Collaborating with Sondheim: A Conversation with John Weidman, Author of Assassins, Pacific Overtures and Road Show - 92Y, New York

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Behind the Music with Louis Rosen

Collaborating with Sondheim

A Conversation with John Weidman, Author of Assassins, Pacific Overtures and Road Show

Join Louis Rosen for this rare event! Hear from one of Stephen Sondheim’s most important collaborators, the playwright John Weidman, about the three extraordinary projects they created together, Pacific Overtures, Assassins, and Road Show.

Explore the nature and method of their remarkable collaboration, listen and respond to songs from their shows in real time. In addition to the Sondheim/Weidman collaborations, John’s other work includes Contact (Tony Award, Best Musical), Anything Goes (Tony Award, Best Musical Revival), and Big (Tony Award nominee, Best Book of a Musical), and a long run as a writer on Sesame Street. John was the president of the Dramatists’ Guild from 1999-2009.

Thu, Apr 23, 2020, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Louis Rosen

Composer, lyricist, author, performer, teacher—Louis Rosen has designed and taught the Music Appreciation/History and Music Theory curriculum for the 92Y’s School of Music for over 30 years.

Albums of Louis’ songs and compositions include Dream Suite: Songs in Jazz and Blues (The Langston Hughes Songs, 2016); Time Was (2013); The Ache of Possibility (2009); One Ounce of Truth: The Nikki Giovanni Songs (2008); South Side Stories (2006); and the upcoming Fall 2017 release of Dust to Dus ...

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