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Monday, December 9, 2013

Six by Sondheim premieres on HBO tonight

Tonight at 9:00 it’s the final installment from the HBO Docs fall series called Six by Sondheim which is a highly personal profile of Sondheim as revealed through the creation and performance of six of his iconic songs.  This feature documentary is told primarily in Sondheim’s own words as it weaves together various interviews with him and rarely seen archival material spanning more than 50 years including new footage of Ethel Merman performing “Gypsy”.

Stephen Sondheim is a legendary composer-lyricist who made his Broadway debut at the age of 27 as the lyricist for “West Side Story”.  Over the last six decades he has redefined musical theatre with such groundbreaking works as “Company”, “Sweeney Todd” and “Sunday in the Park with George”.  The documentary will feature re-stagings with some great actors including Darren Criss, America Ferrera and Jeremy Jordan.  If you are a Broadway fan you definitely won’t want to miss this one!! Check out the trailer below.

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