Friday 7/22 – 4:28 pm
Reviewing my notes for the pre-perf discussion.
Did you know that…
- Hugh Wheeler (Sweeney lyricist) wrote murder mysteries under pseudonyms? (Q. Patrick and others)
- Hal Prince & Stephen Sondheim did 13 backer’s auditions for Sweeney and didn’t raise a penny?
- John Lahr of Harpers panned the Sweeney premiere as the “death of the American musical” but hadn’t actually gone to see the show?
- Now that the world at large knows that there are theatrical uses for condoms, no one can think about anything else?