James LapineMar 4, 2022
Putting It Together
How Stephen Sondheim and I Created "Sunday in the Park with George"
Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2021
James Lapine's Putting it Together: How Stephen Sondheim and I Created "Sunday in the Park with George" (FSG, 2021) is a fascinating behind the scenes look at the creation of a modern masterpiece. Through personal recollections and interviews with nearly all his surviving collaborators, Lapine gives us an intimate look at the fights, feuds, and deadline-defying compositions that went into this beloved musical. The result is a dramatic and entertaining book that deserves a place on every musical theatre lover's shelf next to Finishing the Hat. It will also appeal to instructors in musical theatre book-writing and directing.
Andy Boyd is a playwright based in Brooklyn, New York. He is a graduate of the playwriting MFA at Columbia University, Harvard University, and the Arizona School for the Arts.