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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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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 22, 2013.
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Fighting over a fantasy

Fighting over a fantasy

Here's a concept: Stop Worrying and Love the Fiscal Cliff.
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'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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Playwright Arthur Laurents dead at 93

Playwright Arthur Laurents dead at 93

NEW YORK, May 5 (UPI) -- Playwright, librettist and screenwriter Arthur Laurents died Thursday in his New York home, following a brief, unspecified illness, his agent said. He was 93.

James Lapine to direct 'Annie' revival

NEW YORK, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- James Lapine has signed on to direct the planned fall 2012 Broadway revival of "Annie," the musical's producers announced Thursday.

Actor hurt in London stage gun mishap

LONDON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Actor David Birrell sustained a serious eye injury during an on-stage firearms mishap at London's Donmar Warehouse theater.

Concert shows London's love for Sondheim

LONDON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Broadway's Stephen Sondheim says he was thrilled with a concert of his musical hits in London that saluted his 80th birthday.
'Little Night Music' re-opening on B'way

'Little Night Music' re-opening on B'way

NEW YORK, July 13 (UPI) -- Performances of Broadway's "A Little Night Music" are to resume after a brief break with Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch now leading the cast.
'Little Night Music' to close June 20

'Little Night Music' to close June 20

NEW YORK, May 18 (UPI) -- The first Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's "A Little Night Music" is to close next month, the stage musical's producers said Tuesday.
Lazar: Role in Sondheim show is a dream

Lazar: Role in Sondheim show is a dream

NEW YORK, April 21 (UPI) -- Broadway actor Aaron Lazar describes as a career highlight the moment when composer Stephen Sondheim told him he wanted him for a pivotal role in the revival of "A Little Night Music."
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Theater named for composer Sondheim

Theater named for composer Sondheim

NEW YORK, March 23 (UPI) -- James Lapine and John Weidman have announced a New York theater is being named for their longtime collaborator, composer Stephen Sondheim.
Zeta-Jones to make Broadway debut

Zeta-Jones to make Broadway debut

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Catherine Zeta-Jones, Angela Lansbury and Alexander Hanson are set to star in the first Broadway revival of "A Little Night Music," it was announced Tuesday.
80th birthday bash planned for Sondheim

80th birthday bash planned for Sondheim

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- New York's Roundabout Theatre Company has announced plans for a star-studded tribute to composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who turns 80 next year.
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