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"stephen sondheim" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

06:34 min | 4 months ago

"stephen sondheim" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

"A straightforward woods question yeah. Questions, okay, here we got into the woods quiz that things you find in the woods. Number One I. The woods question don't worry is not about poop on. How many continents will you find bears I'm GONNA say. Six. Incorrect Nara found on four. ooh! Europe South America. North America and Asia okay. there are eight species of bears distributed around the world. These include the sun bear sloth bear, spectacled bear, American, black, bear, Asian, black, bear, Brown, bear, polar bear and giant panda. Grizzly bear is a subspecies of the brown bear. I Guess Australia has enough nightmare animals around. They don't need a bear to. Question so they're really northern. Hemisphere. Very northern enchanting? question number two while walking through the woods. You might encounter. What's called a fairy ring? This is the naturally occurring formation of what growing thing which forms the outline of a perfect circle. Is it mushrooms? It is mushrooms. This thing this little. This little tidbit of INFO blew my mind. Portabella Mushrooms Button Mushrooms and white mushrooms are all the same mushroom at different levels of maturity. So. It's kind of like you know a green bell pepper, a red bell pepper pepper. You know there. Those are all like the same thing just at different levels of ripening. In nineteen seventy nine scholar and Semitic languages from the University of Manchester published a book claiming that the word Jesus. In the Bible has been misinterpreted, and that is really code for a certain species of hallucinogenic mushroom. I thought that was interesting. I think Andrea mentioned that. Okay question number three, apparently among the hardest English words pronounced by non native speakers are words like air, specific brewery, and this word, which is so difficult, according to a linguist, because of the the word starts with a three consonant cluster followed by a robotic Schwa- and ending with the Salah. BEC-, all, what is this hard to pronounce word? Trying to think of what would end in. All. Think about the theme of this quiz. I got nothing okay. The word is squirrel here. So turns out. Many languages have no combined Scott Sound K.. Many? Don't combined K. W., Kwa. Even. Similar languages like French Spanish and German where Q. You means a different sound. Okay, some languages don't distinguish w from the earth sound as in book. And some languages even lack s like Hawaiian for example. So that whole combination of school. Earl where you do not pronounce. The in Squirrel is imposed almost impossible for non native speakers. The other tricky English words are Derby. Phenomenon regularly February edited and the worst by a poll on it is Worcestershire. Which of course makes perfect sense, yeah. Interesting. Question number four ferns are some of the oldest plants in the world appearing in the fossil record about three hundred and sixty million years ago in the late Devonian period. Maybe because they're so ancient ferns reproduce with neither seeds nor flowers, instead distributing their genetic material via what those are spores those are. Those they are produced in specialized organs, the spore, cases or Speranza. Spores usually look like small dots on the underside of the Franz and fern plants can drop millions of spores onto the ground, but only the few that find ideal conditions will grow. Okay. Question number five, these ubiquitous forest animals are widely distributed with sixty different species, seen worldwide, and are present on every continent for Antarctica. Can you give me the common name for this hoofed ruminant serve Ed, and these dear, yes, dear, species of deer include Moose. Caribou elk and PT. Question number six. You might want to go out into the woods. Find this kind of soil for your garden is defined as a soil comprised mostly of sand, silt and clay along with humus or decomposed plant material, which altogether is great for plants. What is the name of the soil which is not the capital of Togo loam it Islam? There are different types of loam soils Sandy Loam silty clay loam Sandy Clay Loam silty clay, loam and Lomb Long. If you look if you say it enough, it doesn't mean anything anymore. If you say enough, it sounds like a Sondheim song. loam soils generally contain more nutrients, moisture and Humus Than Sandy soils have better drainage and infiltration of water and air than silty claridge soils, and are easier to till than clay soil, so low MS, the goldilocks of soil. Question number seven, a tree planted in two thousand, two in Los Angeles this Griffith Park to commemorate the late great guitarist George Harrison was overrun and destroyed a mere seven months later. What appropriate! Destroyed Georgia's tree. Beatles at is Beatles. Funny, so it's bark beetles, ladybugs to exactly destroyed it, so the original tree was a Canary Island Pine, which was apparently too delicious to resist. And was later replaced by a you tree in two thousand fifteen in the same spot me in. It wasn't Norwegian. Would I know you think? That that would be appropriate, but who knows you know? Anyway questionable, eight, true or false our car today run on the remains of dinosaurs. That's why we call them fossil fuels. Say True. It is false. Dinosaur specifically did not create fossil fuels care either it was microscopic organisms called diatoms. Fossil fuel a non-renewable resource formed from these tiny creatures, dying in large numbers and pressure and temperature on the sedimentary rock, which covered there remains converted the remaining carbon from their bodies into fuel. Question number nine. The muskogee or creek are related group of indigenous peoples inhabiting what now comprises Southern Tennessee Alabama Western, Georgia and parts of northern Florida, a cultural area known as what appropriate for this. Quiz region..

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"stephen sondheim" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

01:38 min | 4 months ago

"stephen sondheim" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

"Our cars today run on the remains of dinosaurs. That's why we call them fossil fuels. Question number nine. The Muskogee Creek are related group of indigenous peoples inhabiting what now comprises southern? Tennessee all of Alabama Western. Georgia and parts of northern Florida a cultural area known as what appropriate for this quiz region. And finally question for ten while walking through the woods, you may come across a dead body, the stiffening of limbs that occurs three to four hours after death is called Rigor Mortis, but the settling of blood in the body, causing purple red discoloration of the skin is called what? We'll give you minutes think about it. We'll be right back with your answers. Everybody Look I. Don't know what to wedding wedding wedding. It's a prehistoric ritual promises forever, which is maybe the most hardline I've heard by? Ottoman was obligated realized. Thanks much getting. Much because I'm not getting married. Getting married don't on. I don't know I'm getting my. Body? Another person's. Walked. News there's a human life it's. Only ruining his life, you know what both of us are entities tell. Anyone how how the garbage? Getting married. The hopes among. Anyway. Just,.

