Tony Award-winning writer and Broadway icon Stephen Sondheim made history in 1969, creating his first musical with Company. The 1983 smash hit was followed by Gypsy and Company: Ladies Man, Company: Company: Forty and then Sondheim’s final musical, Pacific Overtures, which opened on Broadway in 2009.
Perhaps Sondheim’s most cherished work is that of West Side Story, the story of a love story set in early 1960s New York, with a score including “Somewhere,” “Tonight,” “Maria,” “America,” “America, “Tonight,” “Tonight” and “Somewhere,” which received 8 Tony Awards in 1960. One of the signature songs in the musical, “Maria,” became an anthem for the Miami Hurricanes. The name Sondheim has been applied to a wide range of iconic songs, from “I Could Have Danced All Night” in West Side Story to “Beggars in the Sky” in Company, “Broadway Baby” in A Little Night Music and “Anyone Can Whistle” in Company.
On June 22, 2018 at 4 p.m. ET, playwright and actor John Douglas Thompson will celebrate the final public performance of the musical Pacific Overtures at the Old Globe, San Diego, California. Thompson will tell Sondheim’s story of how his first musical was produced as the youngest member of the Off-Broadway team developing the musical, co-written by Edward Albee, David Henry Hwang and Sondheim. This will be the tenth public performance of the musical and it will conclude the American premiere tour of Pacific Overtures, conceived and directed by Robert Falls of Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia.
Sondheim Reflects on the Next Stage
Elton John and Philip Glass: “We Are All Waiting for the Ocean”
Sondheim Reflected on the Next Stage: “America”
Sondheim Reflects on the Next Stage: “America”
Sondheim Reflects on the Next Stage: “Tonight”
Sondheim Reflects on the Next Stage: “I Could Have Danced All Night”
Sondheim Reflects on the Next Stage: “Moon River”
Sondheim Reflects on the Next Stage: “All I Could Do Was Lie Down”