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Quote • STEPHEN SONDHEIM • Directors and Musicals

Autographed publicity photo of Stephen Sondheim from 1976. [Wikipedia]

Autographed publicity photo of Stephen Sondheim from 1976. [Wikipedia]

Stephen Sondheim: ‘Directors should focus more on the text and less on themselves’

Stephen Sondheim: ‘Directors should…

7 comments on “Quote • STEPHEN SONDHEIM • Directors and Musicals

  1. ksbeth

    yes, so true

  2. beetleypete

    And he should know. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete. x

  3. First Night Design

    He certainly should! The picture (from Wikipedia) is how I still think of him.

  4. First Night Design

    Sure is!

  5. johnrieber

    Not sure if you are aware, but Sondheim wrote a movie, along with Anthony Perkins of “Psycho” fame – they loved playing board games and held “game nights” in Hollywood, and the film “The Last Of Sheila” is their screenplay about a Hollywood Producer who gathers a Director, Writer, Starlet, Agent and Manager to play a deadly game – a great great movie with an all star cast (James Coburn, Dyan Cannon, Richard Benjamin, Raquel Welch and James Mason) – here’s a look –

  6. First Night Design

    I didn’t know but I do now! Thank you, John. I’ve always been a great fan of Richard Benjamin and could have done with him in many more comedies.

  7. johnrieber

    He directed “My Favorite Year” which is one of our favorite comedies, and of course, one of Peter O’ Toole’s greatest roles!

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