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Composer and Lyricist Stephen Sondheim

Sondheim briefly wrote for the television show Topper before becoming the lyricist for the Broadway hits West Side Story and Gypsy. A trained composer, he later began writing his own musicals which, Sondheim says, continued in the Rogers and Hammerstein tradition. They include Sweeney Todd, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Into the Woods.


Other segments from the episode on November 10, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 10, 1988: Interview with Stephen Sondheim; Review of the Traveling Wilburys' album "Volume 1"; Interview with Lawrence Shainberg; Review of the film "A Cry in the…


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