Stephen Sondheim


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in New York, New York, The United States
March 22, 1930

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Stephen Joshua Sondheim is an American musical and film composer and lyricist, winner of an Academy Award, multiple Tony Awards (seven, more than any other composer), multiple Grammy Awards, and a Pulitzer Prize. He has been described by Frank Rich in the The New York Times as "the greatest and perhaps best-known artist in the American musical theater." His most famous scores include (as composer/lyricist) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, and Assassins, as well as the lyrics for West Side Story and Gypsy. He was president of the Dramatists Guild from 1973 to 1981. ...more

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Bar...

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4.18 avg rating — 14,014 ratings — published 1974 — 17 editions
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Into the Woods

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4.26 avg rating — 11,157 ratings — published 1987 — 18 editions
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Sunday in the Park with George

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4.15 avg rating — 3,262 ratings — published 1983 — 12 editions
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Company: A Musical Comedy

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4.20 avg rating — 3,013 ratings — published 1970 — 7 editions
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Finishing the Hat: Collecte...

4.52 avg rating — 1,773 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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Assassins

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4.24 avg rating — 1,644 ratings — published 1993 — 6 editions
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A Funny Thing Happened on t...

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3.99 avg rating — 1,642 ratings — published 1961 — 7 editions
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4.55 avg rating — 861 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Passion

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3.99 avg rating — 184 ratings — published 1994 — 6 editions
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“If I cannot fly, let me sing.”
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“I prefer neurotic people. I like to hear rumblings beneath the surface.”
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“Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos. ”
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What is your favorite song from INTO THE WOODS (2012 movie)? Into the Woods (movie tie-in edition) by James Lapine Stephen Sondheim Stephen Sondheim

"Agony"
 
  8 votes, 25.8%

"Prologue"
 
  4 votes, 12.9%

"No One is Alone"
 
  4 votes, 12.9%

"Your Fault"
 
  4 votes, 12.9%

"Moments in the Woods"
 
  3 votes, 9.7%

"Children Will Listen"
 
  2 votes, 6.5%

"The Last Midnight"
 
  2 votes, 6.5%

"On the Steps of the Palace"
 
  1 vote, 3.2%

"Giants in the Sky"
 
  1 vote, 3.2%

"It Takes Two"
 
  1 vote, 3.2%

"Stay With Me"
 
  1 vote, 3.2%

"Cinderella at the Grave"
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

"Hello, Little Girl"
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

"Rapunzel's Song"
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

"I Know Things Now"
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

"A Very Nice Prince"
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

"The Witch's Lament"
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

"Any Moment"
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

"Careful My Toe"
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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