authors

STEPHEN SONDHEIM (Music and Lyrics)

“Side by Side by Sondheim”(1976), “Marry Me a Little”(1981), “You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow”(1983), “Putting It Together”(1993/99) and “Sondheim on Sondheim”(2010). He composed the scores of the films “Stavisky”(1974) and “Reds”(1981) and songs for “Dick Tracy”(1990) and the television production “Evening Primrose”(1966). His collected lyrics with attendant essays have been published in two volumes: “Finishing the Hat”(2010) and “Look, I Made A Hat”(2011). He has received anAcademy Award, eightTony Awards(more than any other composer,including a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre), eightGrammy Awards, aPulitzer Prize, aLaurence Olivier Award and a 2015Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Broadway theaterformerly known as Henry Miller’s Theatre was renamed in his honor, and in July 2019, it was announced that the Queen’s Theatre in the West End of London would be renamed the Sondheim Theatre at the end of the year.

HUGH WHEELER (Book)

Wheeler was a novelist, playwright and screenwriter. He wrote more than 30 mystery novels under the pseudonyms Q. Patrick and Patrick Quentin; four of his novels were transformed into films: “Black Widow,” “Man in the Net,” “The Green-Eyed Monster”and “The Man with Two Wives.”He wrote the screenplays for “Travels with My Aunt,” “Something for Everyone,” “A Little Night Music”and “Nijinsky. His plays include “Big Fish, Little Fish”(1961), “Look: We’ve Come Through”(1961) and “We Have Always Lived in the Castle”(1966, adapted from the Shirley Jackson novel). He co-authored, with Joseph Stein, the book for a new production of the 1919 musical “Irene”(1973), wrote the books for “A Little Night Music”(1973), a new production of “Candide”(1973), “Sweeney Todd”(1979,based on a version of the play by Christopher Bond) and “Meet Me in St. Louis”(adapted from the 1949 MGM musical). He contributed additional material for the musical “Pacific Overtures”(1976) and wrote a new adaptation of the Kurt Weill opera “Silverlake,”directed by Harold Prince at the New York Opera. He received Tony and Drama Desk awards for “A Little Night Music,” “Candide”and “Sweeney Todd.”