Monday, December 13, 2010

Lost Sondheim Film Recovered

I was just alerted when reading Jonathan Rosenbaum's recent note that Stephen Sondheim's long forgotten made-for-TV musical, Evening Primrose (directed by Paul Bogart and featuring a singing Anthony Perkins), is finally available on DVD, thanks to a newly discovered print. I've had a great desire to see this musical since stumbling across its score when I was 17, and I've always thought its duet, "Take Me to the World," is one of Sondheim's loveliest songs, even if it is also one of his simplest in terms of structure. Despite the fact that Bogart's film premiered in 1966, chalk this one up as one of my must-sees for 2010.

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