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Send in the Sondheim: Great Minnesota Sondheim Productions

John Birge meets Stephen Sondheim during a Q&A.John Birge

November 29, 2021

Legendary composer Stephen Sondheim passed last week.I have been lucky over the past ten years to invite the casts of several wonderful Sondheim productions into the studio. In addition to fabulous songs and singing, the conversation is always lively where the genius of Sondheim is concerned. Here are some of the memoirs Stephen Sondheim and I have shared:

During a 2010 Q&A evening with Sondheim in Minneapolis, I had a memorable evening at a pre-show reception, where I got to shake the hand of the master himself. I also heard the story of how Leonard Bernstein once “hung him out to dry” by insisting that Sondheim could conduct!