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Monthly Archives: November 2010



(Well, not exactly.) This year has been a non-stop celebration of Stephen Sondheim’s 80th birthday, and if you’re like me, the only shame is that it isn’t like that every year. As it is, I’m still luxuriating in the events from Steve’s 75th birthday, and I got to participate in one of those events in a substantial way. On March 19, 2005, Symphony Space in New York held an event called Wall-To-Wall Stephen Sondheim, which consisted of twelve hours (!) of Sondheim, with his music performed by pianists, singers, string quartets, choirs and orchestras, and several talks given throughout theRead More »



Sitting in the Mark Taper Forum, watching the 3rd preview of Parade, 26 September 2009. [Most of what I’m paying attention to on this particular night is music and sound stuff, so the majority of the notes are marked “T” (for Tom Murray, my stalwart musical director) or “JW” (for Jon Weston, the sound designer). “R” is for Rob Ashford, the director. I realize that much of this will be inscrutable to anyone other than me, but I’ve decided just to post it as is without any further explication.] JW Opening again – much faster pull down of volume JWRead More »