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Magazine and Newspaper Articles, Part One
1957 - 1995

Chronologically listed (for the most part.) 
Go to Magazine and Newspaper Articles, Part Two: 1996 - Present.

    The 1957 Broadway Production of West Side Story

  • "Romeo & Juliet: Done in Gang Style"
    Life, September 16, 1957
  • John Chapman "West Side Story: A Splendid and Super-modern Musical Drama" [review of West Side Story]
    New York Daily News, September 27, 1957
  • Brooks Atkinson "The Jungles of the City" [review of West Side Story]
    New York Times, September 27, 1957
  • Robert Coleman "West Side Story: A Sensational Hit" [review of West Side Story]
    New York Daily Mirror, September 27, 1957
  • Walter Kerr [review of West Side Story]
    New York Herald Tribune, September 27, 1957
  • John McLain [review of West Side Story]
    New York Journal American, September 27, 1957
  • Richard Watts, Jr. "Romeo and Juliet in a Gang War" [review of West Side Story]
    New York Post, September 27, 1957
  • Brooks Atkinson [review of West Side Story]
    New York Times, October 6, 1957
  • Brooks Atkinson [review of the return engagement of West Side Story]
    New York Times, April 28, 1960
  • Brooks Atkinson [review of Gypsy]
    New York Times, May 22, 1959
  • Walter Kerr [review of Gypsy]
    New York Herald Tribune, May 22, 1959
  • Brooks Atkinson "Merman in Gypsy"
    New York Times, May 31, 1959
  • J. S. Wilson "Sondheim: Lyricist and Composer"
    New York Times, March 2, 1960
  • Willima K. Zinsser "On Stage: Stephen Sondheim"
    Horizon, July 1961

    The 1964 Broadway Production of Anyone Can Whistle

  • John Chapman [review of Anyone Can Whistle]
    New York Daily News, April 6, 1964
  • Richard Watts, Jr. [review of Anyone Can Whistle]
    New York Post, April 6, 1964
  • Howard Taubman [review of Anyone Can Whistle]
    New York Times, April 6, 1964
  • Hobe Morrison [review of Anyone Can Whistle]
    Variety, April 8, 1964
  • Norman Nadel "Something to Whistle About" [review of Anyone Can Whistle]
    New York World-Telegram and The Sun, April 6, 1964
  • Walter Kerr [review of Do I Hear a Waltz]
    New York Herald Tribune, March 19, 1965
  • Richard Watts, Jr. [review of Do I Hear a Waltz]
    New York Post, March 19, 1965
  • Howard Taubman [review of Do I Hear a Waltz]
    New York Times, March 19, 1965
  • Howard Taubman "Cuckoo Into Waltz"
    New York Times, March 28, 1965
  • John S. Wilson "Sondheim: Lyricist and Composer" [includes interview]
    New York Times, March 6, 1966
  • David Dachs "And Then I (Wish I) Wrote"
    High Fidelity / Musical America, June 1969

    The 1970 Broadway Production of Company

  • Samuel Hirsch "Company All Glitter, Cleverness" [review of Company tryout]
    Boston Herald Traveler, March 25, 1970
  • Kevin Kelly "You're in Brilliant Company" [review of Company tryout]
    Boston Globe, March 25, 1970
  • Roderick Nordell "Prince's New Company and Its Concept"
    Christian Science Monitor, March 26, 1970
  • David Sterritt "Company: Amusing, Inventive, Hummable" [review of Company tryout]
    Boston After Dark, April 1, 1970
  • Douglas Watt [review of Company]
    New York Daily News, April 27, 1970
  • Clive Barnes "Company Offers a Guide to New York's Marital Jungle" [review of Company]
    New York Times, April 27, 1970
  • Richard Watts, Jr. "Lesson from the Married Set" [review of Company]
    New York Post, April 27, 1970
  • Martin Gottfried "Company is Quite Simply in a League by Itself" [review of Company]
    Women's Wear Daily, April 27, 1970
  • John J. O'Connor [review of Company]
    Wall Street Journal, April 28, 1970
  • Mel Gussow "Sondheim Scores with Company" [review of Company]
    New York Times, April 28, 1970
  • Walter Kerr "Company: Original and Uncompromising" [review of Company]
    New York Sunday Times, May 3, 1970
  • M. Gross "Company Shines as Musical Theater" [review of Company]
    Billboard, May 9, 1970
  • Henry Hewes "Inside Fun City" [review of Company]
    Saturday Review of Literature, May 9, 1970
  • Tom Burke "Steve Has Stopped Collaborating" [interview with Sondheim]
    New York Times, May 10, 1970
  • Jack Kroll "City of Strangers" [review of Company]
    Newsweek, May 11, 1970
  • John Simon "Futile Fugue" [review of Company]
    New York, May 11, 1970
  • Time, May 11, 1970
  • Stanley Kauffmann [review of Company]
    New Republic, May 23, 1970
  • John Chapman [review of Company]
    New York Daily News, May 24, 1970
  • Newsday, June 1, 1970
  • Mel Gussow "Company Anew"
    New York Times, July 29, 1970
  • Gene Lees "Company — A Musical Musical"
    High Fidelity / Musical America, August 1970
  • Tom Burke "Steve Has Stopped Collaborating"
    ASCAP Today, August 1970
  • S. Green "Company Saturday Review, August 29, 1970
  • Louis Botto "Company, Broadway's Oddest Love/Hate Hit"
    Look, September 8, 1970
  • Martin Gottfried "Why is Broadway Music So Bad?"
    Music News, January 1971
  • "Broadway Followup" [review of Company]
    Variety, June 23, 1971

