Days before his death, he filmed a video of Stephen Sondheim seeing the revival of “The Company” on Broadway
It’s still hard to believe for fans of musical theater, but Broadway icon and Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim passed away over the weekend at the age of 91.
Sondheim is best known for writing the music and lyrics for some of Broadway’s most famous musicals, including “West Side Story”, “Sweeney Todd”, “Into The Woods” and one show currently being revived on Broadway, “Company”.
The production of the “company” was supposed to start in 2020, but it is clear that it was temporarily stopped due to the epidemic. The show opened just a few weeks ago, and Sondheim was able to see recovery on November 15, just over a week before his untimely death.
The audience was gripped by the moment Sondheim entered the theater and took his seat, and because he is so well known in the theater world, the fans in the theater immediately began to applaud and defend him. Now that he’s dead, it was a special moment that was happily captured on camera.
One of “Company” stars, Broadway legend Patty Le Bon, dedicated the show’s revival to Sondheim on the night of his death.
You can watch a video of Sondheim entering the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater above.
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