The Sondheim Remains The Same: Praising Hamilton, dealing with Disney and writing about -- what else? -- the end of the world.
ON THE NEW YORK STREET WHERE Stephen Sondheim lives, utility workers are ripping up a slab of sidewalk and the dry cleaner on the corner has a 2-for-1 deal on men's shirts advertised on a sandwich board outside. It's just another block in Midtown East, not an exclusive enclave or a pied-a-terre in the clouds befitting someone of Sondheim's stature. And that's just how the born-and-bred New Yorker likes it.