The Mad Show was a 1966 revue by Mary Rodgers and various lyricists.
Under the name Esteban Ria Nido (a Spanish translation of his name),
Stephen Sondheim wrote the lyrics to "The Boy From...", a parody of bossa
nova songs such as "The Girl from Ipanema."
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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
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...
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