“Merrily We Roll Along,” which opens the “Encores!” series Wednesday night at New York City Center, features one of Stephen Sondheim’s catchiest scores, full of songs that have gone on to become standards.
“Sondheim on Sondheim,” the revue put together by James Lapine from Stephen Sondheim’s songs, confirms enchantingly what we already know but can gladly bear such eloquent repeating of: that Sondheim is the best composer- lyricist we’ve got.
Ageless Bernadette Peters burns through Stephen Sondheim’s torchy “Losing My Mind.” That’s just one highlight of “Follies,” Sondheim and James Goldman’s killer musical about the end of burlesque and youthful optimism.
Snoop Dogg, the Black Keys and TV on the Radio will have hip-hop, rock and reggae fans flocking to Randall’s Island for the first Catalpa NYC festival. More than 40 acts perform during the two-day event.