He was a lyricist’s lyricist, sure, but his words spoke to everyone, and his life was as full of joy and surprise as his songs.
A playwright who finds writing musicals both impossible and irresistible, he has a new adaptation of ‘An American Tail’ opening at Children’s Theatre Company.
For all its faults, the form (and its fans) can’t help but stand up and sing for the underdog, for the awakened conscience, for moments of joyful liberation.
For the show’s associate music director/lyric dramaturg, ‘KPOP’ brings together 2 things that are precious to her: the Broadway musical, and contemporary Korean and Korean American culture.
In this excerpt from his new memoir ‘Jack in the Box: Or, How to Goddamn Direct,’ Jack O’Brien recounts his fierce face-off with theatre giant George Abbott.
A new Broadway-bound musical of the popular 2006 film, now in Chicago, aims to honor the original while probing its psychological complexities for a different age.
The Twin Cities theatre, having commissioned 20 new musicals by 2020, lines up plans for a program called Next 25X25.
The 3 women who’ve played this pivotal Sondheim/Lapine role on Broadway talk about who she is, what she learns, and oh—by the way, does she have a name?
Why a new same-sex revision of the classic Off-Broadway musical, with tweaks by original lyricist/librettist Tom Jones, may work even better than the original boy-girl version.
In 4 excerpts from a new collection of letters to and from the great musical writer and producer, we read his thoughts on matters large and small, as well as his advice for a young Sondheim.