Broadway may be still under Quarantine but today is a very exciting day as we celebrate the birthdays of 2 of the most iconic and legendary Award winning composers that changed the face of the Broadway Musical scene…. They are
Stephen Sondheim – TODAY IS HIS 90TH BIRTHDAY!!! He is the man that helped reinvent American Musical Theatre with show that featured unexpected themes that range far beyond the traditional subjects, and scores of unprecedented complexity and sophistication. Many of his shows were known for having dark themes with songs that celebrates the aspects of life. Whether he wrote the full score or just the lyrics, Sondheim's notable shows include Anyone Can Whistle, Saturday Night, Do I Hear A Waltz, West Side Story, Gypsy, Company, Follies, Pacific Overtures, A Little Night Music, Merrily We Roll Along, The Frogs, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, Assassins', Into The Woods, Passion, and so much more. Many of his songs have went on to become worldwide hits from SOMETHING'S COMING, EVERYTHING'S COMING UP ROSES, BEING ALIVE, BROADWAY BABY, NOT WHILE I"M AROUND, CHILDREN WILL LISTEN, PUTTING IT TOGETHER, and so much more.
Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber – TODAY IS HIS 72ND BIRTHDAY!!! We've all fell in love with his shows that have went on to become long running hits including Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita, Song and Dance, Aspects of Love, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies, and so much more. Majority of songs from all these iconic shows have gone on to become worldwide hit singles including I DON'T KNOW HOW TO LOVE HIM, ANY DREAM WILL DO, DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA, UNEXPECTED SONG, MEMORY, THE MUSIC OF THE NIGHT, TILL I HEAR YOU SING, and more. In addition, he has produced several iconic already well known musicals but updated them including The Sound Of Music and The Wizard of Oz.
Happy Birthday to these 2 worldwide treasures of Broadway!!!
What is your favorite Sondheim and Lloyd-Webber Musical?!!