A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Segerstrom


Sondheim, shown here in 1974, won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for Sunday in the Park with George. He has also received eight Tony Awards, eight Grammy awards and a Kennedy Center Honor. 
Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

With Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday coming up next year, and a Pops concert celebrating the legacy he’s left on musical theater right around the corner (shameless ticket plug), we’d like to bring your attention to an interview from NPR’S “Fresh Air,” hosted by Terry Gross. Gross interviews Sondheim on his storied history in musical theater, as they discuss such hit-shows as “West Side Story,” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” “Sweeney Todd,” “A Little Night Music” and more.


Check out the full 46-minute interview here, and we’ll see you this weekend for “Sondheim & Webber”!


Nov. 1-2, we will be performing such Sondheim hits as:

  • “Comedy Tonight” from “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”
  • “Broadway Baby” from “Follies”
  • “Not While I’m Around” from “Sweeney Todd”
  • “Move On” from “Sunday in the Park with George”
  • “Send in the Clowns” from “A Little Night Music”
  • “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” from “Gypsy”
  • “Being Alive” and “Getting Married Today” from “Company”




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