SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current

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 Awards, 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 Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre (2008).

His extensive body of work has revolutionized the musical theatre canon and has made him perhaps the greatest stage composer of the last 100 years. Sondheim's musical sophistication, which combines intricate vocal lines and inventive harmonies with intelligent lyrics and subject matter, is an ability that is unmatched by many of his musical theatre peers. Simply put, he is a legend.

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 (1997). 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.

BroadwayWorld is proud to present a look at the extensive work
of Stephen Sondheim on Broadway!

Click here to see Sondheim's Broadway Credits, 1956-1981
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SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current

Sunday in the Park with George Previews: 4/2/1984
Original Broadway Production Opening: 5/2/1984
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: 10/13/1985
   
Booth Theatre: 4/2/1984 - 10/13/1985
   
Bookwriter: James Lapine
Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Tony Awards Received:
*1984 Tony Award, Best Scenic Design, Tony Straiges
*1984 Tony Award, Best Lighting Design, Richard Nelson
     
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SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current

Barbara Cook: A Concert for the Theatre Previews: 4/2/1987
Concert [Broadway] Opening: 4/15/1987
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: 4/26/1987
   
Ambassador Theatre: 4/2/1987 - 4/26/1987
   
Composer (Additional): Stephen Sondheim Tony Awards Received:
None
     
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SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current

Into the Woods Previews: 9/29/1987
Original Broadway Production Opening: 11/5/1987
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: 9/3/1989
   
Martin Beck Theatre: 9/29/1987 - 9/3/1989
   
Bookwriter: James Lapine
Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Source Material: Classic Fairy Tales
Tony Awards Received:
*1988 Tony Award, Best Book of a Musical, James Lapine
*1988 Tony Award, Best Original Score, Stephen Sondheim
*1988 Tony Award, Best Actress in a Musical, Joanna Gleason
     
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SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current

Jerome Robbins' Broadway Previews: 1/9/1989
Original Broadway Production Opening: 2/26/1989
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: 9/1/1990
   
Imperial Theatre: 1/9/1989 - 9/1/1990
   
Bookwriter (Narrative Continuity): Jason Alexander
Composer (Additional): Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist (Additional): Stephen Sondheim
Tony Awards Received:
*1989 Tony Award, Best Musical
*1989 Tony Award, Best Actor in a Musical, Jason Alexander
*1989 Tony Award, Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Scott Wise
*1989 Tony Award, Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Debbie Shapiro
*1989 Tony Award, Best Lighting Design, Jennifer Tipton
*1989 Tony Award, Best Direction of a Musical, Jerome Robbins
     
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SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current

Sweeney Todd Previews: 8/5/1989
Broadway Transfer Opening: 9/14/1989
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: 2/25/1990
   
Circle in the Square Theatre: 8/5/1989 - 2/25/1990
   
Bookwriter: Hugh Wheeler
Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Source Material: Sweeney Todd by Christopher Bond
Tony Awards Received:
None
     
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SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current

Gypsy Previews: 10/27/1989
Broadway Revival Opening: 11/16/1989
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: 7/28/1991
   
St. James Theatre: 10/27/1989 - 1/6/1991
Marquis Theatre: 4/18/1991 - 7/28/1991
   
Bookwriter: Arthur Laurents
Composer: Jule Styne
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Source Material: Suggested by memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee
Tony Awards Received:
*1990 Tony Award, Best Revival
*1990 Tony Award, Best Actress in a Musical, Tyne Daly
     
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SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current

Company  
Reunion Concert Opening: 4/11/1993
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: 4/12/1993
   
Vivian Beaumont Theatre: 4/11/1993 - 4/12/1993
   
Bookwriter: George Furth
Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Tony Awards Received:
None
     
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Passion Previews: 3/24/1994
Original Broadway Production Opening: 5/9/1994
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: 1/7/1995
   
Plymouth Theatre: 3/24/1994 - 1/7/1995
   
Bookwriter: James Lapine
Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Source Material: The film Passione D'Amore by Ettora Scola, based on the 1869 novel, Fosca
Tony Awards Received:
*1994 Tony Award, Best Musical
*1994 Tony Award, Best Book of a Musical, James Lapine
*1994 Tony Award, Best Original Score, Stephen Sondheim
*1994 Tony Award, Best Actress in a Musical, Donna Murphy
     
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SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current

Sunday in the Park with George  
Reunion Concert Opening: 5/15/1994
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: 5/15/1994
   
St. James Theatre: 5/15/1994 - 5/15/1994
   
Bookwriter: James Lapine
Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Tony Awards Received:
None
     
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SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current
Company Previews: 8/30/1995
Roundabout Revival Opening: 10/5/1995
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: 12/3/1995
   
Criterion Center Stage Right: 8/30/1995 - 12/3/1995
   
Bookwriter: George Furth
Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Tony Awards Received:
None
     
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SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current

