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

Characters: Miles Gloriosus, Senex, Hero, Marcus Lycus, Philia, + more

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

Characters: Desiree Armfeldt, Charlotte Malcolm, Henrik Egerman, Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm, Anne Egerman, + more

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

Characters: Mrs. Schroeder, George, Fay Apple, Treasurer Cooley, Dr. Detmold, + more

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

Characters: James A. Garfield, Leon Czolgosz, John Wilkes Booth, Samuel Byck, Lee Harvey Oswald, + more

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 (previously entitled Bounce, and before that Wise Guys and Gold!) is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by John Weidman. It tells the story of Addison ...more
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Company is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Stephen Sondheim Plays List
George Furth , Stephen Sondheim

Characters: Jenny, Marta, Harry, Larry, Susan, + more

Company is a 1970 musical comedy with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The original production was nominated for a record-setting fourteen Tony Awards and won six. ...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

Characters: Benjamin, Phyllis Rogers Stone, Buddy, Sally Durant Plummer

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

Characters: Rose, June, Mr. Goldstone, Louise, Tulsa, + more

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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#49 of 198 The Greatest Musicals Ever Performed on Broadway, Ranked #27 of 48 Stage Musicals That Would Make Great Movies

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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

Characters: Rapunzel, Snow White, Princess Aurora, Cinderella, Big Bad Wolf, + more

Into the Woods is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. The musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales, ...more

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#13 of 198 The Greatest Musicals Ever Performed on Broadway, Ranked #3 of 33 The Best Broadway Musicals of the 80s

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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

Characters: The Reciter

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 one-act 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, itself adapted from the novel ...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 ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Stephen Sondheim Plays List
James Lapine , Stephen Sondheim

Characters: Billy Webster, Yvonne, Nurse, Bob Greenberg, Charles Redmond, + more

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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#8 of 33 The Best Broadway Musicals of the 80s #20 of 45 The Greatest Musicals That Started Off-Broadway #17 of 49 The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1980s

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Stephen Sondheim Plays List
Hugh Wheeler , Stephen Sondheim

Characters: Sweeney Todd, Judge Turpin, Adolfo Pirelli, Mrs. Lovett, Tobias Ragg, + more

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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#22 of 198 The Greatest Musicals Ever Performed on Broadway, Ranked #9 of 65 The Best Tony Award Winning Musicals #5 of 38 The Best Plays Based on Books

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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

Characters: Dionysus, Ariadne, Pluto, Aeacus, Charon, + more

The Frogs is a musical "freely adapted" by Stephen Sondheim and Burt Shevelove from The Frogs, an Ancient Greek comedy by Aristophanes. In the musical, Dionysus, despairing of the ...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
West Side Story Leonard Bernstein , Arthur Laurents , Stephen Sondheim

Characters: Maria, Tony, Anita, A-rab, Bernardo, + more

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

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#4 of 198 The Greatest Musicals Ever Performed on Broadway, Ranked #8 of 29 The Very Best Sung-Through Musicals #7 of 49 The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1980s