Stephen Sondheim: America’s Greatest Living Writer

Stephen Sondheim: America’s Greatest Living Writer

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There are many virtuoso musical writers and performers in the United States. The most successful and long-standing artists are the ones that have the ability to adapt and possess well-established careers that have been able to cross over and interconnect people throughout many decades and generations. One of those artists happens to be one of the most prominent lyricists and musicians in theatre: Stephen Sondheim. He will be turning ninety-one this month, on March 22nd to be exact. Some of the most beloved musicals that he has written and composed would be Into the Woods, West Side Story, Sweeney Todd: …

7 Books Turned Musical That Might Surprise You

7 Books Turned Musical That Might Surprise You

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What comes to mind when you hear Matilda, The Color Purple, and Oliver Twist? The books by Roald Dahl, Alice Walker, and Charles Dickens, of course! But did you know that these titles, and more, have been made into popular musicals, and that some of your favorite musicals are based on books? Well below are seven musicals based on books that just might surprise you.     Wicked Wicked, the untold story of the witches of Oz, took the world by storm seventeen years ago, and is based on the first book Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked …