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I Know Things Now: My Life in Sondheim’s Words

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Release Date: June 17, 2022

what the critics are saying

“Stratospheric... a magnificent show”

“Equal parts playful and passionate... it worked beautifully.”
–Broadway World

“...a theatrical delight. Jeff Harnar is unquestionably one of our best.”
–Cabaret Scenes

“★★★★. With the terrifyingly gifted Jon Weber, Harnar has never sung better... a set to delight but also challenge every Sondheim fan's preconception of the meanings of much-loved favourites..”
–Musical Theater Review, London

“A delightful evening.”
–London Theatre 1

“Clever and entertaining.”
–West End Best Friend

“Piercing, holarious, heart-breaking, and sometimes maniacal.”
–Cabaret Hotspot

I Know Things Now: My Life in Sondheim’s Words
Jeff Harnar

MAC and Bistro Award-winning artist Jeff Harnar heard in the songs of Stephen Sondheim the story of his own life. That story was adapted into an acclaimed one-man show, and has now been expanded and preserved on disc in I Know Things Now: My Life in Sondheim’s Words, a dazzling tapestry of over 25 songs – from familiar anthems like “Being Alive” and “Losing My Mind” to rarities like Dick Tracy’s “Live Alone and Like It” and “More.” Harnar weaves these songs into an original narrative, reimagining them for an LGBTQ+ audience, while renowned jazz artist Jon Weber – serving as conductor and orchestrator – recasts them in a jazz idiom, unleashing an orchestra of 20 in a radical reinvention of Sondheim’s harmonies, one that the composer himself – upon seeing the show onstage – not only endorsed but encouraged. Now, PS Classics – Stephen Sondheim’s label of choice for his final two decades – offers another jewel in its Sondheim crown: a highly original and personal celebration of the artist’s work, by one of its foremost interpreters.

sound clips

track listing
  1. Children Will Listen / I Know Things Now/ More
  2. Old Friends
  3. Opening Doors / Live Alone and Like It / You Could Drive a Person Crazy
  4. Everybody Says Don’t
  5. Loving You / Losing My Mind  
  6. The God-Why-Don’t-You-Love-Me Blues / sorry-grateful
  7. The Best Thing That Ever Has Happened to Me / What Can You Lose?
  8. The Little Things You Do Together / Marry Me a Little / I’m Calm / Getting Married Today
  9. Every Day a Little Death 
  10. Can That Boy Foxtrot!
  11. Anyone Can Whistle 
  12. Send in the Clowns  
  13. Could I Leave You?  
  14. Children Will Listen / the Ballad of Sweeney Todd
  15. Now You Know/I Know Things Now
  16. Being Alive

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