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June 11, 2006

Uploaded information on the Side By Side By Sondheim 30th Anniversary Concert.  It was provided by Emma Shane on her Louise Gold Website.

June 7, 2006

Added production information and cast recording for the 2006 London Revival of Sunday in the Park in the George.  Added the 2006 Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park production of Company.  Added the recording of highlights from the Wall to Wall concert.  Added the new publication of Follies: The Complete Collection.

February 18, 2006

Added the cast recording of the 2005 Broadway Revival of Sweeney Todd.

December 11, 2005

Uploaded information provided by Michael Betteridge on the BBC Concert Orchestra's Sondheim at 75: Perfect Relationships.

December 3, 2005

Added information on the 2005 Broadway Revival of Sweeney Todd.

November 30, 2005

Added information on the Hollywood Bowl tribute concert: Stephen Sondheim's 75th: The Concert and the 2005 Lincoln Center Concerts of Passion.

November 29, 2005

These recordings have been added over the past months without indication on this page: Sondheim Sings Volume 1, Sondheim Sings Volume 2, Bernadette Peters' Sondheim Etc, Etc, and Tim Seelig's Everything's Possible.  Also added the book How Sondheim Found His Style by Steve Swayne.

June 4, 2005

Added the 2002 Reprise! (Los Angeles) Production of Follies and the 2004 Reprise! (Los Angeles) Production of Company.  Also added Barbara Cook Sings Mostly Sondheim.

May 24, 2005

Added the 2005 Philadelphia Concerts of Anyone Can Whistle

May 23, 2005

Added the 1995 BBC Radio Concert of A Little Night Music

May 22, 2005

Added the 1999 Houston Grand Opera, 2003 Chicago Shakespeare Theater and the 2004 Los Angeles Opera productions of A Little Night Music.  Also added the 2004 Ravinia Festival Concerts of Sunday in the Park With George.

Added bio for Michael Cerveris on the Sondheim People page.

May 19, 2005

Added the recording of Sondheim Sings, Volume 1 1962-72.

May 18, 2005

Added the 2004 New York Philharmonic Concerts of Candide.

May 16, 2005

Added the 2004 Watermill [UK] Production of Sweeney Todd.

May 8, 2005

Added information on the following concerts: Tenth Anniversary Concert of Passion, Wall to Wall Stephen Sondheim, and Children and Art.

Also added the Carnegie Hall production of the revue Opening Doors.

May 2, 2005

Created www.sondheimguide.com

May 1, 2005

Added the following productions: 2004 Broadway Production of Assassins, 2004 Lincoln Center Production of The Frogs, 2004 Broadway Revival of Pacific Overtures, and 2004 Royal National Theatre Revival of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

Also added the following recordings: 2004 Broadway Cast of Assassins, 2004 Broadway Cast of The Frogs, and 2004 Broadway Cast of Pacific Overtures.

June 20, 2004

Added the Original Cast Recording of Bounce.  Updated the Songs list.  Added the 2004 New York City Opera Production of Sweeney Todd.

January 19, 2004

Redesigned navigation in the site by removing the frames and adding a CSS navigational bar.  All pages can now be accessed from any page in the site.  Added information for the 2003 Royal Opera House production of Sweeney Todd and the 2004 Broadway production of Assassins.  Updated the Kennedy Center production of Bounce.

September 30, 2003

Added production information for the 2003 London production and the 2003 Los Angeles production of Anyone Can Whistle.  Added more than 200 new recordings of individual songs.

September 16, 2003

Added production information for the 2003 Cincinnati / Atlanta / Boston tour and the 2003 Donmar Warehouse production of Pacific Overtures.  Added credits for the 2003 Ravinia Concert of Passion.

September 12, 2003

Added production information for the 2003 Broadway Revival of Gypsy as well as the new cast recording.  Created a page for Bounce, Sondheim's first musical in nine (!) years, and added information for the world premiere production at Chicago's Goodman Theatre.

March 8, 2003

Added two recent compilations from the RCA catalog: Send in the Clowns: The Ballads of Stephen Sondheim and Comedy Tonight: Stephen Sondheim's Funniest Songs.  Finally was able to add credits for the 1958 London production of West Side Story.

