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Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim (22 March 1930 – 26 November 2021) was an American composer of musicals. Considered one of the greatest composers and lyricists of the 20th Century, Sondheim created a body of work that is much revered by audiences and theatre professionals alike. His work includes writing the lyrics to the classic 1950s musicals West Side Story and Gypsy; and writing the music and lyrics to musicals such as Company in 1970, Follies in 1971, A Little Night Music in 1973, Pacific Overtures in 1976, Sweeney Todd in 1979, Merrily We Roll Along in 1981, Sunday in the Park With George in 1984 and Into the Woods in 1987, Assassins in 1990, and Passion in 1994. In 2019 Cameron Mackintosh renamed the Queen’s Theatre in London the Sondheim Theatre in his honour.

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