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Sondheim @ 90 Roundtable: Sweeney Todd
Porchlight Music Theatre’s Sondheim @ 90 Roundtable series continues with Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
The man behind the demon barber of Fleet Street is the focus of this week’s episode, Sweeney Todd, music and lyrics by Sondheim and a book by Hugh Wheeler. The guests scheduled to appear include Jim Corti, (Artistic Director of Paramount Theatre and recipient of the Jeff Award for his direction of Sweeney Todd whose Broadway credits include Candide, A Chorus Line, Music Is and Ragtime), David Girolmo (Jeff Award-winning actor whose work on Broadway includes War Paint and Candide and who appeared as the title character in Porchlight’s Sweeney Todd) and James Earl Jones II (Currently in the national tour of Come From Away and Jeff Award-nominee for Porchlight’s Sondheim by Sondheim).
The series, created and hosted by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, gathers talents from Chicago, Broadway and the world of theater to discuss Stephen Sondheim as an American icon while celebrating Sondheim’s 90th birthday year. Each “Sondheim @ 90 Roundtable” episode focuses on a specific Sondheim musical with special guests presenting videos of Sondheim inspired performances, providing a lively discussion of that week’s work and sharing their views on Sondheim’s impact on the performing arts.
To watch past episodes, and find information on future episodes, head to PorchlightMusicTheater.org and its social media outlets.
Complementary Content, with a Cocktail: Porchlight Music Theatre’s latest offering is “I’ll Drink to That,” a new series hosted by Porchlight Board Member and Hearty Boy Steve McDonagh. Each week, McDonagh shares a cocktail, pairing it with that Saturday’s “Sondheim @ 90” with host Michael Weber’s episode. Find these on Porchlight’s Vimeo!