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Stephen Sondheim Plays List

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List of Stephen Sondheim plays with descriptions, including any musicals by Stephen Sondheim, playwright. This Stephen Sondheim plays list includes promotional photos when available, as well as information about co-writers and Stephen Sondheim characters. This list of plays by Stephen Sondheim is listed alphabetically and includes art of the play's posters when available. The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different items, including A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Into the Woods. What plays did Stephen Sondheim write? All these, one-acts, musicals, or full-length plays are by Stephen Sondheim and can help you decide, "What are the best Stephen Sondheim plays?" {#nodes}
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  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus (251–183 BC), specifically Pseudolus, Miles Gloriosus, and Mostellaria, the musical tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. The plot displays many classic elements of farce, including puns, the slamming of doors, cases of mistaken identity (frequently involving characters disguising themselves as one another), and satirical comments on social class. The title derives from a line often... more on Wikipedia
    • Authors / Creators: Burt Shevelove , Larry Gelbart , Stephen Sondheim
    • Characters: Miles Gloriosus, Senex, Hero, Marcus Lycus, Philia
  • A Little Night Music is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, it involves the romantic lives of several couples. Its title is a literal English translation of the German name for Mozart's Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major, Eine kleine Nachtmusik. The musical includes the popular song "Send in the Clowns". Since its original 1973 Broadway production, the musical has enjoyed professional productions in the West End, by opera companies, in a 2009 Broadway revival, and elsewhere, and it is a popular choice for regional groups. It was adapted for film in 1977, with Harold Prince directing... more on Wikipedia
    • Authors / Creators: Hugh Wheeler , Stephen Sondheim
    • Characters: Desiree Armfeldt, Charlotte Malcolm, Henrik Egerman, Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm, Anne Egerman
  • Anyone Can Whistle is a musical with a book by Arthur Laurents and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The story concerns a corrupt mayoress, an idealistic nurse, a man who may be a doctor, and various officials, patients and townspeople, all fighting to save a bankrupt town. This musical was Angela Lansbury's first stage musical role.... more on Wikipedia
    • Authors / Creators: Arthur Laurents , Stephen Sondheim
    • Characters: Mrs. Schroeder, George, Fay Apple, Treasurer Cooley, Dr. Detmold
  • Assassins is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman, based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. It uses the premise of a murderous carnival game to produce a revue-style portrayal of men and women who attempted to assassinate Presidents of the United States. The music varies to reflect the popular music of the eras depicted. The musical first opened Off-Broadway in 1990, and the 2004 Broadway production won five Tony Awards.... more on Wikipedia
    • Authors / Creators: John Weidman , Stephen Sondheim
    • Characters: James A. Garfield, Leon Czolgosz, John Wilkes Booth, Samuel Byck, Lee Harvey Oswald

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