PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Pirates of Penzance and Little Night Music's Hunter Ryan Herdlicka Picks Sondheim Favorites

By Michael Gioia
10 Jul 2013

"Moments in the Woods" from Into the Woods. A perfect sung-through soliloquy. Sondheim's painfully clever lyrics prove that he understands life on almost a transcendental level — want versus need, desires of the heart versus desires of the flesh. "Oh, if life were made of moments — even now and then a bad one! But if life were only moments, then you'd never know you had one."