Musical theatre icon Stephen Sondheim dies at 91on November 27, 2021 at 1:50 am

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The US composer and lyricist reshaped America’s musical theatre in a career spanning over 60 years.

The resulting piece, called Saturday Night, did not open on Broadway in 1954 as planned, following the death of its producer, Lemuel Ayers. Indeed, it would be 43 years before it received its professional premiere in London.

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