Behind the Music with Louis Rosen: Stephen Sondheim: American Modernist - Sunday in the Park with George - Sondheim, Lapine, and the Off-Broadway Experiment, or The End of Broadway - 92Y, New York

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Behind the Music with Louis Rosen: Stephen Sondheim, American Modernist

Sunday in the Park with George — Sondheim, Lapine, and the Off-Broadway Experiment, or The End of Broadway

Amidst the aftermath of the initial 1981 Broadway failure Merrily We Roll Along, Sondheim felt alienated from the overtly commercial world of Broadway.

He meets a young playwright/director, James Lapine, who leads him into the world of Off-Broadway and a remarkable creative renewal. What emerges from their collaboration is an intimate, yet grand work of profound beauty and intelligence, a work that is nakedly tender, open, honest, and timeless in its astute exploration of “the art of making art.”

Instructor

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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