Sondheim on Sondheim to Bow in Cleveland Alongside Memphis and Addams Family

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29 Mar 2011

Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

A new production of Sondheim on Sondheim, as well as the national tours of Memphis and Million Dollar Quartet will play stops at Cleveland, OH's PlayhouseSquare during the 2011-2012 season.

Conceived by James Lapine (Sunday in the Park With George, Into the Woods, Passion), Sondheim on Sondheim debuted on Broadway last spring at the Roundabout Theatre Company. The two-act musical explores the life and career of the legendary Broadway composer-lyricist through his vast catalogue of work.

The resident production, which will incorporate the exclusive original interview footage from the Broadway engagement, will be a collaboration between Playhouse Square and the Great Lakes Theater Festival as part of its 50th anniversary season. Victoria Bussert will stage the production that will close the season May 30-June 17, 2012.

The touring season will launch with the 1950's jukebox musical Million Dollar Quartet (Oct. 11-23); followed by the Tony Award-winning revivals of La Cage aux Folles (Nov. 8-20) and Hair (Jan. 17-29, 2012).

A host of current and recent new musicals are also Cleveland-bound, including the Tony-winning musical Memphis (Feb. 28-March 11, 2012); The Addams Family (April 10-22, 2012); and Twyla Tharp's Frank Sinatra-inspired dance piece Come Fly Away (May 8-20, 2012).

Season subscriptions are available by phoning (216) 830-7221 or by visiting PlayhouseSquare.