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My Favorite Sondheim

Steven Sondheim died today. He was 91. He was a man of many words and By that I mean his song lyrics were dense. Sweeny Todd exhausted me. Not A Day Goes By from Send in the Clowns is a underappreciated ballad. But my favorite Sondheim song is this one from Side by Side by Sondheim. This version is by Laura Bruckmann. Sometimes I sing it when no one is around.

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  1. I saw “Side by Side with Sondheim” with my family; I wasn’t sure if I would like it, but I very much did. Like just about everyone, I thought that “West Side Story,” was brilliant, but I didn’t really warm up to the later, more daring themes of his musicals. That may be due to my not seeing them, except for Sweeney Todd, as he was unquestionably one of the greatest lyricists in musical theater history.

    Something which many may not credit him for, is that he and co-writer Anthony Perkins wrote the screenplay for “The Last of Sheila,” perhaps the greatest mystery movie of all time. They had written two others, but unfortunately they never made it to the screen.

    Sondheim was erudite, modest, and one of the very few giants of the musical theater, of course along with his mentor and perhaps surrogate father Oscar Hammerstein II.

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