1. Stephen Colbert starred in Stephen Sondheim's “Company" (with Martha Plimpton and Neil Patrick-Harris). On Fresh Air today Colbert explains how Sondheim sent him a letter asking him if he would be in the production:  

[He said that] against his instincts, he had a good time on my show [The Colbert Report] and would I consider playing Harry in Company? And he ended the letter with the sentence ‘You have a perfect voice for musical theater.’ And I read it to my wife and she said, ‘Boy, you have to do this. No one, let alone Stephen Sondheim is going to ask you to do Sondheim.’ And I said, ‘You’re right, I have to do it.’ 

You can watch Colbert in Company tonight on PBS Great Performances

    Stephen Colbert starred in Stephen Sondheim's “Company" (with Martha Plimpton and Neil Patrick-Harris). On Fresh Air today Colbert explains how Sondheim sent him a letter asking him if he would be in the production: 

    [He said that] against his instincts, he had a good time on my show [The Colbert Report] and would I consider playing Harry in Company? And he ended the letter with the sentence ‘You have a perfect voice for musical theater.’ And I read it to my wife and she said, ‘Boy, you have to do this. No one, let alone Stephen Sondheim is going to ask you to do Sondheim.’ And I said, ‘You’re right, I have to do it.’

    You can watch Colbert in Company tonight on PBS Great Performances

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  1. Audio for Terry’s interview with Stephen Colbert is now available. Enjoy!

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  1. I had no idea if I wanted anyone to know I was doing it, because I knew how hard it was going to be. I was afraid I would suck. I don’t mind failing so much, but I am a perfectionist. … If you’re a perfectionist and you know you’re about to do something at which you cannot be perfect … then that is daunting because you know what your heart is like and the way you approach your work. … It was difficult to say ‘Hold onto your socks America, I’m singing Sondheim.’

    — Stephen Colbert on why he didn’t talk about his musical theater sidegig on The Colbert Report. [complete interview here]

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  1. cannibalbuff3t:

Two of my favorite people. <3

Tomorrow: Stephen Colbert. Before: NPH on FA.

    cannibalbuff3t:

    Two of my favorite people. <3

    Tomorrow: Stephen Colbert. Before: NPH on FA.

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  1. Tomorrow&#8217;s going to be fun, Internet. Guest: Stephen Colbert.
Background: Jon Stewart. Stephen Sondheim.

    Tomorrow’s going to be fun, Internet. Guest: Stephen Colbert.

    Background: Jon Stewart. Stephen Sondheim.

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