Dean Jones: Being Alive
This performance of the birthday wish song from Sondheim’s Company gives me a whole new idea of who Dean Jones is.
I watched the 2011 revival of the play on DVD yesterday. The songs are really wonderful.
Company is the story of a man who is conflicted about whether to get married, but like so many plays and books and films and TV shows, it’s haunted by a gay perspective left purposely inexplicit, which for me was a sort of fatal flaw in the story, while at the same time adding to the pathos of many of the songs.
I have the same problem with Leaves of Grass.