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Sondheim: Wordplay

Sondheim: Wordplay

“No time to sit and dither / While her withers wither with her”—theater’s greatest lyricist is also theater’s greatest wordsmith.

Though Stephen Sondheim has written both music and lyrics for some of the finest scores of the 20th century, it’s Sondheim the lyricist we’ll spotlight in this very special L&L show. A genius of dexterity, there isn’t a lyricist in American music who plays with words and language with greater virtuosity or delivers greater delight. From tongue twisters to passages of alliterative wit, we’ll examine how Sondheim puts it all together, as we celebrate the master craftsman with his own brilliant words.

Christopher Gattelli, director
Jack Feldman, co-writer & co-host
Ted Chapin, co-writer & co-host
Richard Carsey, music director & piano

Featuring
Lewis Cleale
Melissa Errico
Christopher Fitzgerald
Telly Leung
Lesli Margherita
Lauren Worsham

Andy Einhorn, piano
Paul Pizzuti, drums & percussion

Dan Scully, projection design

Corresponding Class: Stephen Sondheim—Finishing the Hat, Sun, Mar 24, 2:30 pm

Christopher Gattelli

Christopher Gattelli received the 2012 Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his choreography of Newsies

Jack Feldman

Jack Feldman is a Tony Award-winning lyricist who has written songs for television, film, and Broadway …

Richard Carsey

Richard Carsey enjoys a diverse career as a music director, conductor, pianist, and actor …

Lewis Cleale

Lewis Cleale is currently appearing on Broadway in The Book of Mormon. Other Broadway credits include Sondheim on Sondheim, Spamalot, …

Melissa Errico

Melissa Errico made her professional debut at age 18 as Cosette in the premiere national tour of Les Misérables

Christopher Fitzgerald

Broadway: Waitress (Tony nomination; Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk Award winner, Best Featured Actor in a Musical), An Act of God, The Merchant of Venice, …

Telly Leung

Telly Leung is a New York City native. His Broadway and national touring credits include Aladdin in Disney’s Aladdin, In Transit, Allegiance

Lesli Margherita

Lesli Margherita won an Olivier Award for her West End debut in Zorro: The Musical

Lauren Worsham

Lauren Worsham originated the role of Phoebe in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Tony nominee, Drama Desk winner) …

Andy Einhorn

Leading Broadway music director and conductor Andy Einhorn directs concerts this year with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra, …

Paul Pizzuti

Drummer Paul Pizzuti has played in bar bands, big bands, and show bands throughout his career. His first Broadway show was Candide in 1976, …

Dan Scully

Dan Scully is a Brooklyn-based projection and lighting designer. Recent work includes Lyrics & Lyricists’ The Bobby Darin StoryPeter and the Wolf

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