Los Angeles Times
Date: 2012-02-29
Author: Margaret Wappler

Article Mentions
Author, Margaret Wappler
Mentioned, Stephen Sondheim
Mentioned, David Ives
Mentioned, Sweeney Todd
Stephen Sondheim may not give a whit about posterity, as he tells a reporter with the London Evening Standard, but that doesn't mean he's content to rest on his classics. In a lengthy chat in which Sondheim laments the theater culture in America (more on that in a moment), he also shares that he's got "20 or 30 minutes" written of a new musical, in collaboration with American playwright David Ives, who took on sadomasochism in his 2010 play "Venus in Fur." Though "Sweeney Todd" similarly sports a dark streak, there's no word from Sondheim if this new work will follow suit. Songwriting is rough going for the artist, now 81, who claims to be out of practice on the piano after spending his recent years writing two books, both memoirs of his ca...(read more)
... may not give a whit about posterity, as he tells a reporter with the London Evening Standard, but that doesn't mean he's content to rest on his classics. In a lengthy chat in which Sondheim laments the theater culture in America (more on that in a mo ...
... who took on sadomasochism in his 2010 play "Venus in Fur." Though "Sweeney Todd" ...


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