Stephen Sondheim's love of word puzzles is well-documented; he even wrote crossword puzzles for New York Magazine in the late 1960s. In honor of the theatre titan’s passion for making “order out of chaos,” enjoy our Sondheim-themed word search, which originally ran in Playbill Magazine’s subscription edition. How many of the composer-lyricist’s shows and characters can you find?
Normally a subscription-exclusive feature, enjoy this puzzle online as special treat. Playbill's monthly mailed subscription edition gives theatre lovers, including those who don’t regularly get to see shows, the opportunity to read the features printed in the playbills available at Broadway and Off-Broadway theatres. Single issues are also for sale at Theater Circle and Drama Book Shop. In 2022, this edition boasts a number of new and exclusive features not found in the in-theatre magazine, including:
A feature from Playbill’s archive: January’s edition reprinted Patricia Boswell’s group interview with cast members from the original Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim’s Company, including Elaine Stritch and Larry Kert.
A monthly puzzle: A crossword or word search on a theatrical theme.
At This Theatre: The popular feature only appears in the Broadway edition of Playbill when space allows. Beginning in January 2022 with the Sondheim Theatre, the subscription edition will survey each of the 41 Broadway theatres. Each monthly feature will include contemporary photos of the theatre and production photos of key shows that played at that venue.
In addition to these new features, the monthly subscription edition also includes Broadway and tour listings.