I’m gonna say it . . .

. . . cuz I know you’re all thinking it.

Sondheim is the Shakespeare of the American Musical Theater.

(Wait for it.  Wait for it.)

Like Bill’s, Sondheim’s material is so incredibly rich.  It demands attention.  It needs to be studied by anyone who wants to pursue a career in the theater.  It needs to be read, listened to, and dissected so we can debate and learn from every little detail.  It’s that brilliant.

(Here it comes.)

But like Shakespeare’s, it’s not that exciting to watch.

Ok, ok, before you call me a heathen, I know that most of you think the same thing, so don’t even start.

I’ve got the attendance and recoupment records for all of Sondheim’s prior productions to back me up.

Brilliance doesn’t always work on Broadway.


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