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Monthly Archives: June 2002

A Little Night Music


An essay that JRB contributed to the souvenir program of the Kennedy Center Celebration of Stephen Sondheim, June 2002. To be an aspiring writer for the musical theatre is to worship regularly at the Church of Steve.  Some of us wear our affiliation more overtly than others, and some of us are more strict in following the Commandments, but the fact cannot be denied: no one who has aspired to write a musical in the last thirty years can possibly claim that they haven’t wanted to be blessed by the grace of Stephen Sondheim, a grace that is most abundantlyRead More »