    The 1971 Broadway Production of Follies

  • "The Once and Future Follies"
    Time, May 3, 1971
  • Martin Gottfried [review of Follies]
    Women's Wear Daily, April 5, 1971
  • Clvie Barnes "Follies Couples, Years Later" [review of Follies]
    New York Times, April 5, 1971
  • George Oppenheimer "Follies: A Cornucopia" [review of Follies]
    Newsday, April 5, 1971
  • Walter Kerr "Yes, Yes, Alexis! No, No, Follies!" [review of Follies]
    New York Times, April, 1971
  • Douglas Watt "Sondheim-Prince Team Scores for Second Time" [review of Follies]
    New York Daily News, April 11, 1971
  • T. E. Kalem [review of Follies]
    Time, April 12, 1971
  • Jack Kroll "Backstage in Arcadia" [review of Follies]
    Newsweek, April 12, 1971
  • "Follies: Stunning, Timeless Musical" [review of Follies]
    Billboard, April 17, 1971
  • John Simon [review of Follies]
    New York, April 19, 1971
  • Martin Gottfried "Flipping Over Follies"
    New York Times, April 25, 1971
  • Henry Hewes [review of Follies]
    Saturday Review, May 1, 1971
  • Gerald Clarke "The Meaning of Nostalgia" [review of Follies]
    Time, May 3, 1971
  • "Stephen Sondheim"
    Time, May 3, 1971
  • "The Once and Future Follies"
    Time, May 3, 1971
  • Stanley Kauffmann [review of Follies]
    New Republic, May 8, 1971
  • James Harvey "Original Follies" [review of Follies]
    Commonweal, May 14, 1971
  • Louis Botto "Prince and His Follies"
    Look, May 18, 1971
  • Craig Zaban "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Follies"
    After Dark, June 1971
  • Arlene Croce [review of Follies recording]
    Stereo Review, July 1971
  • Paul Kresh "Stephen Sondheim: The Future of American Musical Comedy"
    Stereo Review, July 1971
  • Hubert Saal "How to Play Hal Prince"
    Newsweek, July 26, 1971
  • New York Post, July 31, 1971
  • Bruce Bahrenburg "The Sound of Sondheim"
    Performing Arts, October 1971
  • Burt Shevelove "All About A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"
    Performing Arts, October 1971
  • David Brudnoy "Follies in Loveland"
    National Review, October 8, 1971
  • Dan Sullivan "Stephen Sondheim Now Sleeping Giant of Lyricism"
    Los Angeles Times, October 10, 1971
  • John Kane "Company: A New Landmark?"
    Plays and Players, February 1972
  • W. Horwood "Witty Words — Original Tunes" [review of Company]
    Crescendo International, April 1972

    The 1973 Broadway Production of A Little Night Music

  • Bonnie Jacobs [review of A Little Night Music tryout]
    Boston After Dark, February 6, 1973
  • Douglas Watt "A Little Night Music: Operetta That's Exquisite but Fragile [review of A Little Night Music]
    New York Daily News, February 26, 1973
  • Martin Gottfried [review of A Little Night Music]
    Women's Wear Daily, February 26, 1973
  • Clive Barnes [review of A Little Night Music]
    New York Times, February 26, 1973
  • Edwin Wilson "A Musical Show with Elegance" [review of A Little Night Music]
    Wall Street Journal, February 27, 1973
  • "Princely Odds"
    Time, March 5, 1973
  • Robert Berkvist "Miss Johns Hits a High Note"
    New York Times, March 11, 1973
  • T. E. Kalem [review of A Little Night Music]
    Time, March 12, 1973
  • "A Precious Fancy"
    Time, March 19, 1973
  • "Lots of Night Music"
    Saturday Review, April 7, 1973
  • John S. Wilson "Gettiing Lyrical Over Night Music" [review of A Little Night Music recording]
    New York Times, April 22, 1973
  • Charles Michener "Words and Music--By Sondheim" [review of A Little Night Music]
    Newsweek, April 23, 1973
  • Rex Reed "There's Hope for Broadway in a Little Sondheim (Recording)" [review of A Little Night Music recording]
    Stereo Review, July 1973
  • R. S. Brown "Musical Theater At Its Finest"
    High Fidelity / Musical America, July 1973
  • Vincent Canby [review of The Last of Sheila]
    New York Times, June 15, 1973
  • Stephen Farber "Who Murdered Sheila? It's Worth Finding Out" [review of The Last of Sheila]
    New York Times, July 29, 1973

    The 1973 New York Production of Candide

  • Martin Gottfried [review of Candide]
    Women's Wear Daily, December 21, 1973
  • Jerry Tallmer "Candide Rejiggered" [review of Candide]
    New York Post, December 21, 1973
  • Jack Kroll "Voltaire in Brooklyn" [review of Candide]
    Newsweek, December 31, 1973
  • Martin Gottfried "The Watercolors of the Orient"
    New York Post, January 17, 1974
  • Robert Bertvist "Candide, or A Very Moving Story"
    New York Times, February 24, 1974
  • Glenn Loney "The Best of All Possible Shows"
    After Dark, March 1974
  • Douglas Watt [review of Candide]
    New York Daily News, March 12, 1974
  • Clive Barnes [review of Candide]
    New York Times, March 13, 1974
  • Richard Watts, Jr. "The World of Dr. Pangloss" [review of Candide]
    New York Post, March 13, 1974
  • Martin Gottfried "Candide Moves to Broadway"
    Women's Wear Daily, March 13, 1974
  • William B. Collins "Sondheim's Magic of Night Music" [review of A Little Night Music, National Touring Company]
    Philadelphia Inquirer, March 7, 1974
  • Paul Gardner "Frogs They Would A-Swimming Go" [review of The Frogs]
    New York Times, May 19, 1974
  • Mel Gussow "Frogs in a Pool" [review of The Frogs]
    New York Times, May 23, 1974
  • Paul Kresh "Sing Out, Angela!" [review of the London Gypsy recording]
    Stereo Review, July 1974
  • Clive Barnes "Gypsy Bounces Back With Zest and Lilt" [review of Gypsy]
    New York Times, September 24, 1974
  • N. Leighton Kerner "Stephen Sondheim: Composer"
    Music News, V4 #2, 1974
  • Paul Sheren and Tom Sutcliffe "Stephen Sondheim and the American Musical"
    Theater '74 [Sheridan Morley, editor]; London: Hutchinson, 1974
  • N. Leighton Kerner "Stephen Sondheim: Composer"
    Musical Newsletter, June 1975
  • Ethan Mordden "The Once and Future American Opera"
    Opera News, August 1975
  • Douglas Watt "Musical Events: Popular Records" [reviews]
    The New Yorker, August 11, 1975

