Playbill Critics Circle: Report on London Saturday Night

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Stephen Sondheim wrote the score for the musical Saturday Night when he was in his early 20s -- but its producer died before it could be staged, and the project lay in a drawer for decades as Sondheim's career as a musical theatre composer blossomed.

Stephen Sondheim wrote the score for the musical Saturday Night when he was in his early 20s -- but its producer died before it could be staged, and the project lay in a drawer for decades as Sondheim's career as a musical theatre composer blossomed. But now a small fringe troupe in London, Bridewell Theatre, has rewritten the libretto and put the show in a shape that Sondheim has approved. The first preview was Dec. 10 and the limited engagement opens Dec. 17.

If you've seen the production, please let other Playbill On-Line members know how it sounds, looks and feels. Describe the plot, sets and music, and what place this long-lost first musical has in Sondheim's oeuvre.

You can post your comments -- and read those of others -- in the Saturday Night subject under the Playbill Critics Circle topic on the Playbill On-Line Message Board. Playbill thanks, in advance, those who take the time to write.

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