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Look, I Made a Hat! (Stephen Sondheim)

Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

04:44 min | 4 months ago

Look, I Made a Hat! (Stephen Sondheim)

"Hello and welcome to misinformation Trivia podcast for ladies and Gents, and whoever who? what I lost my train of vodka. Feed Trivia Quiz Yeah like Trivia. Teams in Trivia. Listened this podcast. We are hosts I'm Lauren Julia. Yeah when you. Layered half to oh, God. We've been doing this for like almost three years now. I know it's kind of amazing. So good that we're both organized. People are else. This would not have happened for as long as. Know. Basically doing a book report every week for three years. Who knew that we loved book reports so much, so we decided to like a side hobby. So speaking of book reports actually mine is a pretty today my topic is. As Book Report he is. It's GONNA get for the most part this weekend next and my next topic the week after next I think is going to be very very like middle school. This is my. This is my report on so and so. But. Today I decided to do a little a little something different for all Lt. I've I'm expanding my my my mind and my different areas, and like going back in time to where where I was like where I wasn't high school, and what my where my interest lied, so. Today my topic is going to be on Sondheim. is to make. DIS lunch everybody La. So. Caveat. About Sante time. Your girl Lauren is recovering musical theater nerd. I cannot sing which I think. Where a lot of my resentment lies about musical theater, so I used to be super musical theater, and then I was not, and I am to this day like very uncomfortable with musicals, so I am not super familiar with Sondheim like the nitty gritty about it so I will not be. You know giving you personal stories about things, but I will say son. Heim has been involved with both one of my favorite musicals and my most hated musical, the musical I hate more than anything in the whole wide World Flint. Let's just get into it. Shall we please? Stephen Joshua Sondheim was born march twenty, second, nineteen thirty. He is still alive. He's ninety this year. Yep and we'll talk about that in a minute, but He was born into a Jewish family in new. York City the son of Janet and Herbert Sondheim. His father manufactured dresses designed by his mother. and. The composer grew up on the upper west side of Manhattan and after his parents divorced on a farm near Doylestown Pennsylvania so he was an only child of well-to-do parents, and he lived in the San. Remo on Central Park West and was described in Merrill. seacrest biography, which is called Stephen Sondheim a life. He was an isolated, emotionally neglected child. Perfect for. Perfect for musical theatre Yep he traces his interest in theater to warm for May, which was a broadway musical. He saw when he was nine quote. The curtain went up and reveal the piano. sondheim recalled a Butler to the duster and brushed it up tinkling the keys. I thought that was thrilling. He attended the New York. Military Academy and George School, which was a private quaker preparatory school in Bucks County Pennsylvania. When Sondheim was ten years old, his father already, a distant figure had left his mother for another woman. Herbert sought custody of Steven, but was unsuccessful. sondheim explained it biographer secrets that he was what they called an institutionalized child, meaning one who had no contact with any kind of family. You're in though its luxurious, you're in an environment that supplies you with everything, but human contact, no brothers and sisters, no parents, and yet plenty to eat and friends to play with and a warm bed, you know. SONDHEIM detested his mother, who is said to be psychologically abusive and projected her anger from her failed marriage onto her son. He said when my father left her. She substituted me for him and she used me the way she used him to. Come onto and berate. beat up on. You see what she did for five years is treat me like dirt, but come on to me at the same time. She wants wrote him a letter I know. She wants wrote him a letter, saying that the quote only regrets, she ever had was giving him birth.

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Stephen Sondheim gets starry but tardy 90th birthday concert

Leo Laporte

00:39 sec | 6 months ago

Stephen Sondheim gets starry but tardy 90th birthday concert

"A ninetieth birthday tribute is being held on line for a Broadway hit maker take me to the world as a free virtual concert saluting Stephen Sondheim on Broadway dot com's YouTube channel the event is hosted by Raul Esparza who starred in the two thousand six revival of Sondheim's hit musical company also set to perform America St Bernadette Peters and Mandy Patinkin among others Sondheim wrote the lyrics for West Side Story in gypsies also the composer for Sunday in the park with George Sweeney Todd in a little night music bill Stewart KFI

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Stephen Sondheim gets starry but tardy 90th birthday concert

The House Whisperer

00:37 sec | 6 months ago

Stephen Sondheim gets starry but tardy 90th birthday concert

"A ninetieth birthday tribute is being held online for Broadway hit maker take me to the world as a free virtual concert saluting Stephen Sondheim on Broadway dot com's YouTube channel the event is hosted by role Esparza who starred in the two thousand six revival of Sondheim's hit musical company also set to perform a Meryl Streep Peters and Mandy Patinkin among others Sondheim wrote the lyrics for West Side Story in gypsies also the composer for Sunday in the park with George Sweeney Todd in a little night

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"stephen sondheim" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

03:01 min | 7 months ago

"stephen sondheim" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Still somehow part of my life and you won't go Blah Blah. So there's Hell Dan after day after day after day after day goes Not a single but you somewhere up part of my life and it looks like we also school I keep seeing. Does it get much her bachelors and and around chew some come into China Day After do after after after.

"stephen sondheim" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

02:39 min | 7 months ago

"stephen sondheim" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Are testing. That ever has happened. You are okay. One of the best things that's happened to me. They say we all find nine along. Thought it would happen. The God damnedest thing that has happened. When did I have this much happiness? Never I can't believe my luck. All I can do is in happened to you. So what do you say we just say? Oh what do you say we just go out on the boat and get smashed and make love on the beach and stare up at them mony. You might just be the best thing that has happened. Of course not much ever really has happened so much love I always. I never thought it would happen. Like S H. Us to be the best thing that has happened partner this odd partner and all is said and I have to agree.

