Friday, April 23, 2010
Sondheim on Sondheim
The onslaught of Broadway openings continue. Last night it was the turn of Sondheim on Sondheim, a Roundabout revue that left me cold. The singers are skilled — I mean: Vanessa Williams, Leslie Kritzer, Euan Morton, Barbara Cook! — but there's little even they can do when burdened with some of the worst vocal arrangements I've heard in ages. Truly dispiriting.