, which she thinks creator Ryan...

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Anne Hathaway Writes Part For Glee

19th November 2010

Anne Hathaway has written herself a part for 'Glee'.The actress is such a huge fan of the musical TV show she has spent hours creating her own character which she thinks writer Ryan Murphy should...

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Anne Hathaway Wants Global Homes

10th November 2010

Anne Hathaway wants to own homes all over the globe.The 'Love and Other Drugs' star - who is dating actor Adam Shulman - dreams of owning homes all over the world with her family later...

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