"stephen sondheim" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

11:35 min | 7 months ago

"stephen sondheim" Discussed on Fresh Air

"That was taking me to the world of by my guest Stephen Sondheim from his musical evening. Primrose which I should say there's a I have a bootleg copy of this but there's a real genuine legit DVD. That's coming out so Which I I highly were any minute. So so. Who IS SHERMAN CAR? Who We just heard. Sharman car is just the listeners. Who may not know might be interested to know that she was. She played Liezl in the movie of sound of music. And I think she did one thing after that and then I think she retired from the business got saying and got married. Oh well can we talk a little bit about your process of songwriting? I know the first thing that comes for you as the story. You only write songs in the context of character and story but I know this is probably the most often asked question of any songwriter. And they hate to answer. Because it's so corny but really when you're writing music and lyrics yourself which comes first for you. There's no I sometimes you get a melodic idea. I sometimes liked him by myself. Improvises Piano sometimes with the script propped up because I always right after The librettist has started to write a senior to. I always wait to get so that I can. I can divine and imitate the style That the writer is using both in terms of dialogue and approach and and getting to know the characters as he is forming them. We've talked about the you know the scenes in the song for weeks before but until something's on paper I have nothing to imitate and So I've sometimes if looking for a kind of musical atmosphere for the peace particularly when I'm first beginning to write the piece I will improvise or think of various melodic ideas and and sometimes often harmonic ideas chord sequences and things like that. So I'm collecting a little kind of the materials for scrapbook at at the same time. I'm also jotting down any leering ideas. I have titles or just subject matters or things like that and then I usually try to start from the first song. And a if I have a a lyric line or a phrase that seems Useful or fruitful. I'll maybe expand on a little bit but I try to. I may do the same thing with the music. I may have a musical idea and expand on a little bit but I never go very far without bringing the other one in 'cause you can easily as you can imagine. Paint yourself into a corner if you ride a whole tuner even half a tune and have no idea what you're gonNA say with it. You're going to be hard pressed to find words that sit on the music easily and do and accomplish exactly what you want them to do and accomplish so The thing to do is to do them together or in tandem but but not not not one and then the other one the one the other same time when you're writing the piano. Are you recording? What you're playing or you just never know tainting it just not Not There's the the The process of putting something down on paper is very important. I think in keeping the stuff alive in your head Just you have to make even if you're just improvise you have to make little decisions just to put to put down on paper you can improvise a phrase not putting it down played again. You may think wait a minute that a flat now. That's not that doesn't sound right and you change things go along even though you're just sketching it's precisely what an artist does when he's a painter does or somebody who draws when he sketches When you look at you know the sketchpads of anybody Michelangelo or Leonardo and see how they experiment with a Horse's head or a hand or something like that that's precisely the analogy You're putting a finger on our hand on on the music paper before you put the try to work out a whole body. No you when you're working with rhyme What's your process for figuring out options for rhyming words? Oh what you use rhyming dictionaries which you do and what the important thing is to get the thought I to know what you want to say. And then how you want to phrase what you WanNa say and then as the music develops you'll start to improvise a rhyme scheme or two cents. A rhymes game. And then if you're you know you say all right. I got him all right. I've got this line that ends with day and I WANNA say she loves him. So how will I and then you go through the rhyming dictionary and say rhyming? Dictionaries SH- are useful for rhymes like day. They're not useful for trick rhymes those you just think of you know. But but there's so many rhymes for day and you want something that will somehow encompass or pinpoint what you WANNA say. There's a rhyme right there A about this situation and I use a particular rhyming. Dictionary called the Clement. Would which the advantage of which is that all. The rhymes are listed vertically instead of horizontally. So your eye sweeps up and down the page until I word catches it the problem with with for me anyway with with rhyming dictionaries listings horizontally. Is that your eye? Tends because you start to get impatient to skip over the words but when you're I goes up and down a page and don't skip over as much and then suddenly a word will pop out and you Know Bay and you say Oh yes of course well of course there on Biscayne Bay. Maybe that'll be useful. The copsey right that bay as a useful rhyme and you make a list of rhymes that that That that are in some way relevant to what you're trying to say and then use them the more you right. Do you feel like you've used up. Rhymes can't use a rhyme. You've already used him that. That's certainly true of any kind of trick or Give me an example of the kind of trick rhyme. You're talking about Oh goodness I Dunno soul-stirring and bolstering in in follies. You know you views that once you don't use it again Lottie Dottie and nobody. You don't use that more than once or if you do your fool and I probably I don't think so So that's what I mean whereas yeah of course you're always going to end up rhyming day in May and say over and over and over and over again You know from Song to song show show. Because they're they're useful and their their words that have many meanings in many connotations and So that's what I mean. My guest is Stephen Sondheim. We'll talk more after a break. This is fresh air this week on. Npr's Invidia a woman with a strange superpower. I have this ability. But it's not something I can just use. Fear that's intruding into other people's privacy. What do you do when you can see part of the future support for? Npr comes from whyy presenting the pulse. Podcast that takes you on adventures into unexpected corners of health and science plastic in the guts of deep sea creatures crying after anesthesia building. Your own Internet. Each episode is full of fascinating stories and Big Ideas. The pulse available. Where you get your podcasts. Or at W. H. Y. Y. Dot Org. Let's get back to the interview recorded with Stephen. Sondheim in twenty ten on the occasion of his eightieth birthday u-turns ninety on Sunday In in the show on the The song finishing the hat from Sunday in the park with George is is one of the songs as performed in about that song. You say that it's about what it's like to come out of the process of making art to be done with something and then re enter the world and I just wonder what it's like for you when you finish with a project and you're out of that art that you've been making and you're both feeder back in the real world Is the real world like a comfortable or an uncomfortable place. It's not. It's not quite the analogy. That's not really exactly what the song's about songs about the actual creation. It's about the creative moment it's about when you're painting painting are when you are even sometimes when you're writing a letter you get so intensely involved in what you're doing that you look up and suddenly it's an hour later and you didn't know that an hour had passed. It's always a shock. That song came out of an incident in my life where I sat down to invent a game for a friend. I started inventing it eight o'clock in the evening and I looked up from my pad at and the because the sun was coming up and I'd been concentrating for eight hours and I know obviously I have gotten up to get somebody to drink to go to the bathroom or something but I have no memory of anything except that and transit out. It's about that and getting back new where it's not about making show which is after a series of those in and out moments so it's the intensity of that moment even just two minutes but the intensity and then with a shock you look around and you're back in the real world it's not neither an anti-climax nor disappointment is just a plain ordinary shocks. Like you like you've been swimming underwater for a long time you come up for air take gear and then you go back underwater again. I want to end with the song and I'm GonNa give you the choice of which one we're going to do. Okay one is a kind of famous one losing my mind from follies sung by Dorothy Collins and the other is a song from your most recent show Roach Rocho. Formerly known as balanced formerly known as wise guys and the song is the best thing that ever has happened So which would you? It's it's hard. It's hard to pick up. I think I prefer best thing that ever has happened. Because it's less familiar to listeners to this program then losing my mind which has had a life outside outside of follies Much as I would be wonderful to hear Dr Colin. Sing it again but I think I'd I'd vote for the best thing that ever happened. Would you put it in context for us? Tell us where it comes in in the show. Sure well in the in the first first version of it which was in in the version of the show called bounce it was between one of the the the the two leading characters brothers Wilson and Addison Meisner and a Wilson was heterosexual. Addison was homosexual and the first version. It's Wilson singing to his lady friend. Who he eventually is going to marry and The second one in roadshow we cut that character out because It seemed that that the story really is about if there's any love story in it it's between the two brothers and And so this is a store Song now sung by Addison. The brother to his young lover Vice versa. It's a duet between the two guys Stevenson. I'm thank you so much for talking with us and happy eightieth. Happy Belated eightieth birthday. Thank you Terry. Interview with Stephen. Sondheim was recorded in twenty ten on the occasion of his eightieth birthday. He turns ninety on Sunday. All of us. It fresh air wish.

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"stephen sondheim" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

