Best news I have heard all day. Stephen Sondheim, one of Broadway's most beloved, and successful composers and lyricists of all time, is making his return to New York City with a brand new musical.
The show which as of now has no title, has a book by playwright David Ives, and is scheduled to open at the Public Theatre in 2017. Representatives from the Public Theatre could not confirm the production, only to say that, “We are happily developing the Buñuel project with Stephen Sondheim, and hope to present it in the near future. However no set date has been confirmed.”
Incidentally enough, the Public produced his last original musical, Road Show, which played there in 2008. So what exactly is the unnamed new musical about? Well according to the master himself, " "The project is two acts, the first based on Luis Buñuel’s
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), the second
The Exterminating Angel (1962). It is about trying to find a place to have
dinner. The first deals with interruptions to dinner, the second is
about people who have dinner and can’t leave,which “is my cheerful
view of the world today.”
Sounds kind of interesting don't you think? I've been a huge Sondheim fan for as long as I can remember, so there is no way I am going to miss this one. The only question is what will he call it? And most importantly when are tickets going to go on sale? Rest assured that when they do we will be selling them. Keep your eyes posted to this site for more information in the coming months. Until next time theatre fans.
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