Musicals / Plays 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?" (23 items)

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A Funny Thing Happened on the ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Stephen Sondheim Plays List
Burt Shevelove , Larry Gelbart , Stephen Sondheim 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 ...more

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A Little Night Music is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Stephen Sondheim Plays List
Hugh Wheeler , Stephen Sondheim 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 ...more

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Anyone Can Whistle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Stephen Sondheim Plays List
Arthur Laurents , Stephen Sondheim 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, ...more

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Assassins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Stephen Sondheim Plays List
John Weidman , Stephen Sondheim 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 ...more

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Road Show is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Stephen Sondheim Plays List
John Weidman , Stephen Sondheim Road Show is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by John Weidman. It tells the story of Addison Mizner and his brother Wilson Mizner's adventures across America from ...more

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Company is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Stephen Sondheim Plays List
George Furth , Stephen Sondheim Company is a 1970 musical comedy based on a book by George Furth with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The original production was nominated for a record-setting fourteen Tony Awards and ...more

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Do I Hear a Waltz? is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Stephen Sondheim Plays List
Richard Rodgers , Arthur Laurents , Stephen Sondheim Do I Hear a Waltz? is a musical with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Richard Rodgers, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. It was adapted from Laurents' 1952 play The Time of the Cuckoo, which ...more

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Follies is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Stephen Sondheim Plays List
James Goldman , Stephen Sondheim Follies is a book by James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim.

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Gypsy: A Musical Fable is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Stephen Sondheim Plays List
Arthur Laurents , Stephen Sondheim , Jule Styne Gypsy is a 1959 musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents. Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease ...more

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Hot Spot is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Stephen Sondheim Plays List
Hot Spot Mary Rodgers , Jack Weinstock , Willie Gilbert Hot Spot is a musical with the book by Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert, lyrics by Martin Charnin, music by Mary Rodgers, and additional lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim. It had a brief run ...more

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Into the Woods is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Stephen Sondheim Plays List
James Lapine , Stephen Sondheim Into the Woods is a musical that includes lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. It debuted in San Diego at the Old Globe Theatre in 1986, and premiered on Broadway on November 5, ...more

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Marry Me a Little is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Stephen Sondheim Plays List
Marry Me a Little Stephen Sondheim Marry Me a Little is a musical with lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim, conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman René. The revue sets songs cut from Sondheim's better-known musicals, as well ...more

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Pacific Overtures is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Stephen Sondheim Plays List
John Weidman , Hugh Wheeler , Stephen Sondheim Pacific Overtures is a musical written by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman. The show is set in 1853 Japan and follows the difficult Westernization of Japan, told from the point of view of the ...more

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Passion is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Stephen Sondheim Plays List
James Lapine , Stephen Sondheim Passion is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine. The story was adapted from Ettore Scola's film Passione d'Amore. Central themes include love, sex, ...more

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Putting It Together is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Stephen Sondheim Plays List
Putting It Together Stephen Sondheim Putting it Together is a musical revue showcasing the songs of Stephen Sondheim. Drawing its title from a song in Sunday in the Park with George, it was devised by Sondheim and Julia McKenzie. ...more

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Saturday Night is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Stephen Sondheim Plays List
Saturday Night Julius J. Epstein , Philip G. Epstein , Stephen Sondheim Saturday Night is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and the book by brothers Julius J. Epstein and Philip G. Epstein, based on their play, Front Porch in Flatbush. The musical ...more

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Side by Side by Sondheim is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Stephen Sondheim Plays List
Richard Rodgers , Mary Rodgers , Leonard Bernstein Side by Side by Sondheim is a musical revue featuring the songs of the Broadway and film composer Stephen Sondheim. Its title is derived from the song "Side by Side by Side" from

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Sunday in the Park with George is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Stephen Sondheim Plays List
James Lapine , Stephen Sondheim Sunday in the Park with George is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. The musical was inspired by the painting "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of ...more

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Stephen Sondheim Plays List
Hugh Wheeler , Stephen Sondheim Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a 1979 musical thriller with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. The musical is based on the 1973 play Sweeney Todd, ...more

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The Frogs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Stephen Sondheim Plays List
The Frogs Burt Shevelove , Stephen Sondheim , Nathan Lane The Frogs is a musical "freely adapted" by Stephen Sondheim and Burt Shevelove from The Frogs, an Ancient Greek comedy by Aristophanes, originally performed in Yale University's ...more

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The Mad Show is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Stephen Sondheim Plays List
The Mad Show Mary Rodgers , Marshall Barer , Stephen Sondheim The Mad Show is an Off-Broadway musical revue based on Mad Magazine. The music is by Mary Rodgers, the book by Larry Siegel and Stan Hart. The show's various lyricists include Siegel, Marshall ...more

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The Race to Urga is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Stephen Sondheim Plays List
The Race to Urga Leonard Bernstein , Stephen Sondheim The Race to Urga is a musical theatre play, started in 1968 as an adaptation of the Bertolt Brecht play The Exception and the Rule, with the project soon renamed to A Pray by Blecht. The theme ...more

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West Side Story is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Stephen Sondheim Plays List
Leonard Bernstein , Arthur Laurents , Stephen Sondheim West Side Story is an American musical with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, libretto/lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and conception and choreography by Jerome Robbins. It was ...more