Producer and director Harold Prince has collaborated with most of the best loved composers, lyricists, and book writers of the past half century. Now work by many of those artists can be heard and seen again in a new retrospective of Prince's career, The Prince of Broadway, opening August 24 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
The graph below offers one glimpse of Prince's "social network," as featured in The Prince of Broadway. At the center, Harold Prince. Connected to him by red lines, yellow circles represent many of the shows on which Prince worked. Blue circles, with blue lines, connect composers, lyricists, and book writers to their Prince shows. The size of each circle is determined by the number of connections on the graph; the graph's spatial arrangement gives a rough sense of each person's/show's affinity for each other.
Two fun details among many: (1) Hugh Wheeler, book writer for Sweeney Todd, also wrote songs for a rare non-original Prince production, William Congreve's Love for Love. (2) James Goldman and Alfred Uhry both collaborated on Prince musicals with two different music/lyric teams.
All information was pulled from the Playbill Vault. What other connections can you find?