Tag Archives: Sunday in the Park With George

The Saturday List: Favourite Songs from 1980s Musicals

Choosing ten favourite songs from 1980s musicals was considerably easier than choosing songs for similar lists from the 1960s and 1970s. There just weren’t as many great shows with great scores in the 1980s. Ranking the songs is another story. Continue reading

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1 to 5 Musical Theatre Month: Sondheim’s Post-Prince Shows

Even though it has been more than 30 years since Merrily We Roll Along flopped on Broadway and put an end to his fruitful collaboration with director-producer Harold Prince, Stephen Sondheim has only written five complete and completely new musicals … Continue reading

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March Monikers: “Everybody Loves Louis”

March 2012 at Musical Cyberspace is all about songs with people’s names in the title. Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine spend a great deal of time in Sunday in the Park with George establishing the characters of Georges (Seurat) and … Continue reading

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March Monikers: “Sunday in the Park with George”

March 2012 at Musical Cyberspace is all about songs with people’s names in the title. The first major number of Sunday in the Park with George, following the brief opening that establishes one of the major thematic motifs of the … Continue reading

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Double Take December: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE

It’s Double Take December at Musical Cyberspace! Every musical pretty much has something one likes and something one doesn’t in it. This month I’ll be listing one of each for a range of musicals, a different one each day. Sunday … Continue reading

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30 Musicals in 30 Days: A Song That Makes You Sad

Post a song that makes you sad or teary. The song I have chosen today is “We Do Not Belong Together” from Sunday in the Park with George, which features a score by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James … Continue reading

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Sondheim at the BBC PROMS

This season of the BBC Proms with use its July 31st concert to celebrate the work of Stephen Sondheim to celebrate his 80th birthday. The Proms are an annual classical music event in the UK and this year they will … Continue reading

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SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM Song List

With opening night here, the time has come when the set list of songs for Sondheim on Sondheim is finally frozen and any and all rumours about what will be replaced or reallocated can be put to rest. Here is … Continue reading

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NEXT TO NORMAL Wins the Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Next to Normal, the rock musical by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, has beaten out all the expected winners for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and been named the winner of that award. The musical tells the story of … Continue reading

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PHOTOS: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES on Broadway

Have a look at the the current Broadway revival of La Cage aux Folles, captured here in a series of photographs by Joan Marcus. Kelsey Grammer and Douglas Hodge lead the cast of this revival as as Georges and Albin … Continue reading

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