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Magazine and Newspaper Articles, Part Two
1996 - Present

Chronologically listed (for the most part.) 
Go to Magazine and Newspaper Articles, Part One: 1957 - 1995.

    The 1996 London Production of Passion

  • David Patrick Stearns "Learn to Be Free" [article about the London Productions of Company, A Little Night Music, and Passion]
    The Independent, March 20, 1996
  • Charles Spencer [review of the London Production of Passion]
    The Daily Telegraph (London), March 27, 1996
  • Nicholas De Jongh [review of the London Production of Passion]
    The Evening Standard (London), March 27, 1996
  • Paul Taylor and Edward Seckerson [review of the London Production of Passion]
    The Independent (London), March 28, 1996
  • Alastair Macaulay [review of the London Production of Passion]
    The Financial Times (London), March 28, 1996
  • Michael Billington [review of the London Production of Passion]
    The Guardian (London), March 28, 1996
  • John Gross [review of the London Production of Passion]
    The Sunday Telegraph (London), March 31, 1996

    The 1996 television presentation of Passion

  • David Patrick Stearns [review of Passion television production]
    USA Today, September 6, 1996
  • Susan King "Sunday, No Park, Lots of Passion" [article about Passion television production]
    Los Angeles Times, September 28, 1996
  • Laurie Winer [review of Passion television production]
    Los Angeles Times, September 28, 1996
  • Edward Seckerson "A Company Man"
    The Independent, January 4, 1997
  • Justin Davidson "A Tribute to Sondheim, the Composer" [review of the Brooklyn Academy of Music concert]
    Newsday, March 24, 1997
  • Ben Brantley [review of Candide]
    New York Times, April 30, 1997
  • Howard Kisell "Candide Still No Can Do" [review of Candide]
    New York Daily News, April 30, 1997
  • Linda Winer "Candide Makes a Spectacle of Itself" [review of Candide]
    Newsday, April 30, 1997
  • Malcolm Johnson "Candide Revival Towers Over Other Musicals of Season" [review of Candide]
    Hartford Courant, May 4, 1997
  • Trey Graham [review of the Signature/Arena production of Sunday in the Park with George]
    USA Today, May 19, 1997
  • Bob Mondello "Director's musical makeovers make stage waves" [interview with Eric Shaeffer]
    USA Today, June 6, 1997
  • Anthony Tommasini "Woe to Shows That Put On Operatic Airs"
    New York Times, July 20, 1997
  • Joel Henning "Sublime Sondheim" [review of Chicago production of Putting It Together]
    Wall Street Journal, November 28, 1997

    The 1997 Bridewell Production of Saturday Night

  • Rupert Christiansen [article about Saturday Night]
    The Daily Telegraph, December 16, 1997
  • Paul Taylor [review of Saturday Night]
    The Independent, December 22, 1997
  • Kate Bassett [review of Saturday Night]
    The Daily Telegraph, December 22, 1997
  • David Benedict [review of Saturday Night]
    London Financial Times, January 3, 1998
  • Matt Wolf [review of Saturday Night]
    Variety, January 5, 1998
  • David Patrick Stearns "Sondheim's Saturday Night First and Foremost a Charmer" [review of Saturday Night]
    USA Today, February 6, 1998
  • Frank Rich "Kansas Night Music"
    New York Times, April 22, 1998
  • "Ah, the Follies of Their Youth" [review of the Paper Mill Follies]
    New York Daily News, May 5, 1998
  • David Patrick Stearns "Sondheim Lovers Will Find Fun and Flaws in 'Follies'" [review of the Paper Mill Follies]
    USA Today, May 5, 1998
  • Ben Brantley "Follies: Emotionally Rich Exquisite-Looking Production" [review of the Paper Mill Follies]
    New York Times, May 8, 1998
  • Marc Peyser "Send in the Fanatics"
    Newsweek, May 25, 1998
  • Nelson Pressley "'Evening' You'll Love" [review of Signature's You're Gonna Love Tomorrow]
    Washington Times, June 5, 1998
  • Pamela Sommers "Signature's Sondheim: Plotless Yet Pleasurable" [review of Signature's You're Gonna Love Tomorrow]
    Washington Post, June 5, 1998
  • Roxanne Orgill "In the Studio with Sondheim and Company" [article about the cast recording of the Paper Mill Follies]
    Wall Street Journal, June 9, 1998

