Paul Giamatti

Yale Rep Tackles Sondheim's Dark Musical 'Assassins'

Yale Rep Tackles Sondheim's Dark Musical 'Assassins'

Stephen Sondheim has given us the warm nostalgia of "Follies," the contemporary relationship foibles of "Company," the summer magic of "A Little Night Music" and the passion of "Passion." He's delivered "Comedy Tonight" and suggested when to "Send in the Clowns."

But Sondheim is also a master of musical tragedy. He composed the satirical slaughter frenzy "Sweeney Todd" and penned the mournful lyrics for "West Side Story." He explored artistic despair in "Sunday in the Park With George" and shattered youthful idealism in "Merrily We Roll Along."

The shining example of...

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