Sondheim, Stephen

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Birth 1930-03-22
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Company originally opened on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre on April 26, 1970, and ran until Jan. 1, 1972.

From the description of Company a musical comedy / music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ; book by George Furth 1995. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 709905537

In Nov. 1999 a staged reading of an earlier version of this material was presented at New York Theatre Workshop under the title Wise guys, featuring Nathan Lane and Victor Garber. The title Gold! had originally been proposed for that production but was discarded. In the fall of 2003 a revised version, retitled Bounce, was staged at Goodman Theatre in Chicago and at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

From the description of Road show / music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ; book by John Weidman, 2008. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 694910845

Stephen Sondheim, playwright; George Furth, playwright.

From the description of Getting away with murder : typescript; 1996 Mar. 17. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517221

Stephen Sondheim, composer; John Weidman, playwright.

From the description of Assassins : typescript; 1991 Aug. 22. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 144652398

Stephen Sondheim, composer; James Goldman, playwright.

From the description of Follies : typescript, 1970, September. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 144652018

Composer; lyricist.

From the description of Reminiscences of Stephen Sondheim : oral history, 1982. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309736797

In Nov. 1999 a staged reading of an earlier version of this material was presented at New York Theatre Workshop under the title Wise guys, featuring Nathan Lane and Victor Garber. The title Gold had originally been proposed for that production but was discarded. In Nov. 2008 the musical was produced under the title Road Show at the Joseph Papp Public Theater, New York, N.Y.

From the description of Bounce / music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ; book by John Weidman, 2003. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 694907600

Stephen Sondheim, composer and lyricist. Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, librettists.

From the description of A funny thing happened on the way to the forum : typescript, 1996. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517926

Stephen Sondheim, composer and lyricist. Julius J. Epstein, librettist.

From the description of Saturday night: typescript, n.d. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122430693

Stephen Sondheim, composer. Aristophanes, playwright. Burt Shevelove, Nathan Lane, adapters.

From the description of The frogs : typescript, 2004. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 79468009

Stephen Joshua Sondheim (1930- ) is an award-winning American composer and lyricist for stage and film. His awards include an Academy Award, eight Tony Awards (including one for Lifetime Achievement), multiple Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize and the Laurence Olivier Award. Among his most well-known works are A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, West Side Story, and Gypsy .

Sondheim was president of the Dramatists Guild from 1973-1981 and, on his 80th birthday, the Henry Miller's Theater was renamed the Stephen Sondheim Theater in his honor.

From the guide to the Stephen Sondheim Typescript, 1952, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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