Most widely held works about Stephen Sondheim
Most widely held works by Stephen Sondheim
West Side story by Leonard Bernstein ( Recording )
324 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 3,110 libraries worldwide
The feud between two New York teenage gangs abruptly ends the brief happiness shared by Maria, a Puerto Rican girl, and Tony, a member of the Jets. In his attempt to defend a fellow Jet, Tony kills Maria's brother and shortly thereafter is killed by Maria's rejected fiance.
West Side story ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 2,574 libraries worldwide
This musical sets the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of the rivalry of two street gangs, the Sharks and the Jets, in New York of the 1950s. A young woman who is sister to the Sharks leader has her first taste of love with the former head of the Jets.
Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street : a musical thriller by Stephen Sondheim ( Recording )
143 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 2,315 libraries worldwide
Barber Sweeney Todd returns to London seeking revenge for the loss of his wife and daughter by killing customers and dropping to the shop downstairs to be made into meat pies by Mrs. Lovett. Includes sketches and photographs from several productions.
West side story ( Visual )
148 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 2,079 libraries worldwide
A modern version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, set in the Puerto Rican section of New York City.
A little night music by Stephen Sondheim ( Recording )
157 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,915 libraries worldwide
Into the woods by Stephen Sondheim ( Recording )
98 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,913 libraries worldwide
Interwoven with such classics as Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Little Red Ridinghood, is the story of the baker and his wife, whose longing for a child is thwarted by a mischievous witch who lives next door.
Gypsy by Jule Styne ( Recording )
105 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,854 libraries worldwide
[Shady Grove Music Fair], Lee Guber, Frank Ford and Shelly Gross present Vivian Blaine in "Gypsy," with Alfred Sandor, Kit Smythe, Jacqueline Mayro, Jeff Bolton, Ann Russell, Ellen Travolta, Nora Bristow, Jan Tanzy, Leon Benedict, Robert Bernard, Joel Abel, Wendy Wynters, book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Suggested by the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee. Original N.Y. production by David Merrick and Leland Hayward, entire original production direction and choreography by Jerome Robbins, directed by Ella Gerber, choreographed by Peter Conlow, musical director Jerry Goldberg, production designed by Warwick Brown, costumes designed by Peter Joseph, lighting by Lester Tapper.
Company : a musical comedy by Stephen Sondheim ( Recording )
123 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,836 libraries worldwide
"A breakthrough Broadway musical in 1970, Company remains fresh, acerbic and original today. The musical's themes - marriage and commitment, friendship and loneliness - and its innovations in form mark it as a landmark of modern American musical theatre." "Company's 25th anniversary was commemorated by two major revivals: in New York, at the Roundabout Theatre Company and in London at the Donmar Warehouse. This edition incorporates all revisions and additions made for these productions."--BOOK JACKET.
Sunday in the park with George : a musical by Stephen Sondheim ( Book )
85 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,827 libraries worldwide
Musical inspired by the painting, A Sunday afternoon on the island of Grand Jatte, and based loosely on the life of its creator, Georges Seurat.
Sweeney Todd the demon barber of Fleet street ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,524 libraries worldwide
Reinventing himself as Sweeney Todd, a man unjustly sent to prison returns to exact revenge on those who ruined his life, especially the evil Judge Turpin who sent the man to prison. Not only does he seek revenge for the cruel punishment he suffered in prison, but also for what happened to his wife and daughter. When he returns to his home town, he reopens his barber shop, where Mr. Todd becomes the Demon of Fleet Street. Mrs. Lovett is Sweeney's amorous accomplice who creates diabolical meat pies out of the remains of Mr. Todd's victims.
A funny thing happened on the way to the forum by Stephen Sondheim ( Recording )
110 editions published between 1962 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,519 libraries worldwide
Program notes included. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
All Sondheim by Stephen Sondheim ( Recording )
176 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,451 libraries worldwide
An intimate portrait of the famed songwriter in his own words, and music. An all-star cast headed by Barbara Cook, Vanessa Williams and Tom Wopat takes on new arrangements of over two dozen Sondheim tunes, ranging from the beloved to the obscure, interspersed with audio commentary by the composer himself, who reveals fascinating details about his life and his art.
Follies by Stephen Sondheim ( )
119 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,289 libraries worldwide
On the eve of its destruction, the once-glorious Weissman Theatre is filled with the ghosts of its past as showgirls from 40 years ago reunite to glamorize the old days and relive bygone memories of promise and splendor.
Pacific overtures by Stephen Sondheim ( Book )
75 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,284 libraries worldwide
Winter Garden, Harold Prince, in association with Ruth Mitchell presents "Pacific Overtures," starring Mako, with Soon-Teck Oh, Yuki Shimoda, Sab Shimono, Isao Sato, Alvin Ing, Ernest Harada, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman, additional material by Hugh Wheeler, scenic production designed by Boris Aronson, costumes designed by Florence Klotz, lighting designed by Tharon Musser, orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, music direction by Paul Gemignani, dance music by Daniel Troob, Kabuki consultant Haruki Fujimoto, masks & dolls by E.J. Taylor, choreography by Patricia Birch, production directed by Harold Prince.
Into the woods ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,186 libraries worldwide
The fairy tale characters of Little Red Ridinghood, Cinderella, and Jack (and the Beanstalk) are linked together with the characters of a baker and his wife. Their stories intertwine as they all search for something different in the woods. After they have all found happiness, they must band together to fight a giant.
Assassins by Stephen Sondheim ( Book )
58 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,169 libraries worldwide
Typescript, dated Apr. 22, 2004.
Anyone can whistle by Stephen Sondheim ( Recording )
75 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,155 libraries worldwide
Typescript, dated Apr. 6, 2010.
Passion : a musical by Stephen Sondheim ( Book )
42 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,082 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the redemptive power of love, as a handsome soldier meets a homely woman and comes to appreciate what is truly beautiful about her.
Sondheim on music : minor details and major decisions by Mark Eden Horowitz ( Book )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,038 libraries worldwide
This volume focuses on a set of interviews that the author conducted with American composer and lyricist for stage and film, Stephen Sondheim (b. 1930). Sondheim is widely regarded as the most important composer and lyricist of musical theater in the second half of the 20th century. He discusses the art of musical composition, lyric writing, the collaborative process of musical theater, and what he thinks about his own work.
Candide by Leonard Bernstein ( )
61 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,003 libraries worldwide
Adaptation of Voltaire's fable about a young man whose simplicity and optimism drop him into one disaster after another.
Barbers Biography Compact discs Composers Concert television programs Criticism, interpretation, etc. Drama England--London England--London--Fleet Street Fairy tales Families Feature films Feature films Fiction films Fictitious characters Film adaptations Filmed musicals Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired First loves Gangs Horror films Interviews Lee, Gypsy Rose,--1914-1970 Love Meat grinders Motion picture music--Excerpts Musical films Musical films Musicals Musicals Musicals--Analysis, appreciation Musicals--Excerpts Musicals--Librettos New York (State) Presidents--Assassination Revenge Revues Serial murderers Seurat, Georges,--1859-1891 Sondheim, Stephen Songs Television musicals Television specials Texts Todd, Sweeney (Legendary character) United States Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Voyages and travels
Sondheim, Stephen Joshua.
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