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Sondheim, Stephen

Stephen Sondheim wrote the music and lyrics for SATURDAY NIGHT (1954), A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM (1962), ANYONE CAN WHISTLE (1964), COMPANY (1970), FOLLIES (1971), A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (1973), THE FROGS (1974), PACIFIC OVERTURES (1976), SWEENEY TODD (1979), MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG (1981), SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE (1984), INTO THE WOODS (1987), ASSASSINS (1991), PASSION (1994), ROAD SHOW (2008), as well as lyrics for WEST SIDE STORY (1957), GYPSY (1959), and DO I HEAR A WALTZ? (1965) and additional lyrics for CANDIDE (1973). Anthologies of his work include SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM (1976), MARRY ME A LITTLE (1981), YOU'RE GONNA LOVE TOMORROW (1983), PUTTING IT TOGETHER (1993/99) and SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM (2010). He composed the scores of the films Stavisky (1974) and Reds (1981) and songs for Dick Tracy (1990) and the television production Evening Primrose (1966).  His collected lyrics with attendant essays have been published in two volumes: Finishing the Hat (2010) and Look, I Made a Hat (2011).  In 2010 the Broadway theater formerly known as Henry Miller's Theatre was renamed in his honor.

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    In Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO, the original version of the song "What A Lovely Day for a Wedding"" was structured as a pantoum, an Indian form of lyric in which whole lines are repeated, rather than rhymed. This is one of many ways in which ALLEGRO was experimental
    In 1965, DO I HEAR A WALTZ? closed on Broadway after 220 performances.
    In 1930 composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim was born, creator of iconic musicals INTO THE WOODS, SWEENEY TODD, COMPANY, FOLLIES, and many more.
    In 1965, DO I HEAR A WALTZ? - a collaboration between Richard Rodgers, Arthur Laurents, and Stephen Sondheim - opened at 46th Street Theater (now the Richard Rodgers Theater) where it ran for 220 performances.