Sondheim Podcast Series Includes Chats with Lansbury, LuPone, Patinkin, Peters, Stritch and More

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In conjunction with the new four-CD box set "Stephen Sondheim: The Story So Far," Sony BMG Masterworks has launched a free podcast series that is now available for listening.

Mandy Patinkin
Mandy Patinkin

The podcasts feature chats with Bernadette Peters, Angela Lansbury, Len Cariou, Patti LuPone, Mandy Patinkin, James Lapine, Lonny Price, Paul Gemignani, Hal Prince and many others, who share their stories about working with the famed composer-lyricist.

The podcasts can be found on iTunes by searching for "Masterworks Broadway" and on Sony BMG's Masterworks Broadway website, which is located at

The podcast series schedule follows:

Already available podcasts:
Sept. 30: Introduction to Stephen Sondheim
Oct. 7: The Story So Far: Saturday Night/West Side Story
Oct. 13: The Story So Far: Gypsy

Upcoming podcasts:
Oct. 17: Commentary: Patti LuPone on "Everything’s Coming Up Roses"
Oct. 21: The Story So Far: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Oct. 28: The Story So Far: Anyone Can Whistle
Nov. 4: The Story So Far: Company
Nov. 7: Commentary: Elaine Stritch on "The Ladies Who Lunch"
Nov. 7: Commentary: Paul Ford on "Another Hundred People"
Nov. 11: The Story So Far: Follies
Nov. 14: Commentary: Paul Gemignani on "In Buddy’s Eyes"
Nov. 18: The Story So Far: A Little Night Music
Nov. 25: The Story So Far: Pacific Overtures
Dec. 2: The Story So Far: Sweeney Todd
Dec. 5: Commentary: Angela Lansbury on "The Worst Pies in London"
Dec. 5: Commentary: Patti LuPone on "The Worst Pies in London"
Dec. 9: Commentary: Stephen Sondheim, Angela Lansbury, Len Cariou, Paul Gemignani on "A Little Priest"
Dec. 9: Commentary: Len Cariou on "The Barber and His Wife"
Dec. 16: The Story So Far: Merrily We Roll Along
Dec. 19: Commentary: Lonny Price on "Franklin Shepard Inc."
Dec. 23: The Story So Far: Sunday in the Park with George
Dec. 26: Commentary: Mandy Patinkin on "Move On"
Dec. 30: Commentary: Stephen Sondheim on "Color and Light"
Jan. 9, 2009: Commentary: Mandy Patinkin on "Finishing the Hat"
Jan. 13: The Story So Far: Into the Woods
Jan. 16: Commentary: James Lapine, Bernadette Peters on "Children Will Listen"
Jan. 20: The Story So Far: Assassins, Passion, Bounce/Road Show
Jan. 27: Away from the Stage: Writing for Different Mediums
Feb. 3: The Story So Far *

In addition to the numerous Sondheim classics, the four-disc set boasts 37 previously unreleased tracks.

The complete track listing for "Stephen Sondheim: The Story So Far" follows.

Disc One

West Side Story
"America" (Marilyn Cooper, Chita Rivera, Shark Girls)
"Tonight" (Larry Kert, Carol Lawrence)
"Gee, Officer Krupke" (Eddie Roll, Grover Dale, Hank Brunjes, Tony Mordante, David Winters, The Jets)

"Everything's Coming Up Roses" (Ethel Merman)

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
"Comedy Tonight" (Zero Mostel, Company)
"Everybody Ought to Have a Maid" (Stephen Collins, Christopher Durang, Michael Rupert)
"There's Something About a War" (Stephen Sondheim)

Hot Spot
"Don't Laugh" (Stephen Sondheim)

Anyone Can Whistle
"Anyone Can Whistle" (Lee Remick)
"A Parade in Town" (Angela Lansbury, Ensemble)
"A Hero is Coming" (Stephen Sondheim)

Do I Hear a Waltz?
"This Week, Americans" (Carol Bruce)
"Perhaps" (Stan Stanley)
"Everybody Loves Leona" (Rose Mary Jun)

The Mad Show
"The Boy From…" (Linda Lavin)

Evening Primrose
"(If You Can Find Me) I'm Here" (Anthony Perkins)
"Arts and Crafts" (Anthony Perkins)
"I Remember Sky" (Charmian Carr)
"When?" (Anthony Perkins, Charmian Carr)
"Take Me to the World" (Anthony Perkins, Charmian Carr)

Disc Two

"Another Hundred People" (Pamela Myers)
"The Ladies Who Lunch" (Elaine Stritch)
"Being Alive" (Dean Jones, Company)
"Happily Ever After" (Stephen Sondheim)

