The original production premiered in 1976 at the Mermaid Theatre followed by a run at Wyndham’s in the West End. Transferring to Broadway in 1977, it received five Tony Award nominations.
Guest narrators Christopher Cazenove, Barry Cryer, Les Dennis and Angela Rippon join singers Abbie Osmon, Alasdair Harvey and Josie Walker in this new production that is directed by Hannah Chissick and choreographed by former Royal Ballet principal Adam Cooper.
For 1st Night Photos, our Whatsonstage.com photographer Dan Wooller was on hand for the curtain call at The Venue and for the post-show party along with the cast and first night guests including Barry Cryer, Angela Rippon, Ann Reynolds, Nicholas Parsons, Nick Ferrari, Roy Walker, Vanessa Feltz and Emily Blunt.
Side by Side by Sondheim features an array of some of Sondheim’s best-known work, including collaborations with Leonard Bernstein, Richard Rodgers and Jule Styne from classic musicals such as West Side Story, Gypsy, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies, Pacific Overtures and A Little Night Music. Amongst the 31 songs featured in the piece are: “Comedy Tonight”, “Company”, “Another Hundred People”, “Broadway Baby”, “Everybody Says Don’t”, “Send in the Clowns” and “I’m Still Here”.
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