February 19, 2003

Added the recording of Mandy Patinkin Sings Sondheim, the 2002 Lyric Opera of Chicago production of Sweeney Todd; the Broadway Cast Reunion concert of Merrily We Roll Along, and the Sondheim Celebration concert at Lincoln Center (both thanks to Rick Kellogg).  Also updated the 1996 Los Angeles S.T.A.G.E. benefit concert (thanks to David L. Hobbs).

September 23, 2002

Added the Lincoln Center and Kennedy Center presentations of the New National Theatre of Tokyo production of Pacific Overtures with information provided by Tom Witherspoon and Howard Horowitz.  Also added the 1997 Brooklyn Academy of Music tribute concert BAM Salutes Sondheim from information provided by Alan Scott.  Also forgot to announce that Geraldine Turner's Sondheim Songbook, Volume 2 was added earlier.

September 15, 2002

The Bibliography section of the website has been updated.  The number of magazine and newspaper references has doubled, so the list has been split into two halfs: 1957 - 1995 and 1996 - Present.  Let me know if compiling this list is helpful to you.  I need to know if it is worth the effort.

Also changed the front page photograph..."a fragment of the day."

September 8, 2002

In the intervening months, I came to the conclusion that in order for the site to survive, I must upgrade it to a Yahoo/Geocities Premium website.  If enough visitors agree that the site is worth saving, with contributions for as little as $1.00, I will be willing to continue the efforts involved in maintaining it.  In other words, it's up to you.  Click on the Amazon Honor System box on the front page to contribute.

September 7, 2002

After more than seven months, I'm returning with a vengeance.  (Watch out, Sweeney!)  The Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration has rekindled my desire to update the site.  All six main-stage productions have been added to the site (you will find links to all productions here), along with the new Broadway revival of Into the Woods.  Other productions added include the 1964 City Center revival of West Side Story, the 2001 Pasadena Playhouse production of Do I Hear a Waltz?, the 2001 Chicago Shakespeare Theater production of Pacific Overtures, the 2002 Royal Festival Hall, London production of Follies and Mandy Patinkin's Celebrating Sondheim

Newly added recordings include Elaine Stritch's At Liberty, the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles' Simply Sondheim, Geraldine Turner's second volume of The Stephen Sondheim Songbook, Fynsworth Alley's release of the Pasadena Playhouse cast recording of Do I Hear a Waltz?, Jay Records' compilation of new and reissued songs: The Musicality of Sondheim, as well as the new cast recording of Into the Woods

I have also updated most of the bios on the Sondheim People page.

January 27, 2002

Most pages have been updated to various degrees.  Major additions include the 2002 Los Angeles Production of Into the Woods and the 2001 Studio Cast Recording of The Frogs / Evening Primrose.  Previously added without an announcement was the 2000 New National Theatre of Tokyo Production of Pacific Overtures.

August 18, 2001

If you've reached this page, you already know about the new address for the Guide.  Please bookmark the new address: www.geocities.com/sondheimguide.  By the way, if the Geocities ad square is blocking any text, just click the up arrow on the right side of the square twice and it will disappear.

August 17, 2001

With the recent interest shown in Company (including the Brazil Production), I have split its page into two parts: Productions and Recordings.  Added info provided by Randy Detwiler on albums by The Roy Budd Trio, Robert Clary, Barbara Cook, and Raishel Jahana, cast recordings of Company (German and Brazilian casts) and A Little Night Music (Barcelona cast), along with other recordings of songs.  Added info on the first (Ethel Merman) and second (Mary McCarty) national tours of Gypsy provided by Alan Scott.

August 5, 2001

Updated the Sondheim People page to include credits up to 2001, adding an additional 50% of new material (it is now the largest page, bytewise, on the Guide).  If you can help with other credits (including stage, film, television, and recordings), please contact me

I am in the process of moving this website to another address.  The current pages will remain at this address, but only the pages of the new address will be updated.  The new address will be www.geocities.com/sondheimguide.  When the process is complete, I will announce it on the front page and on this page. 

August 2, 2001

I have split the Sweeney Todd page into two parts: Productions and Recordings.  Also added a biography of Merle Louise to the Sondheim People page.  It was compiled and written by Alan Scott, who also provided info on the second national touring company of Sweeney Todd

July 16, 2001

Added a biography of Len Cariou to the Sondheim People page.  It was compiled and written by Alan Scott.  Also added information on the 1989 London benefit concert, Being Alive.  For those who are interested in Candide, here is a sneak preview of my new website A Guide to Leonard Bernstein's Candide.  This might help explain why it has been a while since I've updated the SSRG.  Let me know what you think. 

