The Sondheim Archive

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20190309Multi-award winning actor, singer and director Maria Friedman has had an association with the musicals of Stephen Sondheim for 30 years ever since she starred in the National Theatre's production of “Sunday in the Park With George” in 1990.

For this Radio 4 Extra showcase, she is joined by a panel of guests in the BBC Radio Theatre to explore Sondheim programmes in the BBC's archive, discuss the incredible impact of his work and perform some of the songs from his hit shows.

Maria is joined by actor Mark Umbers who starred in her recent production of "Merrily We Roll Along", pianist and composer Jason Carr who has done orchestrations for Sondheim musicals, critic David Benedict who is writing Sondheim's authorised biography and Catherine Jayes who has worked as Musical Director on Sondheim shows.

Maria Friedman and guests explore programmes in the BBC archive featuring Stephen Sondheim

01Finishing The Hat2020111120201112 (BBC7)Multi-award winning actor, singer and director Maria Friedman has had an association with the musicals of Stephen Sondheim ever since she starred in the National Theatre's production of “Sunday in the Park With George” in 1990.

She is joined by a panel of guests in the BBC Radio Theatre to explore Sondheim programmes in the BBC's archive, discuss the incredible impact of his work and perform some of the songs from his hit shows.

Maria is joined by actor Mark Umbers who starred in her recent production of "Merrily We Roll Along", pianist and composer Jason Carr who has done orchestrations for Sondheim musicals, critic David Benedict who is writing Sondheim's authorised biography and Catherine Jayes who has worked as Musical Director on Sondheim shows.

Producer: Emma Kingsley

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in 2019.

Maria Friedman and guests explore programmes in the BBC archive featuring Stephen Sondheim

02Send In The Clowns20201118Maria Friedman and a panel of guests continue sharing their love of the work of American composer and lyricist, Stephen Sondheim.

In the second of three programmes from the BBC Radio Theatre, Maria explores Sondheim programmes in the BBC's archive, discusses the incredible impact of his work and performs some of the songs from his hit shows.

Multi-award winning actor, singer and director Maria Friedman has had an association with the musicals of Stephen Sondheim ever since she starred in the National Theatre's production of “Sunday in the Park With George” in 1990.

Maria is joined by actor Mark Umbers who starred in her recent production of "Merrily We Roll Along", pianist and composer Jason Carr who has done orchestrations for Sondheim musicals, critic David Benedict who is writing Sondheim's authorised biography and Catherine Jayes who has worked as Musical Director on Sondheim shows.

Producer: Emma Kingsley

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in 2019.

Maria Friedman and guests explore programmes in the BBC archive featuring Stephen Sondheim

She is joined by a panel of guests in the BBC Radio Theatre to explore Sondheim programmes in the BBC's archive, discuss the incredible impact of his work and perform some of the songs from his hit shows.

03Anyone Can Whistle20201125Multi-award winning actor, singer and director Maria Friedman has had an association with the musicals of Stephen Sondheim ever since she starred in the National Theatre's production of “Sunday in the Park With George” in 1990.

She is joined by a panel of guests in the BBC Radio Theatre to explore Sondheim programmes in the BBC's archive, discuss the incredible impact of his work and perform some of the songs from his hit shows.

Maria is joined by actor Mark Umbers who starred in her recent production of "Merrily We Roll Along", pianist and composer Jason Carr who has done orchestrations for Sondheim musicals, critic David Benedict who is writing Sondheim's authorised biography and Catherine Jayes who has worked as Musical Director on Sondheim shows.

Producer: Emma Kingsley

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in 2019.

Maria Friedman and guests explore programmes in the BBC archive featuring Stephen Sondheim