By Andrew Gans
09 Dec 2013
|Photo by Jerry Jackson/courtesy of HBO|
The documentary, which is billed as "an intimate look at the prolific career of renowned American lyricist and composer Stephen Sondheim…for whom art and life are never separate," makes its debut at 9 PM ET; check local listings.
"This documentary is a story of both, highlighted by his experiences writing six of his most celebrated songs: 'Something's Coming,' 'Opening Doors,' 'Send in the Clowns,' 'I'm Still Here,' 'Being Alive' and 'Sunday,'" according to press notes. "Told primarily by Sondheim himself, the film draws on his extensive personal archive and dozens of interviews from all stages of his career, underscoring his honesty and passion for his art."
"Six By Sondheim" is directed by Tony winner James Lapine, with musical segments directed by Todd Haynes, Autumn de Wilde and Lapine. Lapine executive-produced the film with Frank Rich.