A conversation with Artistic Director Todd Haimes about the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.
1) What does the opportunity of renaming a theatre provide the artists associated with a not-for-profit theatre company?
The support that we are receiving through this renaming will specifically go to Roundabout’s Musical Production Fund, which means that it enables us to continue and enhance our commitment to musical productions. For artists like Stephen Sondheim himself, this translates into having the support to continue to revive his classic work at the highest level of quality possible. And Steve certainly isn’t done writing. I hope that we’ll be producing his newest work alongside the work of the next generation of musical theatre artists. Steve himself is so supportive of younger writers, and the opportunity provided by this renaming will allow us to give more of those artists the same kind of productions and exposure that gave Steve his chance to break through.
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From Todd Haimes, Sondheim on Sondheim