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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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

Anne Hathaway In Talks For Glee Role

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...

Sondheim Honoured At London Tribute

STEPHEN SONDHEIM was honoured with a musical tribute in London on Saturday night (31Jul10), with stars including DAME JUDI DENCH and BRYN TERFEL performing in his honour.The Broadway legend was greeted with a standing ovation...

Rickman Joins Sweeney Todd Cast

Beloved British 'bad guy' ALAN RICKMAN is set to play the villain again after signing up for a role in TIM BURTON's movie adaptation of SWEENEY TODD. The thespian will play JUDGE TURPIN in the...

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