    The 1975 Broadway Produciton of Pacific Overtures

  • Louis Snyder [preview of Pacific Overtures]
    Variety, November 19, 1975
  • Clive Hirschhorn "Will Sondheim Succeed in Being Genuinely Japanese?"
    New York Times, January 4, 1976
  • Martin Gottfried "Overtures--A Remarkable Work of Theater Art" [review of Pacific Overtures]
    New York Post, January 12, 1976
  • Clive Barnes [review of Pacific Overtures]
    New York Times, January 12, 1976
  • Douglas Watt "Pacific Overtures is a Pretty Bore" [review of Pacific Overtures]
    New York Daily News, January 12, 1976
  • Howard Kissell [review of Pacific Overtures]
    Women's Wear Daily, January 12, 1976
  • Edwin Wilson "An American Attempt at Kabuki Style" [review of Pacific Overtures]
    Wall Street Journal, January 13, 1976
  • Hobe Morrison [review of Pacific Overtures]
    Variety, January 14, 1976
  • John Beaufort "East Meets West--Results: Stunning" [review of Pacific Overtures]
    Christian Science Monitor, January 16, 1976
  • Walter Kerr "Pacific Overtures is Neither East Nor West" [review of Pacific Overtures]
    New York Times, January 18, 1976
  • George Oppenheimer [review of Pacific Overtures]
    Newsday, January 18, 1976
  • Jack Kroll [review of Pacific Overtures]
    Newsweek, January 26, 1976
  • Alan Rich "How the East Was Won" [review of Pacific Overtures]
    New York, January 26, 1976
  • T. E. Kalem "Floating World" [review of Pacific Overtures]
    Time, January 26, 1976
  • Michael Feingold "It's Some Musical But Noh Play" [review of Pacific Overtures]
    Village Voice, January 26, 1976
  • Harold Clurman [review of Pacific Overtures]
    Nation, January 31, 1976
  • [review of Pacific Overtures]
    Theatre Crafts, January/February 1976
  • Howard Kissel "Hal Prince on the Theater: A Place to Be Passionate"
    Women's Wear Daily, February 6, 1976
  • Stanley Kauffmann "1976. 1915"
    New Republic, February 7, 1976
  • Ned Brinker [review of Pacific Overtures]
    Opera News, February 28, 1976
  • C. Hartwell [review of Pacific Overtures]
    Songwriters Review, V31 #2, 1976
  • Julius Novick "In Search of a New Consensus"
    Saturday Review, April 3, 1976
  • Irving Kolodin "Music Returns to the Musical" [review of Pacific Overtures]
    Saturday Review, April 3, 1976
  • Guy Flatley "When Stephen Sondheim Writes Words and Music Some Critics Don't Leave the Theater Humming"
    People, April 5, 1976
  • Eric Salzman "Pacific Overtures: A Minimalist Musical" [review of Pacific Overtures recording]
    Stereo Review, May 1976
  • Martin Gottfried "Will Failure Spoil Harold Prince?"
    New York Post, June 26, 1976
  • W. Horwood "A Sondheim Showcase"
    Crescendo International, August 1976
  • Peter Reilly [review of Side by Side by Sondheim recording]
    Stereo Review, January 1977
  • "Brit. Cast in Sondheim Revue Hears Alien Squawk from Equity"
    Variety, March 2, 1977
  • Martin Gottfried "Foggy Sondheim by British Cast" [review of Side by Side by Sondheim]
    New York Post, April 19, 1977
  • Clive Barnes [review of Side by Side by Sondheim]
    New York Times, April 19, 1977
  • Douglas Watt "The Best of Sondheim" [review of Side by Side by Sondheim]
    New York Daily News, April 19, 1977
  • Variety, April 20, 1977
  • Newsweek, May 2, 1977
  • New York, May 2, 1977
  • The New Yorker, May 2, 1977
  • Mel Gussow "How Side by Side Came to This Side"
    New York Times, May 7, 1977
  • <[review of Side by Side by Sondheim]
    The New Yorker, June 13, 1977
  • [review of the film of A Little Night Music]
    Variety, September 21, 1977
  • Vincent Canby [review of the film of A Little Night Music]
    New York Times, March 8, 1978
  • Tom Allen "Send in the Pros" [review of the film of A Little Night Music]
    Village Voice, March 20, 1978
  • Stephen Sondheim "The Musical Theatre: A Talk by Stephen Sondheim"
    Dramatists Guild Quarterly, Autumn 1978
  • Thomas P. Adler "The Musical Dramas of Stephen Sondheim: Some Critical Approaches"
    Journal of Popular Culture, Winter 1978

