Watching Sondheim Watch A New Musical
"It isn't every day you spot the Almighty in the East Village, but on Tuesday I sat directly behind Stephen Sondheim, the reigning deity of musical theatre, at a performance of Fun Home
... Engrossed as I was with the action onstage, it was impossible to watch without imagining it through Sondheim's eyes. ... But that's because it's often hard to watch any modern musical without considering his pervasive influence on the genre, as if Sondheim is perpetually perched in Row H of the artists' minds."
The New Yorker 10/31/13