Sondheim: His Life, His Shows, His Legacy (Hardcover)
Lively, sophisticated, and filled with first-person tributes and glorious images, Sondheim: His Life, His Shows, His Legacy lifts the curtain on a Broadway legend. "Aside from Sondheim's own exceptional books...this may be the best coffee-table volume devoted to his work."(Shelf Awareness)
Brimming with insights from a veritable Who's Who of Broadway Babies and complemented by more than two hundred color and black-and-white images, Sondheim: His Life, His Shows, His Legacy offers a witty, multidimensional look at the musical genius behind Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, Sweeney Todd, and the landmark West Side Story and Gypsy.
Exploring the unique bond between Sondheim and his audiences, author Stephen M. Silverman further examines the challenging Sondheim works that continue to develop devoted new followings: Anyone Can Whistle, Pacific Overtures, Merrily We Roll Along, Assassins, and Passion.
The result is a lavish, highly engrossing documentation of the dynamic force who reshaped twentieth-century American musical history.
"Lavishly illustrated, handsomely produced, and supplemented by many of Sondheim's own reflections on his artistic vision...This impressive volume is an important biographical addition to collections on musical theater and the Broadway entertainment industry."—Library Journal (starred review)
"Aside from Sondheim's own exceptional books, Finishing the Hat and Look, I Made a Hat, this may be the best coffee-table volume devoted to his work...Sondheim fans: make room on the coffee table for this one."—Shelf Awareness