    The 1979 Broadway Production of Sweeney Todd

  • "Tasty Pastries"
    Saturday Review, January 6, 1979
  • Mel Gussow "Sweeney Todd: A Little Nightmare Music"
    New York Times, February 1, 1979
  • Robert Berkvist "Sondheim Takes a Stab at Grand Guignol"
    New York Times, February 25, 1979
  • Howard Kissel [review of Sweeney Todd]
    Women's Wear Daily, March 2, 1979
  • Richard Eder [review of Sweeney Todd]
    New York Times, March 2, 1979
  • Clive Barnes "Sondheim's Sweeney Todd is a Bloody Good Musical" [review of Sweeney Todd]
    New York Post, March 2, 1979
  • [review of Sweeney Todd]
    New York Daily News, March 2, 1979
  • New York, March 3, 1979
  • Rex Reed "Sweeney Soars" [review of Sweeney Todd]
    New York Sunday News, March 4, 1979
  • Edwin Wilson "Sondheim Writes a Musical to Talk About" [review of Sweeney Todd]
    Wall Street Journal, March 6, 1979
  • John Beaufort [review of Sweeney Todd]
    Christian Science Monitor, March 7, 1979
  • Walter Kerr "Is Sweeney on Target?" [review of Sweeney Todd]
    New York Times, March 11, 1979
  • Jack Kroll "The Blood Runs Cold" [review of Sweeney Todd]
    Newsweek, March 12, 1979
  • Michael Feingold, Erika Munk, and Julius Novick "Sondheim, Bloody Sondheim" [reviews of Sweeney Todd]
    Village Voice, March 12, 1979
  • Brendan Gill "A Barber's Revenge" [review of Sweeney Todd]
    The New Yorker, March 12, 1979
  • John Simon "A Little Knife Music" [review of Sweeney Todd]
    New York, March 19, 1979
  • Stanley Kauffmann "Slay It With Music" [review of Sweeney Todd]
    New Republic, March 24, 1979
  • Harold Clurman [review of Sweeney Todd]
    Nation, March 24, 1979
  • Richard Eder "Sweeney's Dark Side"
    New York Times, March 29, 1979
  • T. E. Kalem, Gerald Rabkin, and William Wolf  "Critics' Roundtable Discuss Sweeney Todd"
    New York Theater Review, April 1979
  • John Lahr "Sondheim's Little Deaths: The Ironic Mode and Its Discontents"
    Harper's, April 1979
  • R. Joe "Sweeney Gruesome But Delightful, Too" [review of Sweeney Todd]
    Billboard, April 7, 1979
  • Martin Gottfried "Broadway's Unruly Child"
    Saturday Review, April 28, 1979
  • Robert Jacobson [review of Sweeney Todd]
    Opera News, June 1979
  • New York Times, June 2, 1979
  • Bill Zakariasen "Sweeney Returns Opera to Its Roots"
    New York Daily News, June 4, 1979
  • Chicago Tribune, June 5, 1979
  • Gerald Weales "Dinner Music Trapped by Sweeney Todd"
    Commonweal, June 8, 1979
  • E. Calder [review of Sweeney Todd recording]
    American Music Guide, July 1979
  • Bert Wechsler [review of Sweeney Todd recording]
    Music Journal, July-August 1979
  • Alan Rich "Sweeney Todd Triumphs on Disc" [review of Sweeney Todd recording]
    High Fidelity, August 1979
  • William Anderson "Sweeney and the Zeitgeist" [review of Sweeney Todd recording]
    Stereo Review, August 1979
  • [review of Sweeney Todd recording]
    Rolling Stone, October 4, 1979
  • [review of Sweeney Todd recording]
    Music Quarterly, V66 #2, 1980
  • H. S. Lee "Top Broadway Composer — Only One Hit Money Song"
    Songwriters Review V34 #2, 1979
  • Gerald Berkowitz "The Metaphor of Paradox in Sondheim's Company"
    Philological Papers #25, 1979
  • New York Times, February 14, 1980
  • New York Daily News, February 15, 1980
  • New York Post, February 15, 1980
  • Variety, February 20, 1980
  • Time, February 25, 1980
  • George Heymont "Madness Is Its Own Reward — Especially on the Operatic Stage"
    Fugue, March 1980
  • New York, March 3, 1980
  • "Broadway Followup" [review of Sweeney Todd]
    Variety, March 19, 1980
  • Paul Wittke [review of Sweeney Todd]
    The Musical Quarterly, April 1980
  • James Fenton "The Barberous Crimes of Sondheim and Prince" [review of the London Sweeney Todd]
    [London] Sunday Times, July 6, 1980
  • Robert Cushman "The Demon Barber Strikes Again" [review of the London Sweeney Todd]
    London Observer, July 6, 1980
  • John S. Wilson [review of Marry Me a Little]
    New York Times, November 2, 1980
  • New York Times, March 14, 1981
  • Edith Oliver [review of Marry Me a Little]
    The New Yorker, March 23, 1981
  • Michael Feingold "Singing Each to Each" [review of Marry Me a Little]
    Village Voice, April 1, 1981
  • Paul Kresh [review of Marry Me a Little recording]
    Stereo Review, July 1982

