Paul Salsini, author of SONDHEIM & ME - an in-person Boswell event

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Paul Salsini, author of SONDHEIM & ME - an in-person Boswell event

Paul Salsini, author of SONDHEIM & ME - an in-person Boswell event

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Boswell Book Company 2559 North Downer Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53211

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Boswell Book Company hosts an evening with Paul Salsini, author of Sondheim & Me: Revealing a Musical Genius. In conversation with Milwaukee-based dramaturge Mike Fischer.

Sondheim & Me is a memoir chronicling the relationship between American musical composer Stephen Sondheim and journalist Paul Salsini during the latter's time as the founder and editor of The Sondheim Review, the only publication devoted solely to Sondheim's work during his lifetime. The magazine was begun in 1994, and Salsini shares his unique experiences interviewing, corresponding with, and speaking on the phone with the composer-lyricist through the entire next decade.

Sondheim & Me also looks into Sondheim's early work, shares personal letters and interview excerpts, and collects Sondheim's own special insights into his work, often as a reaction to pieces appearing in The Sondheim Review. Salsini describes the musical genius and his working approach in revealing detail, while emphasizing Sondheim's lifelong passion and success in raising the standards of musical theater with innovative, influential, and sometimes provocative new shows.

Paul Salsini graduated from Marquette University with a degree in journalism. He worked for The Milwaukee Journal for 37 years and was also the Wisconsin correspondent for The New York Times for 15 years. He taught writing and History of Musical Theater at Marquette and in 1994 founded The Sondheim Review, a magazine devoted to the works of the composer/lyricist, and was its editor for ten years. He now gives musical theater presentations at retirement homes.

Click here to order your copy of Sondheim & Me. Signed copies and personalization available on pre-orders. Please note that signed copies will ship after the event.