Stephen Sondheim with Richard Knox on Zoom, or Simulcast in person in the Village Center
Thursday, July 21st at 7:00 pm. Stephen Sondheim (1930 – 2021) was an American composer and lyricist. One of the most important figures in twentieth-century musical theater, Sondheim was credited for having reinvented the American musical with shows that tackled unexpected themes that range far beyond the genre’s traditional subjects with music and lyrics of unprecedented complexity and sophistication. Sondheim began his career by writing the lyrics for West Side Story (1957) and Gypsy (1959), before eventually devoting himself solely to writing both music and lyrics. His best-known works include A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962), Company (1970), Follies (1971), A Little Night Music (1973), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1979), Sunday in the Park with George (1984), Into the Woods (1987), and Passion (1994). In addition to having a chance to view musical highlights from several of the aforementioned shows we will have an opportunity to watch a candid interview with Stephen as he discusses the art of lyric writing and reflects on the influence of his mentor Oscar Hammerstein II.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Larchmont Public Library
To watch live on Zoom, click HERE