The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia
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Geisteswissenschaften, Kunst, Musik / Theater, Ballett
The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia is a wonderfully detailed and comprehensive reference devoted to musical theater’s most prolific and admired composer and lyricist. Entries cover Sondheim’s numerous collaborators—from composers and directors to designers and orchestras—key songs—such as his Academy Award winner “Sooner or Later” (Dick Tracy)—and major works—including Assassins, Company, Follies, Sweeney Todd, and West Side Story. The encyclopedia also contains information about Sondheim’s mentoring by Oscar Hammerstein II and his early collaboration with Leonard Bernstein, and profiles the actors who originated roles and sang Sondheim’s songs for the first time, including Ethel Merman, Angela Lansbury, Mandy Patinkin, and Bernadette Peters.
Featuring a detailed biographical entry for Sondheim, a chronology of his career, a listing of his many awards, and discussions of his opinions on movies, opera, and more, this comprehensive resource will attract musical theater enthusiasts again and again.
Pacific Overtures, Milton Babbitt, actress, Richard Rodger, Gypsy, lyrics, Sondheim, Into the Woods, Hal Prince, Jerome Robbins, Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story, music, Sweeney Todd, Broadway, Arthur Laurents, theater, Off-Broadway, Leonard Bernstein, The Frogs, Angela Lansbury, Assassins, Marry Me a Little, Patti LuPone, Follies, performer, Bernadette Peters, performance, A Little Night Music, Sunday in the Park with George, actor, A Funny Thing Happned on the Way to the Forum, George Furth, writer, theatre, James Lapine, Side by Side, Company, Ethel Merman, Barbra Streisand, Elaine Stritch, Oscar Hammerstein II, musicals, Len Cariou