Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Fake New Sondheim Show for Broadway with Bernadette Peters, Nathan Lane Announced on Twitter by Hoaxer


Earlier today, the Broadway crowd got very excited for a few precious minutes. On Twitter came the news that an unproduced show by the late Stephen Sondheim was coming next year starring Bernadette Peters and Nathan Lane.

In the Broadway world, that’s like saying Tom Brady would be playing baseball in the NFL off-season.

Anyway, it’s not true. The show, called “Square One,” was never officially finished and doesn’t exist. It’s a hoax. But the Twitter account picked up over 500 followers instantly. The tip-off should have been that @SquareOne followed no other accounts.

The hoaxer’s video is below, followed by the announcement. If anyone knows who this person is, let me know at

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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