    The 1981 Broadway Production of Merrily We Roll Along

  • John Corry "Sondheim and Prince Team Up Again Merrily"
    New York Times, September 3, 1981
  • Linda Winer "Merrily Comes Tardily"
    New York Daily News, November 13, 1981
  • Judy Klemesrud "Prince Wrestles with a New Show"
    New York Times, November 15, 1981
  • Frank Rich [review of Merrily We Roll Along]
    New York Times, November 17, 1981
  • Howard Kissel [review of Merrily We Roll Along]
    Women's Wear Daily, November 17, 1981
  • Douglas Watt "Merrily Hits Every Bump in the Road" [review of Merrily We Roll Along]
    New York Daily News, November 17, 1981
  • Clive Barnes "Rolling Along Quite Nicely, Thank You" [review of Merrily We Roll Along]
    New York Post, November 17, 1981
  • John Beaufort "That Sondheim Touch--Again" [review of Merrily We Roll Along]
    Christian Science Monitor, November 17, 1981
  • "A Backwards Musical" [review of Merrily We Roll Along]
    Saturday Review, November 1981
  • Michael Feingold "Dry Roll" [review of Merrily We Roll Along]
    Village Voice, November 18, 1981
  • Washington Post, November 18, 1981
  • Edwin Wilson "Broadway Rolls Along, Not Always Merrily" [review of Merrily We Roll Along]
    Wall Street Journal, November 19, 1981
  • T. E. Kalem "Rue Tristesse" [review of Merrily We Roll Along]
    Time, November 30, 1981
  • Brendan Gill [review of Merrily We Roll Along]
    The New Yorker, December 7, 1981
  • R. Joe "No Show, But Cast Album Set" [review of Merrily We Roll Along]
    Billboard, December 12, 1981
  • Walter Kerr [review of Merrily We Roll Along]
    New York Times, December 13, 1981
  • Robert Sacheli "Sondheim's Merrily Rolls from Broadway to Campus"
    Theatre News, Summer 1982
  • Peter Reilly [review of Merrily We Roll Along recording]
    Stereo Review, October 1982
  • New York Times, March 6, 1983
  • Los Angeles Times, March 18, 1983
  • Frank Rich "Sondheim Says Goodbye to Broadway -- For Now"
    New York Times, July 24, 1983
  • Chicago Tribune, October 14, 1983
  • Vogue, April 1984
  • Samuel G. Freedman "The Creative Mind: The Words and Music of Stephen Sondheim"
    New York Times Magazine, April 1, 1984
  • New York Times, April 4, 1984
  • Chicago Sunday Tribune, April 15, 1984
  • Carey Blyton "Sondheim's Sweeney Todd - The Case for the Defence"
    Tempo #149, June 1984
  • R. Boot "Summing Up Stephen Sideline"
    Vanity Fair, July 1984
  • William Albright [review of Houston Grand Opera's Sweeney Todd]
    Opera [UK], October 1984
  • Donal Henahan "Why Can't Verdi Voices Handle Sondheim?" [review of New York City Opera's Sweeney Todd]
    New York Times, October 21, 1984
  • Frank Rich [review of the NY revival of Pacific Overtures]
    New York Times, October 26, 1984
  • Los Angeles Times, October 26, 1984
  • Linda Winer "Stephen Sondheim"
    USA Today, October 29, 1984
  • E. Oliver [review of the NY revival of Pacific Overtures]
    The New Yorker, November 5, 1984
  • Eileen Blumenthal "ReOrientations" [review of the NY revival of Pacific Overtures]
    Village Voice, November , 1984
  • Stephen Holden "The Passion of Stephen Sondheim"
    Atlantic Monthly, December 1984
  • Maclean's, December 24, 1984
  • P. J. Smith [review of New York City Opera's Sweeney Todd]
    Opera [UK], January 1985
  • Bill Zakariason "The Met Begins Its Second Century"
    Ovation, January 1985
  • Chicago Tribune, April 29, 1985
  • Linda Winer "Sondheim in His Own Words"
    American Theatre, May 1985
  • New York Times, May 24, 1985
  • Sylvie Drake "Merrily Rolls Along in La Jolla" [review of the La Jolla Merrily We Roll Along]
    Los Angeles Times, June 18, 1985
  • Dan Sullivan "Can Merrily Roll Back to Broadway?"
    Los Angeles Times, July 7, 1985
  • New York Times, September 9, 1985
  • Frank Rich "Sondheim's Follies Evokes Old Broadway "
    New York Times, September 15, 1985
  • "Talent in Action" [review of the Follies concert]
    Billboard, September 21, 1985
  • People, September 23, 1985
  • "The Songs of Sondheim"
    Stereo Review, October 1985
  • Sheryl Flatow "Making Connections"
    Opera News, November 1985
  • Laurie Winer "Setting the Record Straight" [article about the New York Philharmonic Follies concert]
    Wall Street Journal, November 6, 1985
  • Stephen Holden "This is the Music I Love. It is My Roots" [article on the making of Streisand's The Broadway Album]
    New York Times, November 10, 1985
  • David Hirst "The American Musical and the American Dream: From Show Boat to Sondheim
    New Theatre Quarterly #1, 1985
  • Michael Billington "Pacific Conquest for Sondheim"
    The Guardian [London], May 3, 1986
  • William A. Henry III and John Edward Gallagher "More Than Song and Dance"
    Time, June 16, 1986
  • Chicago Tribune, December 7, 1986
  • Chicago Tribune, December 14, 1986
  • Jon Alan Conrad "Taking Stock of Sondheim"
    Opus, V2 #4, 1986
  • Frederic Silber "Sing a Song of Sondheim"
    Fanfare, V9 #4, 1986

    The 1987 London Production of Follies

  • Barbara Rosen "The Mackintosh Follies; London Producer Reviving a Legend"
    Washington Post, July 8, 1987
  • Herbert Kretzmer "Hullabaloo of Broadway"
    London Times, July 11, 1987
  • Irving Wardle [review of Follies (1987 revision)]
    London Times, July 23, 1987
  • "New Version of Sondheim Follies in London"
    San Francisco Chronicle, July 11, 1987
  • New York Times, July 23, 1987
  • Victoria Radlin [review of Follies (1987 revision)]
    New Statesman, August 7, 1987
  • Rodney Milnes [review of Follies (1987 revision)]
    Opera [UK], September 1987

