Read the Reviews for 'Keeping Company With Sondheim' on PBS

Read the Reviews for 'Keeping Company With Sondheim' on PBS

Reviews are coming in for last night's presentation of 'Keeping Company With Sondheim' - a new documentary that follows both the London and Broadway productions of Marianne Elliott’s reimagined gender-swapped production.

You can now stream the broadcast for free in the US until June 24, 2022.

 

 

John Anderson for The Wall Street Journal: "Ode to a Musical Master"

"Stephen Sondheim is spoken of in the present tense throughout “Keeping Company With Sondheim,” which doesn’t seem wrong at all. Long before the composer’s death in November at the age of 91, it was evident that he embodied not just a career, and a body of work, but an artistic ideal. Both singular and solitary, he was motivated by a mission—reinventing Broadway"

 

David Bianculli for National Public Radio: "Great Performances goes inside Stephen Sonheim's groundbreaking Company"

"Lin-Manuel Miranda tells stories that might bring you close to tears. And so will this program's climax, which features director Elliott stepping onstage to welcome the theater audience back for the long-delayed opening night of this new "Company." In that audience is Stephen Sondheim."

 

Bruce Miller for Sioux City Journal: "Great Performances brings world of theater to remote audiences"

"For theater lovers who dream of seeing this “Company,” it’s a great primer and a super look behind the curtain. But that’s what most “Great Performances” offerings are –invitations to a world you didn’t know you’d love. Once you get hooked, you’ll want to see more."

 

More reviews will be added as they are published.

 

"Keeping Company with Sondheim" is part of the Great Performances' fifth annual “Broadway’s Best” lineup. The 2022 season included the West End revival of Cole Porter’s classic musical Anything Goes, featuring Tony Award winners Sutton Foster and Robert Lindsay; and Merry Wives, recorded live from The Delacorte Theater marking the return of The Public Theater’s beloved Free Shakespeare in the Park following the COVID-19 shutdown.