Stephen Sondheim

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Stephen Sondheim, whose career has spanned more than half a century, discusses his process of writing lyrics, his relationship with his mentor, Oscar Hammerstein II, and his collaborations with talents such as Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, Ethel Merman, Richard Rodgers, Angela Lansbury, Harold Prince and others. Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics with Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes, includes an collection of some of Sondheim’s unpublished lyrics, giving readers a rare personal look into his life and his remarkable productions.