    The 1987 Broadway Production of Into the Woods

  • Michiko Kakutoni "Beyond Happily Ever After" [article about Into the Woods]
    New York Times Magazine, August 30, 1987
  • New York Times, October 9, 1987
  • Stephen Holden "A Fairy-Tale Musical Grows Up" [article about Into the Woods]
    New York Times, November 1, 1987
  • Frank Rich [review of Into the Woods]
    New York Times, November 6, 1987
  • Dan Sullivan [review of Into the Woods]
    Los Angeles Times, November 6, 1987
  • Chicago Tribune, November 6, 1987
  • Washington Post, November 6, 1987
  • Ray Conlogue [review of Into the Woods]
    Toronto Globe and Mail, November 7, 1987
  • William A. Henry III and Elizabeth L. Bland [review of Into the Woods]
    Time, November 16, 1987
  • New York, November 16, 1987
  • Newsweek, November 16, 1987
  • The New Yorker, November 16, 1987
  • Frank Rich "Sondheim's Winding Paths"
    New York Times, November 29, 1987
  • William A. Henry III and Elizabeth L. Bland "Master of the Musical"
    Time, December 7, 1987
  • America, December 12, 1987
  • Nation, December 12, 1987
  • The New Republic, December 21, 1987
  • New Leader, December 28, 1987
  • Eugen K. Bristow and J. Kevin Butler "Company, About Face! The Show That Revolutionized the American Musical"
    American Music V5 #3, 1987
  • Mark Steyn "A Funny Thing Happened to Sondheim"
    Drama #165, 1987
  • Thom Sutcliffe "Sondheim and the Musical"
    Musical Times #128, 1987
  • David van Leer "Putting It Together: Sondheim and the Broadway Musical"
    Raritan #7, 1987
  • Tom Sutcliffe "Sondheim and the Musical"
    Music Today, September 1987
  • J. Sams "Sondheim's Operatic Overtures" [article about English National Opera's Pacific Overtures]
    Opera [UK], September 1987
  • Rodney Milnes [review of English National Opera's Pacific Overtures]
    Opera [UK}, November 1987
  • Stephen Banfield [review of English National Opera's Pacific Overtures]
    Music Today, November, 1987
  • Sheryl Flatow "Sing a Song of Sondheim"
    Playbill, January 1988
  • Gerald Weales [review of Into the Woods]
    Commonweal, January 13, 1988
  • US News and World Report, February 1, 1988
  • John Podhoretz "The American Musical's Last Hope"
    American Spectator, March 1988
  • Wayne Johnson "A Masterful Production of a Bittersweet Musical" [review of Seattle production of Merrily We Roll Along
    Seattle Times, May 6, 1988
  • [review of Follies in Concert video]
    Billboard, May 21, 1988
  • New York Times, May 10, 1988
  • Chicago Tribune, June 12, 1988
  • David Patrick Stearns "Making Overtures: Stephen Sondheim"
    Gramophone, August 1988
  • Rodney Milnes "Towards the Great American Opera"
    Opera [UK], October 1988
  • Nina Mankin "The PAJ Casebook #2: Into the Woods"
    Performing Arts Journal V11 #1, 1988
  • Barbara Isenberg [review of Into the Woods]
    Los Angeles Times, January 8, 1989
  • "Broadway Followup" [review of Into the Woods]
    Variety, February 8, 1989
  • The New Republic, April 3, 1989
  • Insight, August 28, 1989
  • "Broadway Followup" [review of NY revival of Sweeney Todd]
    Variety, September 20, 1989
  • Time, September 25, 1989
  • New York, October 2, 1989
  • Frank Rich "Gypsy is Back on Broadway with a Vengeance" [review of Gypsy]
    New York Times, November 17, 1989
  • Variety, November 22, 1989
  • Laurie Winer "Why Sondheim's Women Are Different"
    New York Times, November 26, 1989
  • Mervyn Rothstein "With Three Hits Now on Broadway, Stephen Sondheim Writes On"
    New York Times, November 27, 1989
  • George W.Martin "On the Verge of Opera: Stephen Sondheim"
    Opera Quaterly, V6 #3, 1989
  • The New Republic, January 1, 1990
  • New York Times, January 22, 1990
  • Mervyn Rothstein "A Sondheim Survivor Rises Again" [article about the Arena Merrily We Roll Along]
    New York Times, February 10, 1990
  • Frank Rich "A Show Keeps Coming Back, Getting Closer Every Orbit" [review of the Arena Merrily We Roll Along]
    New York Times, February 27, 1990
  • Sheridan Morley "Side by Side with the Sondheim Art"
    [London] Sunday Times Magazine, March 4, 1990
  • Michael Billington "The Creation Conundrum"
    The Guardian [London], March 17, 1990
  • Rodney Milnes [review of the London Sunday in the Park With George]
    Opera [UK], May 1990
  • New York, August 20, 1990
  • Michael Feingold "Night Music at the Opera" [review of the NYCO A Little Night Music]
    Village Voice, August 21, 1990
  • Robert Jay Lifton "Assassination: The Ultimate Public Theater"
    New York Times, September 9, 1990
  • New York Times, September 30, 1990
  • New York Times, November 7, 1990
  • Ken Mandelbaum "How Did You Get to Be Here, Mr. Sondheim?" [review of the Signature production of Merrily We Roll Along]
    Theatre Week V3 #29, 1990

    The 1990 New York Production of Assassins

  • G. Evans "Sondheim's Assassins Kill 'Em at the B.O."
    Variety, December 24, 1990
  • M. G. Lord "An Offing Broadway Musical"
    Newsday, January 20, 1991
  • Mervyn Rothstein "Sondheim's Assassins: Insane Realities of History" [interview with Sondheim and Weidman]
    New York Times, January 27, 1991
  • Frank Rich "Sondheim and Those Who Would Kill [review of Assassins]
    New York Times, January 28, 1991
  • David Richards "They Shoot Presidents, Don't They?" [review of Assassins]
    New York Times, February 3, 1991
  • Wayman Wong "Sondheim Takes Careful Aim With Assassins"
    Theater Week, February 4-10, 1991
  • John Simon [review of Assassins]
    New York, February 4, 1991
  • Julius Novick "Grave Matters, Tones Less Than Grave: Sondheim's Nine Singing Assassins" [review of Assassins]
    New York Observer, February 4, 1991
  • G. Evans "Critics Hang Assassins: Broadway Out of Range?"
    Variety, February 4, 1991
  • Time, February 4, 1991
  • Michael Feingold "Hit After Hit" [review of Assassins]
    Village Voice, February 5, 1991
  • John Beaufort "Fantasy Dodges History in Assassins" [review of Assassins]
    Christian Science Monitor, February 8, 1991
  • The New Yorker, February 11, 1991
  • Jack Kroll [review of Assassins]
    Newsweek, February 14, 1991
  • G. Evans "Broadway Shoots Down Assassins Plans"
    Variety, March 4, 1991
  • Stephen Holden "Assassins: Now Dead Right"
    New York Times, September 1, 1991
  • Geoffrey Block [review of Assassins]
    American Music, Winter 1993
  • Irv Lichtman "Sooner or Later, Songwriters (Don't) Always Get Their Oscar"
    Billboard, April 13, 1991
  • Robert L. McLaughlin "No One is Alone: Society and Love in the Musicals of Stephen Sondheim"
    Journal of American Drama and Theatre, 1991
  • Alfred Mollin "Mayhem and Morality in Sweeney Todd"
    American Music #9, 1991
  • Martin Gottfried "There Won't Be Trumpets"
    Theater Week, June 8, 1992
  • "Stephen Sondheim is Still Here"
    Newsweek, June 22, 1992
  • Richard Traubner "A Celebration of Sondheim"
    American Record Guide, September 1992
  • Jan Stuart "D. A. Pennebaker and Company: A Legendary Documentary of Yesterday's Broadway" [article about the Company documentary]
    Newsday, January 1, 1993
  • Stephen Schiff "Deconstructing Sondheim"
    The New Yorker, March 8, 1993
  • Jan Stuart "A Return to a Sondheim Summit" [review of the Company reunion concerts]
    Newsday, April 13, 1993
  • Paul Markillie "The Sondheim Phenomenon"
    The Economist, June 12, 1993

