As it Turns Out: Thinking about Edie and Andy By Alice Sedgwick Wohl Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 272 pp. $28 - - - From March 1965 until January 1966, New York City was beguiled by an unexpected "it" couple. Andy Warhol - effete, strange-looking with his pallid skin and silver wig - was emerging as the principal practitioner of Pop Art. Edie Sedgwick - waiflike, modern with her pixie haircut and hoop earrings - was described as a debutante, heiress and member of the Boston Brahmins (none of which was actually true). During their time together in the spotlight, which started in earnest when they appeared at a preview of "Three Centuries of American Painting" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and received more press attention than fellow attendee first lady Lady Bird Johnson, they dominated the Manhattan social scene. As Merv Griffin said of them when they appeared on his television show, "No party in New York is considered a success unless they are there." Although the … [Read more...] about Book World: Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol’s bond was fleeting. The movies live on.
Evangelism in the 21st century
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 PITTSFIELD, Mass. - Revisiting as many Sondheim musicals as possible is not an arduous undertaking, and one I have engaged in at many junctures of my life. But this year, the first in the aftermath of Stephen Sondheim's death, feels like an essential part of a grieving process. As much as I can - to paraphrase one of Sondheim and James Lapine's own characters in "Sunday in the Park With George"- I want to live again in his canvasses. Broadway has recently obliged with outstanding revivals of "Company" (1970) and "Into the Woods" (1987), and the months ahead offer other intriguing possibilities: Sondheim-centric Signature Theatre in Arlington, Va., is turning its new season into a veritable retrospective, offering up three Sondheim musicals, including the rarely seen "Pacific Overtures," from 1976, to be directed by Ethan Heard, the company's recently appointed associate artistic … [Read more...] about I’d go anywhere right now to see a Sondheim musical