Stephen Sondheim Teases New Show a Year Away

first_imgStephen Sondheim(Photo: Bruce Glikas) We could use Mrs. Lovett singing a contemplative ballad about the virtues of waiting right about now. As previously reported, Stephen Sondheim and David Ives are at work on a new Luis Buñuel-inspired musical for the Public Theater, and it’s right around the corner.The legendary composer announced at the Glimmerglass Festival in upstate New York that the show would premiere in 2017, according to The Washington Post. The news came following a post-show discussion during the Festival’s production of Sweeney Todd. The Public Theater said in a comment, “We are happily developing the Buñuel project with Stephen Sondheim and hope to present it in the near future, but no set date has been confirmed.”The new musical will adapt two Buñuel films for the stage: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie and The Exterminating Angel. At the New Yorker Festival in 2014, Sondheim described the two as works about a group of people attempting to dine together and the nightmarish aftermath of a group dining together, respectively. View Commentslast_img

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