    The 1993 New York Production of Putting It Together

  • Linda Winer "Putting It Together Exclusively" [article about Putting It Together]
    Newsday, January 31, 1993
  • Linda Winder "A Musical Marriage: Andrews, Sondheim" [review of Putting It Together]
    Newsday, April 2, 1993
  • Frank Rich [review of Putting It Together]
    New York Times, April 2, 1993
  • William A. Henry III [review of Putting It Together]
    Time, April 26, 1993

    The 1994 Broadway Production of Passion

  • Michiko Kakutani "Sondheim's Passionate Passion"
    New York Times, March 20, 1994
  • Brendan Lemon "Impassioned" [article about Donna Murphy]
    The New Yorker, April 25, 1994
  • David Patrick Stearns "Fits of Passion" [article about Passion]
    USA Today, April 27, 1994
  • Joan Juliet Buck "Passion Play"
    Vogue, May 1994
  • Richard J. Burbridge [review of Passion]
    Vanity Fair, May 1994
  • Patrick Pacheco "Mr. Cool Tries Passion" [article about Passion]
    Los Angeles Times, May 1, 1994
  • Linda Winer "Back in the Park With Sondheim"
    Newsday, May 6, 1994
  • Stephen Banfield [article about Passion]
    The Independent [London], May 9, 1994
  • David Richards "Sondheim Explores the Heart's Terrain " [review of Passion]
    New York Times, May 10, 1994
  • Clive Barnes [review of Passion]
    New York Post, May 10, 1994
  • Linda Winer [review of Passion]
    Newsday, May 10, 1994
  • Howard Kissel [review of Passion]
    New York Daily News, May 10, 1994
  • David Patrick Stearns "Passion Rides to Subtle, Smoldering Peak" [review of Passion]
    USA Today, May 10, 1994
  • Jeremy Gerard [review of Passion]
    Daily Variety, May 10, 1994
  • Lloyd Rose "Sondheim's Passion: Full-Scale Emotions" [review of Passion]
    Washington Post, May 10, 1994
  • Michael Kuchwara "Obsessive Passion Opens On Broadway"
    Associated Press, May 11, 1994
  • Hedy Weiss "Sondheim's Passion Flawed But Moving" [review of Passion]
    Chicago Sun-Times, May 11, 1994
  • Christopher Rawson "Sondheim's Passion Leaves Audience Flat" [review of Passion]
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 12, 1994
  • Frank Scheck "Stephen Sondheim's Passion Fails to Arouse Much Emotion" [review of Passion]
    Christian Science Monitor, May 13, 1994
  • Vincent Canby "Admirers and Fans Take Note: Passion Will Divide You" [review of Passion]
    New York Times, May 15, 1994
  • Malcolm Johnson "Passion Flawed But Still Powerful" [review of Passion]
    Hartford Courant, May 15, 1994
  • Vincent Canby "Composer Takes Operatic Emotional Risks in New Show" [review of Passion]
    San Francisco Chronicle, May 16, 1994
  • John Lahr "Love in Gloom" [review of Passion]
    The New Yorker, May 23, 1994
  • John Simon [review of Passion]
    New York, May 23 1994
  • William A. Henry III "Miserably Ever After" [review of Passion]
    Time, May 23, 1994
  • Jack Kroll "You Gotta Have Heart" [review of Passion]
    Newsweek, May 23, 1994
  • Michael Feingold "Monomaniacts" [review of Passion]
    The Village Voice, May 24, 1994
  • Laurie Winer "The Tonys: You Call This "Passion"?"
    Los Angeles Times, June 14, 1994
  • Vincent Canby "Innovative Sondheim, Past and Present" [review of Passion]
    New York Times, June 19, 1994
  • Stefan Kanfer "Cult Figures" [review of Passion]
    The New Leader, July 4, 1994
  • Richard Christiansen "The Prices of Pasion" [review of Passion]
    Chicago Tribune, July 13, 1994
  • Robert Brustein "The Roots of Love" [review of Passion]
    The New Republic, August 1, 1994
  • Jeremy Gerard "Passion Performance Not a Passing Fancy"
    Variety, August 22, 1994
  • David Patrick Stearns [review of Passion recording]
    USA Today, August 23, 1994
  • Francis Davis "Infection" [article about Passion production and cast recording]
    Atlantic Monthly, March, 1995
  • Louis Botton "A Passion for Sondheim"
    Playbill, March 31, 1995