    Meryl Secrest's biography Sondheim: A Life

  • Meryl Secrest "A Stage Era's Passing Gave Birth to Follies" [excerpt from Sondheim: A Life]
    New York Times, June 14, 1998
  • Robert Brustein "Stephen Sondheim's Progress" [review of Sondheim: A Life]
    The New Republic, June 29, 1998
  • Frank Rizzo [review of Sondheim: A Life]
    Chicago Sun-Times, June 29, 1998
  • Benedict Nightingale "Soming Up Roses" [review of Sondheim: A Life]
    New York Times Book Review, July 19, 1998
  • Mel Gussow [review ofSondheim: A Life]
    New York Times, July 21, 1998
  • Jack Sullivan [review of Sondheim: A Life]
    Washington Post, September 6, 1998
  • James Morris [review of Sondheim: A Life]
    The Wilson Quarterly, Autumn, 1998
  • Patrick J. Smith [review of Sondheim: A Life]
    Opera News, October, 1998
  • David Kaufman "The Musical's Second Act" [review of Sondheim: A Life]
    The Nation, October 5, 1998
  • Michael Quintanilla "A Tug on the Ear to Burnett and Sondheim" [article about the Los Angeles Putting It Together]
    Los Angeles Times, October 28, 1998
  • David Mermelstein [review of the Los Angeles Putting It Together]
    Variety, November 2, 1998
  • Stephen Holden "Sondheim's Follies: The Uncut Version" [review of the Paper Mill Follies recording]
    New York Times, November 29, 1998
  • Stephen Sondheim "Wise Guys: Work in Progress for 47 Years"
    New York Times, September 12, 1999

    The 1999 Broadway Production of Putting It Together

  • Bob Morris "Mixing a Cocktail of Disconnected Party-goers" [article about the Broadway Putting It Together]
    New York Times, November 21, 1999
  • Ben Brantley "Side By Side, A Veiled Spirit and a Heart Upon the Sleeve" [review of the Broadway Putting It Together]
    New York Times, November 22, 1999
  • David Patrick Stearns "Despite Cast, Together Often Falls Apart" [review of the Broadway Putting It Together]
    USA Today, November 22, 1999
  • Lloyd Rose "Putting It Together: Sondheim, in Pieces; Musical Revue's Parts Exceed Whole" [review of the Broadway Putting It Together]
    Washington Post, November 26, 1999
  • Malcolm Johnson "Carol Burnett is a Wonder in Putting It Together" [review of the Broadway Putting It Together]
    Hartford Courant, November 28, 1999
  • Debra Jo Immergut "Ms. Burnett is an Ideal Escort into the World of Sondheim" [review of the Broadway Putting It Together]
    Wall Street Journal, November 29, 1999
  • Charles Isherwood [review of the Broadway Putting It Together]
    Variety, November 29, 1999
  • Stefan Kanfer "Sending In the Clowns" [review of the Broadway Putting It Together]
    The New Leader, November 29, 1999
  • Michael Kuchwara [review of the Broadway Putting It Together]
    Chicago Sun-Times, December 2, 1999
  • William Tynan [review of the Broadway Putting It Together]
    Time, December 6, 1999
  • Mark Steyn [review of the Broadway Putting It Together]
    New Criteion, January, 2000
  • Tom Samiljian [review of the Broadway Putting It Together]
    Billboard, January 29, 2000
  • Christina Marie Norrup "Carol Burnett is a Joy in Putting It Together" [review of the Broadway Putting It Together]
    BusinessWorld, February 2, 2000