09:23 min | 7 months ago

"stephen sondheim" Discussed on Fresh Air

"It's just rich Deng Block on beach under. I got a feeling there's a miracle do gonNA come true. Come to a could it be yes it could something common something good if I can and then comment on no one in this call it is GonNa be with. Click with a shock phone on Jingo or knock. Let's conducted this idea of opening doors. What were some of the doors you knocked on before actually getting to Broadway and writing lyrics for west side story Well I played. I played for an awful. Lot of people I remember once playing for guidance I. Fewer who's one of the producers of guys and dolls? He'd also been musician and was head of Music Department. Universal and I remember. He criticized me for having too many be flats in. Melody. I remember he said that and I thought Gee Whiz was he talking about. I mean he wanted to show me that he knew a lot about music is what it was and he might have been right but I don't think he was and I I played for a number of producers and and directors and a generally was dismissed It was You know I snuck in through the back door I snuck in through west side story where you know There were there. Were the the big guys there. Leonard Bernstein and Arthur Lawrence and Jerry rob and so it was their problem to get the show on and believe me. It was was not an easy show to get on did. Did you learn anything working with Bernstein and watching him watching him work? Oh sure great deal I. Yes Mitt mainly I learned. I learned something about courage. I learned Lenny was never afraid to make big mistakes. He was never afraid to fall off the top rung of the ladder. And I learned by implication that the worst thing you can do is fall off a low. Run if you're going to make mistakes make a huge one that you've talked about George Gershwin and Harold. Arlen great influences on you and they were both very influenced by jazz. Did you listen to much jazz or pop when you're in your formative years Nope Nope. I didn't and I'm not very influenced by Jazz First of all Whole idea of jazz. Improvisation and instrumentalists. And because I'm only a piano player and have never played in a band. I don't have a feeling for that. Also I think by nature to conservative. I'm just I only provides the piano when I'm writing a song by so I never improvise for anybody else or in front of anybody else right a party or anything like that and I don't think it'd be good at it much too constrained it some It's partly my training my first music teacher which who who was a professor at Williams college who a very very kind of. Mary poppins kind of teacher with you. Know he laid down the rules and that appealed to me a lot. The idea of of rules of how you write music that say what what music consists of that is not just sitting and waiting for an inspiration but that you take a. Lotta idea that you have. That might be an inspiration but then you develop it and you work with it and work it out. You don't just Fiddle around at the piano to do and that appealed to me a lot but that's very conscious composition and that's well so what? I studied with Milton. Babbitt and that is the reverse of jazz in fact. It's always struck me so odd that Milton who is so knowledgeable about composition and and and composes according to a set of rules some of which he makes up himself is also such jazz fan. I can never put those two things together at any rate No I was not influenced by Jazz. I was influenced by Gershwin's and Kerns and Arlyn's songs and particularly by their use of harmony Was there any pop music that did make a big impression on you and your yeah well you see. I wasn't exposed to a lot of pop music in you know I didn't know there was there. Were not a lot of records in the house and I was when I listened to radio. Wasn't music it was to comedy shows and MELODRAMAS So my exposure to songs was almost exclusively movies and theater and so I grew up on theater and movie songs not unpopular and I was not somebody like to go to dances so I didn't get to hear the big bands very often except again when they were movies and so the answer is no. I didn't hear much pop music now. Another question about your formative years. You went to a quaker school but you also went to New York Military Academy earlier. I can't imagine you being a cadet and there's also an emphasis on athletics at the school. I went on the website and it said. All cadets must participate in sports throughout the year. So what was it like first of all? I went when I was ten years old. Okay at ten years old. Only those two years so I think you may have the wrong picture. Me and it was also because my parents had just divorced and military school was always considered placed to send kids of divorced parents a lot of a lot of my classmates where kids have divorced parents. And it was. It was a lifesaver. Because your your life becomes chaotic. Suddenly when your parents split up and military school is bringing order to chaos. You have to be at a certain place at a certain time you have to polish the buttons on the uniform. You have to parade here. You have to take orders there and it was it. It was wonderful you. There's a sense of structure and I think psychologically must have saved my life. You know that actually really fits into what you were talking. What about wanting rules instructor in Music Yep Order out of chaos order out of CASS as well crossword puzzles order out of chaos. Right right right I think. That's what arts about anyway. I think that's what people make. Art Do create order into an underworld. That's chaotic. The world has always been chaotic. Life is unpredictable. It is. There is no form as an making forms Gives YOU SOLIDITY? I think I think that's why people paint paintings and take photographs and write music and and tell stories and that have beginning middles and ends even when there we were in the middle is at the beginning in the beginning of the end. My guest is Stephen Sondheim. We'll talk more after a break. This is fresh air. All that data collection the last ten years of your movements it can have real life consequences. And if you have that much information. That information's going to be misused. I'm Suzanne Rhody. Who decides what's right or wrong in our digital world that's next time on the Ted Radio Hour from NPR? Subscribe or listen now. This is fresh air. Let's get back to the interview. I recorded with Stephen Sondheim in twenty ten on the occasion of his eightieth birthday. U-turns ninety on Sunday. So let's get to some more music There's a song. I WanNa play from something that you wrote for television and it's called evening primrose and this was the name of the show listener Felicita. That's not the song no no. No I know you're set. Your sentence made it seem as if thank you for listening carefully okay. That's what I do for a living editor is so so the show is called evening. Primrose was musical for an ABC series called stage sixty seven and it starred Anthony Perkins Who's a wonderful singer? I mean he'd been in some musicals before including Frank Lesser Green Willow Yeah. We're we're And he also had some some pop jazz recordings that he made. There are quite good and this was made six years after psycho just to put it into context so before we actually talk more about it. Let's hear one of the songs and this is a song that's also done in the Review Sondheim on Sondheim. It's a beautiful song. Take me to the world in the show Anthony Perkins plays A poet who finds the world Kinda cold and and and mean and so he goes to a department store and decides to Hide out there. I mean after all they have everything that you need. There's like a bedroom department and kitchen department there's close And while hiding out there he misses whole community of people who actually live there and come out at night when the employees go home and he falls in love with this beautiful young girl who's trapped there because the people won't let her leave and she is dying to go out and see the world he's at the same time disillusioned with the world. So I'm GONNA play the duet part that they sing in. Which I he sings about how this illusion years with the world. And then he agrees to show her the world and The the Female were here's her name. Charmian Carr My. That's correct pronouncing that correctly. That's correct okay. So this is Stephen Sondheim's on take me to the World.

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"stephen sondheim" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

