Sondheim! The Birthday Concert [Blu-ray]
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Filmed live, March 15�16, 2010 at Avery Fisher Hall, New York City
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The absolutely transcendent highlight of the show comes near the end as six actresses square off center stage. But before I get to that, I'll just say that David Hyde Pearce is a nimble host. The earlier moments that stood out for me are the pairings--Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley are a delight, Joanna Gleason and Chip Zien have a charming reunion from "Into the Woods" and Bernadette Peters and Mandy Patinkin slay with a powerful selection from "Sunday in the Park With George." But truly, no one hits a wrong note here--the entire production is spot-on.
But the Diva sing off is beyond words. With Peters, Mazzie, Donna Murphy, Patty LuPone, Audra McDonald, and Elaine Stritch--you think I'm going to say I didn't like it? Not a chance. LuPone is strong, McDonald (one of my all time favorites) is precise, and Stritch belts out her signature number to crowd pleasing perfection (however, it is the third concert this year where I've seen her do it).Read more ›
Living proof that musical-theatre can indeed be ART!
Ironically, the highlight of the first act is a hard-hitting, emotional performance of 'Too Many Mornings' from FOLLIES, by powerhouses Audra McDonald and Nathan Gunn-two artists not remotely associated with Sondheim's work on Broadway. Bernadette Peters and Mandy Patinkin revisit original roles in 'Move On' from SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, by far the best-sung of the "originals" section of the evening.Read more ›
Nothing from Gypsy but Sondheim didn't write the music.
It was a historical night we'll never forget. And we met Dr. Ruth who was sitting next to us!
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Thank God for DVD's! Now I have a record of that event. I bequeath all of my 200+ to my local Public Library
A beautifully presented concert, expertly and drolly hosted by David Hyde Pierce. There are a couple of clunkers ("America" seemed cramped, for example), but the rest of... Read morePublished 3 months ago by S. Woody White
I saw the original telecast and have seen the video several times since. A brilliant and thrilling performance by all.Published 5 months ago by C. R. Fisher
I'm a huge Sondheim fan. I've been contemplating for a long time if i should buy this concert. There are so many Sondheim concerts on utube, that you can watch for free that i... Read morePublished 6 months ago by n s
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