Stephen Sondheim

Scribes and songsmiths

Sondheim’s career on Broadway began as a lyricist in the late 1950s with “West Side Story” and “Gypsy.” Although it doesn’t get any better than that, he equaled those musical feats when he paired his audaciously witty wordplay to his own music with “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” “Company,” “Follies,” “Sweeney Todd” and “Passion,” which brought him his seventh Tony Award. His “Sunday in the Park With George” is that rare tuner to win a Pulitzer Prize.

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