He's taking the astonishingly large step of committing to producing and presenting all 15 of the works for which Stephen Sondheim wrote the music and lyrics. Many others call Sondheim the Shakespeare of our times. So why would anyone take on such a huge burden?
The Huntington Theatre Company has been a tenant of Boston University for the first thirty-four years of its existence, occupying a landmark-style theater up the street from Boston's Symphony Hall. So what happens if you're the Huntington and the landlord informs you that your lease is up?