05:01 min | 7 months ago

"stephen sondheim" Discussed on Fresh Air

"That's Lynn Carey singing in the original cast recording of Sweeney. Todd my guest is Stephen Sondheim. Now that last note in the song who sings joy full of joy Did you think hard about what that note should be? Because it's not the note that you expect to kind of resolution at the end their musical resolution and that. Yeah go ahead if you're not going to have a harmonic resolution. There's no such thing as a lot of resolution I mean. Resolutions are harmonic. They're not melodic. You can put any note with a with a consonant court and even if even if it happens to be a dissonant note. It's going to feel resolved because you feel as you do with a tonic chord. You'll feel at your home again that you've you've gotten back home home. Play that note that you call unexpected. I don't think I could put any note there that you would think would be expected because the court itself doesn't support any note that's right. Yeah yeah that's great. Thank you for I didn't think about. Why thank you very much? I should say that that Song Sung very well by Tom. Wolfe PAT inside on high very scary. Now you've also mentioned that there was a we're not Herman influence your. That's it you know when you talked about Milton. Babbitt said much less Milton. Babbitt influenced than Bernard Hermann. When I was fifteen years old I saw a movie called Hangover Square which featured a piano concerto that Bernard Herrmann had written. And it's it's a melodrama about a serial killer who writes US Piano Concerto. It particularly impressed me. But all of Bernard Herman's music impressed me and So actually the score sweeney. Todd is is no mosh to him on some I remember I. I played the score for the actor. Tony Perkins who knows movie scores? The Way I knew movie scores are new. Movies goes away. I did and I was. I wasn't I wasn't twenty four bars into the opening number one he said. Oh Bernard Hermann was very clear that when I was doing was was channeling. Herman and For the listeners. Who Don't know Bernard Hermann did a great many of Alfred Hitchcock movies including of course psycho. So let's get back to merrily we roll along a second. It was a flop. It didn't how many performances nine it was sixty ecksteen. Yeah kills me because it was such a good show? And He's been alive several times. So people Georgian. I worked on. George I who wrote the book and I after the Broadway show which was which was partly our fault but also partly folded the production. The the idea of the show is to go as as the listeners may not may not know go backwards in time from very successful group of forty or forty five year olds and take them back to their very youthful days before they compromise their principles goes backwards in time. It's based on George Kaufman Moss. Hart play and how Princess Ideas Producer and director was to cast it with young people. Meaning seventeen to twenty two. Which is the ages they end up at? At the end of the show they would start as middle aged or early middle aged people and gradually become younger and The trouble with casting seven to twenty two year olds is that Most of them had no experience at all. And we're talented. But Not Professional. And here we were on Broadway stage charging Broadway prices. If that should have been done off Broadway I think the reception would have been extremely different done. Same with the same cast and all that it wouldn't have received quite the Beating it did receive but also there was a problem. With the storytelling. The first half hour Hero is very unlikable man at the beginning and then you gradually see how this guy became such a. I can't use the word on public radio but such such a betrayer and such a A A a compromised on his principles and his talent and By going backwards in time you gradually strip away. It's like the reverse of the picture of Dorian gray the portrait gradually becomes pure pure pure and then finally a matter of fact long before. Finally you start really like him towards the end of the first act and then you get to like him a lot in the second act but that first forty minutes We wrote rewrote it. And we then tinkered with it over a period of years by the time we got to the York theater production. We had the play we wanted. We're listening to the interview. I recorded with Stephen Sondheim in two thousand ten in celebration of his eightieth birthday. Sunday is his ninetieth birthday with your more of the interview after a break. This is fresh air. Coles found. No no this isn't fiddle player. Piccolo typing cloud.

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"stephen sondheim" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

01:36 min | 7 months ago

"stephen sondheim" Discussed on Fresh Air

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"stephen sondheim" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

07:57 min | 7 months ago

"stephen sondheim" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Duty opening doors from merrily. We Roll along by my guests Stephen Sondheim who said this is his really autobiographical song. So is the part autobiographical with a producer complaints. That is not a song you can Give me a short. But it's autobiographical in the general sense. It's you know first of all I. I didn't have a collaborator. I mean it's not specifically autobiographical. I wrote my own lyrics music and The girl is merely an amalgam of people like I was very close to Mary. Rogers dig Rogers daughter. She she became a composer as well as a novelist as a matter of fact and And of course how Prince Who was a producer and then eventually a directive and We were all very close to each other. It's not specifically based on us. But it's on the ambiance of our lives and the speed and the excitement and disappointment and the triumph etc. Now the the producers things let you know in Stravinsky has a hit he thinks are cast now. You studied with the composer. Milton Babbitt when you studied with him. Was your ambition Broadway or was it more. I always want to write songs. Well he he's he's Song Among K. I WANNA learn compositional technique and that's what I learned from him but we would spend. We had four hour sessions once a week and we would spend the first hour analyzing songs by Oh Jerome Kern or by Cilla Brown and Henderson the classic songs of the American Theater in American movies and Milton also on. He wrote songs most of the time. He wrote. These extremely forward-looking piece. He was writing electric music before anybody ever knew that electronic music existed and but he had this. He's a Jazz Fan. He's and he's also got the kind of memory if you play jazz record from nineteen thirty two. He'll tell you who's playing what instrument. He's he's remarkable that way but what we did was we spent an hour on you know songs and then three hours on Beethoven and Bach and it was all about essentially compositional analysis. But no I only wanted to write songs. I didn't wanNA write a Concert music can you give me an example of an insight an insight you got from Babbitt studying say a Jerome Kern Song? One of the things one of the things. We analyzed detail. One of the songs was all the things you are which has a remarkable harmonic structure in it Which among other things considered the fact that the tonic chord is implied until the end of the song and And it goes from a circle of fifths then breaks the circle of fifths with a Tri tone which echoes itself not only in the melody but also in the base and defines both key that the song is written and the key to which it's going et Cetera et Cetera et Cetera. I've actually reproduced that our long Analysis he gave me to students. I had at Oxford when I taught at Oxford and It's it's it it was it it. It's his lodge in my mind because it it is a way of approaching when you're trying to hold a song together How you hold it together harmonica and still make it. Fresh Kern was a master that now now Babbitt Road atonal music among other things and he wrote a now famous essay called. Who CARES IF YOU LISTEN? That was published in high fidelity in nineteen fifty eight in which he suggested that composers should withdraw from the world to a world of private performance and electric media and eliminate the public and social aspects of composition. Met did that sense of principle. That a certain kind of music should just be uncompromising. Kinda give you permission in a way to be uncompromising on Broadway when you felt like you needed to be I. I don't think I've ever been uncompromising that sends I've always been uncompromising in terms of I don't change something simply because Somebody says Oh. I can't do that but exactly. Yeah but no but I I. You know I'm interested in the theatre because I'm interested in communication with audiences. Otherwise I I I would be in concert. Museum would be another kind of profession. No I love the theatre as much as I love music and the whole idea of getting across to an audience and exciting them or making them laugh or make them cryer just making them feel is is paramount to me. The whole business of Hama ability of course has to do with familiarity. If you if you hear it tuned enough times you'll helmet you know you can. First Time. I heard the Burgh Violin Concerto. I thought what is this GNAWS and the third time I heard I thought. Oh that's interesting. On the fifth time I read it I was humming along with it and I remember being at the intermission of a little night music when it first came out and hearing somebody say oh that we can in the country. Is that such a catchy tune. Will you know very few people accused me of writing catchy tunes and of course it was a catchy tune. She just heard eleven courses of it. And so of course you comet. I've often said familiarity breeds content The the the problem with so much music particularly in those days was that you went into the theater coming at. You know if something on first hearing it might be because it is so immediately Memorable but more likely. It's because it reminds you something else now. An example of a song that I think is maybe influenced by Your experience with new music experience with Milton Babbitt is part of Sweeney. Todd and I'm thinking of the epitome especially toward the end like When when Sweeney sings full of joy the cords are so dark there. There is no joy it is it is the joy of revenge. That's the idea and it's so discordant I mean I just I just love that section. Are there things that you learned in composition? That helped you write that kind of Broadway music. I know more than that helped me ride a little night. Music or funny. The way the form there the principles are exactly the same The experts seven expressive is distant is. Different incidentally snuggled on that word because discord. What you mean dissonant discordant means mistakes. That's right so but Yes it's different because What's going on in Sweeney's head is dissonant. I would be in fact I originally Didn't bring the number to a hand but had it and on sort of on a dissonant chord with kind of violent harmonic meaning very very high. Shrill sounds And how prince said You know lend Kerry who has worked so hard when we sing that song you gotta give them a hand. So I put a big court on the end and the that big court still strikes me as wrong and so even in the printed copy. That's the the piano vocal score that's published. I put two endings in those who want to give it a big nice consonant court at the end to get ahead from the audience and those who want to do what I wanted to do which was to let the let the thing dribble out into the next scene. The you know the way it is on the cast recording it sounds like there's a consonant and dissonant. Chord. Kind of battling each other. That's correct and that's exactly what I what that is very unsettling and that is exactly the kind of thing that kills a hand. That's precisely what I mean. You're absolutely right. There's constant court. Addison going on at the same time one right after the other. So let's hear this end of the epiphany in this is the moment where Sweeney Todd. The bobber learns the judge that sent him away to prison on a life. Sentence on trumped up charges had leader Rape Sweeney's wife and taken Sweeney's daughter as ward and Sweeney at this point just finding out about this. He's decided to use his razors to take revenge against the judge and the work. The work he refers to in the song is the work of revenge.

