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Stephen Sondheim


Stephen Sondheim, Michael Bennett, and Hal Prince: Company

Sondheim, Stephen. Company; a Musical Comedy. Libretto by George Furth.
First edition.
New York, Random House [c1970]
Harris Collection of American Poetry and Plays

Sondheim, Stephen. Vocal Selections from Company. Libretto by George Furth ..
[New York] : Herald Square Music Co. and Rilting Music, c1970.
Harris Collection of American Poetry and Plays

Company ushered in the era of "concept" musicals: a series of vignettes exploring
relationships in contemporary urban society. The collaboration of Sondheim,
choreographer Michael Bennett and Hal Prince as producer and director won the
show both the Drama Critics' Circle and the Tony for best musical. Notable songs
include The Ladies Who Lunch and Side by Side by Side.

Follies

Sondheim, Stephen. Follies; a musical. Libretto by James Goldman.
First edition.
New York, Random House [1971].
Harris Collection of American Poetry and Plays

Sondheim, Stephen. Follies : vocal selections.
[New York] : Music of the Times Pub. Co., c1971.
Harris Collection of American Poetry and Plays

A second collaboration of Sondheim, Bennett, and Prince, Follies took place
at a reunion of Ziegfeld-like showgirls in a theatre about to be torn down.
The past and the present of the characters are woven together and all their
"follies" examined. Notable songs include Follies (Beautiful Girls) and
Broadway Baby.


A Chorus Line

Hamlisch, Marvin. A Chorus Line. Conceived, choreographed, and directed by
Michael Bennett; libretto by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante; lyrics by
Edward Kleban.
New York : Applause, 1995
Harris Collection of American Poetry and Plays

Hamlisch, Marvin. Vocal selections from the Joseph Papp production of
Michael Bennett's A Chorus Line. Lyrics by Edward Kleban.
[New York] E. H. Morris; [C. Hansen, distributor, 1975]
Harris Collection of American Poetry and Plays

Choreographer Michael Bennett's tribute to the unheralded dancers of the
chorus ran fifteen years on Broadway. It was "developed" over several
years at Joseph Papp's Public Theater before transferring to Broadway.
Notable songs included What I Did For Love.
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