Signature Wraps Season of Sondheim with Sweeney Todd

Two days after Stephen Sondheim passed away in 2021, I attended a production of Rent at Signature Theatre. I was looking forward to one particular moment: how would the audience react to the Song “La Vie Boehme” during the lyric “To Sontag, to Sondheim, to anything taboo?” Cover photo: Bryonha Marie (Mrs. Lovett) and Nathaniel Stampley (Sweeney Todd) in Sweeney Todd at Signature Theatre. Photo by Christopher Mueller. I was in good company. The theatre shop sold t-shirts emblazoned with the lyric. The audience cheered along with me at “To Sondheim.” Signature dedicated their following season to Sondheim. Filled with […]