Rick Pender

My theater writing can now be found via a Facebook group

Fellow Theatergoers, If you’ve enjoyed my longtime coverage of theater in Greater Cincinnati (and occasionally beyond), I invite you to join my Facebook group Rick Pender’s Theater Stages & Scenes, where I post notices about shows and links to my reviews and features published in CityBeat. I’m now also writing occasional reviews of local play …

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Sondheim, Company and performers were featured at the 2022 Tony Awards

I suspect you watched the 75th Tony Awards on June 12. Stephen Sondheim was reflected in so many ways, especially in a loving tribute anchored by Bernadette Peters. Here’s a link to video snippets from that evening (scroll down for specifics of the segment about Sondheim) and here’s a link to a nice summary of …

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Thank you, Steve

Stephen Sondheim’s unexpected passing on Nov. 26 has unleashed a tremendous outpouring of sadness, love and gracious recollection. I’ve been tracking and absorbing more than 50 obituaries, reminiscences, and tributes — from major media, theaters, performers, my many colleagues in the American Theatre Critics Association and more. I resonated with something that composer Jason Robert …

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