Monday, October 08, 2007

Minutes ago I was glancing at last Friday's edition of The New York Times (because, as you know, I am always on top of breaking news) and read that Ned Sherrin has died.

Old as I am -- 35, at last count -- I am still too young to remember Sherrin from his glory days, including the production of the classic BBC satirical series That Was The Week That Was. But Sherrin was ultimately responsible for giving the world the musical review Side by Side by Sondheim, an act that should earn him musical theater canonization.

The vinyl I once played compulsively is long gone, but, in my head, I can still hear the music clearly. And thanks for that, Mr. Sherrin.