Sondheim on Sondheim  

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Conceived by James Lapine

2010 Broadway Production

Previews began March 19, 2010 at Studio 54, New York City
Ran for 37 preview performances
Opened April 22, 2010. Ran for 76 performances
Closed June 27, 2010

Produced by Roundabout Theatre Company
[Todd Haimes: Artistic Director; Harold Wolpert: Managing Director; Julia C. Levy: Executive Director; Gene Feist: Founding Director]
Directed by James Lapine
Muscal Staging by Dan Knechtges
Musical Direction/Arrangements by David Loud
Inspired by a concept by David Kernan
Set Design by Beowulf Boritt
Costume Design by Susan Hilferty
Lighting Design by Ken Billington
Sound Design by Dan Moses Schreier
Video & Projection Design by Peter Flaherty
Orchestrations by Michael Starobin
Musical Coordinator: John Miller
Production Stage Manager: Peter Hanson
Technical Supervisor: Steve Beers
Executive Producer: Sydney Beers Stage Manager: Shawn Pennington
Conducted by Andrew Einhorn
Assistant Conductor: Mark Hartman


Barbara Cook
Vanessa Williams
Tom Wopat
Leslie Kritzer
Norm Lewis
Euan Morton
Erin Mackey
Matthew Scott

Understudies: Kyle Harris, N'Kenge
Standby: Lewis Cleale

Musical Numbers

Note: This listing is based on the Original Cast Recording and published reviews.  The Playbill doesn't provide a listing of actual numbers or who performed them.  There is a "Musical Chronology", which give the song selection and original show source. There is a proviso that "Chronology is subject to change."

Act One Act Two
  • Entr'acte [from Pacific Overtures] (cut during previews) *
  • God - Company [new song written especially for this production]
  • Medley: Losing My Mind - Vanessa Williams [from Follies] / Not a Day Goes By - Barbara Cook [from Merrily We Roll Along]
  • Opening Doors - Matthew Scott, Euan Morton and Leslie Kritzer with Tom Wopat, Barbara Cook, and Erin Mackey [from Merrily We Roll Along]
  • The Best Thing That Ever Has Happened [Bounce version] - Vanessa Williams and Tom Wopat [from Bounce] / The Best Thing That Ever Has Happened [Road Show version] - Norm Lewis and Matthew Scott [from Road Show]
  • Multitudes of Amy - Matthew Scott [cut from Company]
  • Happily Ever After - Tom Wopat [cut from Company]
  • Being Alive - Norm Lewis with Euan Morton, Matthew Scott, Tom Wopat, Leslie Kritzer, and Erin Mackey [from Company]
  • Ah, But Underneath - Vanessa Williams [from Follies [1987]] *
  • In Buddy's Eyes - Barbara Cook [from Follies] *
  • Something Just Broke - Leslie Kritzer, Erin Mackey, Euan Morton, and Matthew Scott [from Assassins [1992]]
  • The Gun Song - Tom Wopat, Matthew Scott, Euan Morton, and Leslie Kritzer [from Assassins]
  • Smile, Girls - Vanessa Williams with Leslie Kritzer, Norm Lewis, and Euan Morton [cut from Gypsy]
  • Finishing the Hat - Tom Wopat [from Sunday in the Park With George]
  • Beautiful - Barbara Cook and Euan Morton [from Sunday in the Park With George]
  • Children Will Listen - Leslie Kritzer, Erin Mackey, Euan Morton, and Matthew Scott with Tom Wopat and Vanessa Williams [from Into the Woods]
  • Send in the Clowns - Barbara Cook [from A Little Night Music]
  • Finale - Company (medley of Company [from Company] / Old Friends [from Merrily We Roll Along])
  • Anyone Can Whistle - Company [from Anyone Can Whistle]

* Not on the cast recording

The following songs listed in the Playbill's "Musical Chronology" are also not included on the Original Cast Recording.


Sondheim on Sondheim - Original Broadway Cast Recording
Recording produced by Tommy Krasker and Philip Chaffin
Recorded and Mixed by Bart Migal
Recorded June 6-7, 2010 at Avatar Studios, New York NY
Executive Producers: Sean Patrick Flahaven, Alan D. Marks & Stephen Moore of the Marks-Moore Group
Music Coordinator: John Miller
Music Preparation: Emily Grishman
Liner notes by Sean Patrick Flahaven
Lyrics included

  • Double Compact Disc, August 31, 2010 [PS Classics PS-1093] (107 mins.)


Disc One:
commentary (includes a snippet of I'll Meet You at the Donut) (1:37), Invocation / Forget War (1:37), Love is in the Air (1:21), Comedy Tonight (0:48), Take Me to the World (2:17), commentary (0:47), Talent / When I Get Famous (2:15), Something's Coming (2:39), commentary (0:53), So Many People (2:49), commentary (1:16), You Could Drive a Person Crazy (3:16), The Wedding Is Off (2:16), Now You Know (2:16), commentary (1:04), Franklin Shepard, Inc. (4:59), Good Thing Going (2:33), commentary (0:42), Waiting for the Girls Upstairs (5:49), The Best Thing That Ever Has Happened (3:06), commentary (0:22), Happiness (3:20), Fosca's Entrance (I Read) (3:57), Is This What You Call Love? (2:06), Loving You (1:56)
Disc Two:
(3:53), commentary (0:25), Losing My Mind / Not a Day Goes By (4:49), commentary (0:36), Opening Doors (6:32), commentary (0:28), Multitudes of Amy (1:25), Happily Ever After (1:00), Being Alive (3:46), Something Just Broke (2:12), The Gun Song (3:57), commentary (0:33), Smile, Girls (2:40), commentary (0:21), Finishing the Hat (2:56), Beautiful (3:05), commentary (0:38), Children Will Listen (2:25), commentary (1:11), Send in the Clowns (3:24), commentary (0:58), Company / Old Friends (1:48), Anyone Can Whistle (1:57)

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Last modified on Wednesday, January 12, 2011
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