How fortunate for Stephen Sondheim fans that the Broadway musical maestro came of age in the television era. The new HBO documentary Six By Sondheim, premiering Monday at 9/8c, digs deep into TV talk and news program archives to provide a fast moving yet intimate portrait of America's greatest living composer and lyricist. The film also includes several new music-video style interpretations of Sondheim compositions. One includes a cameo by the legend himself in a performance of Opening Doors with Jeremy Jordan, America Ferrera, Laura Osnes and Darren Criss. Sondheim collaborator James Lapine, who directed and co-executive produced Six By Sondheim, offered a glimpse into the filmmaking process.
Few love words as passionately as Broadway's master composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim, but there's one word that makes him cringe: "Hummable," a quality some (erroneously) find lacking in his challenging, rewarding scores. "Drives me up the wall," he growls.
Which is why it's such an ironic delight when Sondheim performs as part of a new staging of his autobiographical "Opening Doors" production number (from the initially flop musical Merrily We Roll Along), playing a producer who bullies a team of young songwriters to conjure a "humm-umm-able melody."
Sure, everyone knows that Thanksgiving is this week. But fans of The Good Wife have another reason to be thankful aside from the requisite turkey and stuffing coming to a dinner table near you. This Sunday marks the drama's 100th episode (9/8c, CBS), and boy, does the show deliver. Already in the middle of an acclaimed, high-octane season, the 100th episode includes the return of several fan-favorite guest stars, a suspenseful (and very personal!) legal case, some juicy new...
America Ferrera has landed her first full-time, post-Ugly Betty role.
According to Deadline, Ferrera will star in the hour-long dramaDemascus, which has been given a put pilot commitment from CBS. Ferrera will also executive-produce with Ugly Betty's Teri Weinberg. Nick Osborne will write.
Another familiar face is returning to The Good Wife this season.
Nathan Lane will reprise his role as Clarke Hayden this season, TVGuide.com has learned.
Hayden, who served as Lockhart/Gardner's court-appointed trustee during their bankruptcy, will return to...