Sondheim on Sondheim Offers Gay & Lesbian Series, Celebrity Series and More

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The Roundabout Theatre Company will offer a series of Theatre-PLUS programs in tandem with its upcoming production of Sondheim on Sondheim at Studio 54.


According to press notes, the Theatre-PLUS programs "enhance the theatre-going experience for thousands of subscribers."

Sondheim on Sondheim will begin previews March 19 toward an opening on April 22. The revue of composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim's work will feature video interviews with Sondheim mixed with live performances; the cast will include Barbara Cook, Vanessa Williams, Tom Wopat, Leslie Kritzer, Norm Lewis, Euan Morton, Erin Mackey and Matthew Scott. The show is scheduled to run until June 13.

The complete list of Theatre-PLUS programs follows:

*Social Series
"Discuss the performance with like-minded theatregoers and meet people who share your interests. Enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres while you mix and mingle after the show."
Friday, March 26, immediately following the 8 PM performance

Theatre Talks
"Every week, learn more about the history of the production and its creators! A Roundabout teaching artist leads a lively discussion between you and your fellow patrons before the show begins. Discussions are complimentary for all ticket holders on these scheduled evenings."
Tuesday, March 30 at 7 PM
Tuesday, April 6 at 7 PM
Tuesday, April 13 at 7 PM
Tuesday, April 20 at 7 PM
Tuesday, April 27 at 7 PM
Tuesday, May 4 at 7 PM
Tuesday, May 11 at 7 PM
Tuesday, May 18 at 6 PM
Tuesday, May 25 at 6 PM
Tuesday, June 1 at 7 PM
Tuesday, June 8 at 7 PM

Lecture Series
"Explore the themes of each production after the curtain goes down! Stay in your seats after the performance to attend a panel of distinguished artists, scholars, historians, and critics, hosted by a Roundabout teaching artist, and learn more about the work you just saw."
Saturday, April 10 immediately following the 2 PM performance

Celebrity Series
"Forget the stage door! Roundabout's Celebrity Series brings members of the cast and crew to you, when a Roundabout teaching artist leads a lively post-show discussion about what really happens behind the scenes of a production."
Sunday, April 18 following the 2 PM performance
Saturday, April 24 following the 2 PM performance
Saturday, May 1 following the 2 PM performance
Saturday, May 15 following the 2 PM performance
Sunday, May 23 following the 2 PM performance

*Gay and Lesbian Series
"This post-show cocktail reception has a long and proud tradition as one of Roundabout's most popular Theatre-PLUS events! Join the Gay & Lesbian series and end a great night at the theatre with delicious hors d'oeuvres and fantastic company."
Wednesday, April 21 immediately following the 8 PM performance

The Louise and Arde Bulova Sign Interpreted Series
This series of performances is designed for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. For more information call Hands-On at (212) 740-3087 (voice); TTY callers may use relay 711.
Saturday, April 24 at 2 PM
Tuesday, April 27 at 8 PM

Teacher's Night Series
"Teachers with a valid union card are eligible for this substantial discount to Roundabout performances. Take a break from class, then bring theatre back to the classroom!"
Friday, May 7 at 7 PM
Friday, May 21 at 7 PM

Early Curtain Series
"Whether you love late dinners, value your early bedtime, or want to avoid the late commuter train, Roundabout's Early Curtain Series will get you out of the theatre up to an hour earlier than other shows."
Tuesday, May 18 at 7 PM
Wednesday, May 19 at 7 PM
Thursday, May 20 at 7 PM
Friday, May 21 at 7 PM
Saturday, May 22 at 7 PM
Tuesday, May 25 at 7 PM
Wednesday, May 26 at 7 PM
Thursday, May 27 at 7 PM
Friday, May 28 at 7 PM

*Wine Series
"Enjoy a themed wine tasting provided by Diageo Chateau & Estates and MyWorldMyWine.com with appetizers before each performance! An expert wine consultant hosts each themed wine tasting, answering your questions while you savor a glass of wine before the show."
Wednesday, June 2 at 7 PM prior to the 8 PM performance

The Wine Series, Gay & Lesbian Series and Social Series are only available to subscribers who have paid an additional fee. ?For more information, visit http://www.myroundabout.org/theatreplus.htm.

Sondheim On Sondheim was conceived by James Lapine, who will direct.

David Loud will provide musical direction and vocal arrangements, and Dan Knechtges will supply musical staging. Beowulf Boritt will design sets, Susan Hilferty costumes, Ken Billington lights, Dan Moses Schreier sound and Peter Flaherty projection and video.

Studio 54 is located at 254 West 54th Street. For tickets call (212) 719-1300 or visit www.roundabouttheatre.org.

— Thomas Peter

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