Not every Stephen Sondheim musical was written for the stage. One was written for television. Now, at long last, a kinescope has surfaced, showing the entire original one-hour program with four songs by Sondheim and it is available in a nearly pristine conversion to digital on DVD with a few extras as well.
Archives for December 14, 2010
It’s hard to avoid running into The Nutcracker during America’s year-end holiday festivities. From amateur productions featuring tiny, budding ballerinas and piped-in music to the kind of lavish, professional productions — all based on a fairy tale by the legendary German storyteller E. T. A. Hoffmann.
I have interviewed dozens of performers for DC Theatre Scene, but my chat with David Pittsinger is one of my all-time favorites. DC audiences will be hearing one of the greatest baritones in the world when David sings the role of Emile de Becque in South Pacific at The Kennedy Center’s Opera House. As I […]