    The 2000 Second Stage Production of Saturday Night

  • Linda Winer [review of Saturday Night]
    Newsday, February 17, 2000
  • Ben Brantley "Flatbush Roots, Manhattan Dreams" [review of Saturday Night]
    New York Times, February 18, 2000
  • David Patrick Stearns "Delayed Night With Sondheim Worth a Wait" [review of Saturday Night]
    USA Today, February 18, 2000
  • Charles Isherwood "Saturday Boasts Sound of Sondheim Tuning Up" [review of Saturday Night]
    Variety, February 21, 2000
  • Brendan Lemon "Bravado in Brooklin" [review of Saturday Night]
    London Financial Times, February 24, 2000
  • Daniel Okrent "A Youthful Folly" [review of Saturday Night]
    Entertainment Weekley, February 25, 2000
  • Terry Teachout "Sondheim et al, Still Young at Art" [review of Saturday Night]
    Washington Post, March 5, 2000
  • Nancy Franklin "Nonsense and Sensibility" [review of Saturday Night]
    The New Yorker, March 6, 2000
  • Michael Phillips "At 45 Saturday Night Gets Its Chance" [review of Saturday Night]
    Los Angeles Times, March 21, 2000
  • Linda Winer "A Lyric Landmark"
    Newsday, March 10, 2000
  • Frank Rich "Conversations with Sondheim"
    New York Times Magazine, March 12, 2000
  • Anthony Tommasini "A Recording of Saturday Night Gets the Composer's Touch"
    New York Times, April 26, 2000
  • "Musical or Opera, Which Is It?"
    New York Times, April 30, 2000
  • Octavio Roca "Splendid Sweeney Todd is Icing on Sondheim's Cake" [review of the New York Philharmonic Sweeney Todd]
    San Francisco Chronicle, May 6, 2000
  • Bernard Holland "In Sweeney Words Drive Art Forms" [review of the New York Philharmonic Sweeney Todd]
    New York Times, May 8, 2000
  • Elysa Gardner "Sondheim's Sweeney Todd Remains a Cut Above"[review of the New York Philharmonic Sweeney Todd]
    USA Today, May 8, 2000
  • Peter G. Davis "A Cut Above"[review of the New York Philharmonic Sweeney Todd]
    New York, May 22 2000
  • Joseph McLellan "For Sondheim's 70th Birthday, a Parade of Broadway Tunes - By Others" [review of the Library of Congress concert]
    Washington Post, May 24, 2000
  • Steven Winn "Sondhiem at 70: A Good Thing Still Going" [review of the Library of Congress concert]
    San Francisco Chronicle, May 24, 2000
  • Scott Vogel "Twilight for Sondheim?" [reviews of Reading Stephen Sondheim and Sondheim: A Casebook]
    American Theatre, December, 2000
  • Tony Thorncroft "Sondheim Displays His Creative Genius" [review of the Donmar Merrily We Roll Along]
    London Financial Times, December 14, 2000
  • Mark Sullivan [review of the Donmar Merrily We Roll Along]
    Billboard, March 17, 2001

    Announcements on the Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration

  • Tim Page "A Bumper Crop for '01-02 Season" [article on the Kennedy Center Celebration]
    Washington Post, March 2, 2001
  • Irvin Molotsky "Kennedy Center Plans Six Sondheim Musicals" [article on the Kennedy Center Celebration]
    New York Times, March 2, 2001
  • Elysa Gardner "A Business Man and A Music Man" [article on the Kennedy Center Celebration]
    USA Today, March 2, 2001
  • Paul Harris "Sondheim: Side By Side By Side By..." [article on the Kennedy Center Celebration]
    Variety, March 5, 2001
  • Jane Horwitz "How They're Putting It Together" [article on the Kennedy Center Celebration]
    Washington Post, March 6, 2001

