Magazine article The Sondheim Review

Letters to the Editor

Magazine article The Sondheim Review

Letters to the Editor

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If Raymond-Jean Frontain's essay on All Together Now (Spring 2011) does not make it clear, let me reiterate that the idea for the show was Stephen Sondheim's alone. The 50-odd pages of script that Mr. Frontain examined in my archives at the University of Texas in Austin were generated by my response to Steve's original idea for the show. I understand why All Together Now remains a priority in Steve's future projects - it was a fascinating idea 20 years ago. It still is.

Terrence McNally

New York City

In News & Notes (Spring 2011) under the heading "There's no place like London," you incorrectly credit Maria Friedman as having played Mary Flynn in the original 1992 London production of Merrily We Roll Along. That production, directed by Paul Kerryson, took place at the Leicester Haymarket Theatre during the spring of 1992 and did not transfer to London. Actually the original London production (also a European premiere) was performed by students of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in the Barbican Arts Centre in March 1983, and six weeks later at the Bloomsbury Theatre. Michael Cantwell played Frank in both productions and reprised the role nine years later in Leicester, where Jacqueline Dankworth, who had played Terry in 1983, took on the role of Beth.

David Oldcorn

Windsor, U.K.

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