Well, it was added later, while Sondheim was writing Passion.
I don't find the book to be clunky. It's disjointed, but I think that goes well with the surreal, revue-like nature of the show.
I do take issue with people who complain about the song "ruining the dramatic structure," however. It doesn't. Because the show is a revue.
My one problem with the show is the portrayal of the female Assassins. They seem kinda... marginalized and just generally crazy comic relief. I feel Moore should've had more music. The original Moore seemed like she had a very powerful voice, judging by the recording.
edited 17th Jul '11 11:10:49 PM by Pannic