This shy genius got his start as Oscar Hammerstein II’s protégé. From the groundbreaking West Side Story to the beloved Into the Woods, Sondheim redefined the Broadway musical. His scores graced the elegant A Little Night Music, the blood-soaked Sweeney Todd, and the urban alienation of Company. Why was Sondheim so unhappy with some of his most popular lyrics? And just what does it mean to “send in the clowns”?
Part of the “Oklahoma! at 80” series which talks about the influence of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s work on American musicals. In 1943, Oklahoma! opened on Broadway, and musical theatre would never be the same. Entertainment historian and Morristown resident John Kenrick offers a series of three multimedia talks on this landmark musical and its ongoing eight-decade legacy.
This is a hybrid program, join us in the Library’s Meeting Room or on Zoom. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom code.