re: Since You Went Away/While You Were Sleeping – catching up on Sheldon Harnick Memorial and Museum of Broadway (long)
Posted by: comedywest 09:35 am EST 11/21/23
In reply to: re: Since You Went Away/While You Were Sleeping – catching up on Sheldon Harnick Memorial and Museum of Broadway (long) - WaymanWong 11:14 pm EST 11/20/23

The woman who said it was Harnick's daughter. (I think) I never heard that quote before, but I was not surprised. When I think of what Sondheim liked in lyrics, Harnick's songs tick off most if not all the boxes: establish character, move the plot along, have a beginning middle and end, etc.

Sondheim said he'd never critique a living lyricist. I wonder if he wrote anything about Harnick to be published after his death.

Ashman is another one I'd've loved to hear his opinion on.
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