(Michael Billington’s article appeared in the Guardian, 3/16.)

Some people argue this is the greatest Broadway musical. That's open to debate. But there is no dispute that Arthur Laurents's book, Jule Styne's music and Stephen Sondheim's lyrics are all first-rate. This 1959 show is now rarely seen in Britain – which makes Paul Kerryson's magnificent revival all the more exciting.


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