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I Know My Love

Broadway play (1951)
Song (Christmas carol) by Stephen Sondheim

[No recordings known]

A Mighty Man is He

Play by George Oppenheimer and Arthur Kober (1955)
Song by Stephen Sondheim

Musical Number

  • Rag Me That Mendelssohn March

[No recordings known]

The Girls of Summer

Opened November 19, 1956 at the Longacre Theatre, NYC
Ran for 56 performances
Written by N. Richard Nash
Produced by Cheryl Crawford
Directed by Jack Garfein
Set Designed by Boris Aronson
Incidental music by Stephen Sondheim [music only in the original production; lyrics added later]

Cast

Shelley Winters, Pat Hingle, and George Peppard

Recordings

Take Five

Musical revue of songs from various songwriters
Included Pour Le Sport
(originally written for the unproduced musical The Last Resorts)
Opened October 10, 1957 at the Upstairs at the Downstairs nightclub, NYC

Recordings

Invitation to a March

Opened October 29, 1960 at the Music Box Theatre, NYC
Ran for 113 performances
Written and Directed by Arthur Laurents
Produced by The Theatre Guild
Incidental music by Stephen Sondheim

Cast

Celeste Holm, Madeleine Sherwood, Eileen Heckart, Jane Fonda, and James MacArthur

Recordings

Publications

  • Book
    • New York: Random House [hardcover], 1961; 134 pp.

The World of Jules Feiffer

Performed July 2, 1962 at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, Clinton NJ
[Tryout; didn't make it to New York]

Written by Jules Feiffer, based on his stories; included a one-act musical Passionella with one song and incidental music by Stephen Sondheim; and a monologue George's Moon with incidental music by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Mike Nichols
Produced by Lewis Allen and Harry Rigby

Cast

Ronny Graham, Dorothy Loudon, and Paul Sand

Recordings

Passionella George's Moon

[No recordings known]

Hot Spot

Previews began February 11, 1963 at the National Theater, Washington DC
Opened April 19, 1963 at the Majestic Theatre, NYC
Ran for 43 performances
Music and Lyrics by Mary Rodgers and Martin Charnin
Book by Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert
Produced by Robert Fryer and Lawrence Carr,
in association with John Herman
Directed by Morton Da Costa

Cast

Judy Holliday, Joseph Campanella, Joe Bova, Mary Louise Wilson, and George Furth

Musical Numbers

[with Stephen Sondheim contributions]

  • Don't Laugh [Music by Mary Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and Martin Charnin]
  • That's Good, That's Bad [Music by Mary Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and Martin Charnin]

Don't Laugh was also sung in the following one-woman revue starring Phyllis Newman with songs from various composers

The Mad Woman of Central Park West

Tryouts began April 6, 1979 at the Studio Arena Theater, Buffalo NY for 34 performances
Previews began May 31, 1979 at 22 Steps Theatre, NYC [off-Broadway]; Ran for 9 preview performances
Opened June 13, 1979
Closed August 25, 1979; Ran for 85 performances
Book by Phyllis Newman and Arthur Laurents
Directed by Arthur Laurents

Recordings

The Mad Show

Opened January 9, 1966 at the New Theatre, NYC [off-Broadway]
Ran for 871 performances
Music by Mary Rodgers
Lyrics by Marshall Barer
[except for The Boy From..., Lyrics by Estaban Ria Nido (Stephen Sondheim)]
Book by Larry Siegel and Stan Hart; Based on Mad Magazine
Produced by Ivor David Balding
Directed by Steven Vinaver

Cast

Linda Lavin, Paul Sand, Dick Libertini, and Jo Anne Worley

Recordings

Illya Darling

Opened April 11, 1967 at the Mark Hellinger Theatre
Ran for 320 performances
Music by Manos Hadjidakis; Lyrics by Joe Darion

Musical Number

[with Stephen Sondheim contributions]

  • I Think She Needs Me [unused; music by Manos Hadjidakis; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim]

[No recordings known; this song is not on the original cast recording of the show]

Twigs

Opened November 14, 1971 at the Broadhurst Theatre (Moved January 10, 1972 to the Plymouth Theatre)
Closed July 23, 1972; Ran for 312 performances
[Toured from September 6, 1972 through March 18, 1973]
Written by George Furth
Produced by Frederick Brisson
Directed by Michael Bennett

Cast

Conrad Bain, Nicholas Coster, MacIntyre Dixon, Robert Donley, A. Larry Haines, Walter Klavun, Simon Oakland, Sada Thompson

Musical Number

[No recordings known]

The Enclave

Opened November 15, 1973 at Theater Four, NYC [off-Broadway]
Closed December 2, 1973; Ran for 22 performances
Written and Directed by Arthur Laurents
Musical Director: Paul Gemignani
Incidental music by Stephen Sondheim

Cast

Steve Elmore, Don Gantry, Barton Heyman, Peg Murray, Rochelle Oliver

Recordings

By Bernstein

Opened November 23, 1975 at the Westside Theater [off-Broadway]
Closed December 7, 1975; Ran for 17 performances and 40 previews
Music and lyrics by Leonard Bernstein
Additional lyrics by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, John Latouche, Jerry Leiber, and Stephen Sondheim.
Conceived by Betty Comden and Adolph Green with Michael Bawtree, Norman L. Berman and the Chelsea Theatre Center
Written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Produced by Chelsea Theatre Center of Brooklyn
Directed by Michael Bawtree
Scenery and Costumes by Lawrence King and Michael H. Yeargen
Lighting by Marc B. Weiss
Vocal Arrangements and Musical Direction by Clay Fullum
Orchestrations by Thomas Pierson
Assisting Director: Norman L. Berman

