Did I read someone say Sondheim is retired?? He most certainly is not retired. He is still actively working on the Bunuel project, and he is involved in the major revivals of his works, from Broadway, to off Broadway, to London, etc. He's not like Jerry Herman who is actually retired.
10086Sundays said: "I would think that having a theatre named after him(Sondheim) means a lot more than a slab of marble that gets trampled on all day. At least, if I were to ever become successful and/or famous enough, I'd prefer the theatre or a university program or scholarship program in my honor.
No chute/body drop action is conveyed at all with the deaths. Depending on the plot point, bodies either remain where they were killed or they get up and walk away like a walking dead person, similar to Doyle's production.
Did you see Norm earlier in his run? I thought he was absolutely firing on all cylinders last weekend. I'm curious if others who have seen him twice could comment on his growth in the role. I wasn't expecting him to be as ferocious given his earlier notices around here.
Chair/victim wise, you have to use your imagination as with the Doyle production. This version even cuts the part of God, That's Good where Sweeney receives the fancy chair. Doyle surprisingly kept it.
The tiny band is positioned in a little corner on the far "stage" left, the opposite end from the pie counter.
If you're willing to splurge on a ticket, I completely recommend row G, which is the first row of counter seats directly behind the tables. The view was AMAZING, and seemed to provide a better view than many of the table seats. Also, you still get some audience interaction, but not nearly as much as those at the tables. I will definitely choose Row G again if I make a return trip to the show.
Jane Krakowski is on Watch What Happens Live tonight and Andy asked her a fan question about not getting along with Laura Benanti during She Loves Me. Jane neither confirmed or denied it but it certainly looked like she was hinting that they didn't get along. Sandy Bernhard is also on the show tonight and threw several doses of shade towards Laura, lol.
Was this well known at the time? I think I vaguely remember some gossip around here. I thought they
What about the subject matter is "random?" The musical is based on a major book and documentary. It's not like this was the first team interested in exploring the lives and rivalry of the two women. I don't find it random at all.