    The 2001 Broadway Revival of Follies

  • Ethan Mordden "Elegy for an Era" [article about the Broadway revival of Follies]
    New York Times, March 25, 2001
  • Barry Singer "Follies Shows, It Too, Is Still Here" [article about the Broadway revival of Follies]
    New York Times, March 25, 2001
  • Blake Green "Memories Are Made of This" [article about the Broadway revival of Follies]
    Newsday, March 30, 2001
  • Joey Bartolomeo "Hello, Follies"
    Harper's Bizaar, April, 2001
  • Jeremy Gerard "A Toast to the End of the World" [article about the Broadway revival of Follies]
    New York, April 2, 2001
  • Linda Winer [review of the Broadway revival of Follies]
    Newsday, April 5, 2001
  • Ben Brantley "A Gritty Vision of Faded Gold" [review of the Broadway revival of Follies]
    New York Times, April 6, 2001
  • Clive Barnes [review of the Broadway revival of Follies]
    New York Post, April 6, 2001
  • Nelson Pressley "Act One, Sing Two" [review of Follies]
    Washington Post, April 6, 2001
  • Elysa Gardner "Sophisticated Follies Ages Well" [review of the Broadway revival of Follies]
    USA Today, April 6, 2001
  • Michael Phillips "Haunting, Powerful 'Follies'"[review of the Broadway revival of Follies]
    Los Angeles Times, April 6, 2001
  • Michael Kuchwara [review of the Broadway revival of Follies]
    Washington Times, April 7, 2001
  • Malcolm Johnson "Follies Brings Back the Magic of Broadway" [review of the Broadway revival of Follies]
    Hartford Courant, April 8, 2001
  • Mark Peyser "Sorry and Grateful, After All, for Follies" [review of the Broadway revival of Follies]
    Newsweek, April 16, 2001
  • Steven Winn "Follies Has New Spring in Its Step" [review of the Broadway revival of Follies]
    San Francisco Chronicle, April 21, 2001
  • Mark Steyn "The Ghosts of the Ghosts of Broadway Past" [article on the Broadway revival of Follies]
    New Criterion, May, 2001
  • Anne Marie Welsh "Follies Falters, as Time Marches On" [review of the Broadway revival of Follies]
    San Diego Union-Tribune, May 19, 2001
  • Stephen Holden "Passion Throbs in Sondheim's Bitter Valentine" [article on the Broadway revival of Follies]
    New York Times, May 30, 2001
  • Sylviane Gold "Follies: Ghosts of Dancers Past and Future" [article on the Broadway revival of Follies]
    Dance Magazine, June, 2001
  • Deborah Quilter "Still Here: Follies"
    Dance Sprit, August, 2001
  • John Simon "In a Class by Himself: Stephen Sondheim"
    Town and Country, January, 2001
  • Anthony Tommasini "A Little Classical Music from Sondheim's Youth"
    New York Times, May 17, 2001
  • Stephen Holden "Sidemen by Sidemen by Sondheim"
    New York Times, June 27, 2001
  • Scarlet Cheng "Another Turn Around the Floor" [article about the Pasadena Playhouse Do I Hear a Waltz?]
    Los Angeles Times , July 8, 2001
  • Michael Phillips "Waltz Through Bitter Romance" [review of the Pasadena Playhouse Do I Hear a Waltz?]
    Los Angeles Times, July 17, 2001

    The 2001 Sweeney Todd Concerts

  • Octavio Roca "Lupone Thrills to Todd" [article about the San Francisco Sweeney Todd concert]
    San Francisco Chronicle, July 15, 2001
  • Robert Hurwitt "Simply Wonderful" [review of the San Francisco Sweeney Todd concert]
    San Francisco Chronicle, July 21, 2001
  • Bernard Holland "Why Opera Isn't the Word for Sondheim"
    New York Times, July 29, 2001
  • Richard Christiansen "Sweeney Todd Sublime at Ravinia" [review of the Ravinia Festival's Sweeney Todd]
    Chicago Tribune, August 27, 2001
  • Susan King "Taking On a Still Razor-Sharp 'Sweeney Todd'" [review of the television presentation of the Sweeney Todd concert]
    Los Angeles Times, October 30, 2001
  • Megan Rosenfeld "Attend the Tale of 'Sweeney Todd'" [review of the television presentation of the Sweeney Todd concert]
    Washington Post, October 31, 2001

