Everything Sondheim‘s second issue has been mailed to subscribers. It has a provocative essay about why this 1994 show has new resonance in the highly partisan America of 2017. The show is finding new audiences from coast to coast — subscribers can read reviews of productions at Yale Rep, Bay Area Musicals and Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma.
The issue also features the first of a series of John Bell’s recollections of Elaine Stretch, who he became acquainted with in the years just before her death in 2014. She’s colorful, to say the least.
You can also read a profile of film director Luis Buñuel: Two of his movies, Exterminating Angel and The Discrete Charm of the Bourgeoisie, are the inspirations for Sondheim’s next production, a collaboration with playwright David Ives (Venus in Fur, All in the Timing).
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— Rick Pender, Executive Editor & Publisher