News of the death of musical theater icon Stephen Sondheim on Friday sparked an outpouring of memories and condolences on social media from fans, musicians, Hollywood stars and more.
Sondheim, one of Broadway’s most respected creative minds, died early Friday morning at his home in Roxbury, Connecticut, aged 91. Sondheim wrote lyrics for musical theater hits such as West Side Story and Gypsy Woman, and went on to write lyrics and music for Funny Accident on the Way to the Forum, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George ”and many others.
One of his many iconic musicals, Company, is now reborn on Broadway, with a new Steven Spielberg adaptation of West Side Story opening next month.
“From time to time, someone comes along that revolutionizes the whole art form,” wrote Les Miserables actor Hugh Jackman. Twitter. “Stephen Sondheim was one of them. As millions mourn his passing, I also want to express my gratitude for everything he gave me and more. I send my love to his family and friends.
“I just spoke to someone a few nights ago about how fun (and damn hard) it is to sing Stephen Sondheim,” “Pitch Perfect,” and Into the Woods actress Anna Kendrick said on Twitter. “Doing his job has been one of the greatest privileges of my career. Destructive loss. ”
Orange is the New Black actress Ouzo Aduba called Sondheim “the best there ever was.” I do not know when we will have another person of the same caliber, breadth and scope. Simply the greatest, legend, a true titan. Rest in peace.”
Coraline by Neil Gaiman general that Sondheim wrote him “wonderful permission” to use his song “Old Friends” for the American Gods series, based on his science fiction novel of the same name. “I avoided meeting him (only failed once) and gave up lunch because I didn’t have many heroes,” he tweeted. “Now I have one less. Many thanks to Stephen Sondheim. “
“He left us so many words, but not enough for this post” – Tony Awards Said on Twitter page. Goodbye old buddy. Thank you … for performing so brilliantly in the theater and for sharing your music with all of us. “
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