Vol. 21, No. 3 Summer 2015


News & Notes 
On the Cover: Sondheim & Opera
Productions & Reviews
Take Me to the World: International Coverage
Show Listings
In the Next Issue
Solution to last issue’s Cryptic Crossword: On the Steps of the Palace
Looking Ahead
Upcoming Sondheim shows in the U.S., Canada

Product Description

News & Notes

On the Cover: Sondheim & Opera

Opera or musical theatre? Sondheim has strong opinions

Some Sondheim shows have been adopted by opera companies

Patrick Summers discusses Sondheim at Houston Grand Opera

Opera librettist Mark Campbell admires Sondheim

Conductor David Charles Abell ranks Sondheim with great classical stage composers

A tale of two barbers: Figaro and Sweeney Todd

Baritone Nathan Gunn performs Sweeney Todd in Houston


Stars of Into the Woods’ premiere production had a reunion

Chicago’s Porchlight Music Theatre goes all-Sondheim for its 20th

Sondheim’s shows provided early opportunties for black performers

Director Jeremy Quinn reimagined Sweeney Todd in White Plains

The early days of Forum, as reported by newspapers, 1959-1962

Sondheim’s rhymes are used to reveal character traits

Productions & Reviews

Fiasco Theater’s Into the Woods made its way to New York City

Two critics explore cinematic Into the Woods for TSR

Critical reactions to Rob Marshall’s movie of Into the Woods

Do I Hear a Waltz? in San Francisco featured Emily Skinner

Boston Assassins was a collaborative venture

Thoughts on the cinematic soundtrack recording for Into the Woods

Take Me to the World: International Coverage

Menier Chocolate Factory served up an intimate Assassins

More hot pies for Sweeney Todd in a real London pie shop

Before transferring to the West End, Chichester Festival Theatre’s Gypsy

Sondheim on Sondheim makes its way to Australia

Cryptic Crossword: Worst Pies

Show Listings

In the Next Issue


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