"Six By Sondheim" Doc, With Performances by Audra McDonald, Darren Criss, Jeremy Jordan, Will Debut on HBO in December

By Andrew Gans
July 26, 2013

"Six By Sondheim" is one of several new documentaries that will premiere on HBO this fall.



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," will make its debut Dec. 9, according to Thefutoncritic.com.

"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."

The film will also feature new performances by Tony winner Audra McDonald, Jarvis Cocker, Darren Criss, Jeremy Jordan, America Ferrera and Sondheim, which have have been produced for the feature documentary.

"Six By Sondheim" is directed by Tony winner James Lapine, with musical segments directed by Todd Haynes, Autumn de Wilde and Lapine.