James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s 1994 Tony Award–winning musical “Passion” suffers under John Doyle’s dry, overintellecutalized, slackly paced direction at Classic Stage Company.
There’s so much that’s right about director James Lapine’s joyous revival of “Annie” that it’s particularly painful to have to note the one element that isn’t working.
Focused on six of Stephen Sondheim's best-known songs, the HBO documentary captures both the magic and the skill inherent in any Sondheim song. We spoke to Lapine about how to pay fresh tribute to a man who has been feted for decades.
For casting directors Francine Maisler and Bernard Telsey, finding talented performers to sing and act Sondheim and Lapine brought them nothing but joy on Rob Marshall’s “Into the Woods.”