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"stephen sondheim" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:51 min | 10 months ago

"stephen sondheim" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Into the woods did Stephen Sondheim work with you on that a little bit what he did was he he wrote me a new song that we've recorded but was taken out of the movie because the length but he played it for me in his apartment and saying it to me I mean it's one of the great most cherished memories of my life is just that little hallowed afternoon where he played this magical thing for me and and I think he's our great composer area the musical theater yes it was like in a month I could die now do you know who you are singing as yourself because I've only seen you sing in character and in one year it when you're in like a rock musical you know Ricki and the flash and yeah in postcards from the edge you're singing more I don't know but so was routine like well there's a country western song and then there's a more you know yeah and postcards yeah yeah so like I don't know I don't have a sense of like if I said and tonight Meryl Streep in concert I don't know what you're saying or how you sound well it would be a very good show I don't know why I don't really isn't a warmer yes it's like well one Christmas I remember when I was twelve my mother decided to in front of the whole family the gathered family increase including my formidable grandmother made me she said Meryl sank oh oh holy night in French and I'll sing it now I have never if I ever have to play a person who is overcome with fear and terror I go back to that moment because I was just I haven't had any trouble singing in the in the Christmas concert but standing in the living room in front of my whole family all my me no annoying brothers and my cousins and everybody looking at me I just went crazy I just was like shaking a membership everything shaking and I thought I don't like this feeling I think I think I'm not a natural performer I think I'm an actor well getting back to music I want to play something else and this is from post cards postcards from the edge which was made in nineteen ninety directed by the now late Mike Nichols based on a book by Carrie Fisher Carrie Fisher yes and and it's it's kind of it's kind of biographical so you've been in rehab you're kind of trying to figure out your life in this your character and your mother who is modeled on Carrie Fisher's mother Debbie Reynolds is a singer and performer who is big in musicals in the fifties and sixties you've been living with her there's a party at her place and you're asked to sing it's funny that ice book about my that moment in my grandmother's house because it was very similar Shirley MacLaine plays a my mother she makes me do this and I've just gotten out of rehab and my characters very to hinder and raw and sheep for kind of more or less forces me to to get up in front of all these people and saying so that's it's very it deflected in sort of a lot of excuses built into singing something that actually means something and and still it's almost this little tiny voice from from somewhere deep inside and that her mother gets up and sings Stephen Sondheim I'm still here throws her legs up on that yeah I know it's the red sequined dress and it's just blows her daughter out of the water once again I really like your performance in that you've been living with her there's a party at her place and you're asked to sing so you go up to I forget if it's a guitarist or pianist and you start working working it out yes with yes and the sun is you don't know me so here's Meryl Streep from postcards from the edge okay if you give me a hand to me that returns to and then you say hello yeah.

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"stephen sondheim" Discussed on Iconography with Ayo Edebiri and Olivia Craighead

Iconography with Ayo Edebiri and Olivia Craighead

03:15 min | 1 year ago

"stephen sondheim" Discussed on Iconography with Ayo Edebiri and Olivia Craighead

"The gym? Everyday to homage HBA subscription any needs a boosting dang. Okay I remember. Show subscription Jim of my mind psycho thing where I was like. Oh this is who I am. I once was describing basketball tryouts that I did in middle middle school but I called them an audition and I was like okay. The addition fake the immediate and. I'm lucky that I have my body type. Otherwise like genetic flake. I'm grateful for my poverty because it like dribble made me like driven trill driven because otherwise I feel like out of leaned on like being fine a bunch of Arab exelon actual drive. It's just that like I have a fear of being poor again. So That's enough to sort of you know sticking the little the drive into high drink. Red Bull Okay. We love and that's Brand Inc. I'm bad about the branding so I just like I brand. I Brand Hawk every day. So we talked Sondheim up and down and now We're GONNA play a little game of fuck. Mary kill of some Great Stephen Sondheim moments and qualities. And Larry. You'RE GONNA walk marrying and then kill one. Okay okay. Should we just okay? Here's what I'm thinking. We just make them like musical. Should be musical Livia. Your mind is on fire today. Okay so I'm GONNA we'll just go back and forth. Yeah okay Sunday in the park Into the woods. Okay Sweeney yes when you got an insane okay so I think that Sweeney Fox with a little bit of Dark Nita Shemmel like light choking and I think it's an apparatus. Oh it's just like joking I then I guess I'm marrying Sunday because things that age as you as you get you know every year you were turning. You're like wait. I'm glad I did this than we did. I leave out merrily into the woods. And frankly we kill yeah okay rest in Reston fees and slap is hard for me. Is that your order to I I do think I fucked sweeney for sure risky of REBA. Say I think I? Oh Wow this is a toughie. I think marrying to the one little rat speaks and then you kill own my God okay. Well wait I kill Sunday. I think I think I fucked Sunday. You like sensual and it's like it's like ten. Oh so.

