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James Lapine 1985

Date: Jul 15, 1985


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In March of 1985, during the original Broadway run of Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George, Susan Einhorn interviewed Tony Award-winning librettist and director James Lapine about how a director keeps a show in shape. In this seventy-five-minute interview, Lapine discusses replacements, understudies, stage managers and his relationship with the cast after a show opens. He talks about working with Sondheim and how his role in their relationship evolved from writing to directing. Other topics include directing in Central Park in the summer heat, writing work for himself to direct, and inserting songs into a production at the eleventh hour. For insight into a rarely discussed but important job of the director from one of the musical theatre greats, listen now!