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  • James Shigeta dies at 85; starred in 'Flower Drum Song' and 'Die Hard'

    Actor James Shigeta played the leading male role in the lavish movie musical "Flower Drum Song" in 1961. The year before, he won a Golden Globe as most promising newcomer.
  • Words, sweat, cheers: Sondheim worked to get lyrics right

    Words, sweat, cheers: Sondheim worked to get lyrics right
    Countless words led to Stephen Sondheim receiving the Chicago Tribune Literary Prize for lifetime achievement Sunday, but some of the most difficult for him to write were also the simplest. Looking relaxed on the Symphony Center stage in his olive-...

    An engaging 'South Pacific' despite the thin orchestra

    An engaging 'South Pacific' despite the thin orchestra
    It's impossible to review the touring production of "South Pacific," now in the Loop, without a little history of personal frustration. The story begins in 2008 in New York's Lincoln Center and ends with my walk down the aisle of the Cadillac Palace...

    Book review: 'Finishing the Hat' by Stephen Sondheim

    Book review: 'Finishing the Hat' by Stephen Sondheim
    Finishing the Hat Collected Lyrics (1954-1981) With Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes Stephen Sondheim Alfred A. Knopf: 480 pp., $39.95. The essential qualities of Stephen Sondheim's artistic temperament —...

    Stephen Sondheim: Merrily he rolls along

    Stephen Sondheim: Merrily he rolls along
    Stately and rumpled, Stephen Sondheim descended from an upper floor of his elegant East Side townhouse and submitted to the interview as though it were a necessary barber shop shave. He's used to these intrusions — the artist obliged to natter on...