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Stephen Sondheim's "Road Show" Earns Four Stars in Financial Times: "A Musical with a Twinkle in Its Eye"

Stephen Sondheim "Road Show" [cover]

Stephen Sondheim's latest musical, Road Show, continues its run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, following last week's opening and the musical's European premiere. The production, directed and designed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who also directed the original production of Road Show at New York's Public Theater in 2008, continues to garner praise from the UK press, following initial four-star reviews from the Guardian, the Independent, and the Evening Standard.

The Financial Times follows suit with its own four-star review. Financial Times reviewer Sarah Hemming praises "Doyle’s nimble, sassy staging" of Road Show, "a musical with a twinkle in its eye. Sondheim deploys the same vaudevillian flair he brought to Assassins. Doyle picks this up with his witty, vivacious production, staged in traverse." Read the four-star review at

The Independent on Sunday's Claudia Pritchard calls Road Show "a polished new sparkler in the Sondheim treasury." Read that review at

Road Show reunites Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, the creative team behind 2003's Bounce, and re-examines its tale of the real-life Mizner brothers, Addison and Wilson, whose quest for the American dream turns into a test of morality and judgment that changes their lives in unexpected ways.

For more on the Menier Chocolate Factory production of Road Show, go to To pick up a copy of the original cast recordings of Road Show and Bounce and any of the recordings in the Stephen Sondheim Nonesuch catalog, head to the Nonesuch Store, where orders include high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s of the album at checkout.


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