Latest Stephen Sondheim News

'A Strange Loop’ makes history at Tonys; ‘Company’ wins 5

Jun. 13, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “A Strange Loop,” an irreverent, sexually frank work about Blackness and queerness took home the best new musical crown at the Tony Awards on Sunday, as voters celebrated Broadway’s most racially diverse season by choosing an envelope-pushing Black voice. ...

Tony Moments: A night for Broadway to reclaim its groove

Jun. 13, 2022 07:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Surely many in the audience were thinking it, but “Company” director Marianne Elliott said it most directly at Sunday's Tony awards: In the devastating two years since the pandemic hit, it “felt at times that live theater was endangered.” As in, the industry...

Tonys Latest | ‘A Strange Loop’ wins for best new musical

Jun. 12, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): 11 p.m. “A Strange Loop,” an utterly unforgettable, idiosyncratic trip into one man’s psyche, has won the best new musical Tony Award, beating more commercial fare. Michael R....

'Shine the light': Ariana DeBose talks hosting Tony Awards

Jun. 09, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award host and theater veteran Ariana DeBose says this year's telecast will spread its arms wider than just Broadway's stars and celebrate the unsung heroes like understudies and swings who kept shows open during the pandemic restart. “As the host of this...

New this week: Dinosaurs, Def Leppard and 'The Responder'

May. 23, 2022 14:09 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — In the satirical comedy “Emergency,” college seniors Kunle (Donald Elise Watkins) and Sean...

'A Strange Loop' earns a leading 11 Tony Award nominations

May. 09, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “A Strange Loop,” Michael R. Jackson’s critically cheered theater meta-journey earned a leading 11 Tony Award nominations Monday as Broadway joined the national discussion of race by embracing an envelope-pushing Black-written and Black-led musical. ...

Stephen Sondheim celebrated by Dench, Peters at London gala

May. 03, 2022 22:37 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Judi Dench was given a standing ovation for “Send in The Clowns.” Bernadette Peters bent over with her back to the audience and with her head between her legs blasted her trumpet to “You Gotta Get A Gimmick.” Petula Clark, 89, belted out “I’m Still...

Katrina Lenk takes two bows on stage and screen

Apr. 28, 2022 09:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — From joking on the “Ozark” set with Jason Bateman, to getting show notes from Stephen Sondheim, Katrina Lenk’s career has hit a sweet spot. The actor is in the enviable position of starring in the popular Netflix show and the hit Broadway musical...

TCM Film Festival returns to Hollywood with Spielberg, more

Apr. 18, 2022 21:55 PM EDT

Classic film lovers know the importance of a grand entrance and the folks at Turner Classic Movies are pulling out all the stops for the return of the TCM Classic Film Festival this week in Hollywood. After two years of virtual editions because of the pandemic, the festival kicks...

'Cabaret,' 'Life of Pi' win big at UK's stage Olivier Awards

Apr. 10, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An intimate, sold-out production of “Cabaret” was the big winner at Sunday’s Olivier Awards, taking seven prizes including acting trophies for its high-voltage stars, Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley. Literary adaptation “Life of Pi” took five awards including best new...