Stephen Sondheim

National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage

Judi Dench Sings “Send in the Clowns”

Judi Dench sings Stephen Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns” from the musical A Little Night Music (1973). Dench starred as Desiree in the musical’s 1995 revival at the National Theatre. The role helped Dench to earn an unprecedented double, taking the Olivier award for Best Actress in a Musical in the same year as the […]

Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” with the New York Philharmonic

Anika Noni Rose: “Another Hundred People”

Anika Noni Rose (Marta) performs “Another Hundred People” in Stephen Sondheim’s “Company.” Jill Paice (Susan) has just told Neil Patrick Harris (Bobby), “I think there’s a time to come to New York, and a time to leave.” The song about the throngs of people coming and going in New York City, and the connections between […]

Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” with the New York Philharmonic

Plimpton and Colbert Karate Fight

Stephen Colbert (Harry) and Martha Plimpton (Sarah) play a married couple in Stephen Sondheim’s “Company.” Their demonstration of karate moves becomes comically competitive as a concerned Neil Patrick Harris (Bobby) looks on. Patti LuPone (Joanne) adds commentary to their physical struggle, singing, “The Little Things You Do Together.” Watch the Karate Fight in “Company” This […]

Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” with the New York Philharmonic

Opening Song, “Company”

In the opening song, “Company,” Bobby (Neil Patrick Harris) is the object of attention of his five sets of married friends, plus three women in his life. The all-star cast shares the stage with the New York Philharmonic. Watch the Opening Song, “Company” This New York Philharmonic gala concert production of “Company” is directed by […]

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

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Find out why the Broadway musical has proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds.

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

About the Film

From Irving Berlin to Stephen Sondheim, and from Fanny Brice to Barbra Streisand, the film explores the phenomenon of how Jewish-American songwriters created a uniquely American art form