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Stephen Sondheim
(1930-____) born on
Mar 22
US composer, lyricist. His brilliance in matching words and music in dramatic situations broke new ground for Broadway musical theatre in "West Side Story."
The concerts you enjoy together
Neighbors you annoy together
Children you destroy together
That make marriage a joy

I prefer neurotic people. I like to hear rumblings beneath the surface.
One difference between poetry and lyrics is that lyrics sort of fade into the background. They fade on the page and live on the stage when set to music.
Musical comedies aren't written, they are rewritten.
The fact is popular art dates. It grows quaint. How many people feel strongly about Gilbert and Sullivan today compared to those who felt strongly in 1890?
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Little Things You Do Together," in Company, 1970.
R: In "Newsweek," 23 Apr 1973.
A: On Broadway musicals; in NY "Times," 28 Mar 1987.
N: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
K: In "International Herald Tribune" (Paris), 20 Jun 1989.

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