Tag Archive: StephenSondheim

Sparkling ‘Overtures’ serves as a Sondheim coda

  BOSTON – American foreign policy is often not as enlightened as we would like it to be. As with anything else, follow the money, and you’ll be able to decipher the motives… Continue reading

Sondheim’s reworked ‘Road Show’ still a bumpy ride

BOSTON – After many revisions, there are times when “Road Show” still appears to be an unfinished work. The musical now being performed by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston has been down… Continue reading

Barrett leads, others follow in Lyric’s ‘Gypsy’

BOSTON – The iconic role of Mama Rose in the musical “Gypsy” requires an actress who is not only a fine singer but who can win the audience over with the sheer force… Continue reading

In Beverly, a timeless ‘West Side Story’ enchants

BEVERLY – Any show – even an enduring classic – benefits from a fresh new look. But can “West Side Story” really be almost 60 years old? It seems only yesterday when it… Continue reading

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

‘Company’: Lyric, Sondheim are again a perfect match

BOSTON – It can be said that “Company” ushered in a new kind of musical in 1970, a very adult, sleek, sophisticated look at relationships as seen through the eyes of a thirty-something… Continue reading