    The 2001 Chicago Shakespeare Theatre's production of Pacific Overtures

  • Lawrence Bommer "Sondheim's 'Pacific Overtures' in the Round" [article about Chicago Shakespeare's Pacific Overtures]
    Chicago Tribune, October 12, 2001
  • Sid Smith "Smaller Crew for 'Pacific' Journey" [article about Chicago Shakespeare's Pacific Overtures]
    Chicago Tribune, October 14, 2001
  • Richard Christiansen "Less is More in Sondheim's Musical of East Meets West" [review of Chicago Shakespeare's Pacific Overtures]
    Chicago Tribune, October , 2001
  • Hedy Weiss [review of Chicago Shakespeare's Pacific Overtures]
    Chicago Sun-Times, October 19, 2001
  • Bruce Weber "Snodheim's Kabuki Hybrid May Have Found Its Moment" [review of Chicago Shakespeare's Pacific Overtures]
    New York Times, November 26, 2001
  • Joel Henning [review of Chicago Shakespeare's Pacific Overtures]
    Wall Street Journal, December 11, 2001
  • Mike Boehm "A Serious Case of Sondheim" [interview with David Kernan about Moving On]
    Los Angeles Times, October 28, 2001
  • Michael Phillips "'Moving On' Meaningfully Moves Along" [review of the Laguna Playhouse Moving On]
    Los Angles Times, November 5, 2001
  • Stephen Holden "Sondheim, Young and Dazzling" [review of the studio recording of The Frogs]
    New York Times, November 25, 2001
  • Steven Winn "Sondheim's Curious 'Frog'" [review of the studio recording of The Frogs]
    San Francisco Chronicle, December 9, 2001
  • Mark Dundas Wood "Uncovering Sondheim" [review of the studio recording of The Frogs]
    American Theatre, February, 2002
  • Rohan Preston "Words by Sondheim"
    Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 2, 2001
  • Jesse McKinley "Sondheim Sues to Pursue His Show Gold!"
    New York Times, December 5, 2001
  • Sylviane Gold "A Lot More Sondheim, A Little More Dancing"
    Dance, February, 2002
  • Jesse McKinley "Accord in Legal War Over Sondheim Musical"
    New York Times, February 2, 2002

    The 2002 Broadway Revival of Into the Woods

  • Michael Phillips "Once More Into the Woods" [article about the Los Angeles Into the Woods]
    Los Angeles Times, February 10, 2002
  • Don Shirley "An Invigorating Trip" [review of the Los Angeles Into the Woods]
    Los Angeles Times, February 12, 2002
  • Bernard Weinraub "Back to the Woods, with Darker Lyrics and a Dancing Cow" [review of the Los Angeles Into the Woods]
    New York Times, February 24, 2002
  • Ben Brantley "Sondheim Reprise Puts Music Ahead of the Journey" [review of the Broadway revival of Into the Woods]
    New York Times, May 1, 2002
  • Nelson Pressley "A Spruced-Up 'Into the Woods' Grows on Broadway" [review of the Broadway revival of Into the Woods]
    Washington Post, May 1, 2002
  • Charles Isherwood [review of the Broadway revival of Into the Woods]
    Variety, May 6, 2002
  • John Simon "Born Again" [review of the Broadway revival of Into the Woods]
    New York, May 13, 2002
  • Nancy Franklin "Back to the Woods" [review of the Broadway revival of Into the Woods]
    The New Yorker, May 13, 2002
  • Patick Pacheco "Putting Him Together: An Oral Portrait of Stephen Sondheim"
    Los Angeles Times, April 28, 2002
  • Steve Swayne "Music for the Theatre: The Young Copland and the Younger Sondheim"
    American Music, Spring, 2002
  • Stephen Holden "A Contrarian Who Raised Musicals' I.Q."
    New York Times, May 5, 2002
  • Terry McCabe "Stephen Sondheim: Exploring Our Myths"
    The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 10, 2002
  • Tom Kuntz "Send in the Groans"
    New York Times, May 12, 2002

