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“I’ll make movies until I make babies. I have no idea when the handover will happen.”

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“My virginity was a big deal, my braces were a big deal – all because I was America’s sweetheart.”

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“There is no basis of truth in it whatsoever. It bothers me. What it represents is people trying to put me down and trash me. It’s like saying, ‘So and so’s a drunk’, ‘Who does he think he is?”

Stephen Sondheim on Broadway, Lady Gaga, and Sex Dungeons
The Times of London, March 13, 2015

Any visitor to Stephen Sondheim’s Manhattan townhouse must first run the sniffing, leaping gauntlet of his two black standard poodles, Addie and Willie, named after the lead characters in his and John Weidman’s 1999 musical, Road Show. “My partner Jeff [Romley], who’s a great deal younger than me he is 36, Sondheim 84], takes them for hikes in the country,” says Sondheim. “Willie’s a lovebug, Addie’s a predator. Anyone even smelling of food is in danger.”

The godfather of modern musical theatre is like a benevolent bear: white-haired, bearded, in T-shirt and tracksuit bottoms and recovering from a heavy cold. We sit in his plush living room , its walls crowded with vintage games and puzzles. “I’d swap them all for one Seurat drawing,” he says, smiling, reminding me of the one that inspired Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George, which he later tells me “a very famous film producer” wants to make into a movie.

Sondheim is emotional, witty and candid (he worries too much), which one would expect from the composer of such exceptional musicals as Company, Merrily We Roll Along and Follies, with their piercing lyrics and bewitching, off-kilter melodies.

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Arts

Philip Seymour Hoffman: an actor first

The Daily Beast, February 2, 2014

‘Blue,’ through lesbian eyes

The New York Times, November 6, 2013

How gay was Gore Vidal?

The Daily Beast, July 31, 2013

Book of Mormon: The South Park crew find God

The Times, March 16, 2011

The colourful life of Howard Hodgkin

The Times, March 22, 2008

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Style and fashion

A no-sweat work shirt? No sweat

The New York Times, December 19, 2013

The Biggie: a tainted status symbol

The New York Times, November 17, 2013

Eileen Ford: the woman who created the supermodel

The Times, March 17, 2012

Vidal Sassoon: Not bad for a hairdresser

The Times, August 21, 2010

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