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Musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91
musical, dead at 91
He was one of theater’s most iconic and influential composer-songwriters in the late 20th century and the driving force behind some of Broadway’s most beloved and celebrated shows.
TRA’s most respected and influential composer-songwriters of the late 20th century and the driving force behind some of Broadway’s most loved and celebrated shows
On the day of Stephen Sondheim’s death, creating a list of his songs you will never stop playing is to invite an argument — and I do.
father of musical theater dead : Stephen Sondheim, Sondheim died at 91, and I encourage you to read every obit, every snippet of historical context. I can offer only the fact that, almost always, on some level, there is Sondheim music in my head; it takes almost nothing to nudge it from sleep and get it tripping across my lips as I do the dishes or drive my car.
I wasn’t so much a Sweeney Todd person — it freaked me out. I was very much a Company person. I watched a VHS tape of Into The Woods when I was babysitting in high school, and I never stopped loving it. A dear friend took me to Follies. I sent another friend a clip from Sunday In The Park With George after he had a professional disappointment.
Stephen Sondheim, the legendary composer of “Into the Woods,” “Sweeney Todd,” “Gypsy,” “Sunday in the Park with George” and other essential works of musical theater, died Friday morning, according to Aaron Meyer at DKC O&M Done. , the producer of the current production “company” of Sondheim.
Sondheim died suddenly, the New York Times reported, citing his lawyer and friend, F. Richard Pappas. Pappas told the Times that Sondheim had celebrated Thanksgiving the day before with dinner and friends.