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Stephen Sondheim: Lady Gaga's Oscars Performance Was A Travesty

Stephen Sondheim has branded Lady Gaga's Oscars performance a ''travesty''.The 84-year-old composer has slammed the 'Pokerface' hitmaker after she took to the stage to perform a medley of hits from the 1965 musical 'The Sound...

Stephen Sondheim: 'Lady Gaga's Oscar Performance Was A Travesty'

The Born This Way hitmaker sang a medley of hits, including Edelweiss and Climb Ev'ry Mountain, from the movie musical to celebrate its 50th anniversary during the Hollywood ceremony in February (15)....

Stephen Sondheim Pays Surprise Visit To Cast Of Off-broadway's Into The Woods

Acclaimed composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim surprised the cast and crew of a small Off-Broadway production of Into The Woods recently by stopping by to share some tips before opening night.The new version of the...

James Corden: Depp Made Me Feel Uncool

James Corden was in awe of how ''cool'' Johnny Depp was on the set of 'Into The Woods'.The 36-year-old actor plays The Baker in the movie adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's fairytale musical opposite Depp, who...

Anna Kendrick On 'Into The Woods' Role: I'm An Emotional Accountant

There's no question that Anna Kendrick has re-invented the character of Cinderella for fairytale musical 'Into The Woods', and while it has drawn both criticism and praise, she herself is grateful to have had the...

Chris Pine Compares 'Into The Woods' Co-star Anna Kendrick To A Martial Artist

Chris Pine likens seeing 'Into The Woods' co-star Anna Kendrick singing to 'watching a martial artist', as he admits that the musical task for the production of the film was nowhere near as simple as...

James Corden: Meryl Streep Singing Experience Would Go For Millions At Auction

James Corden admits he was awestruck by Meryl Streep's spine-tingling vocals demonstrated in Stephen Sondheim's showstopping soundtrack for 'Into The Woods'. And we really can't say we blame him.James Corden and Emily Blunt play the...

Anna Kendrick Wonders How She Snuck Into The Cast Of Into The Woods

Disney’s latest musical, Into the Woods, is getting a lot of attention as its Christmas Day opening comes ever closer. The film’s trailers are exciting and frightening in equal measure, Meryl Streep’s turn as the...

Johnny Depp 'Daunted' By Into The Woods Role

There's an enormous buzz surrounding Rob Marshall and Stephen Sondheim's stage to film musical 'Into The Woods' with it's spectacular ensemble cast and vibrant setting, but even a super A lister like Johnny Depp couldn't...

Meryl Streep And Stevie Wonder Among Medal Of Freedom Recipients

Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder and Stephen Sondheim are among the 19 recipients of this year's (14) Presidential Medal of Freedom.The entertainment icons were chosen by U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday (10Nov14), and the nation's...

Into The Woods Finally Shows Off Its Singing

Disney has released a new all-singing, all-dancing trailer for its Christmas musical Into the Woods which is due out in cinemas on 25 December. After the first trailer, which might have got fans of musicals...

Mary Rodgers Mourned At Star-studded Memorial Service

Dame Julie Andrews, Helen Hunt and Stephen Sondheim were among the stars who turned out to remember Broadway composer and novelist Mary Rodgers at a memorial service on Monday (03Oct14).The daughter of Broadway icon...

Will Stephen Sondheim Bring Fairytale Musical 'Into The Woods' An Oscar?

Fairytale adaptations are gaining some serious popularity at the moment, while musicals on the big screen continue to be award magnets, put those two together and add an incredible ensemble cast and you have Rob...

Stephen Sondheim Developing Musical About Luis Bunuel

Revered composer Stephen Sondheim has a new musical in the works based on films by Spanish director Luis Bunuel.The multiple Tony Award winner, whose famous works include Into the Woods, Follies and Company, has teamed...

Catherine Tate To Star In Assassins Revival

British comedienne Catherine Tate has been cast in the upcoming revival of Stephen Sondheim's stage musical Assassins in London.The former Doctor Who star will play Sara Jane Moore, the woman who attempted to assassinate U.S....

Garth Brooks & Billy Joel Among Ascap Centennial Award Recipients

Joan Baez, Garth Brooks, Billy Joel, Stephen Sondheim and Stevie Wonder are to receive top honours at the upcoming American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (Ascap) Centennial Awards in New York.The accolade is handed...

Stephen Sondheim Clarifies Remarks About Into The Woods Film Changes

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...

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

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...

British Actor Blinded During West End Play Wins Damages

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...

Stephen Sondheim Honoured With Edward Macdowell Medal

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...

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

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...

Tracey Ullman For Into The Woods?

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...

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

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...

Emily Blunt Heading Into The Woods?

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...

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

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...

Johnny Depp Heading Into The Woods?

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...

Bob Dylan Joins American Academy Of Arts And Letters

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...

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

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...

British Actor Sues After Accident During West End Show

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...

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

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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