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Stephen Sondheim

West Side Story

by The Staff July 23, 2015


  Romeo and Juliet set in New York City? How is that for a can’t-miss idea? It actually took a decade for Jerome Robbins’ idea to change into the Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents ...

Mac-Haydn Theatre

Smells Like a Rose

by James Yeara March 27, 2014


  If Shakespeare had written a musical, it would have been Gypsy: A Musical Fable, a play with songs about theater, not a franchise collection of songs with some words between them. Gypsy has soul, and ...

Capital Repertory Theatre


by The Staff March 12, 2014


  Originally produced on Broadway by David Merrick and with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Gypsy: A Musical Fable is the ultimate stage-mother musical. It tells the ...

Capital Repertory Theatre

Tuesday at HVCC with Sondheim

by B.A. Nilsson May 16, 2013


  To emphasize the range of characters for which Stephen Sondheim has written songs, interviewer Mary Darcy pointed out that the range includes John Wilkes Booth and Little Red Riding Hood. “Yes,” said Sondheim, “but they’re ...

Hudson Valley Community College Maureen Stapleton Theatre

Sunday in the Park with George

by The Staff May 2, 2013


  Schenectady Civic Players will wrap up their 85th season beginning tomorrow (Friday) night with one of Stephen Sondheim’s best-loved musicals, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Sunday in the Park with George. Inspired by Georges Seurat’s pointillist masterpiece A ...

Schenectady Civic Playhouse

Follies: 2011 Broadway Revival

by B.A. Nilsson April 4, 2012


This may be the best cast album I’ve ever heard, and the only reason I equivocate is that I’m unduly fond of the show itself and thus tend to be enthusiastic from the get-go. Having missed ...

Richard Wilbur: A Celebration

by The Staff August 18, 2011

America’s second poet laureate—the official title is “Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress”—and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Wilbur will be feted at Pittsfield’s Colonial Theatre on Sunday afternoon in a ...

Colonial Theatre

West Side Story

by The Staff August 10, 2011

West Side Story

  “From the first note to the final breath, West Side Story soars as the greatest love story of all time,” says Proctors, where the national tour of the classic musical opens this week. While Willy ...