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There's something magical happening up in Glencoe, Ill. It's a sparkling new production of a Little Night Music -- a sophisticated, romantic comedy set in 20th century Sweden.
Stephen Sondheim ain't a Jet or a Shark. In fact, he's not too crazy about his landmark musical, 'West Side Story,' at all.
The famed composer/lyrici...
Passion is a depiction of romantic obsession and the subtly destructive ends to which romantic obsession can lead -- all of it outfitted with somber, totally humorless Sondheim songs.
It is not just the new cast of A Little Night Music that makes or breaks a show. There is something magical about this production that makes it stand out. I suspect that the secret may even be in its modesty.
Stephen Sondheim, the creator of Sweeney Todd and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum joined the ranks of theatrical legends with the naming of a Broadway theatre in his honor.
In celebration of Stephen Sondheim's eightieth birthday, his songs are being sung even more this year than they usually are -- which in Manhattan intimate rooms is quite often, to say the least.
Both Arcade Fire and The Black Keys sound as good, or better, live, so I try to catch them when they come into town.
Appearing on Letterman (in his "summer suit" no less), Will Ferrell did what he does best...sing show tunes. Wait, what?
When asked about his upcomi...
Last night, a writer friend of mine gave me an unexpected and extremely moving gift: he took me to my first performance of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music.
These days, the clever fabric manufacturers able to do whatever they want with a proven musical comedy are the folks at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
Catherine Zeta-Jones made her Broadway debut Sunday night as aging actress Desiree in the Stephen Sondheim musical 'A Little Night Music.' She starred...
Just as the Hollywood Powers That Be are beginning to consider the lessening impact of box-office stars, the Broadway Powers That Be are concluding the only box-office sure-things are star names.
You go to cabaret for an impossible alchemy of exposed emotion, phrasing, the occasional clink of a champagne flute, an evening of enriched uranium. You go to cabaret for Elaine Stritch.
Before and after the Cannes Film Festival, I spent time in London catching up on theater and museums. Here's a roundup, beginning with shows that are still running, so -- if you're headed to Europe...
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