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  • January 15, 2016 - February 21, 2016


    Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived by James Lapine
    Directed by Spiro Veloudos

    Runtime: 2hrs 40mins including intermission

    Cast of Sondheim on Sondheim
    Photo: Spiro Veloudos

    The Lyric Stage’s own award-winning Sondheim expert, Spiro Veloudos, turns his unique vision to Sondheim on Sondheim, an intimate portrait of the famed songwriter in his own words and music. With songs taken from nineteen Sondheim shows produced over a 62-year period, eight of your favorite Boston-based musical-theatre artists will perform well-known, rarely-heard, and cut material, featuring video commentary from the master himself.

    Learn how the greatest musical-theatre composer of all time thinks about writing songs, and how he creates his award-winning productions.

    " A funny, affectionate, and revealing tribute to the musical theatre’s greatest living composer and lyricist!”  – USA Today


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