Regarding Broadway: Part Four - The Sondheim Years and Beyond

June 22, 2013

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Sondheim was the reigning king of musicals. With witty, erudite lyrics and gorgeous soaring scores, he had hit after hit on Broadway with Follies, Company, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, and numerous others.

There were also some under the radar imports like Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables that enjoyed success in NY theaters.

Playlist

Sondheim: "Being Alive" from Company

Dean Jones and Cast

Sondheim: "I'm Still Here" from Follies

Yvonne DeCarlo

Sondheim: "Night Waltzes" and "Send in the Clowns" from A Little Night Music

Orchestra and Glynis Johns

Hamlisch: "One"/Finale from A Chorus Line

Original Cast

Waller: "The Joint Is Jumpin'" from Ain't Misbehavin'

Nell Carter and Cast

Sondheim: "No One's Going to Harm You" from Sweeney Todd

Ken Jennings and Angela Lansbury

Webber/Rice: "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" from Evita

Patty Lupone

Warren/Dubin: "Lullaby of Broadway" from 42nd Street

Cast

Webber/Rice: Prelude to Phantom of the Opera

Orchestra

Boublil/Shoenberg: Act II Finale from Les Miserables

Original Cast

Herman: "I Am What I Am" from La Cage Aux Folles

George Hearn

Sondheim: Finale from Into the Woods

Bernadette Peters, Johanna Gleason and Cast