    The 2002 Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration

  • Nelson Pressley "For Sweeney Two Sharp Leads" [preview of the Kennedy Center Celebration]
    Washington Post, September 28, 2001
  • Elysa Gardner "In Celebration of Sondheim"
    USA Today, February 18, 2002
  • Barry Singer "It's Sondheim's World But They Get a Shot at Reimagining It" [interviews with the four directors of the Kennedy Center productions]
    New York Times, February 24, 2002
  • Michael Phillips "Sondheim's Creative Tug Pulls His Thoughts Forward"
    Chicago Tribune, February 24, 2002
  • Matthew Gurewitsch "Everything's Coming Up Sondheim"
    Town and Country, May, 2002
  • Chip Crews "Maverick's Reprise"
    Washington Post, May 5, 2002
  • Michael Kuchwara "A Summerful of Sondheim"
    Associated Press, May 12, 2002
  • Nelson Pressley "'Sweeney Todd' a Slashing Success" [review of the Kennedy Center Sweeney Todd]
    Washington Post, May 13, 2002
  • J. Wynn Rousuck "'Sweeney Todd' One Killer Production" [review of the Kennedy Center Sweeney Todd]
    Baltimore Sun, May 14, 2002
  • Ben Brantley "Adding Love to the Pies' Time-Tested Recipe" [review of the Kennedy Center Sweeney Todd]
    New York Times, May 15, 2002
  • Jayne M. Blanchard "A Sharper 'Sweeney Todd'" [review of the Kennedy Center Sweeney Todd]
    Washington Times, May 18, 2002
  • Nelson Pressley "Rollicking Good Company. Sondheim's Grown-Up Look at Marriage" [review of the Kennedy Center Company]
    Washington Post, May 21, 2002
  • Jayne M. Blanchard "Bustling Robust 'Company'" [review of the Kennedy Center Company]
    Washington Times, May 21, 2002
  • J. Wynn Rousuck "Actor Heads the 'Company' He Keeps" [review of the Kennedy Center Company]
    Baltimore Sun, May 21, 2002
  • Thomas Oliphant "Celebrating Sondheimwashington"
    Boston Globe, May 26, 2002
  • Nelson Pressley "Connecting the Dots" [review of the Kennedy Center Sunday in the Park with George]
    Washington Post, June 3, 2002
  • Ben Brantley "Isolated Heroes As Two Sides of a Coin" [reviews of the Kennedy Center Company and Sunday in the Park with George]
    New York Times, June 12, 2002
  • Don Shirley "Not Quite Able to Connect the Dots" [review of the Kennedy Center Sunday in the Park with George]
    Los Angeles Times, June 14, 2002
  • Wendell Brock "At Kennedy Center, A Celebration of Sondheim" [reviews of the Kennedy Center Sweeney Todd, Company], and Sunday in the Park with George]
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 23, 2002
  • Octavio Roca "Perfect Musical Revivals" [reviews of the Kennedy Center Sweeney Todd, Company and Sunday in the Park with George]
    San Francisco Chronicle, June 23, 2002
  • Heidi Waleson "The Master Musical Maker" [reviews of the Kennedy Center Sweeney Todd, Company and Sunday in the Park with George]
    Wall Street Journal, June 25, 2002
  • Tony Vellela "Six-show Extravaganza Celebrates Sondheim"
    Christian Science Monitor, June 28, 2002
  • Frank Rich "Side By Side By Side" [excerpts from the Kennedy Center Celebration interview with Sondheim]
    American Theatre, July/August, 2002
  • Paul Farhi "A Tall Ardor for Passion Players" [article and interviews with the cast of the Kennedy Center Passion]
    Washington Post, July 14, 2002
  • Nelson Pressley "Merrily: Sadly It Plods Along" [review of the Kennedy Center Merrily We Roll Along]
    Washington Post, July 16, 2002
  • J. Wynn Rousuck "Sondheim Festival Merrily Rolls Along" [review of the Kennedy Center Merrily We Roll Along]
    Baltimore Sun, July 16, 2002
  • Nelson Pressley "A Darker Passion: Sondheim's Solid Music of Obsession" [review of the Kennedy Center Passion]
    Washington Post, July 23, 2002
  • J. Wynn Rousuck "Passion Has Its Moments" [review of the Kennedy Center Passion]
    Baltimore Sun, July 23, 2002
  • Chip Brown "Sondheim!"
    Smithsonian, August, 2002
  • Elysa Gardner "A sophisticated Sondheim also embraces tender touches" [reviews of the Kennedy Center Passion and Merrily We Roll Along]
    USA Today, August 1, 2002
  • Nelson Pressley "One Enchanted Evening" [review of the Kennedy Center A Little Night Music]
    Washington Post, August 5, 2002
  • J. Wynn Rousuck "'Night' Smiles a Little Uneven" [review of the Kennedy Center A Little Night Music]
    Baltimore Sun, August 6, 2002
