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Sondheim: The Birthday Concert DVD

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For master composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim's 80th birthday, many of musical theater's brightest stars gathered to perform more than two dozen sensational numbers from his illustrious career. Many of these songs are rarely heard and several are performed by the original Broadway cast members. David Hyde Pierce hosts this magical event with longtime Sondheim collaborator Paul Gemignani conducting the New York Philharmonic.
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Wonderful DVD for Sondheim fans!

I am a huge Sondheim fan and make a point to see all of his work either on B'way and/or DVD. Happened to catch this production on PBS recently when it aired, but ...Read complete review

I am a huge Sondheim fan and make a point to see all of his work either on B'way and/or DVD. Happened to catch this production on PBS recently when it aired, but the DVD has some scenes which were not aired in my part of the country (I guess due to time and during pledge breaks).

My favorite piece is Audra McDonald's rendition of the FULL Sondheim work "The Glamorous Life" as it was written and performed in the film version of "A Little Night Music." I think she is outstanding (as are practically all of the performers on this DVD) and her performance of this rare find of a musical number gave me chills and also brought me to tears. (I can't stop watching it!)

I'm usually pretty easy to please when it comes to anything Sondheim related, but this DVD is really a great purchase for the price. Once again, PBS delivers a quality production and a piece of theater history. Now if they would just release some more Sondheim works ...

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Picture not as clear as 1992 concert

The music, of course, was fabulous. I am glad to have this DVD of Steve's 80th. And of course, it's great to watch Manny and Bernadette do Sunday in the Park again, ...Read complete review

The music, of course, was fabulous. I am glad to have this DVD of Steve's 80th. And of course, it's great to watch Manny and Bernadette do Sunday in the Park again, and I compare it with the original they did what, 20 years ago? They are even better now! The clarity of the film isn't as good as the 1992 concert.

Anne J
Potsdam, NY

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5.0

AWESOME

By Navy Joe

from New Haven, CT

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Comments about PBS Sondheim: The Birthday Concert DVD:

What a delightful presentation. Sondheim is a master.

 
5.0

Great Party

By busy as a bee

from Minnesota

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Comments about PBS Sondheim: The Birthday Concert DVD:

Total enjoyment!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this product again

By Ricky Boy

from Quebec, Canada

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Comments about PBS Sondheim: The Birthday Concert DVD:

Excellent service.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

good music, as I expected.... a great sh

By Arlene, the Designer

from Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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Comments about PBS Sondheim: The Birthday Concert DVD:

The DVD got stuck in a few places.....??????

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5.0

A Real Treasure!!!

By Dorsey who loves Broadway

from Bryan, Texas

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Comments about PBS Sondheim: The Birthday Concert DVD:

I watched this show when it first aired, recorded it on my DVR and have watched it 8 times since! I'm so glad PBS made it available on DVD. Now I can loan it to friends and I also ordered one for
a friend's birthday gift. If, heaven forbid, my
house ever catches fire this item is one of those
I'd try to grab on the way out. Get my message?

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