This Friday took place the death of one of the most important figures in the history of Broadway. Music composer Stephen Sondheim lost his life in his home in Roxbury, Connecticut. He was 91 and the news was confirmed by lawyer F. Richard Pappas, who said the death was sudden and that a few days ago he celebrated Thanksgiving with friends from his closest circle.
Among his most recognized works are productions such as Society, A little night music, Sunday at the park with George and Sweeney Todd. The latter was taken to the cinema by the hand of Tim Burton and with the main role of Johnny Depp, in a production that premiered in 2007 and raised over $ 150 million on a budget of around $ 50 million.
He is considered the best composer in the history of Broadway from the second half of the 20th century. Between 1971 and 1994 he won 7 Prix Tony, and in 2008 he received an Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition, it has a Pulitzer For his work Sunday at the park with George and received a oscar for composing the music of bite tracy in 1990. That year, there were two films that bore his mark.
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Sondheim is considered the artistic father of Jonathan Larsson, character played by Andrew Garfield in the movie that was created Netflix A few days ago. It is said that he was the one who discovered it and pushed it down its home stretch until he managed to write. To rent (Work that he could not see because he died suddenly on the day of its first presentation). On the strip Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sondheim was played by Bradley Whitford.
West Side Story
At the end of the 1950s Stephen Sondheim wrote and composed the songs for the play West Side Story, who was taken to the cinema by the hand of Jérôme Robbins and Robert Wise in 1961, who won the oscar for Best Picture (received 11 nominations and won 10). This year the remake and it will be produced by neither more nor less than a cinema icon: Stephen Spielberg. Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler will be the protagonists.
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