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A Conversation with Stephen Sondheim

Friday, March 21, 2014

Stephen Sondheim is a living legend. He was the student of Oscar Hammerstein II, he's written and contributed to countless Broadway shows (for which, he has won countless awards) and he is a published author. Sondheim's work is continually celebrated, and his birthday is no exception. In 2005, Symphony Space joined Jonathan Schwartz in celebrating the 75th birthday of this beloved composer.

It is a rare occasion that Stephen Sondheim gives an interview. However, nine-years ago he did just that. Flanked by colleagues; James Lapine (director), John Weidman (librettist) and Jonathan Schwartz (radio host & author), Sondheim took the stage of Symphony Space to discuss music, literature and artistic process. We offer this interview today in celebration of Stephen Sondheim's 84th birthday.

 

 

 

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