- Bill Jennings' discography on the Stephen Sondheim Stage website was the basis (and inspiration) for this site. Thank you, Bill.
- Much of the information for the Book section of the Selected Bibliography was provided by Randy Detwiler. He also helped to fill in some crucial missing information throughout the site, including the major portion of the Other Recordings section of the West Side Story page. He continues to be a major source for information about new recordings. Randy, you're the top (oops, wrong composer).
- The liner notes of the various cast recordings were used extensively throughout the site.
- Sondheim & Co. by Craig Zadan [Highly recommended!]
- When available, the programs and playbills of the productions provided the basic information for each production. Otherwise, information on some productions came from the Theatre World series edited by John Willis and published by Crown Books.
- The books published of the librettos of the musicals, especially those printed by Applause Theatre Books, provided further information.
- Much of the publications and recordings information came from the
Library of Congress website.
- Some of the information for song recordings came from the All-Music Guide
- Information on some of the more obscure material came from American Song: The Complete Musical Theatre Companion, 1877 - 1995 by Ken Bloom, and Sondheim's Broadway
Musicals by Stephen Banfield.
- Information for Sondheim's school productions and the Bridewell production of Saturday Night was provided by Paul Salsini of The Sondheim Review
- Dan Fortune was very helpful in providing information on some cover recordings of Sondheim songs. He also has a Liza Minnelli website.
- Mary Ford, the mother of Paul Ford, has been extremely kind in providing the original Playbills for many of Sondheim's shows.
- Howard Horowitz provided information on both the American premiere [Pegasus Players] and the New York premiere [Second Stage] of Saturday Night as well as the Broadway revival of Putting It Together. He also supplied a copy of the program for the DC production of Pacific Overtures.
- The program for the George Street Playhouse production of Do
I Hear a Waltz? was provided by Sean Patrick Flahaven.
- Ken Bloom of Harbinger Records supplied a copy of Ethel Merman's
Mermania, Volume 1.
- Gregg Grisa provided me with a copy of the program for the
Library of Congress Birthday Concert.
- Emma Shane kindly granted permission to use information from her Louise Gold website for the Side By Side By Sondheim 25th Anniversary Concert and the Side By Side By Sondheim 30th Anniversary Concert.
- Alan Scott wrote the biographies of Len Cariou and Merle Louise on the Sondheim People page.
- Jersey John supplied information for the 1964 New York City Center production of West Side Story.
- David L. Hobbs filled in missing information for the 1996 S.T.A.G.E. concert, as well as various items throughout the site.
- Rick Kellogg kindly supplied copies of programs of the Merrily We Roll Along Broadway Cast Reunion concert, and the Sondheim Celebration concert at Lincoln Center.
- Michael Betteridge provided information on the 2005 BBC Concert Orchestra's Sondheim at 75: Perfect Relationships.
- Chris Voisey supplied information and program cover scans for many recent UK productions and missing information from earlier productions.
- Mr. Sondheim graciously checked the Song List, supplying additional information, and helped separate actual songs from phantom titles. Of course, this Guide would not have been necessary if Stephen Sondheim had chosen to follow another path and had not enriched the world with his music. Thank you, Stephen Sondheim!
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