Into the woods

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Theatre Communications Group, Mar 1, 1989 - Drama - 138 pages
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Includes the complete libretto for the Broadway musical based on fairy tales

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User Review  - Annarae - Goodreads

One of my favorite musicals ever ! Read full review

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User Review  - Caitlin - Goodreads

First play I ever did! Sondheim's witty lyrics and deep emotions make this fairy tale seem real, especially when put to music and on the stage. Read full review

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About the author (1989)

Stephen Sondheim was born in New York and studied music at Williams College, where he wrote the lyrics and music for two college shows. Sondheim also studied at Princeton University with Milton Babbit. He received recognition for writing lyrics for Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story (1957) and success as a lyricist-composer with A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962). However, his next musical, Anyone Can Whistle (1964), was unsuccessful. The production of Company (1970) again established Sondheim as a major composer and lyricist on Broadway. Sondheim's other productions include Follies (1971); A Little Night Music (1973), wherein its leading song, "Send in the Clowns," was awarded a Grammy in 1976; and Sunday in the Park with George (1983), a musical inspired by George Seurat's famous painting "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte." He has won him three Tony Awards, a Grammy Award, the New York Drama Critics Circle Best Musical Award, and the Pulitzer Prize.