Final Stephen Sondheim Musical HERE WE ARE Will Play in NYC
It’s finally happening. The world premiere of Here We Are, the final musical by the late Stephen Sondheim, is coming to New York City. The production will begin in September at The Shed’s Griffin Theater.
The musical, formerly known as Square One, features a book by Tony Award nominee David Ives and is inspired by two films: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie and The Exterminating Angel by Luis Buñuel.
Tony winner Joe Mantello will direct Here We Are with Tom Kirdahy producing. Executive producers are Sue Wagner, John Johnson and Jillian Robbins.
Casting, ticket information, and a performance schedule will be announced later.
Sondheim passed away on November 26, 2021, at the age of 91. He wrote the music and lyrics for over a dozen musicals Anyone Can Whistle, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, Assassins, and Passion; and lyrics for West Side Story, Gypsy, and Do I Hear a Waltz?. His collected lyrics with attendant essays have been published in two volumes: Finishing the Hat and Look, I Made a Hat. A Broadway and a West End theater are named in his honor as a result of a career that garnered eight Tony Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Tony Award, an Academy Award, eight Grammy Awards, an Olivier Award, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
He’s currently represented on Broadway with the 2023 revival of Sweeney Todd, starring Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford. A touring production of Into the Woods launched earlier this year following a critically acclaimed and extended Broadway run. Last year, the revival of Sondheim’s Company won the Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, with several of its cast members also taking home hardware.