Sondheim Discusses Life's Work on "Downstage Center" Podcast

News   Sondheim Discusses Life's Work on "Downstage Center" Podcast Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Stephen Sondheim is the subject of the American Theatre Wing's "Downstage Center" podcast, which is now available online.

American Theatre Wing executive director Howard Sherman hosts the series that offers in-depth conversations with theatre-makers of our time. As part of Sondheim's chat, the composer discusses progress on the new revue of his work Sondheim on Sondheim, as well as his forthcoming book of annotated lyrics, "Finishing the Hat." Also included are Sondheim's reactions to the latest revivals of his work, his experiences working with Hal Prince, Arthur Laurents, James Lapine and George Furth, as well as his compositions for film.

Stephen Sondheim, who began his Broadway career as a lyricist for West Side Story and Gypsy, made his debut as a composer/lyricist in 1962 with A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Along with collaborators including Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, James Goldman, George Furth, James Lapine, John Weidman and Harold Prince, Sondheim revolutionized the face of musical theatre with Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Pacific Overtures, Anyone Can Whistle, Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday in the Park with George, Assassins, Into the Woods, Passion and Road Show.

The Sondheim podcast is available at AmericanTheatreWing and also on iTunes.

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