A Little Night Music http://wrti.org en Sondheim's Sensational Songs At The Arden http://wrti.org/post/sondheims-sensational-songs-arden <p></p><p>Along with jazz and motion pictures, musical theater is one of the 20th century’s great American artistic creations. As WRTI’s Jim Cotter reports, a masterwork by one of Broadway’s master craftsman is getting a makeover in Philadelphia.</p><p>http://youtu.be/KOZhmsp6iBQ</p><p>http://youtu.be/E1Uek39ithE</p><p>Though musical theater created outside the U.S. is often re-imported - think Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh - many of the most enduring works in the genre come from a theater artist who has been practicing his craft for longer than these two British composers have been alive.&nbsp;</p><p>Stephen Sondheim first came to international attention as the lyricist for <em>West Side Story</em>, but it is the works he created on his own in the decades since that have endured. <em>A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum</em>, <em>Anyone Can Whistle</em>, <em>Company</em>, <em>Follies</em>,<em> Sweeney Todd,</em> and <em>A Little Night Music.</em> <a href="http://www.ardentheatre.org/2013/nightmusic.html" target="_blank"><strong>The Arden Theatre Company closes its 25th season with Stephen Sondheim’s <em>A Little Night Music, </em>which runs through June 30, 2013.</strong></a></p><p></p><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 15:18:55 +0000 Jim Cotter 5570 at http://wrti.org Sondheim's Sensational Songs At The Arden