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Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim poses for a portrait in front of a sign advertising one of his musicals

Stephen Sondheim

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37:15

'On Sondheim': The Musical-Theater Legend At 80

The New York Times calls Stephen Sondheim the "greatest and perhaps best-known artists in American musical theater." Sondheim composed the music and lyrics for, among others, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods and Company. In 2010 he joined Fresh Air to discuss his career in musical theater.

26:42

Stephen Sondheim: Examining His Lyrics And Life.

In this rebroadcast from 2010, the musical theater legend talks about writing the lyrics and music for several of his productions, including the 1981 musical Merrily We Roll Along, which is currently in the middle of a two-week run in New York City.

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