At 75, Stephen Sondheim Looks Back... and Forward
Songs from Sondheim
Color and Light
Someone in a Tree
More from Sondheim
What He Listens To
"I Work Better in the City..."
On Working with Director Hal Prince
Talking About Sondheim
Frank Rich: On 'Pacific Overtures'
Sheldon Harnick: On 'Saturday Night'
Angela Lansbury: On 'Anyone Can Whistle'
Frank Rich: Sondheim Beyond Broadway
Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim turns 75 on March 22. The living legend will be honored with a 12-hour performance of his works, Wall-to-Wall Sondheim, Saturday at New York's Symphony Space.
He composed stage classics including Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, Company and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; and he provided the lyrics for shows such as West Side Story and Gypsy.
After so many songs, numerous Tony Awards, a Pulitzer Prize and an Oscar (for best original song, 1990's Dick Tracy), Sondheim might not be blamed for enjoying a quiet retirement. But he continues to work: Bounce was produced in Washington, D.C. in 2003. And an album of Sondheim singing his own music -- recorded in the 1950s and '60s -- is due out in May.