October 19th, 2017

music by tiger_tyger

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Stephen Sondheim, Theater’s Greatest Lyricist
Lin-Manuel Miranda speaks to the man who has consistently remade the American musical over his 60-year career— and who is trying to surprise us one more time.

By LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA

Sondheim: I hope you don’t mind doing this upstairs, I’m feeling a bit under the weather.

It’s July 2017. We are on the second floor of Stephen Sondheim’s Midtown Manhattan townhouse, and he’s nestled on his writing couch. There’s a famous picture of him reclining in this very spot from 1960: young Sondheim staring intently at a pad of paper, Blackwing pencil at the ready, framed by two windows. His right hand on his face, deep in thought.
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