Stephen-Sondheim

Theater Review: “A Little Night Music” — Failing the Test of Time

August 18, 2022
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Appreciating Stephen Sondheim’s achievement does not mean loving all of his shows. A Little Night Music may just be one of his musicals that should be politely nudged aside.

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Arts Remembrance: Stephen Sondheim – Musical Theater Mourns the Passing of a Giant

November 30, 2021
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Stephen Sondheim was the most influential musical-theater artist of the modern era. His death leaves a permanent hole in the art form and in the hearts of his fans.

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Arts Remembrance: Singing Sondheim — A Personal Appreciation

November 28, 2021
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Stephen Sondheim’s songs told stories about people just trying to be, sung by characters struggling to make sense of a confusing world, yearning to take the next step. But his intricately structured melodies soared and tiptoed and sauntered and sometimes wisely took the long way home.

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Music Appreciation: Two American Musical Geniuses Named Steve, on Their Birthdays — Sondheim and Wonder

May 18, 2020
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Musical theater giant Stephen Sondheim turned 90 on March 22, and Stevie Wonder—for my money, the greatest popular music composer of the last 60 years—turned 70 on May 13.

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Theater Review: “Road Show” — Sondheim’s Latest Gets Its Boston Premiere

January 23, 2018
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Tony Castellanos as Wilson Mizner, with cast of "Road Show."

Road Show is unlikely to top anyone’s list of Sondheim favorites, it’s an often entertaining take on a quintessentially American story.

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Theater Review: HTC’s “Merrily We Roll Along” – Musical Redemption

October 5, 2017
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An outstanding production of a Stephen Sondheim musical that was initially thought to be a misfire.

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Theater Review: A Dated “Company”

August 16, 2017
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Director Julianne Boyd is faced with a difficult challenge — dramatizing an outdated psychological travelogue.

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Fuse Theater Review: Sondheim’s Scintillating Portrait of the Artist — Sunday in the Park with George

September 21, 2016
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The cherry on top of this terrific production is its stunning technical design, from lighting and sets to sound, projection, and costumes.

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Fuse Theater Review: “Company” — What We Sing About When We Sing About Love

September 5, 2016
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There’s a lot of love in the Lyric Stage Company’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s 1970 Tony Award winning show, Company.

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Fuse Theater Review: “Sondheim on Sondheim” — A Terrific Overview of the Man Behind the Musicals

January 24, 2016
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The revue is a moving and hilarious mixture of reminiscences and stories about Sondheim’s life and a well-chosen sampler of his songs.

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