Latest Stephen Sondheim News

'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...

Grammys live | Jon Batiste wins album of the year

Apr. 03, 2022 23:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 64th annual Grammy Awards, being presented Sunday in Las Vegas (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Jon Batiste’s “We Are” has won the Grammy Award for album of the year. Batiste was the year’s most nominated artist,...

Hillary Clinton to voice 'Into The Woods' role in Arkansas

Mar. 28, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Hillary Clinton will play the offstage role of the Giant in a production of Stephen Sondheim's “Into The Woods” in her onetime home state of Arkansas, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre announced on Monday. “Real news, and I’m really excited! Check out...

Zadie Smith to receive PEN America literary service award

Mar. 11, 2022 16:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Author Zadie Smith is this year's winner of the PEN/Audible Literary Service Award, an honor previously given to Toni Morrison, Stephen Sondheim and Margaret Atwood among others. The PEN literary award is presented to “an important writer whose work has drawn a...

Poet Sonia Sanchez to receive Edward MacDowell Medal

Mar. 07, 2022 15:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The poet, activist and educator Sonia Sanchez is this year's winner of the Edward MacDowell Medal, a lifetime achievement honor started in 1960 and previously given to Robert Frost, Toni Morrison and Stephen Sondheim among others. “I had tears in my eyes as I...

New this week: 'Turning Red,' Ryan Reynolds and Mooski album

Mar. 07, 2022 09:45 AM EST

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 — “Turning Red," the third straight Pixar movie to bypass theaters for a streaming debut, lands...