22 March 2013
Have an Egg Roll, Mr. Sondheim
Happy 83rd birthday to Stephen Sondheim! Courtesy of the Digital Archives, Steve is pictured above, fourth from the left, next to Leonard Bernstein as the two get ready to mambo with rehearsals for West Side Story (to which Sondheim contributed lyrics).
Of course, Sondheim’s music isn’t foreign to Phil fans, either. In in 2011 we presented his 1970 musical Company with a star-studded cast that included Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert, Patti LuPone, and Christina Hendricks (available for purchase here). We’ve also offered full reads of Follies in 1985 and Sweeney Todd in 2000, plus plenty of tastes of the full Sondheim canon, most recently his music on its own, in January’s Symphonic Sondheim. Many happy returns, Steve!
14 November 2012
In Comes Company
It’s here! The Philharmonic’s star-studded production of Stephen Sondheim’s Company is out on DVD. The 2011 production starred Emmy winner Neil Patrick Harris, Tony and Olivier winner Patti LuPone, Martha Plimpton, and Christina Hendricks.
We know what Stephen Colbert will be watching this week.
22 August 2012
In Comes Company (on DVD)
It’s the little things you do together, like pre-ordering the New York Philharmonic’s production of Company on Blu-ray or DVD, that make you aware of being alive. If you couldn’t make it to the sold-out performances featuring Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert, Christina Hendricks — do we really need to drop any more names? — relive the production from the best seats in the house… your own seats in your own house!
Both Blu-ray and DVD will be released on November 13, pre-order now.
30 July 2012
Have Company Over
Did you miss Sondheim’s Company — starring Emmy winner Neil Patrick Harris, Tony and Olivier winner Patti LuPone, Stephen Colbert, Martha Plimpton, and Christina Hendricks, among others — when we performed it in 2011 and when it was screened in movie theaters? Or did you love it so much you want to watch it again and again? Good news: the production will be released on DVD and Blu-ray this fall. Stay tuned to Tumblr and nyphil.org for more details!
14 March 2012
“Are You Nuts?”
— Jon Cryer on being asked to participate in the New York Philharmonic’s 2011 production of Stephen Sondheim’s Company, with a starry cast that included Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert, and Christina Hendricks. The production is showing worldwide in movie theaters this week. In anticipation, Jon Cryer spoke to Metro (UK) about his excitement and fear for his first professional musical — in the role of David in his New York Philharmonic debut — and discusses his dreams, his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and being starstruck with Shirley MacLaine.
6 April 2011
Cast members of the New York Philharmonic’s upcoming performances of Stephen Sondheim’s Company surround Neil Patrick Harris (Robert) during a recent rehearsal.
Stay tuned for more on Company!
Photo by Chris Lee
8 February 2011
Patti LuPone, Stephen Colbert, and Martha Plimpton Join NPH led Philharmonic Production of 'Company' | NY Times →
10 December 2010
NPH and the NYP
Suit up for Neil Patrick Harris in Company with the NY Philharmonic! One of TV’s most notorious bachelors, Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother, takes on another quintessential bachelor role as Robert in performances of Stephen Sondheim’s Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning musical, April 7-9 2011, conducted by Sondheim specialist Paul Gemignani. Tickets go on sale to the general public on December 17 at 10:00 a.m…it’s going to be LEGENDARY!
Photos: NPH by Cliff Lipson, SS by Jerry Jackson