The 1994 musical Passion--with a score by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine--was an adaptation of the 1981 Italian film Passione d'Amore, about a sickly, unattractive woman who fixates on a handsome soldier in 19th Century Italy and wills him to love her back.
I loved the movie because th ... More >>
Little Orphan Annie's adventures charmed America as a comic strip from 1924 all the way to 2010, thanks to curly hair, undrenchable optimism, and catchy expressions like "Leapin' lizards."
Decades after the character's inception, Annie the musical brightened a bleak time in the '70s with its own cu ... More >>
Into The Woods--the 1986 Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine show about fairy tale characters coming together and learning lessons--is being done in the woods of Central Park in a gimmicky but vigorous production directed by Timothy Sheader with codirection by Liam Steel.
The show has always basically be ... More >>