No one's complained or reported any problems about the site search engine.  Since it appears to be working well, I've decided to keep it.  If you want some laughs ask me to send you a list of what some people have been searching for on this site.

April 21, 2001

I'm testing a site search engine, which has been added to the front page of the Guide.  This will help you search for all appearances of any word or combination of words on all 60 pages of the Guide.  During this test period please let me know of any problems that may occur.

April 2, 2001

If you're a regular visitor to the SSRG, you've probably already noticed the design change.  When you get a chance, let me know what you think.  Also cleaned up the Links page.

March 19, 2001

Updated the Television and Radio page with info provided by Jane Klain.  Added info on the 25th Anniversary concert of Side By Side By Sondheim provided by Emma Shane from her Louise Gold website. 

March 7, 2001

Uploaded info on the Broadway revival of Follies and the Donmar Warehouse production of Merrily We Roll Along.  Added the Bridewell production of David Kernan's revue Moving On and its recording.  Also made a few design changes (probably unnoticeble to most visitors).

October 29, 2000

I was getting tired of the Front Page photograph of Sondheim, so I changed it.  Uploaded additions to the Songbooks and Film Work pages.  Also updated the Publications sections of most shows to include recent reprintings of complete scores and vocal selections.

October 26, 2000

After more than five months of waiting, it has finally arrived.  Information on the New York Philharmonic's live concert recording of Sweeney Todd has been uploaded.

October 23, 2000

Quite a number of changes this time.  The Concerts page has been split into two parts to save on load time.  Also split the Gypsy page into a Productions page and a Recordings page.  All cast recordings of West Side Story are now gathered on the separate Cast Recordings page.  Updated the Sondheim Chronology.  Uploaded the redesigned Songbooks page.  There is now a notation at the bottom of each page to indicate when it was last modified.  And made minor corrections and addenda to almost every page in the Guide.

October 9, 2000

The FAQ has been linked from the Front Page and the Table of Contents.  Uploaded information on the Library of Congress Birthday Concert courtesy of Gregg Grisa.  Added the new collection from Fynsworth Alley, the rather blandly titled The Stephen Sondheim Album.

August 17, 2000

Uploaded a trial FAQ, this being the only link to it.  After a few more adjustments, I'll add a link to it from the front page and the Table of Contents page.  Also added the cast recording of the New York production of Saturday Night.

August 5, 2000

The "Other Works" page has been divided into these pages:

July 5, 2000

If you have visited the Guide before, you have probably already noticed the big change.  Despite the fact that I normally hate the use of frames on websites, I believe they can be useful if properly designed.  I hope my design works well for most browsers.  It has been tested on Netscape's Navigator 3.04 through 4.7, and on Microsoft's latest version of Internet Explorer (5.0).  Please let me know if you have problems.  If you find that information is being lost on the outside edges of the window, the best solution is to reduce the font size.

The principal purpose for the re-design is to provide easier navigation throughout the Guide.  By using the navigation bar on the left of the screen, you can access pages without having to go to the Table of Contents.  Of course, this doesn't replace the Table of Contents, which includes links to every page in the Guide.

Besides the new look, I have clarified the problem with song titles on the Passion page.

May 10, 2000

After more than a few months of respite, I'm ready to plunge back into the Guide.  I've updated the page for the Broadway Production of Putting It Together and added the New York Production of Saturday Night, both courtesy of Howard Horowitz.  I've also created a separate page for Sondheim Television and Radio Appearances with much information provided by Jane Klain of the Museum of Television and Radio.  The Bibliography and West Side Story Recordings Page have also been updated with information from Randy Detwiler.

January 2, 2000

Created a page for Wise Guys with information on the recent workshop.  Added the Broadway production of Putting It Together.  Also uploaded info on the revised production of Do I Hear a Waltz? (provided by its musical director, Sean Patrick Flahaven.)  Added Ethel Merman's Mermania! Volume 1, which includes her demos for Gypsy (thanks to Ken Bloom of Harbinger Records.)

For updates before 2000 go to What's New Archives.

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