Stephen Sondheim Remembered

Stephen Sondheim 1930-2021

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III “The People’s Critic

As the world mourns the recent loss of legendary musical genius, Stephen Sondheim, I was moved to look back over the many times in the last two decades that I have had the pleasure of reviewing his work on the stage. For readers who care to reflect on his work, I include the links to my reports below. Finally, in anticipation of next month’s debut of the much-anticipated new Steven Spielberg film of “West Side Story,” I include links to three productions of that show that I enjoyed reviewing through the years. Enjoy!

A member of both The Lambs Club Inc. and The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA), the columns of DAVID DOW BENTLEY III have appeared on Broadway websites, in newspapers from the East Coast to the Gulf Coast, and may be viewed online at the website: . E-mail may be directed to


About The People's Critic

David Dow Bentley III, writes columns about the performing arts which are featured in newspapers from the East Coast to the Gulf Coast. A member of the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA), The International Theatre Critics Association, and America's oldest theatrical club, The Lambs, he also had long service as the editor of The Lambs' Script magazine. Mr. Bentley may be contacted via e-mail at
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