Sondheim Part 2 & “Merrily” News

sondheim2_190x190Does October 25 sound like “Soon” or “Later” to you, Sondheim fans? Whether it’s sooner or later, it’s certainly not now — but it is the earliest you’ll get a peek at the second volume of Stephen Sondheim’s compiled lyrics and reminisces, “Look, I Made a Hat: Collected Lyrics (1981–2011) with Attendant Comments, Amplifications, Dogmas, Harangues, Wafflings, Diversions and Anecdotes.” The Sondquel is available for preorder on Amazon and will pick up where Volume One (“Finishing the Hat”) left off: in the early eighties, with “Sunday in the Park with George.” In other Sondheim news, I hear that the Broadway revival of “Merrily We Roll Along” is still being actively discussed. But will it be directed by James Lapine, who’s busy with “Little Miss Sunshine” and, next season,” the “Annie” revival on Broadway? Or will “Merrily” have to be one more London production that gets imported to the Great White Way? Stay tuned.

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