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Stephen sondheim wrote some of the most celebrated lyrics in american musical theater in this lesson, learn about his life and explore his style. On stephen sondheim’s 85th birthday, he will be revered as the genius of musical theatre but his failures are just as fascinating as his successes. Join us for a rousing celebration of the life and work of one of broadway's greatest legends: the one and only stephen sondheim.
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Inspired by the painting, a sunday afternoon on the island of la grande jatte by georges seurat, sunday in the park with george, stephen sondheim and james lapine's stunning masterpiece, merges past and present into beautiful, poignant truths about life, love and the creation of art. The stephen sondheim society was established in 1993 to provide information about his work, with its sondheim - the magazine provided to its membership the society maintains a database, organizes productions, meetings, outings and other events and assists with publicity. Sondheim's work has also been the subject of several revues, including side by side by sondheim in 1976, putting it together in 1992 and sondheim on sondheim in 2010 broadway has continued to host sondheim classics as well, including the 2009 revivals of west side story and a little night music, with the latter starring catherine zeta-jones and angela lansbury.Download