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Post-Broadway Sondheim On Sondheim to Feature
Pamela Myers, Destan Owens, Brian Sutherland


by Adam Hetrick
April 26, 2012

Justin Keyes
Brian Sutherland Pamela Myers, who introduced the Stephen Sondheim song “Another Hundred People” in the original 1970 Broadway production of Company, will be part of the PlayhouseSquare-Great Lakes Theater production of Sondheim on Sondheim this May.

The Cleveland, OH, engagement marks the first post-Broadway production of the musical revue that splices interviews with Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer-lyricist with selections from his musicals. It will run May 16-July 8 under the direction of Victoria Bussert at the Hanna Theatre at PlayhouseSquare.

Originally conceived and directed by collaborator James Lapine (Passion, Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park...), Sondheim On Sondheim debuted on Broadway during the 2010 season. It is composed of songs from musicals featuring lyrics by Sondheim, including West Side Story and Gypsy, as well as shows for which he authored music and lyrics, including Merrily We Roll Along, Passion, Company, Follies, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Sweeney Todd, Into The Woods and more.

In addition to Myers, the cast will include Marie-France Arcilla (Here Lies Love, Working), Justin Keyes (Broadway’s How to Succeed... The Apple Tree), Destan Owens (Broadway’s Chicago, Smokey Joe’s Cafe), Brian Sutherland (Broadway’s The Light in the Piazza, Steel Pier) and Emily Walton (Broadway’s August Osage County) and Baldwin-Wallace College students James Penca and Ciara Renée.

Sondheim On Sondheim will have choreography by Gregory Daniels, musical direction by Matthew Webb, lighting design by Mary Jo Dondlinger, scenic design by Jeff Herrmann, sound design by Richard B. Ingraham and costume design by Charlotte Yetman.

The Broadway production had arrangements by David Loud and orchestrations by Michael Starobin.

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