"Waiting for the Girls Upstairs" (Jim Walton, Howard McGillin, Mandy Patinkin, George Hearn, Lee Remick, Barbara Cook, Liz Callaway, Daisy Prince)
"Broadway Baby" (Elaine Stritch)
"Losing My Mind" (Barbara Cook)
"I'm Still Here" (Carol Burnett)
"Can That Boy Fox Trot!" (Stephen Sondheim)

A Little Night Music
"The Miller's Son" (D. Jamin-Bartlett)
"Liaisons" (Hermione Gingold)
"Send in the Clowns" (Glynis Johns)
"Night Waltz (Love Takes Time)" (Company)
"Silly People" (Stephen Sondheim)
"Not Quite Night" (Stephen Sondheim)

Pacific Overtures
"Welcome to Kanagawa" (Ernest Harada, Timm Fujii, Patrick Kinser-lau, Gedde Watanabe, Leslie Watanabe, Mako)
"Pretty Lady" (Patrick Kinser-Lau, Timm Fujii, Mark Hsu Syers)
"Prayers" (Stephen Sondheim)
"There is No Other Way" (Stephen Sondheim)

Disc Three
Sweeney Todd
"The Ballad of Sweeney Todd" (Len Cariou, Company)
"Green Finch and Linnet Bird" (Sarah Rice)
"A Little Priest" (Angela Lansbury, Len Cariou)
"The Worst Pies in London" (Patti LuPone, Michael Cerveris)

Merrily We Roll Along
"Not a Day Goes By" (Jim Walton, Ann Morrison)
"Old Friends" (Ann Morrison, Jim Walton, Lonny Price)

Sunday in the Park with George
"Finishing the Hat" (Mandy Patinkin)

Into the Woods
"Agony" (Robert Westenberg, Chuck Wagner)
"Children Will Listen" (Bernadette Peters, Company)
"Have to Give Her Someone" (Maureen Moore, Kim Crosby, George Lee Andrews)
"Interesting Questions" (George Lee Andrews, Maureen Moore, Kim Crosby)
"Second Midnight" (George Lee Andrews, Maureen Moore, Kim Crosby, John Cameron Mitchell)

"Everybody’s Got the Right" (William Parry, Terrence Mann, Greg Germann, Jonathan Hadary, Eddie Korbich, Lee Wilkof, Annie Golden, Debra Monk, Victor Garber)
"The Ballad of Booth" (Victor Garber, Patrick Cassidy, Marcus Olson)

"Happiness" (Marin Mazzie, Jere Shea)
"I Wish I Could Forget You" (Jere Shea, Donna Murphy)

"Bounce" (Howard McGillin, Richard Kind)
"Isn't He Something!" (Jane Powell)

The Frogs
"Invocation and Instructions to the Audience" (Nathan Lane, Roger Bart, Greek Chorus)

Disc Four
"I Must Be Dreaming"
Piano Playhouse (1948)
Cy Walter, Stan Freeman

"Kukla, Fran and Ollie": "The Two of You" (Stephen Sondheim)

Saturday Night
"Class" (Jack Cassidy, Ensemble)
"Love's a Bond" (Arte Johnson)
"In the Movies" (Cast)
"I'm All for You" (Cast)

I Believe in You
Teleplay: Elaine Carrington
unproduced television musical
"They Ask Me Why I Believe in You" (Stephen Sondheim)

Invitation to a March
"Incidental Music"

"Truly Content" (Stephen Sondheim)

The Thing of It Is
Screenplay: William Goldman
Unproduced film musical

"No, Mary Ann" (Stephen Sondheim)

The Enclave
"Incidental Music"

Screenplay: Jorge Semprun
"Auto Show"
"Arlette by Night"
"Theme (European version)"

The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
Screenplay: Nicholas Meyer
"I Never Do Anything Twice (The Madam's Song)" (Régine)

Screenplay: Warren Beatty, Trevor Griffiths
"Theme" (Jean-Pierre Rampal, Claude Bolling)

Dick Tracy
Screenplay: Jim Cash, Jack Epps, Jr.
"Sooner or Later" (Madonna)
"Live Alone and Like It" (Mel Tormé)
"What Can You Lose?" (Mandy Patinkin, Madonna)
"Back in Business" (Janis Siegel, Cheryl Bentyne, Lorraine Feather)
"More (End Credits)" (Madonna, Girls)

Singing Out Loud
Screenplay: William Goldman "Water Under the Bridge" (Liza Minnelli, Billy Stritch)

Stephen Sondheim and Steve Berkowitz are executive producers of the box collection. The compilation producers are Didier C. Deutsch and Darcy M. Proper.

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