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Disney's 'Into the Woods' debuts fantastical first trailer

Disney's 'Into the Woods' debuts fantastical first trailer

LOS ANGELES, July 31 (UPI) --The preview teases Grimm fairy tale characters Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), The Prince (Chris Pine), The Witch (Meryl Streep) and The Wolf (Johnny Depp).
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American Theatre Wing to honor Angela Lansbury at fall gala

American Theatre Wing to honor Angela Lansbury at fall gala

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The "Murder, She Wrote" star and stage actor will be honored at New York's Plaza Hotel in September.
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Mirren, Lester, Kinnear win Evening Standard Theatre Awards

Mirren, Lester, Kinnear win Evening Standard Theatre Awards

LONDON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Helen Mirren, Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear were among the winners of the 2013 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards at a ceremony at the Savoy Hotel.
Anna Kendrick up for Cinderella in 'Into the Woods'

Anna Kendrick up for Cinderella in 'Into the Woods'

LOS ANGELES, June 21 (UPI) -- Anna Kendrick is in talks to play "Cinderella" in Disney's upcoming movie musical "Into the Woods," Variety.com reported Friday.
Pine and Gyllenhaal in talks for 'Into the Woods' film

Pine and Gyllenhaal in talks for 'Into the Woods' film

LOS ANGELES, May 15 (UPI) -- Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal are in talks for roles in a Hollywood film adaptation of the stage musical "Into the Woods," Deadline.com reported.
Depp, Streep may join Disney's 'Into the Woods'

Depp, Streep may join Disney's 'Into the Woods'

BURBANK, Calif., April 26 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Johnny Depp is talking with Walt Disney Studios for a Hollywood version of Stephen Sondheim's Broadway musical "Into the Woods," Variety reported.

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Fighting over a fantasy

Fighting over a fantasy

Here's a concept: Stop Worrying and Love the Fiscal Cliff.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
'Assassins' reunion planned

'Assassins' reunion planned

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Mario Cantone, Michael Cerveris and Neil Patrick Harris will headline a benefit staging of the musical "Assassins," New York's Roundabout Theatre Company said.
Amy Adams to star in 'Into the Woods'

Amy Adams to star in 'Into the Woods'

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- This summer's edition of Shakespeare in the Park in New York will feature productions of "Into the Woods" and "As You Like It," organizers said.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 22, 2012.
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Sondheim sounds off on new 'Porgy and Bess'

Sondheim sounds off on new 'Porgy and Bess'

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim is criticizing a re-worked stage version of "Porgy and Bess," an opera by George and Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward.
Elaine Paige set for Broadway return

Elaine Paige set for Broadway return

NEW YORK, July 5 (UPI) -- Elaine Paige is to join the cast of "Follies" when the Kennedy Center production moves to Broadway this summer, the show's producers said Tuesday.
Kennedy Center 'Follies' headed to B'way

Kennedy Center 'Follies' headed to B'way

WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- The Kennedy Center's new production of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim's "Follies" is to transfer to Broadway this summer.
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Composer Stephen Sondheim arrives for the world premiere of his film based on his broadway musical "Sweeney Todd" at the Ziegfeld theatre in New York on December 3, 2007. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Stephen Joshua Sondheim (born March 22, 1930) is an American composer and lyricist for stage and film. He is the winner of an Academy Award, multiple Tony Awards (eight, more than any other composer) including the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, multiple Grammy Awards, and a Pulitzer Prize. Described by Frank Rich of the New York Times as "the greatest, and perhaps best-known artist working in musical theatre", his most famous scores include (as composer/lyricist) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, and Assassins, as well as the lyrics for West Side Story and Gypsy.

In addition to theatre, he has contributed to the silver screen as well, including the 1981 Warren Beatty film Reds, contributing the song "Goodbye For Now". He also wrote five songs for the 1990 movie Dick Tracy, including Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man), which won the Academy Award for Best Song.

He was also president of the Dramatists Guild from 1973 to 1981. On September 15, 2010, in honor of his 80th birthday, the Henry Miller's Theatre was renamed the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in his honor. He is also the only living composer with a quarterly journal published in his name.

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