For died-in the wool Broadway show lovers, Stephen Sondheim is more than legendary – the word “iconic” better describes his standing with his fans.
True enough, some folks prefer more traditional fare like Oklahoma, Hello Dolly, Guys and Dolls and such. Sondheim’s shows demand a slightly different taste. They’re more philosophical, intricate, and serious, but never have singing choruses or dancing. Musicians regard his music and lyrics as challenging and demanding.
At age 90, Sondheim is old enough to have witnessed many theatrical tributes to his music.
But I must say, I have never seen a celebration of his work quite like the one that is currently available on You Tube called Take Me To The World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A92wZIvEUAw . For anyone who enjoys great voices singing some of the most sophisticated songs ever written, this is a true treasure.