    The 1994 New York Revival of Merrily We Roll Along

  • Frank Rizzo "Rolling Along, Led By Both Head, Heart" [review of Merrily We Roll Along]
    Hartford Courant, June 8, 1994
  • David Richards "A Sondheim Musical Keeps Evolving" [review of Merrily We Roll Along]
    New York Times, June 10, 1994
  • David Patrick Stearns "Sondheim Show Rolls Merrily Up Another Path" [review of Merrily We Roll Along]
    USA Today, June 10, 1994
  • Jan Stuart [review of Merrily We Roll Along]
    Newsday, June 10, 1994
  • Jeremy Gerard [review of Merrily We Roll Along]
    Variety, June 13, 1994
  • Vincent Canby "Innovative Sondheim, Past and Present" [review of Merrily We Roll Along]
    New York Times, June 19, 1994
  • Malcolm Johnson "Streamlined Merrily Rolls Better" [review of Merrily We Roll Along]
    Hartford Courant, June 19, 1994
  • Michael Feingold "Subtle Reworkings" [review of Merrily We Roll Along]
    The Village Voice, June 21, 1994
  • Frank Scheck "Reworked Musical Showcases Sondheim But Still Has Flaws" [review of Merrily We Roll Along]
    Christian Science Monitor, June 23, 1994
  • John Simon "The Sour Smell of Success" [review of Merrily We Roll Along]
    New York, July 11, 1994
  • Annette Grant "Line By Line By Sondheim"
    New York Times Magazine, March 20, 1994
  • James Kaplan "The Cult of Saint Stephen Sondheim"
    New York, April 4, 1994
  • Robert Snyder "Funny Things Happen on the Way to Broadway" [review of Martin Gottfried's book Sondheim]
    Forward, April 8, 1994
  • Anthony Tommasini "All the Talk of Stephen Sondheim Misses the Heart of the Matter"
    Christian Science Monitor, July 28, 1994
  • David Patrick Stearns "`Whistle' an unhappy tune for Lansbury"
    USA Today, April 6, 1995
  • Don Heckman "Sondheim's Swingin' Session"
    Los Angeles Times, April 9, 1995
  • Aileen Jacobson [review of Forum]
    Newsday, April 20, 1995
  • Christopher John Farley [review of "Color and Light"]
    Time, May 15, 1995
  • John J. O'Connor "Sondheim and Lyrics That Still Explode" [review of Sondheim's appearance on Inside the Actors' Studio]
    New York Times, June 7, 1995
  • Gene Sloan [review of Anyone Can Whistle concert recording]
    USA Today, July 27, 1995
  • Michael Kuchawa "Sondheim Turns Failure Into Fund-raiser" [article about Anyone Can Whistle concert recording]
    Associated Press, August 27, 1995
  • Mark K. Fulk & Angela B. Howard "What We Laugh About When We Laugh About Stephen Sondheim's Assassins"
    Popular Music and Society, Fall 1995
  • John Podhoretz "The Brilliant Show That Killed Broadway" [article about Company
    The Weekly Standard, October 30, 1995
  • Hedy Weiss "A Little Ambivalent Music from Sondheim"
    Chicago Sun-Times, November 5, 1995
  • Hedy Weiss "Sondheim Illuminates the Soul in Love"
    Chicago Sun-Times, November 13, 1995

    The 1995 San Diego Production of The Doctor is Out [Getting Away With Murder]

  • Barbara Isenberg "Sondhiem, Songless; The Master Minus the Music" [interview about The Doctor Is Out]
    Los Angeles Times, September 10, 1995
  • Laurie Winer "Fun Begins as 'Doctor' Becomes Truly Nasty" [review of The Doctor Is Out]
    Los Angeles Times, September 18, 1995
  • Jerome Weeks "Not a Benign Affliction in the Bunch" [review of The Doctor Is Out]
    Dallas Morning News, September 23, 1995
  • Jonathan Taylor [review of The Doctor Is Out]
    Variety, September 25, 1995

    The 1995 Royal National Theatre Production of A Little Night Music

  • Matt Wolf [review of the A Little Night Music]
    Variety, October 9, 1995
  • Patrick O'Connor "Everythng in Passing" [review of the A Little Night Music]
    [London] Times Literary Supplement, October 13, 1995

    The 1995 New York Production of Company

  • Allan Wallach "A 'Company' Town"
    Newsday, September 24, 1995
  • Vincent Canby "A Revival Both Familiar and New" [review of Company]
    New York Times, October 6, 1995
  • Linda Winer [review of Company]
    Newsday, October 6, 1995
  • David Patrick Stearns "Revival Puts Roundabout in Good 'Company'" [review of Company]
    USA Today, October 6, 1995
  • Jefferson Graham [review of Company]
    USA Today, October 6, 1995
  • Jeremy Gerard [review of Company]
    Variety, October 9, 1995
  • Margo Jefferson "Listen to 'Company', Tune Out the Book" [review of Company]
    New York Times, October 15, 1995
  • Brad Leithauser [review of Company]
    Time, October 16, 1995
  • John Simon "Mixed Company" [review of Company]
    New York, October 16, 1995
  • Jack Krall "Sondheim's Marriage-go-round" [review of Company]
    Newsweek, October 16, 1995
  • Michael Feingold "Musical Chores" [review of Company]
    The Village Voice, October 17, 1995
  • John Lahr "The Wizard of Loss" [review of Company]
    The New Yorker, October 23, 1995
  • Laurie Winer "A Look At Marriage That Deepens With Each Song" [review of Company]
    Los Angeles Times, October 30, 1995
  • Jerome Weeks [review of Company]
    Dallas Morning News, November 6, 1995
  • Dan Hulbert [review of Company]
    The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, November 19, 1995
  • Stephanie Coen "Sondheim and Furth's Triple Play"
    American Theatre, December, 1995
  • Stefan Kanfer [review of Company]
    The New Leader, December 4, 1995
  • Edward J. Mattimoe "Company at 25"
    America, December 2, 1995
  • Don Shirley "Doing It the Company Way"
    Los Angeles Times, December 24, 1995
  • Matt Wolf [review of the London production of Company]
    Variety, December 18, 1995
  • Sheridan Morley [review of the London production of Company]
    The Spectator, December 30, 1995
  • Barbara Newman "Another Opening, Another Show" [review of the London production of Company]
    Dancing Times, February 1996


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