About the Program
For more than six decades, Stephen Sondheim’s work has thrilled millions, challenging us to see the human condition in new ways. In celebration of his ninetieth birthday, study video clips of performances from West Side Story, Gypsy, Company, Follies, and Into the Woods, among others, as well as footage of interviews with Sondheim and his collaborators.
Instructor: Steve Barri is a composer, lyricist, music industry executive, and musical theater enthusiast. As vice president of Dunhill Records, he was involved in signing several notable acts, including Steely Dan, Jimmy Buffet, and Three Dog Night. While working at Warner Bros. and Motown Records, Barri worked with Lionel Richie and served as advisor for the soundtrack of The Big Chill.