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Photo Coverage: Bergdorf Goodman Honors Sondheim with Window Displays

Stephen Sondheim is widely acknowledged as the most innovative, most influential, and most important composer and lyricist in modern Broadway history. He is the winner of an Academy Award, numerous Tony Award, multiple Grammy Awards and a Pulitzer Prize. Some of his other accolades include a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kennedy Center Honors (1993), the National Medal of Arts (1996), the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Gold Medal for Music (2006) and a special Tony Awardâfor Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre (2008).

Sondheim recently celebrated is 80th birthday on Monday, March 22, 2010. In his honor, theater companies all over the world are producing his works and hosting galas in celebration throughout 2010.  Now, 5th Avenue department store, Bergdorf Goodman, is honoring the musical theater icon in their own way, dedicating 5 of their window displays to clothing and images inspired by Sondheim's works.  BroadwayWorld brings you the photo gallery of the displays. To view in person, visit Bergdorf Goodman at 58th and 5th Avenue.

Stephen Sondheim wrote the music and lyrics for Road Show (2008), Passion (1994), Assassins (1991), Into the Woods (1987), Sunday in the Park with George (1984), Merrily We Roll Along (1981), Sweeney Todd (1979), Pacific Overtures (1976), The Frogs (1974), A Little Night Music (1973), Follies (1971; revised in London, 1987), Company (1970), Anyone Can Whistle (1964) and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962), as well as the lyrics for West Side Story (1957), Gypsy (1959), Do I Hear a Waltz? (1965) and additional lyrics for Candide (1973). Side by Side by Sondheim (1976), Marry Me a Little (1981), You're Gonna Love Tomorrow (1983) and Putting It Together (1993/99) are anthologies of his work, as is the new musical Sondheim on Sondheim. He composed the film scores of Stavisky (1974) and Reds (1981) and songs for Dick Tracy (Academy Award, 1990). He also wrote songs for the television production "Evening Primrose" (1966), co-authored, with Anthony Perkins, the film The Last of Sheila (1973) and, with George Furth, the play Getting Away with Murder (1996), and provided incidental music for the plays The Girls of Summer (1956), Invitation to a March (1961) and Twigs (1971). He won Tony Awards for Best Score for a Musical for Passion, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Follies and Company. All of these shows won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, as did Pacific Overtures and Sunday in the Park with George, the latter also receiving the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Saturday Night (1954), his first professional musical, finally had its New York premiere in 1999 at Second Stage Theatre.

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Photo Coverage: Bergdorf Goodman Honors Sondheim with Window Displays

Photo Coverage: Bergdorf Goodman Honors Sondheim with Window Displays
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Photo Coverage: Bergdorf Goodman Honors Sondheim with Window Displays
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Photo Coverage: Bergdorf Goodman Honors Sondheim with Window Displays
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Photo Coverage: Bergdorf Goodman Honors Sondheim with Window Displays
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Photo Coverage: Bergdorf Goodman Honors Sondheim with Window Displays
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Photo Coverage: Bergdorf Goodman Honors Sondheim with Window Displays
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Photo Coverage: Bergdorf Goodman Honors Sondheim with Window Displays
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Photo Coverage: Bergdorf Goodman Honors Sondheim with Window Displays

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Jessica has worked in theater for nearly ten years. She has worked in theatrical production for the producers of STOMP, DAMN YANKEES, NUNSENSE, DINNER WITH FRIENDS and more, and for over 5 years has been involved in the Whoopi Goldberg-produced White Noise, having discovered the production at the 2006 New York Musical Theatre Festival. She has since helped foster its growth through multiple large-scale workshops and two major commercial productions as an Associate Producer. After dedicating many years to theatrical and live entertainment production work that has taken her all over the world in 2009 she assumed the post of Senior Managing Editor at BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theater site on the net, for which she controls operations, routinely interviews Broadway's A-list talent and films/edits a bulk of the sites popular BWW TV content. She is a graduate of Brown University and has worked professionally in production for the Brown University Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance, Rights and Reasons Theatre, the New York Theatre Workshop and more.


 
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