Look Who’s Here, He’s Still Here

Notes from the composer who revolutionized the musical theatre world by trying to tell honest stories and doing it well. A glance at Mr. Sondheim’s thoughts on a few of his own works.

Inset photos from here, here, and here

So Many Possibilities

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Georges  Seurat – 1844

Isn’t it incredible when an artwork takes on a life of its own?

The vision of one individual has been replicated time and time again as new people come across the work to breathe new life into it. Some interpretations are hilarious, others more reverent, but all have their place.

I’m partial to Lapine and Sondheim’s rich musical interpretation of the painting and the man behind its beauty. But, the fact that so many various portrayals of Seurat’s work even exists speaks volumes.

You have a favorite?

Images Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 56, 7