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With the highly anticipated film version of his classic musical Into the Woods filming and photos from the set of stars like Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, and Johnny Depp leaking along the way, Stephen Sondheim is getting some serious attention these days. Not that he hasn't before; he is quite possibly the definitive musical theatre composer of our time. But the big screen adaptation of his fractured fairy tale story will bring his genius to an even wider audience (as did the 2007 Sweeney Todd film... [Read more]
New York's MCC Theater has attracted a lot of attention lately for taking on a project that many have considered ill-advised. They are staging an off-Broadway revival of the musical Carrie, based on Stephen King's novel of the same name. The original 1988 production of the show remains to this day one of the most famous flops in Broadway history; it was expensive to produce, and when it opened, critics descended on it like rabid wolves. Though the performances of Linzi Hately and the great Betty... [Read more]

Theatre Review: Follies

January 11, 2012
I recently had the pleasure of seeing the revival of Stephen Sondheim's classic musical Follies at Broadway's Marquis Theatre. I had never seen the show before, but I had a feeling it would be a treat, partly because of Sondheim's enduring reputation as perhaps the defining composer of musical theatre to date, and partly because of the star-studded cast, including the likes of Bernadette Peters and Elaine Paige. I was not disappointed; on the contrary, I loved this show more than I ever expected... [Read more]