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Remastered Sondheim Releases


On March 20, Sony BMG Broadway Masterworks will be releasing remastered versions of four Sondheim musicals, with the following bonus material:

CoverInto the Woods - Original Broadway Cast Bonus Material: "Giants In The Sky" - John Cameron Mitchell, "Back To The Palace" - Kim Crosby, "Boom Crunch" - Maureen Moore (all three selections from the soundtrack of an unreleased 1991 "making of..." documentary)

CoverSweeney Todd - Original Broadway Cast Bonus Material: "Symphonic Sondheim: Sweeney Todd" - the American Theatre Orchestra, conducted by Paul Gemignani; "Green Finch And Linnet Bird" - Harolyn Blackwell (both from Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall).

CoverSunday in the Park with George - Original Broadway Cast Bonus Material: "Putting It Together" - Stephen Collins, Rachel York, Michael Rupert, Julie Andrews, & Christopher Durang (from Putting It Together); "Sunday" - Bernadette Peters (from Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall).

CoverMerrily We Roll Along - Original Broadway Cast Bonus Material: "Not a Day Goes By" - Bernadette Peters (from Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall); "It's a Hit!" - Stephen Sondheim (from Sondheim's personal archive).


Happy End - American Conservatory Theater Cast Recording


"The musical Happy End is a glorious mess." (John Simon).


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