Cast

Jack Bittner, Margery Cohen, Jim Corti, Ed Dixon, Patricia Elliott, Kurt Peterson, and Janie Sell

Musical Numbers

[with Stephen Sondheim contributions]

Recordings

  • Kids Ain't (Like Everybody Else) [as Like Everybody Else]
    • Judy Malloy, Richard Roland, and Sal Viviano
      Lost in Boston 1994 [Varèse Sarabande VSD-5475]

Hey, Love

Music by Mary Rodgers
Lyrics by Marshall Barer, Martin Charnin, John Forster, Richard Maltby, Jr., Mary Rodgers, William Shakespeare, Stephen Sondheim , and Mark Waldrop
Conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr.

Original Production

Opened March 24, 1993 at Eighty Eights [off-off-Broadway]
Closed June 23, 1993; Ran for 15 performances
Produced by The Music-Theater Group
[Lyn Austin, producing director; Diane Wondisford, general director]
Directed by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Musical Direction and Arrangements by Patrick S. Brady
Cast: Karen Mason, Marcus Lovett, and Mark Waldrop

Rainbow & Stars Production

Opened in 1996 at the Rainbow & Stars Club, NYC
Directed by Mark Waldrop
Music Direction and Arrangements by Patrick Brady
Lighting Designed by Matt Berman
Costumes Designed by Angelina Avallone
Cast: Faith Prince, Mark Waldrop, and Jason Workman

Musical Numbers

[with Stephen Sondheim contributions]

  • Show Me [music by Mary Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and Martin Charnin; from Hot Spot as Don't Laugh; additional lyrics for this production by Richard Maltby, Jr.]
  • The Boy From... [music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; from The Mad Show]
  • Once I Had A Friend [music and lyrics by Mary Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim; from The Lady or the Tiger? as I Wonder Why, unproduced]
  • Who Knows / I Know [music by Mary Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim, original lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and Martin Charnin; from Hot Spot; new lyrics for this production by Mark Waldrop]

Recording

[of the Rainbow & Stars Production]

Hey, Love: The Songs of Mary Rodgers
Produced by Bruce Kimmel
Additional Orchestrations by Lanny Meyers

  • Compact Disc, 1997 [Varèse Sarabande VSD-5772]

Selections

  • Show Me - Faith Prince (1:59)
  • The Boy From... - Faith Prince (3:03)
  • Once I Had A Friend - Mark Waldrop (2:36)
  • Who Knows / I Know - Faith Prince (2:53)

Getting Away With Murder

A stage play written by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth
First performed at the Old Globe Theater, San Diego in September 1995 as The Doctor is Out
For more extensive information go to Getting Away With Murder

King Lear

Written by William Shakespeare

Previews began February 9, 2007 at the Anspacher Theater, NYC
Opened on March 7 with performances through March 25, 2007
Produced by the Public Theater
Director: James Lapine
Scenic design: Heidi Ettinger
Costume design: Jess Goldstein
Lighting design: David Lander
Sound design: Dan Moses Schreier and Philip Peglow
Music: Stephen Sondheim and Michael Starobin

Cast: Kevin Kline (King Lear), Brian Avers (Edgar), Larry Bryggman (Gloucester), Kristen Bush (Cordelia), Michael Cerveris (Kent), Philip Goodwin (Fool), Piter Marek (King of France), Laura Odeh (Regan), Daniel Pearce (Cornwall), Michael Rudko (Albany), Logan Marshall-Green (Edmund), Angela Pierce (Goneril), Tim Stickney (Oswald), and Joaquin Torres (Duke of Burgundy).

Miscellaneous Songs
  • Birthday Prayer
    [Piano instrumental]
    (Written for Leonard Bernstein)
    • [no recordings known]
  • Christmas Island at Christmas Time
    [Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and Mary Rodgers]
    • D. C. Anderson
      All is Calm, All is Bright 2002 [LML Music]
  • Come Over Here
    [Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; music by Jule Styne]
    (Written for Tony Bennett)
    • [no recordings known]
  • Concerto for 2 Pianos
    (Written in 1949, his senior year at Williams College; adapted by Jonathan Sheffer for full orchestra as Concertina, first performed on May 17, 2001 by the Eos Orchestra)
    • [no recordings known]
  • Fanfare (for 3 Trumpets)
    • [no recordings known]
  • I Have the Funniest Feeling
    • [no recordings known]
  • Lenny or The Saga of Lenny
    [Based on Jenny by Kurt Weill and Ira Gershwin; new lyrics by Stephen Sondheim]
    (Written in 1988 for Leonard Bernstein's 70th birthday celebration at Tanglewood and sung by Lauren Bacall; telecast March 19, 1989 on PBS Great Performances)
    • [no recordings known]
  • The Night is the Best Time of the Day
    (Written for Ginger Rogers' nightclub act in 1959)
    • [no recordings known]
  • Variations of a Theme (Katie Malone)
    (Written very early in his career (1950's).  The instrumental piece was first performed publicly at the BAM Salutes Sondheim concert on March 20, 1997 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music)
  • A Very Short Violin Sonata
    (Written very early in his career (1950's).  It's first public performance was at the BAM Salutes Sondheim concert on March 20, 1997 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music)
  • You're Only As Old As You Look
    (Written in 1955 for a friend's birthday)


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Last modified on Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Compiled by Michael H. Hutchins