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Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim.

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Studio Sessions

Stephen Sondheim in 1974, the year after the premiere of his A Little Night Music, which includes "Send in the Clowns."

December 30, 2011 The musical theater composer performs "Send in the Clowns" and more with host Marian McPartland.

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Interviews & Profiles

Stephen Sondheim

February 16, 2012 Sondheim reflects on writing lyrics and working with legends like Leonard Bernstein.

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April 21, 2010 Stephen Sondheim joins Terry Gross to talk about his 50-year career on the Broadway stage.

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March 11, 2009 In the Broadway composer's classic "Send in the Clowns," unexpected notes get surprising results.

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January 7, 2009 The groundbreaking musical's behind-the-scenes tension brought out the drama on stage.

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March 19, 2005 As Stephen Sondheim turns 75, the legendary musical composer and lyricist is going strong.

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News

September 26, 2007 A show by Jerome Robbins, Arthur Laurents, Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein turned out okay.

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More Stories

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October 28, 2010 The grand old man of the musical theater tells the stories behind some of his most famous shows.

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Anthony Perkins, Charmian Carr

October 26, 2010 David Bianculli says the DVD release of Evening Primrose showcases Sondheim's "early brilliance."

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Sweeney Todd [Original Broadway Cast]

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  • Album: Sweeney Todd [Original Broadway Cast]
  • Artist: Original Broadway Cast
  • Label: RCA
 

Merrily We Roll Along [Original Broadway Cast Recording]

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  • Album: Merrily We Roll Along [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
  • Artist: Original Cast Recording
  • Label: Sony Music Distribution
  • Released: 1982
 

Frogs/Evening Primrose [2001 Studio Casts]

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  • Album: Frogs/Evening Primrose [2001 Studio Casts]
  • Artist: 2001 Studio Casts
  • Label: Nonesuch Records
  • Released: 2001
 

Evening Primrose

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  • Title: Evening Primrose
  • Director: Anthony Perkins, Dorothy Stickney
 

Little Night Music [Original Broadway Cast]

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  • Album: Little Night Music [Original Broadway Cast]
  • Artist: Original Broadway Cast
  • Label: Columbia/Legacy
  • Released: 1998
 

Side by Side by Sondheim

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  • Album: Side by Side by Sondheim
  • Artist: Original London Cast
  • Label: RCA
  • Released: 1976