See what critics had to say about the musical
Created by Sondheim and David Ives and directed by Joe Mantello, Here We Are draws inspiration from the surrealist dinner parties of the films of Luis Buuel. With such a stellar cast and creative team, Here We Are was set to be a hot ticket this fall. The musical officially opened on October 22, and the critics have had their say; see below!
"The production, as previously mentioned, couldn't be better. Everyone will have their favorites among the ensemble, but there's no doubt that O'Hare practically steals the show as an assortment of servants." New York Stage Review
The production, as previously mentioned, couldn't be better.
"What music there is, though, doesn't disappoint. Sondheim's score is decidedly within his most familiar vocabulary, a final master class in pressing music into the service of character." Slant Magazine
"Here We Are is meticulously assembled including by choreographer Sam Pinkleton, lighting designer Natasha Katz, and sound designer Tom Gibbonsas well as cleverly written and wonderfully performed. " TimeOut NY
Here We Are is meticulously assembled
"Meanwhile, for lovers of Sondheim and musical theater, it is imperative to see this vibrant production of Here We Are at The Shed, filled with vitality and creativity. What a thrill it is to take this continuing journey with the "Final Sondheim"!" TheaterPizzazz
filled with vitality and creativity.
One of American Musical Theatre's greatest composers, Sondheim's long and illustrious career began with a credit on West Side Story and went on to blossom in the 70s and 80s with hits like Follies, Sweeney Todd, and Into The Woods cementing his genius to generations of theatre-goers. With an inimitable style full of lyrical acrobatics and searing dark humor, his legacy and influence continue to shape the theatrical landscape to this day.