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Stephen Sondheim’s “Evening Primrose” comes to DVD

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

New from The Archive of American Television Presents DVD Series:

EVENING PRIMROSE – Digitally Restored & Re-Mastered

Starring Anthony Perkins and Charmian Carr

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim • Teleplay by James Goldman
Directed by Paul Bogart

This long-lost treasure is now available on DVD (through the Archive of American Television Presents series) for the first time ever – impeccably restored and re-mastered from a pristine kinescope print. Created especially for television, Evening Primrose aired only once on ABC Stage 67. Starring Anthony Perkins and Charmian Carr, the production featured a teleplay adapted by James Goldman (from a short story by John Collier) and a score that included some of Stephen Sondheim’s most hauntingly beautiful songs – among them “If You Can Find Me, I’m Here” and “Take Me to the World”.

INCLUDES OVER 80 MINUTES OF BONUS FEATURES

• Newly recorded video interview with director Paul Bogart

• Newly recorded audio interview with Charmian Carr

• Paul Bogart’s full-color test footage with Anthony Perkins

• 28-page booklet with contributions by Stephen Sondheim and Jane Klain of the Paley Center for Media

Available from Amazon.

Reviews and Press:

NPR: ‘Primrose”: 44 Years Later, Still Sharp as Thumbtacks by David Bianculli

New York Times: ’60s Sondheim TV Show is now on (Legal) DVD by Erik Piepenburg

Huffington Post: DVD Review