Tag Archive: Sondheim

Huntington’s ‘Sunday in the Park’ is superb Sondheim

BOSTON – I’d love to have been a fly on the wall when Stephen Sondheim first met the producers of what would turn out to be “Sunday in the Park with George.” ‘Yes,… Continue reading

Sondheim upstages cast in ‘Sondheim on Sondheim’

BOSTON – God bless Spiro Veloudos. For that matter, God bless Peter DuBois. They are dedicated disciples of the work of Stephen Sondheim, the iconic songwriter whose work has graced many of the… Continue reading

‘A Little Night Music’ is a sexy, sensual delight

BOSTON –The 1973 musical “A Little Night Music” is not only the sexiest, most sensual play acclaimed composer Stephen Sondheim has involved himself in, it also boasts probably his most lush and romantic… Continue reading

Stoneham’s ‘Forum’: Well-performed comedic chaos

STONEHAM – Before Stephen Sondheim got wrapped up in fractured fairy tales, homicidal barbers and the like, he found himself knee-deep in a piece of supreme silliness. The 1962 musical comedy “A Funny… Continue reading

‘Assassins’ explores the killers behind the deeds

WATERTOWN — The word is infamous. But the majority of the word “infamous” — which means “well known for some bad quality or deed” — is “famous” and the definition of the word… Continue reading

‘Sweeney Todd’: Murder, mayhem and theater magic

BOSTON — In 1980, I was sitting on the porch of the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge after a performance of “Anyone Can Whistle” at the Berkshire Theatre Festival when an actor named… Continue reading

‘Into the Woods’: Sondheim and Lyric at their best

BOSTON — The businessman and author Harvey MacKay said “Find something you love to do, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Suffice it to say that Spiro Veloudos, the producing… Continue reading

Moonbox’s cheery ‘Company’ does Sondheim credit

BOSTON — Bobby is a 35-year-old bachelor in Manhattan, but it seems that all of his friends are married. Five married couples, in fact. They form a close-knit protective cocoon around him, fussing… Continue reading