Every month, The Stephen Sondheim Society Presents... welcomes three performers to the Phoenix Artist Club in the heart of Soho for a cabaret evening of Sondheim, new musical-theatre writing and a selection of Broadway standards. Our aim is a mix of 50% Sondheim, 25% rare or new songwriting, and 25% classics, although our hosts Tim McArthur and MD Aaron Clingham are afforded some leeway! The cabaret evening – held once a month, typically on the first Monday –...Read More >>
Follies at the National
The National Theatre has released a behind-the-scenes clip from a recent photoshoot for their upcoming Follies. In the short, 30-second video, the four leads – Imelda Staunton (Sally), Janie Dee (Phyllis), Philip Quast (Buddy) and Peter Forbes (Buddy) – ready themselves for the fashion photographer Perou (aka Ralph John Perou), before being snapped as a quartet in...Read More »
Sondheim Cabaret October 1, 2017
The Stephen Sondheim Society returns to the Phoenix Artist Club with another evening of Sondheim cabaret hosted by Tim McArthur and MD Aaron Clingham. This month’s three guests include a finalist from this year's SSSSPOTY competition, the star of GHOST The Musical Read More »
Tickets on sale for COMPANY with – wait for it – Patti Lupone! September 22, 2017
The much-anticipated gender-switched Company, starring Rosalie Craig, has had another big name added to the cast: none other than Patti LuPone as, of course, Joanne. Marianne Elliott's upcoming production, announced for the Gielgud Theatre, will open on 26th September 2018. Patti wowed audiences with her "Ladies Who Lunch" in New York Read More »
Sunday in the Park with Jake – cast recording now out September 22, 2017
The cast recording from the recent Hudson Theatre production of Sunday in the Park with George is now on sale digitally and available here via Spotify. This revival, which starred Jake Gyllenhaal as George and Annaleigh Ashford as Dot/Marie, was directed by James Lapine's niece Sarna Lapine Read More »
Sondheim Q&A at the National August 20, 2017
Prior to the first preview of Follies at the National Theatre on 22 August, Stephen Sondheim will taking part in a Q&A with Jeremy Sams. The talk begins at 6pm and runs for 45 minutes. Good luck if you've managed to get hold of tickets – seats were sold via a Read More »
Barbara Cook (1927–2017) August 8, 2017
The Stephen Sondheim Society is saddened to hear of the death of our patron and friend Barbara Cook, who succumbed to respiratory failure at her Manhattan home on Tuesday morning at the age of 89. Although she never appeared in a fully staged original Sondheim musical, Barbara Read More »
Follies: First picture released July 15, 2017
The National Theatre has released a behind-the-scenes clip from a recent photoshoot for their upcoming Follies. In the short, 30-second video, the four leads – Imelda Staunton (Sally), Janie Dee (Phyllis), Philip Quast (Buddy) and Peter Forbes (Buddy) – ready themselves for the fashion photographer Perou (aka Ralph John Perou), Read More »
STEPHEN SONDHEIM ON FOLLIES: The composer/lyricist in discussion with Jeremy Sams at the National Theatre prior to the first preview of Follies
GALLERY: Go behind the scenes at the National Theatre's Follies to see Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee, Imelda Staunton – and SSSSPOTY winners Alex Young and Adrian Grove –in rehearsal.
Izuka Hoyle of Arts Ed London wins first prize in the 2017 Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year Award
The countdown to the National Theatre's FOLLIES has begun. It's sure to be a spectacular affair, with a 21-piece orchestra and 37-strong cast, including Imelda Staunton, Janie Dee and Philip Quast... plus SSSSPOTY winners Alex Young and Adrian Grove
COMPANY is coming to the West End! Elliot Harper Productions have announced that the show will be part of their new season starting next August. In this gender-switched updating, the lead role of "Bobbie" will be played by Rosalie Craig!
The Society would like to say a big thank you to pianist Anthony de Mare for presenting highlights from Liaisons: Reimagining Sondheim for the Piano this Sunday at Milton Court Concert Hall. And he'll be in Manchester on Tuesday, so don't miss out...