News: Eric Schaeffer has loved the work of Stephen Sondheim since high school — but he finds ways to keep the love affair fresh – The Washington Post
Very few people end up with their high school sweethearts. In a way, Eric Schaeffer did.
“The first [Stephen] Sondheim musical I saw was ‘Sweeney Todd’ on Broadway, the Angela Lansbury one,” says Schaeffer artistic director and co-founder of Signature Theatre. “Our high school drama class went up and we watched the show and I thought, ‘What was THAT?’ I went to the record store and bought the album — which I still have — and I just sat for hours listening to it and I was just like, ‘Oh, my God, this is brilliant.’ And that literally got me hooked on what a genius he was.”
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