  • Ben Brantley "Emotions Beneath the Sondheim Chill" [reviews of the Kennedy Center A Little Night Music, Passion and Merrily We Roll Along]
    New York Times, August 8, 2002
  • Jayne M. Blanchard "'Night Music' on Key" [review of the Kennedy Center A Little Night Music]
    Washington Times, August 10, 2002
  • Brendan Lemon "Mastery of Moods and Materials" [reviews of the Kennedy Center A Little Night Music, Passion and Merrily We Roll Along]
    London Financial Times, August 19, 2002
  • John Simon "Moonglow" [reviews of the Kennedy Center A Little Night Music, Passion and Merrily We Roll Along]
    New York, August 19, 2002
  • Heidi Waleson "Answering the Sondheim Challenge" [review of the Kennedy Center A Little Night Music, Passion, and Merrily We Roll Along]
    Wall Street Journal, August 21, 2002
  • Nelson Pressley "The Summer of Sondheim"
    Los Angeles Times, August 12, 2002
  • John Rockwell "Sondheim Has His Shrine, and Its Not on Broadway"
    New York Times, August 18, 2002
  • Peter Marks "Sondheim: Exit Smiling"
    Washington Post, August 27, 2002
  • Philip Taubman "Sondheim Finds a Home in Washington"
    New York Times, August 29, 2002
  • Jayne M. Blanchard "Sad Goodbyes as Sondheim Festival Ends"
    Washington Times, August 31, 2002
  • Michael Kilian "Sondheim a Summer Sensation"
    Chicago Tribune, September 5, 2002
  • Edward Rothstein "Japaness View of an American View of Japan" [interview with Amon Miyamoto, director of the Kennedy Center Pacific Overtures]
    New York Times, September 1, 2002
  • J. Wynn Rousuck "A Culture Defiled by the West" [review of the Kennedy Center Pacific Overtures]
    Baltimore Sun, September 5, 2002
  • Peter Marks "Sondheim Gaining Much in the Translation" [review of the Kennedy Center Pacific Overtures]
    Washington Post, September 5, 2002
  • Stephen Holden "Taking Refuge in Sondheim's Rare Civility" [article about the Lincoln Center concert of the Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration]
    New York Times, November 3, 2002
  • Laura Hanson "The Sondheim Celebration"
    Theatre Journal, May 2003
  • Hitomi Hagio "Overtures from the Other Side of the Pacific" [article about the Lincoln Center Pacific Overtures]
    American Theatre, May/June, 2002
  • Ben Brantley "Genuinely Ugly American: As Viewed by the Japanese" [review of the Lincoln Center Pacific Overtures]
    New York Times, July 11, 2002
  • Mark Swed "Cultural Fine-Tuning of Pacific Overtures" [review of the Lincoln Center Pacific Overtures]
    Los Angeles Times, July 15, 2002
  • Terry Teachout "A Tale of Two Festivals" [includes a review of the Lincoln Center Pacific Overtures]
    Washington Post, August 4, 2002
  • Joshua Rosenblum [review of the Lincoln Center Pacific Overtures]
    Opera News, October 2002
  • Richard Traubner [review of the Lincoln Center Pacific Overtures]
    American Record Guide, March/April 2003
  • Michael Phillips "Night Music Makes a Night of It" [review of the Ravinia Festival's A Little Night Music]
    Chicago Tribune, August 24, 2002
  • John Rockwell "It Takes the Sweeney to Make the Sweeney Todd" [review of the Lyric Opera of Chicago Sweeney Todd]
    New York Times, November 26, 2002
  • Charles Isherwood [review of the Lyric Opera of Chicago Sweeney Todd]
    Variety, January 6, 2003
  • John von Rhein [review of the Lyric Opera of Chicago Sweeney Todd]
    American Record Guide, March/April 2003
  • Mike Boehm "A Sondheim Overhaul" [article about the Matrix Anyone Can Whistle]
    Los Angeles Times, February 16, 2003
  • Mel Gussow "City Opera Revives Night Music as Composer Dotes" [article about the New York City Opera A Little Night Music]
    New York Times, March 11, 2003
  • Mel Gussow "Send in the Sondheim" [review of the New York City Opera A Little Night Music]
    New York Times, March 11, 2003
  • Elysa Gardner "Night Music Back With Wit, Sparkle" [review of the New York City Opera A Little Night Music]
    USA Today, March 11, 2003
  • Anthony Tommasini "Sondheim's Words Can Be More Vital Than Notes" [review of the New York City Opera A Little Night Music]
    New York Times, March 13, 2003
  • Peter G. Davis "Uneven Stephen" [review of the New York City Opera A Little Night Music]
    New York, March 21, 2003
  • Terry Teachout "Sondheim's Operas"
    Commentary, May 2003

