Stephen Sondheim, musical theater giant who reinvented the art form with its intelligence, wit and sophistication – obituary

In his review of musical theater, Broadway Babies Say Goodnight, Mark Steyn pointed out that Sondheim was “a nobody until everyone can whistle. All he’d done before was write three solid hits, one after the other… His first.” cult flop [made him] a genius too special for the set of expense accounts, the bridge-and-tunnelers, and … Read more

Stephen Sondheim, musical theater giant who reinvented the art form with its intelligence, wit and sophistication – obituary

In his review of musical theater, Broadway Babies Say Goodnight, Mark Steyn pointed out that Sondheim was “a nobody until everyone can whistle. All he’d done before was write three solid hits, one after the other… His first.” cult flop [made him] a genius too special for the set of expense accounts, the bridge-and-tunnelers, and … Read more

Fans of Stephen Sondheim honor the late Broadway legend outside the NYC theater of the same name

Fans mourning the loss of Stephen Sondheim paid tribute to the legendary composer and lyricist outside his eponymous theater in Midtown Friday night. Broadway buffs made a makeshift memorial in front of the Stephen Sondheim Theater on West 43rd Street, leaving behind bouquets of flowers, notes and a black-and-white photograph of the smiling icon, who … Read more

Paint the stage red: plays about artists – in pictures – The Guardian

Paint the stage red: plays about artists – in picturesthe guard .

Paint the stage red: plays about artists – in pictures – The Guardian

Paint the stage red: plays about artists – in picturesthe guard .

“Tap Tap… Boom!” a tragic, true story of the creator of ‘Rent’

“Tap, tap… Boom!” – an early musical by Jonathan Larson, who created “Rent” – was born of grief, anger and frustration. In the late 1980s, Larson learned that Matt O’Grady, his childhood best friend, had contracted HIV. Larson, who worked in the theater, knew several people with AIDS. Now it threatened someone he knew for … Read more

“Tap Tap… Boom!” a tragic, true story of the creator of ‘Rent’

“Tap, tap… Boom!” – an early musical by Jonathan Larson, who created “Rent” – was born of grief, anger and frustration. In the late 1980s, Larson learned that Matt O’Grady, his childhood best friend, had contracted HIV. Larson, who worked in the theater, knew several people with AIDS. Now it threatened someone he knew for … Read more

Tap, tap… Boom! review: Andrew Garfield, Lin-Manuel Miranda

Photo: Macall Polay/Netflix In the most charming moment of Tap, tap… Boom!, a group of New York City artist types lounge around a cramped apartment in the waning hours of a party. Suddenly, host and aspiring music theater composer Jonathan Larson (Andrew Garfield) begins in an a cappella pays tribute to the bohemians who sacrifice … Read more