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"stephen sondheim" Discussed on Iconography with Ayo Edebiri and Olivia Craighead

Iconography with Ayo Edebiri and Olivia Craighead

03:33 min | 1 year ago

"stephen sondheim" Discussed on Iconography with Ayo Edebiri and Olivia Craighead

"This is a public podcast. Wow Okay tongues are rolling and the towns are rolling. They have no other gods before me blackmail I hope it is. Yeah Yeah for sure. So speaking of agony speaking of You know just sort of words This is a little segment. We call the People's Court where Olivia goes deep into the people archives and people. Ajay said because she's a hacker and she found a little archivist. J. Soared as adjacent a place where we take our icon and we find some old articles and we share them. Yeah okay so Sondheim doesn't really be on people like that so we're going to the New York Post which which he so headline from April thirtieth two thousand quote Doogie Does Sondheim. Doogie sings and well. That's not exactly how Neil Actor Neil Patrick Harris would put it. That's pretty much what Stephen Sondheim said when he saw Harrison Sweeney todd last year in La. He said I had no idea you could sing the former adding wickedly. He didn't say sing. Well he just said saying we'll see ya. There's like more about him being in Sweeney. Domino's like you gotten neg by Stephen Sondheim and then told a reporter about it violent. Then a couple of years later was in assassins. Clearly something worked. Yeah but I want it. Works your bottle. Drink that Elixir. Okay wait this ocean here to my point. Which is I was telling I was telling I. Oh this before. We started recording and she got really mad at me but I think I think it's crazy. Thank Andrew loves this. I think if I were like a little good at singing this article does note that Neil Patrick. Harris has no formal singing training. I think if I were a little good thing I could do everything that Neil Patrick Harris does. I feel that phrase. I think everyone has a thing where they're like. If my life were a little different in two degrees I could be on a completely different path. Just completely just completely. If I could've sung like in high school had like done that whole thing. I think me as a little good or very little enough to like go to interlocken or something. Okay Okay gaining credence here. How talent feeds Nice thing? Is that if I could put my hair slicked back high pony. I would be like rich for me. If I have the splits. You would never see me. We would not necessarily be what we call shouldn't have to see everyone's life is just Andrew. What was again if I went to the gym regularly.

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"stephen sondheim" Discussed on Iconography with Ayo Edebiri and Olivia Craighead

Iconography with Ayo Edebiri and Olivia Craighead

04:57 min | 1 year ago

"stephen sondheim" Discussed on Iconography with Ayo Edebiri and Olivia Craighead

"McCain and Yeah so lenny. Help with the Lear West side story and he's like no and asking him to do it. You maybe up to you that it's like Gypsy and I don't want to write lyrics for another mother Fucker Agai- lyrics and then he's like Oscars like no like this is your chance to write for star like you're writing for like people don't just get this chance and you need the education and I love that apprenticeship mentality because Saddam to Williams college where he was studying Bach and like all these like beautiful compositional theory like having like a human being say this is how I do theater as a human being right now and actively so much more valuable like I. I couldn't have received at the education that I received in a four year university. I went to the Ensemble in Chicago and Mike mcrainey who wrote Moonlight Morton who was last revival of Virginia Woolf like as a teacher and they are actively doing it passed on such information that I feel like I could never gotten an institutionalized environment where it's like. Here's a sabbatical in. Here's your break you know it was so much dirtier messier. It was best classes. I took it. Nyu were always from Lake playwrights. Who were like just thinking in the midst of a production like I We I- Brandon Jacobs Jenkins was my professor when inoculated. What's going on? And so so he would. He would be like harried and be like this is a high tech or whatever like I have. I have a hersal. I can't do this there. And he would be very helpful about like these are the practicalities of like being a working layer also side note when I saw when I was in the MEZZANINE and I looked down into the orchestra and I was like I saw the back of the head and I was like that Stephen Sondheim. My friends were like literally no. It's like I did. You saw the back of a man's head. There's no way Stephen Sondheim and I was like I swear to God Stephen Sondheim and then like act. One he stands up and I hit the Alexa. Fucking right. It's Steven on his son Out into the lobby and we're like to talk to him. My friend was like no we can. Maybe say something like after the play and then he didn't come back for act two while no old people are in Brooklyn which is an internal Behan classically age internal Bay with the Dungeon in the basement for all this. How many game games? I'll do some conjecture on the pot. It's fine Jerry I want to ask you. What's your favorite Sondheim Sondheim There was a really really tragic revival of night music for the British director. Comes that Jones and Angela Lansbury. I cast they were replaced by Bernadette Peters and Elaine stritch second cast the yeah the American actors. Got It closer to them. The musical theater is an American institution. I believe that like we do it. The best to hear at some jingoism but that last revival was joyless mirthless and a true to truly like funeral laic but I love night music as like a really really like beautiful peppy like champagne of show and so I'm obsessed with night music. I love Sunday in the park with George Youtube. Bootleg can we all saw last. Fuck with Jake Jo. And all the mandate. I don't think take Dylan Hall. Should be doing musical theater addicted to it but I think he needs to stop. Doing all is addicted to Musical Sun. Highs to the challenge she loves he loves a challenge and there is something fulfilling as an actor to Nail Sondheim. And that's why I'm I just think that if you are somebody who was hot when you were young you shouldn't be allowed to heartily hubris of being Jake Gyllenhaal and being like for my first song time I'm going to be. George is sane certified. You walk into anything and say I'm going to start with George Soros Norges. Goby a prince and into the woods goes in agony. That's fine to come here at like four your first role. Olivia I code on the mouth non-sexual but literally like affirmative Shaw Bitch Non Gender Kiss You non-sexual clarify clarify cancel. We Clara Bisbo.

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"stephen sondheim" Discussed on Iconography with Ayo Edebiri and Olivia Craighead

Iconography with Ayo Edebiri and Olivia Craighead

06:46 min | 1 year ago

"stephen sondheim" Discussed on Iconography with Ayo Edebiri and Olivia Craighead

