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.

~ by lolarusa on March 29, 2017.

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