1 videodisc (approximately 86 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
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Originally broadcast in 2013.
West Side story : 1957. Something's coming / music by Leonard Bernstein ; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (Larry Kert) (excerpt from Look up and live, CBS, 1958) -- Merrily we roll along : 1981. Opening doors / a Sabella Entertainment Inc. production, 2013 (Darren Criss, Jeremy Jordan, America Ferrera, Laura Osnes, Stephen Sondheim, Jackie Hoffman) -- A little music : 1973. Send in the clowns / a Ways & Means production, 2013 (Audra McDonald, Will Swenson) -- Company : 1970. Being alive / a film by D.A. Pennebaker (Dean Jones) (excerpt from Company, original cast album, 1970) -- Follies : 1971. I'm still here / a Killer Moxie production, 2013 (Jarvis Cocker) -- Sunday in the park with George : 1984. Sunday (Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, and the original Broadway cast) (excerpt from American playhouse, PBS, 1986).
Editor, Miky Wolf.
An intimate and candid look at the life and art of legendary composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim, as revealed through the creation and performance of six of his songs. Told primarily in Sondheim's own words from dozens of interviews, the film includes archival performance footage and original staged productions created for the film. The documentary reveals how art and life have been intertwined for Sondheim since childhood, when his mother's friendship with the family of librettist and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II would introduce the young Sondheim to a surrogate father and artistic mentor, ultimately starting him on the path to a career in the theater.
DVD; aspect ratio 16:9; Dolby Digital 5.1.
1000505465 HBO Documentary Films