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Stephen Sondheim

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My idea of heaven is not writing.

— Stephen Sondheim

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My mother wanted me off her hands. She was a working woman. She designed clothes, and she was a celebrity collector. It's my mother's ambition to be a celebrity.

— Stephen Sondheim

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Nowadays, there are sometimes more producers than there are people in the cast, because it takes that much money to put a show on.

— Stephen Sondheim

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On stage, generally speaking, the story is stopped or held back by songs, because that's the convention. Audiences enjoy the song and the singer, that's the point.

— Stephen Sondheim

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One of the hardest things about writing lyrics is to make the lyrics sit on the music in such a way that you're not aware there was a writer there.

— Stephen Sondheim

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Oscar Hammerstein was a surrogate father during all those many days, and weeks and months when I didn't see my own father.

— Stephen Sondheim

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So many good songs get written fast, because you know exactly what has to work.

— Stephen Sondheim

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The fact is popular art dates. It grows quaint. How many people feel strongly about Gilbert and Sullivan today compared to those who felt strongly in 1890?

— Stephen Sondheim

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The more restrictions you have, the easier anything is to write.

— Stephen Sondheim

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The movie adaptations of stage musicals that I've seen, without exception, in my opinion don't work. A lot of people would disagree with me.

— Stephen Sondheim

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" Lane said of the day "We love our corporate sponsors and we love their money but there's something sacred about naming a theatre and there's something about this that is right and just. What I've found out and what I believed is that everybody is talented. The Stephen Sondheim Society's Student Performer of the Year Competition
An annual event the competition gives 12 young musical theatre students from top UK drama schools and universities the opportunity to compete for a prize of £1000.

He is the winner of an Academy Award eight Tony Awards (more than any other composer)including the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre eight Grammy Awards a Pulitzer Prize and the Laurence Olivier Award. haɪm/; born March 22 1930) is an American composer and lyricist known for his contributions to musical theatre. Cameron Mackintosh has described Sondheim as "possibly the greatest lyricist ever.

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