Off Broadway: a writer and composer explains the legacy of ‘Sunday in the Park With George’

Saturday March 10, 2018, New York Times: About a month ago, “West Side Story” ended its 61-week run at the Marquis Theatre in New York, after more than a year of performances and rave…

Off Broadway: a writer and composer explains the legacy of 'Sunday in the Park With George'

Saturday March 10, 2018, New York Times: About a month ago, “West Side Story” ended its 61-week run at the Marquis Theatre in New York, after more than a year of performances and rave reviews. On Monday, Broadway was awash in concert performances of the landmark 1949 musical. On Monday evening, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine will present their 2015 production of “Sunday in the Park With George” at Avery Fisher Hall in New York. The Sondheim-Lapine production joins the ranks of “Company,” “A Little Night Music,” “Sweeney Todd,” “Follies,” “Sunday in the Park With George” and “Into the Woods” on Broadway’s all-time great lists. “They are an embarrassment of riches, in many ways,” Sondheim told us over the telephone recently. “They seem like to many of us that is the night the lights went down on the theater.”

The man behind “Sunday in the Park With George,” Sondheim appeared in our this final interview to share his thoughts about his musicals and the legacy they’ve left as beloved as they are. Read part one here.

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