Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim passed away on Friday at age 91 at his home in Connecticut. Sondheim is largely considered one of the most prominent Broadway songwriting titans. His highly-praised career saw him win eight Tony Awards, eight Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize and an Academy Award.
Stephen Sondheim, the revered and influential composer-lyricist behind some of Broadway’s most beloved and celebrated shows, has died at 91.
Stephen Sondheim is dead at 91. One of Broadway’s most revered songwriters, he set the standard for the American musical.
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Duchess Dale This saddens me deeply. I always feel that there should be some special dispensation for people(especially artists) who so transform our lives that they can live forever to continue blessing us. RIP sir, you will always be one of a kind.
TheRealJakeBryant As a fan of musical theatre this is devastating. This man over the last 60 years has almost single handily reinvigorated Broadway, and written some of the most spellbinding songs in the world. Rarely can one have such a lasting impact on a beautiful form of art. Thanks SS, RIP.