Getting Away With Murder Previews: 2/20/1996
Original Broadway Production Opening: 3/17/1996
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: 3/31/1996
   
Broadhurst Theatre: 2/20/1996 - 3/31/1996
   
Playwrights: Stephen Sondheim and George Furth Tony Awards Received:
None
     
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SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Previews: 3/18/1996
Broadway Revival Opening: 4/18/1996
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: 1/4/1998
   
St. James Theatre: 3/18/1996 - 1/4/1998
   
Bookwriters: Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Source Material: Based on the plays of Plautus
Tony Awards Received:
*1996 Tony Award, Best Actor in a Musical, Nathan Lane
     
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SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current

Candide Previews: 4/19/1997
Broadway Revival Opening: 4/29/1997
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: 7/27/1997
   
George Gershwin Theatre: 4/19/1997 - 7/27/1997
   
Bookwriter (Adaptation): Hugh Wheeler
Composer: Leonard Bernstein
Lyricist: Richard Wilbur
Lyricists (Additional): John Latouche and Stephen Sondheim
Source Material: Candide, ou l'Optimisme by Voltaire
Tony Awards Received:
*1997 Tony Award, Best Costume Design, Judith Dolan
     
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SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current

Into the Woods  
Reunion Concert Opening: 11/9/1997
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: 11/9/1997
   
Broadway Theatre: 11/9/1997 - 11/9/1997
   
Bookwriter: James Lapine
Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Source Material: Classic Fairy Tales
Tony Awards Received:
None
     
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SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current
Putting It Together Previews: 10/30/1999
Broadway Production Opening: 11/21/1999
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: 2/20/2000
   
Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 10/30/1999 - 2/20/2000
   
Bookwriter: Stephen Sondheim
Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Tony Awards Received:
None
     
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SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current

Patti LuPone: Matters of the Heart Previews: 10/15/2000
Original Broadway Production Opening: 11/13/2000
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: 12/17/2000
   
Vivian Beaumont Theatre: 10/15/2000 - 12/17/2000
   
Conceiver: Scott Wittman
Bookwriter (Additional Dialogue):
John Weidman
Composer (Additional)
: Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist (Additional): Stephen Sondheim
Tony Awards Received:
None
     
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SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current
Follies Previews: 3/8/2001
Roundabout Revival Opening: 4/5/2001
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: 7/14/2001


Belasco Theatre: 3/8/2001 - 7/14/2001
   
Bookwriter: James Goldman
Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Tony Awards Received:
None
     
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SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current
Mostly Sondheim Previews: 12/30/2001
Original Broadway Production Opening: 1/14/2002
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: 8/25/2002
   
Vivian Beaumont Theatre: 12/30/2001 - 8/25/2002
   
Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Tony Awards Received:
None
     
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SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current
Elaine Stritch At Liberty Previews: 2/6/2002
Broadway Transfer Opening: 2/21/2002
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: 5/27/2002
   
Neil Simon Theatre: 2/6/2002 - 5/27/2002
   
Construction: John Lahr
Reconstruction: Elaine Stritch
Composer (Additional): Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist (Additional): Stephen Sondheim
Tony Awards Received:
*2002 Tony Award, Best Special Theatrical Event
   
     
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SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current
Into the Woods Previews: 4/13/2002
Broadway Revival Opening: 4/30/2002
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: 12/29/2002


Broadhurst Theatre: 4/13/2002 - 12/29/2002
   
Bookwriter: James Lapine
Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Source Material: Classic Fairy Tales
Tony Awards Received:
*2002 Tony Award, Best Revival of a Musical
*2002 Tony Award, Best Lighting Design, Brian MacDevitt
     
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SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current
Short Talks on the Universe  
Special Benefit Production Opening: 11/17/2002
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: 11/18/2002
   
Eugene O'Neill Theatre: 11/17/2002 - 11/18/2002
   
Composer (Additional): Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist (Additional): Stephen Sondheim
Tony Awards Received:
None
     
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SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current
Celebrating Sondheim  
Concert [Broadway] Opening: 12/2/2002
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: 1/6/2003
   
Henry Miller's Theatre: 12/2/2002 - 1/6/2003
   
Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Tony Awards Received:
None
     
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SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current

Gypsy Previews: 3/31/2003
Broadway Revival Opening: 5/1/2003
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: 5/30/2004


Shubert Theatre: 3/31/2003 - 5/30/2004
   
Bookwriter: Arthur Laurents
Composer: Jule Styne
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Source Material: Suggested by memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee
Tony Awards Received:
None
     
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SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current
Barbara Cook's Broadway! Previews: 3/19/2004
Concert [Broadway] Opening: 3/28/2004
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: 4/18/2004


Vivian Beaumont Theatre: 3/19/2004 - 4/18/2004
   
Composer (Additional): Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist (Additional): Stephen Sondheim
Tony Awards Received:
None
     
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SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current
Assassins Previews: 3/31/2004
Roundabout Revival Opening: 4/22/2004
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: 7/18/2004


