Stephen Sondheim

Artists Of The Year 2023: Sondheim and Everyone Else

By Iman Lababedi | December 17, 2023

Imagine how he would have done if he was still alive

The Early Bird: Top New Albums 12-8-23

By Iman Lababedi | December 8, 2023

Sian Phillips! Bernadette Peters, Judi Dench and many more

Stephen Sondheim’s “Here We Are” At The Shed, In Previews, Saturday, October 21st, 2023, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 22, 2023

if you are a theatre and cultural lover you will forgive the missteps to join him one more time

Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” At The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, Saturday, March 26th, 2022, 2PM, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 27, 2022

It is great whoever you are but if you are a true New Yorker it is even better

These Days: Sunday, February 26th, 2017

By Iman Lababedi | February 26, 2017

Art about art

US Top 10 Albums 1-17-15

By Iman Lababedi | January 8, 2015

I am happily surprised to see “Into The Woods” in the top 10. Sure, it won’t do much compared to “Frozen” but it sure ain’t easy listening and I am just very pleased to note that enough people cared enough to listen. Sondheim is a great and every kid who could hear it and bought it, is better for it.

London’s New Years Eve 2014 Playlist

By Iman Lababedi | January 3, 2015

Here is the songlist from London’s count down to New Year 2015, punctuated by fireworks and lota other good stuff… and here is a question, why is the lead song by an American? Sure, as European an American as you can possibly get but even so… Plus I Spotified and reviewed it…

rock nyc Top 10 Songs week of 12-22-14

By Iman Lababedi | December 26, 2014

Welcome to the silicone valley flow (to quote YG), another year over and another list written. Only one of the Madonna songs? I could have included “Unapologetic Bitch” I guess… but didn’t. I’m going to post two best songs, one with everything and one with just the cream of the crop and I plan to include “Seeds” high up on the latter.

When Stephen Sondheim Sent In The Clowns

By Iman Lababedi | August 5, 2014

The song is a standard because it is so easy for singers to sing, Sondheim gives them the time to breath deeply and pace the song, in the entire lyric there is exactly one run on sentence . So, along with it being a beautifully crafted number, it is one singers flock to.