You're Gonna Love Tomorrow
Stella Adler Theatre
May 27 - May 29, 2005 Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Continuity by Paul Lazarus
Musical Direction by Paul Gemignani
Orchestrations by Tom Fay
As performed by the Whitney Museum of American Art Composers' Showcase
Produced and directed by Paul Lazarus
The lesser-known songs of Stephen Sondheim reclaim the spotlight in this marvelously understated overview of the early parts of the career of Broadway's reigning genius.
The exhilarating work represented here is nothing short of a revelation: the appealing melodies and astonishing craft of his first unproduced Broadway musical, written in his early 20s; the gut-busting numbers that didn't make it into "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum;" the stark beauty of "Pacific Overtures;" the sweeping romanticism of "Anyone Can Whistle;" and a heartrendingly gorgeous ballad from his adaptation of "The Frogs," originally staged in the Yale University swimming pool.
These rare gems are performed alongside some of Sondheim's best-loved miniature masterpieces in a simple one-act fundraising revue for Chromolume Theatre Company. If you like Sondheim, your gonna love "You're Gonna Love Tomorrow."