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He has not only collaborated on more than a dozen landmark shows and written countless standard songs but has also been the single most influential force in bringing the Broadway musical into the modern age.
In 2008 Mr. Sondheim agreed to accept a limited number of “rare” appearances with New York Times
columnist and former chief drama critic Frank Rich.
During the live, unscripted conversation, Mr. Sondheim and Mr. Rich will reminisce about Stephen Sondheim’s career including his collaborations with Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins and Tim Burton; predecessors, including his mentor Oscar Hammerstein II; the state of American musical theater; the differences between film and theater; and, in a very personal series of reflections, his own creative process, speaking specifically on works ranging from his early shows Gypsy
and West Side Story
to such later classics as Company
and Sweeney Todd
It is an evening conversation that offers a most personal and engaging view of Stephen Sondheim and his life in the theatre.
From 1955 to 1975, Pavlo Virsky headed the ensemble, and his outstanding talent was magnificently implemented in the performances of the company. It was under his guidance that the ensemble matured into a highly professional dance company whose art has won the hearts of countless reviewers and the general public around the world. Myroslav Vantukh, Pavlo Virsky’s disciple and great expert in folk traditions and ethnography, has been in charge of the ensemble since 1980. His main objective and continuing creative quest is the careful preservation and development of folk choreographic art.
The ensemble has toured Austria, Great Britain, Argentina, Bulgaria, Brazil. Belgium. Venezuela, Greece, Ecuador, Italy, India, Spain, Canada, Columbia, China, Cuba, Korea, Mexico, Mongolia, Germany, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, the United States of America, Hungary, France, France, Czech Republic, Chile and Switzerland. The foreign press has been unanimous about the high artistic and professional qualities of the company.
: Tickets can be redeemed at Will Call.
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tickets. There is no late seating
. Please arrive early to
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. Handicap seating is available. Please email us
prior to making your purchase to make arrangements.
Society of the Performing Arts
615 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77002