"A baby boomer got a baby boomer like she looks at us as if we. Why are we doing more turns and like she was thirty three in the first pitch perfect? That's so true. They don't always been thirty three days not been thirty for thirty three. I'm really next. I don't trust that I really. I think that she's so old and so good that she scrubbed she margot Robbie being okay. I was just about to say her. And Margo and rebel coastal only around each other. Like there's a community is a community in Europe. As I say I moved to I moved to. I live in. La Right now for a little allen show you some things about about art and about it. So I'm going to tell you this. This is the thing about aging in Hollywood in. Some people. Don't do it. They just opt out. I'll just opt out some people lie. Some people don't do it. Some people won't some people can but they won't. Yeah some people are but they don't they don't and that's the thing about aging in Hollywood and I I really actually that elucidated eggs. Yeah you know who has aged. A lot is seems thing. Now where you're so old that you start to look like a dog definitely you get like droopy liver spots like which are down is truly save in recent make sure. They barely open fully glassy glassy. Tiny slits listening me as good. I look at the elderly dogs cared for in this in a similar way that you're a dog I actually don't respect you thing unless talking to you like you're a creature I don't respect. We ask you so much from the old and I think we have to excuse so we skew so much from dogs and we also have to skew so much. I know better even same thing. It's like never higher black person. People really like anti all women company for a while to excuse people don't exist. Yes figured person you bet. Do you know any black people know. Gene Wilder sorry. Okay well bill. Clinton economically parents from Willie Wonka economically black True that bad projects to get you know that I was totally like as a poor young oop black boy in Baltimore near these I was. I was looking at the at the house. Charlie and I was like a little child together. I love this house was real every night and I loved as a child was about escaping into a rich person's home love those big into like orphan culture. Do you want it to be an orphan? So bad boxcar Baudelaire Anne. When I was six I was in a community theater production of Oliver. Yes of course And I got to like put the makeup on to like look and I was like this is fun borrowed. My Dad's a suspenders for our school. Production of Oliver yes. We saying food glorious food every song in presented okay and so ours was like from Oliver. Yeah and we did food glorious food. I think it was like first grade and I stole my dad's suspenders. Cute so short and I promise dirt makeup and I like rolled up one sleeve of a shirt and I was like okay one. I'm an artist too. I'm an orphan. You know what I mean. Look down to the audience and I saw my parents. You're dead to me because I am now that we were all like theater children. Yeah huge I mean it makes sense that we're doing in high school so a little later in life and they rented period costumes play Mr Bumble and I I grow task. Scale is really fine. I was E- well. Yeah so I mean. We inserted ourselves into into that narrative. But we're in the in the SONDHEIM narrative. Did you sort of life so high. So high school was really instrumental in me. Like leveling up about it so cameras middle school and I was like okay. I have to know this ladies who lunch. Obviously slaps like Annika is legendary. And then they do a little bit of. I'm still here from follies into the Turkey lurk. I am in the morning. It's the marketing so then in high school in the library the DVD rack so we were still doing. Dvd drives laptops. You've got yeah so I was checking like Bernadette Peters the into the woods like they had that. Dvd watching various Peter's Mandy Patinkin. Sunday in the park with George. They have like the full taped production and then they're all these concert. Dvd's apparently phone sweeney. Todd so like I was and I was like watching like I was like hoarding these. Dvd's and like studying it being like. Okay I got it all right. It's funny it's deep like requires like a couple of listens to really. Yeah aided but at the moment I was all about elitism and maybe even some black supremacy where like I will like whatever the system is going to be the best of the system. Yeah and like I was. I was in a boarding school environment so super academically driven and I was like I if this is the most academic top of the top tier musical theater. I will conquer this so that I can get a place in it Because I know I know which I want me to go and be like you'd be like hoster Diga Shit. Eat Shit Age water out of the review. All this is a black super cut of like black musical Birkat podcasts..

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Remembering Broadway legend Hal Prince

All Of It

01:07 min | 1 year ago

Remembering Broadway legend Hal Prince

"Stewart we'd like to take a moment to remember the life and work of legendary musical theater director producer hal prince the winner of a record twenty one Tony awards how prince died in Iceland after a brief illness he was ninety one purchase career spanned more than seventy years he ordered such major shows West Side Story damn Yankees fiddler on the roof cabaret Sweeney Todd and the phantom of the opera how prince was born in New York in nineteen twenty eight after I graduated from the university of Pennsylvania he approach Broadway producer director George abbot to ask for a job he said he work for free ultimately prince made it on his own and in nineteen fifty four he produced the pajama game and hired a rabbit to direct it help and began a prolific collaboration with composer lyricist Stephen Sondheim in nineteen seventy they work together and six shows which prints both directed and produced another one of princes longtime collaborators composer Andrew Lloyd Webber said in a statement today quote farewell how not just the prince of musicals the crowned heads who directed two of the greatest productions of my career and vita and phantom this wonderful man taught me so much in his mastery musical theater was without

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"stephen sondheim" Discussed on The Next Best Thing

The Next Best Thing

03:15 min | 2 years ago

"stephen sondheim" Discussed on The Next Best Thing

"As. I know. The people in each room. Why? Vetting. Get on them inside. Nothing. Then you know, that song is actually I can't hear that song without thinking of the time signature bum-bum-bum-bum-bum-bum-ba want to one to one two three. And because that is the basis of so many other songs for example, heating, impeding Bill. Impeding? That's the same as you. That's the theme to Halloween want to three hundred fifty one to one to one to three hundred data syncopation is very interesting. Very good. Now, as I said, Stephen Sondheim wrote the lyrics to that song, not the music, and it's funny because when he looks back on west side story, he's proud of the work in the sense that it successful. And it's, you know, people still seem to love it and performance, but he is often he often kind of shy away from talking about it too much. He's kind of embarrassed by it. He says, look, you know, this was my first professional gig. And yeah, a lot of the lyrics. I wrote are pretty I mean obvious and amateurish, for example, he one of the songs that he says he just can't even listen to just hates the lyrics wrote so much for you might be surprised. So pretty. Charming also charming timing hunt. Chiming. Defaced? I did snotty. Nine running venting..

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Celebrities Pen Letter Calling for Release of Ukrainian Director

Tom Sullivan

00:29 sec | 2 years ago

Celebrities Pen Letter Calling for Release of Ukrainian Director

"Enderle september grenell scott fox news he advice given to residents of a high rise in great britain had caught fire last year killing dozens facing criticism in a new report to fire at grenfell tower in london killed seventy two people now as britain examines what went wrong an expert report says the fire services policy to urge residents to stay put had effectively failed badly half an hour after the fire began and yet residents weren't told to evacuate for another hour the reports also says plastic cladding fixed to the outside of the high rise was incorrectly installed and didn't comply with fire accusations in london simon owen fox news would stephen sondheim and patrick stewart just a few of the celebrities calling for the release of ukrainian dissident and filmmaker oleg sense off sense alva critic of the russian annexation of crimea serving a twenty year sentence on terrorism charges in a letter written today the celebrities are calling on russian president vladimir putin to free sense off writing that the upcoming rolled cup games in russia would heighten security of the countries the of the country's human rights abuses lisa lacerra fox news.

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"stephen sondheim" Discussed on KPCC

KPCC

02:11 min | 2 years ago

"stephen sondheim" Discussed on KPCC

"Total lack of control which is that you you give all these other people face that they will they will bring their best end there and they will elevate what you've done and it's extraordinary i absolutely love it so in near movie lady bird the main character starts doing theater in high school and the show that they're doing is stephen sondheim's merrily we roll along i love that show i love the songs from that show and it's interesting that you chose that show because it begins with three friends in middle age in their lives has not worked out as they had hoped in they've all become really really cynical about life and about each other than the show goes backwards in time as your goes deeper and deeper into the past the characters become less and less cynical and more more idealistic and more more just kind of in love with being together and um you're starting off her home in high school where that show kinda ends um so tell me why you chose merrily well merrily is my favorite musical um i have listened to the original cast recording so many times i it makes me cry instantly um i'm a big stephen sondheim fan in general and i didn't i had written it into the script um and i did not i had no idea how i was going to get the rests to do it i just i just love to end it has again it has that quality of time slipping away faster than you can hold on to it even though it's going backwards it feels like you're always like oh that times gone now we're in another time and and that that quality was something that i wanted to capture um and i thought it would be i never did merrily we roll along in high school because it would be completely odd show for a high school to do others since showing the movie to a lot of people people have come up to me and said my high school did it which i find totally amazing um and i just thought it there's something about it to me that it.

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"stephen sondheim" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:29 min | 3 years ago

"stephen sondheim" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Mandy potemkin not a day goes by here is a superb a superb record of of that melody by dawn serb ski not a day goes by by stephen sondheim yeah yeah yeah.

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