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Norkin on Sondheim


Sam Norkin is that other theater caricaturist.

He says he has seen more rehearsals than anyone in the theater, more shows that went out of town for tryouts never to return to Broadway, and that his drawings have been seen by more readers than any other caricaturist. His work has appeared since the 1940's in the New York Daily News, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, the Miami Herald, the Chicago Tribune, the Toronto Star, and many other publications. He is a past president of the Drama Desk and recipient of special awards from the League of American Theaters and Producers and the National Cartoonists' Society.

Sam has provided with an exclusive piece which can be seen by going to the home page of this website. In addition, a new, rethought version will be presented in this space when available.

Recently, Norkin shared with us the Sondheim related portion of his collection as well as anecdotes about shows, personalities, and more...




All artwork has been reproduced by special arrangement
with Sam Norkin Studio. Click here for more information.

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Assassins is about how society interprets the American Dream, marginalizes outsiders and rewrites and sanitizes its collective history. "Something Just Broke" is a major distraction and plays like an afterthought, shoe horned simply to appease. The song breaks the dramatic fluidity and obstructs the overall pacing and climactic arc which derails the very intent and momentum that makes this work so compelling...”
- Mark Bakalor

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“I found [the Sondheim Celebration's Company] to be completely delightful. Almost all of the numbers excited and energized me, and most of the scenes were about as pitch-perfect as you can get. I just sat there with a big smile on my face the whole show.

Which is not to say that it is perfect...”
- popcornonmyknees

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Elaine Stritch
With three hand-held cameras, one major theatrical milestone and nearly nineteen hours of footage, this rare and intimate look with Original Cast Album - Company is a must for any Sondheim fan.

DVD: $26.96
VHS: $24.95

One of Sondheim's most beloved works is sure to be Sunday in the Park with George, available on DVD, video tape, and CD.

CD: $13.99
DVD: $25.49
VHS: $19.98

Nathan Lane
All Sondheim completists are sure to now own the first complete recording of The Frogs coupled with Evening Primrose. Do you?

CD: $18.97

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