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.
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.
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.
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.
Road Show is unlikely to top anyone’s list of Sondheim favorites, it’s an often entertaining take on a quintessentially American story.
An outstanding production of a Stephen Sondheim musical that was initially thought to be a misfire.
Director Julianne Boyd is faced with a difficult challenge — dramatizing an outdated psychological travelogue.
The cherry on top of this terrific production is its stunning technical design, from lighting and sets to sound, projection, and costumes.
There’s a lot of love in the Lyric Stage Company’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s 1970 Tony Award winning show, Company.
The revue is a moving and hilarious mixture of reminiscences and stories about Sondheim’s life and a well-chosen sampler of his songs.