Anthony de Mare plays Ethan Iverson’s arrangement of Send in the Clowns, as part of The Liaisons Project. 

Iverson (pianist for The Bad Plus) said he wanted to give the idea of a small band playing at a jazz club, and the arrangement should ideally be played on an old beat-up upright piano.

Anthony de Mare performs Nico Muhly’s version of “Color and Light” from Sunday in the Park with George, part of The Liaisons Project.

Sondheim sings “So Many People” from Saturday Night.

Aaron Lazar sings “Multitudes of Amys,” cut from Company.

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Paul Moravec’s arrangement of Losing My Mind, from Follies, “I Think About You.” Part of Anthony de Mare’s Liasons project.

You guys, this is so good. I think about it a lot. (pun intended)

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STEPHEN SONDHEIM SEX DUNGEON. I REPEAT. STEPHEN SONDHEIM SEX DUNGEON. 

Holy shit fuck did everybody know about this but me?!

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that the cast of the screenplay reading, which took place yesterday, included (in alphabetical order): Nina Arianda as The Baker’s Wife; Christine Baranski as the Stepmother; Tammy Blanchard as Florinda; Victoria Clark as Cinderella’s Mother/Giant; James Corden as the Baker; David Garrison as the Narrator; Ivan Hernandez as the Wolf; Megan Hilty as Lucinda; Cheyenne Jackson as Rapunzel’s Prince; Allison Janney as Jack’s Mother; Anna Kendrick as Cinderella; Michael McGrath as the Steward/Baker’s Father; Donna Murphy as the Witch; Laura Osnes as Rapunzel; Taylor Trensch as Jack; Casey Whyland as Little Red Riding Hood; and Patrick Wilson as Cinderella’s Prince.

The cast for the film has not yet been announced, but BroadwayWorld has learned that stage and screen legend Meryl Streep is in talks to join the film as the Witch, but was unable to make the reading. 

Nina Arianda! Christine Baranski! Vicky Clark! Allison Janney! Laura Osnes! Cheyenne Jackson and Patrick Wilson as the princes is the most wonderful thing I have ever heard of. If there is a God in heaven, all of this will happen. Holy Fucking Sondheim.

There are a few video clips up of the Sondheim transcriptions for de Mare

Here is a highlight reel from a big performance he did at Symphony Space, featuring Steve Reich’s “Finishing the Hat,” which I will buy the second it comes out and play at every single recital I ever do.

Ricky Ian Gordon: Every Day a Little Death

Kenji Bunch: The Demon Barber

Paul Moravec: I Think About You

Mark Anthony-Turnage: Pretty Women

I am so much in love with the Moravec. Really great stuff.