Hailed by the Associated Press as 'a revelatory revue full of wonderful moments' and by USA Today as a 'funny, affectionate and revealing tribute to musical theater's greatest living composer and lyricist,' SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM is an intimate portrait of the famed songwriter in his own words... and music. An all-star cast headed by Barbara Cook, Vanessa Williams and Tom Wopat takes on new arrangements of over two-dozen Sondheim tunes, ranging from the beloved to the obscure, interspersed with audio commentary by the composer himself, who reveals fascinating details about his life and his art. Stephen Sondheim's final word on his unparalleled body of work has been preserved by PS Classics in this lavish two-disc set. SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, which played Broadway in a limited run from 19 March to 27 June 2010, starred Barbara Cook, Vanessa Williams, Tom Wopat, Leslie Kritzer, Norm Lewis, Euan Morton, Erin Mackey & Matthew Scott. The production was conceived & directed by James Lapine, with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The two-disc set is produced by PS Classics co-founder, Tommy Krasker, who has twelve Sondheim cast albums to his credit, including the current Broadway production of A Little Night Music, and Roundabout Theatre Company's productions of Assassins and Pacific Overtures. PS Classics co-founder Philip Chaffin, and Alan D. Marks and Stephen Moore, of The Marks-Moore Group, will serve as Executive Producers. Although millions of fans know his songs by heart, few know much about Stephen Sondheim himself. Until now. A cast of Broadway's best performed brand-new arrangements of over two dozen Sondheim tunes, ranging from the beloved to the obscure. The SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM creative team included David Loud (Music Direction & Arrangements), Michael Starobin (Orchestrations) and Dan Knechtges (Musical Staging).
a revelatory revue full of wonderful moments. --Associated Press
funny, affectionate and revealing tribute to musical theater's greatest living composer and lyricist. --USA Today