Legendary composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim will be profiled on this weekend's "CBS News Sunday Morning" program. The July 14 broadcast of "CBS News Sunday Morning" will feature an interview with the composer, who has created such groundbreaking musicals as Sunday in the Park with George, Follies, Into the Woods and A Little Night Music. Correspondent Martha Teichner is responsible for the segment, which is titled "Isn't It Grand?" The program, featuring anchor Charles Osgood, airs on CBS-TV from 9 10:30 AM ET. Check local listings.
Sondheim has been much in the news this season. A revival of his musical with book writer-director James Lapine, Into the Woods, won the 2002 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical and is currently playing the Broadhurst Theatre. The Lincoln Center Festival is now presenting a production — from Tokyo and in Japanese — of his musical Pacific Overtures, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has devoted its spring and summer to six fully-staged Sondheim works: Sunday in the Park with George, Company, Sweeney Todd, Passion, A Little Night Music and Merrily We Roll Along. The latter begins performances this weekend at the Center's Eisenhower Theatre.
Among the Sondheim canon are such songs as "Send in the Clowns," "No One Is Alone," "Losing My Mind," "Comedy Tonight," "With So Little To Be Sure Of," "Being Alive," "Another Hundred People," "I'm Still Here," "The Miller's Son," "Johanna," "Not a Day Goes By," "Good Thing Going," "Move On," "Finishing the Hat," "Happiness" and "Children Will Listen."