    The 2003 Broadway Revival of Gyspsy

  • Jesse Green "Her Stage Mother, Herself" [interview with Bernadette Peters and article about the Broadway revival of Gypsy]
    New York Time, April 27, 2003
  • Terry Teachout "On Broadway, Everything's Coming Up Strippers" [review of the Broadway revival of Gypsy]
    Wall Street Journal, May 2, 2003
  • Elysa Gardner "Flawless Gypsy Sparkles Under Mendes' Hand" [review of the Broadway revival of Gypsy]
    USA Today, May 2, 2003
  • Michael Philips "Gypsy Stripped" [review of the Broadway revival of Gypsy]
    Los Angeles Times, May 2, 2003
  • Frank Rich "Gypsy: Now, Then and Always"
    New York Times, May 4, 2003
  • Mel Gussow "Why Rose Almost Didn't Get Her Turn" [article about the writing of "Rose's Turn" for Gypsy]
    New York Times, June 1, 2003

    The 2003 productions of Bounce

  • Chris Jones "Stephen Sondheim's Journey to Bounce Out" [article about the Goodman Theatre Bounce]
    Chicago Tribune, June 22, 2003
  • Elysa Gardner "Getting the Bounce Back" [article about the Goodman Theatre Bounce]
    USA Today, June 30, 2003
  • Michael Philips "Sondheim Doesn't Bounce High Enough" [review of the Goodman Theatre Bounce]
    Chicago Tribune, July 2, 2003
  • Joel Henning "Forget the Failures: Sondheim and the Mizner Brothers" [review of the Goodman Theatre Bounce]
    Wall Street Journal, July 2, 2003
  • Michael Philips "Bounce Needs to Lighten Up" [review of the Goodman Theatre Bounce]
    Chicago Tribune, July 13, 2003
  • Chris Jones "Sondheim Fans: Don't Count Bounce Out" [article about the Goodman Theatre Bounce]
    Chicago Tribune, July 13, 2003
  • Chip Crews "Broadway's Prince Hal" [interview with Hal Prince about Bounce]
    Washington Post, September 7, 2003
  • Nelson Pressley "Two Gold Diggers: Getting One More Lucky Bounce" [article about Bounce]
    Washington Post, October 26, 2003
  • Ben Brantley "Sondheim Guides Two Brothers on a Tour of Life" [review of the Kennedy Center Bounce]
    New York Times, November 1, 2003
  • Peter Marks "Simply Sondheim: The Music Master's First in Nine Years Just Doesn't Have the Old Bounce" [review of the Kennedy Center Bounce]
    Washington Post, November 1, 2003
  • Elysa Gardner "Bounce Fails to Really Fly" [review of the Kennedy Center Bounce]
    USA Today, November 3, 2003
  • Robert Osborne "Sondheim's Bounce Fends Times' Pounce" [review of the Kennedy Center Bounce]
    Hollywood Reporter, November 4, 2003
  • Charles Isherwood [review of the Kennedy Center Bounce]
    Variety, November 10, 2003
  • Robert Hofler "B'way Loses Its 'Bounce'" [article about Bounce not coming to Broadway]
    Daily Variety, November 18, 2003
  • Lawrence Frascella [review of the Kennedy Center Bounce]
    Entertainment Weekly, November 21, 2003
  • Wendell Brock "Making Overtures" [article about the Cincinnati/Atlanta/Boston Pacific Overtures]
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 7, 2003
  • Wendell Brock "Enigmatic, Elegiac Overtures is Spectacularly Sondheim" [review of the Cincinnati/Atlanta/Boston Pacific Overtures]
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 9, 2003
  • Sheridan Morley and Lisa Allardice "Power Struggles" [includes a review of the Donmar Warehouse Pacific Overtures]
    New Statesman, July 21, 2003
  • Catherine Foster "A Sondheim Spectacular of Song, Dance, and Samurai" [article about the Cincinnati/Atlanta/Boston Pacific Overtures]
    Boston Globe, August 24, 2003
  • Michael Philips "Passion Almost a Masterpiece" [review of the Ravinia Festival Passion]
    Chicago Tribune, August 25, 2003
  • Joel Henning "Let the Music Drive Musicals, Not the Staging" [review of the Ravinia Festival Passion]
    Wall Street Journal, September 4, 2003
  • Corby Kummer "Their Show of Shows" [article about the original Broadway production of Follies]
    Atlantic Monthly, November 2003
  • "All About Getting Even" [review of the Royal Opera House Sweeney Todd]
    Wall Street Journal, December 24, 2003
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