Studio 54: 3/31/2004 - 7/18/2004
   
Bookwriter: John Weidman
Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Source Material: Based on an original idea by Charles Gilbert
Tony Awards Received:
*2004 Tony Award, Best Revival of a Musical
*2004 Tony Award, Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Michael Cerveris
*2004 Tony Award, Best Lighting Design, Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer
*2004 Tony Award, Best Direction of a Musical, Joe Mantello
*2004 Tony Award, Best Orchestrations, Michael Starobin
     
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SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current
The Frogs Previews: 6/22/2004
Original Broadway Production Opening: 7/22/2004
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: 10/10/2004


Vivian Beaumont Theatre: 6/22/2004 - 10/10/2004
   
Bookwriters: Burt Shevelove and Nathan Lane
Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist (Additional lyrics): William Shakespeare
Source Material: A Comedy written in 405 B.C. by Aristophanes
Tony Awards Received:
None
     
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Passion  
10th Anniversary Concert Opening: 10/20/2004
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: 10/20/2004


Ambassador Theatre: 10/20/2004 - 10/20/2004
   
Bookwriter: James Lapine
Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Source Material: The film Passione D'Amore by Ettora Scola, based on the 1869 novel, Fosca
Tony Awards Received:
None
     
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SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current
Pacific Overtures Previews: 11/12/2004
Roundabout Revival Opening: 12/2/2004
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: 1/30/2005


Studio 54: 11/12/2004 - 1/30/2005
   
Bookwriter: John Weidman
Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Tony Awards Received:
None
     
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SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current
  
Children And Art  
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit Opening: 3/21/2005
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: 3/21/2005
   
New Amsterdam Theatre: 3/21/2005 - 3/21/2005
   
Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Tony Awards Received:
None
     
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SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current
Sweeney Todd Previews: 10/3/2005
Broadway Revival Opening: 11/3/2005
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: 9/3/2006
   
Eugene O'Neill Theatre: 10/3/2005 - 9/3/2006
   
Bookwriter: Hugh Wheeler
Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Source Material: Sweeney Todd by Christopher Bond
Tony Awards Received:
*2006 Tony Award, Best Direction of a Musical, John Doyle
*2006 Tony Award, Best Orchestrations, Sarah Travis
     
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SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current
Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life Previews: 11/23/2005
Original Broadway Production Opening: 12/11/2005
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: 02/19/2006
   
Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre: 11/23/2005 - 2/19/2006
   
Bookwriter: Terrence McNally
Composer:
Stephen Flaherty
Lyricist:
Lynn Ahrens
Lyricist (Additional): Stephen Sondheim
Tony Awards Received:
None
     
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SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current

Company
Previews: 10/30/2006
Broadway Revival Opening: 11/29/2006
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: 7/1/2007
   
Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 10/30/2006 - 7/1/2007
   
Bookwriter: George Furth
Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Tony Awards Received:
*2007 Tony Award, Best Revival of a Musical
     
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SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current

Sunday in the Park with George Previews: 1/25/2008
Roundabout Revival Opening: 2/21/2008
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: 6/29/2008
   
Studio 54: 1/25/2008 - 6/29/2008
   
Bookwriter: James Lapine
Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Tony Awards Received:
None
     
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SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current

Gypsy Previews: 3/3/2008
Broadway Revival Opening: 3/27/2008
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: 1/11/2009
   
St. James Theatre: 3/3/2008 - 1/11/2009
   
Bookwriter: Arthur Laurents
Composer: Jule Styne
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Source Material: Suggested by memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee
Tony Awards Received:
*2008 Tony Award, Best Actress in a Musical, Patti LuPone
*2008 Tony Award, Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Boyd Gaines
*2008 Tony Award, Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Laura Benanti
     
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SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current

West Side Story Previews: 2/23/2009
Broadway Revival Opening: 3/19/2009
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: Open-Ended
   
Palace Theatre: 2/23/2009 - Currently Running
   
Bookwriter: Arthur Laurents
Composer: Leonard Bernstein
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Conceiver: Jerome Robbins
Source Material: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Tony Awards Received:
*2009 Tony Award, Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Karen Olivo
     
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SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current

A Little Night Music Previews: 11/24/2009
Broadway Revival Opening: 12/13/2009
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: Open-Ended
   
Walter Kerr Theatre: 11/24/2009 - Currently Running
   
Bookwriter: Hugh Wheeler
Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Source Material: Based on Ingmar Bergman's film
 
     
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SONDHEIM WEEK: 1984-Current
Sondheim on Sondheim Previews: 3/19/2010
Roundabout Production Opening: 4/22/2010
BroadwayWorld Database Info Closing: 6/13/2010
   
Studio 54: 3/19/2010 - Currently Running
   
Conceiver: James Lapine
Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
 
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Click here to see Sondheim's Broadway Credits, 1956-1981
Click here to see Sondheim On Broadway Facts

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