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The lyric,"like Eliza on the ice..." from Company refers to Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin which was the basis for a very popular stage version by George Aiken in the late 1800's. The lyric srefers specifically to when Eliza crosses an icey river to escape being captured by the slave master.
The Seagram Building is an office building on Park & 53rd in New York City. It is an isolated building with absolute symmetry with a skeleton structure clearly apparent within the more delicate framing of window elements tht sheath the building. The materials, metal bronze and amber glass, lend the exterior an opaque solidity. One can see out its those on the outside can not see in - much like the character of Bobby in Company.
See Sondheim.com's feature on the references of "I'm Still Here."
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The original Broadway Cast album for Passion is unfortunately out of print. It is still available at Amazon. You may also be able to find it in stores, online auction sites like eBay, etc.
The writers have specifically explained that he is not and have pointed out that if he was it would certainly defeat the purpose of the show. In other words,he's gay and he's sleeping with women he has issues larger than a fear of committment and the show isn't about those bigger issues, it's about fear of committment.
No can do. However, with the resources here at Sondheim.com you should find enough information to get well on your way to getting an A on that paper the old fashion way. It builds character, good eyesight and strong bones.
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The Kama Sutra is an Indian text written during the eighth century. It is a work of philosophy, psychology, Hindu teachings and a classic guide to lovemaking.
First of all, the lyric is not a reference to cheesecake. Gustav Mahler was a classical composer whose work hit a pop culture peak in the 1970's.
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
Which is not to say that it is perfect...
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