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A Little Night Music

Maude Maggart Answers Stephen Sondheim's Eternal Questions About Life in Her Cafe Carlyle Debut

Myra Chanin | Posted 02.28.2014 | New York
Myra Chanin

Club Carlyle, an elegant heritage room, provides Maude with a perfect setting.

Writers' Theatre's A Little Night Music Captivates

Robert Bullen | Posted 07.18.2012 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

There's something magical happening up in Glencoe, Ill. It's a sparkling new production of a Little Night Music -- a sophisticated, romantic comedy set in 20th century Sweden.

WATCH: Stephen Sondheim: West Side Story Is 'Embarrassing'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Stephen Sondheim ain't a Jet or a Shark. In fact, he's not too crazy about his landmark musical, 'West Side Story,' at all. The famed composer/lyrici...

First Nighter: Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine "Passion" Gives Passion a Bad Name

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Passion is a depiction of romantic obsession and the subtly destructive ends to which romantic obsession can lead -- all of it outfitted with somber, totally humorless Sondheim songs.

A Grand Night Music

Shai Baitel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Shai Baitel

It is not just the new cast of A Little Night Music that makes or breaks a show. There is something magical about this production that makes it stand out. I suspect that the secret may even be in its modesty.

Watch: Broadway's Stephen Sondheim Theatre Turns on Its Lights

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Sims

Stephen Sondheim, the creator of Sweeney Todd and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum joined the ranks of theatrical legends with the naming of a Broadway theatre in his honor.

First Nighter: Stephen Sondheim Wants to Know

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

In celebration of Stephen Sondheim's eightieth birthday, his songs are being sung even more this year than they usually are -- which in Manhattan intimate rooms is quite often, to say the least.

On the Culture Front: Arcade Fire, The Original Copy, The Black Keys and A Little Night Music

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Both Arcade Fire and The Black Keys sound as good, or better, live, so I try to catch them when they come into town.

Will Ferrell Serenades Letterman With 'Send In The Clowns' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Appearing on Letterman (in his "summer suit" no less), Will Ferrell did what he does best...sing show tunes. Wait, what? When asked about his upcomi...

My First Time Seeing Sondheim's A Little Night Music

Albert Imperato | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Albert Imperato

Last night, a writer friend of mine gave me an unexpected and extremely moving gift: he took me to my first performance of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music.

First-Nighter: London's Sweet Charity Sufficiently Sweet

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

These days, the clever fabric manufacturers able to do whatever they want with a proven musical comedy are the folks at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

Elaine Stritch -- An Evening of Fire and Wisdom

Adam Hanft | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Adam Hanft

You go to cabaret for an impossible alchemy of exposed emotion, phrasing, the occasional clink of a champagne flute, an evening of enriched uranium. You go to cabaret for Elaine Stritch.

Catherine Zeta-Jones Makes Broadway Debut To Mixed Reviews (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Catherine Zeta-Jones made her Broadway debut Sunday night as aging actress Desiree in the Stephen Sondheim musical 'A Little Night Music.' She starred...

Seeing Stars in Hollywood and New York

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Just as the Hollywood Powers That Be are beginning to consider the lessening impact of box-office stars, the Broadway Powers That Be are concluding the only box-office sure-things are star names.

Theater: London Summer Roundup

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Before and after the Cannes Film Festival, I spent time in London catching up on theater and museums. Here's a roundup, beginning with shows that are still running, so -- if you're headed to Europe...