The anthology, according to a production statement, will feature more than 40 Sondheim classics and will take the theatregoer “on a musical journey through Sondheim’s life, illustrated by images, song and personal narration by the composer.” Opening Doors will preview Sept. 30-Oct 3 with an official opening set for Oct. 5. The production will run through Oct. 9. In addition to director Kernan, the creative team will also include Walt Spangler (scenic designer), Jane Greenwood (costume consultant), Peter Hylenski (sound designer), Jason Carr (musical arrangements), Rob Berman (music director and piano). A spokesperson for the production said that casting has not been completed, but an announcement would be made shortly.
Composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim has written a plethora of musicals, including A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, A Little Night Music, Into the Woods, Merrily We Roll Along, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George and Passion. He also contributed lyrics to West Side Story and Gypsy, and his newest musical, Bounce, recently played Chicago and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Sondheim was also celebrated at the Kennedy Center with all-star stagings of six of his musicals — Company, Sweeney, Merrily, Night Music, Sunday and Passion.
Part of the Nonesuch at Carnegie series, tickets are priced $35 and $85. The Zankel Hall entrance and lobby are on the east side of Seventh Avenue between 56th Street and 57th Street. For more information, visit www.carnegiehall.org.