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Stephen Sondheim Dead at 91

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Stephen Sondheim Dead at 91

#1
Posted: 11/26/21 at 5:07pm

I’m speechless. Rest well, Steve. 

[Updated] From The New York Times obituary:

His lawyer and friend, F. Richard Pappas, announced the death, which he described as sudden. The day before, Mr. Sondheim had celebrated Thanksgiving with a dinner with friends in Roxbury, Mr. Pappas said.

Updated On: 11/26/21 at 05:07 PM
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Stephen Sondheim Dead at 91

#2
Posted: 11/26/21 at 5:08pm

Speechless. Wow. RIP. 

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Stephen Sondheim Dead at 91

#3
Posted: 11/26/21 at 5:08pm

Absolutely devastating. A legend. There is no more appropriate word. An unmatched legend.

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Stephen Sondheim Dead at 91

#4
Posted: 11/26/21 at 5:11pm

A long, incredible life. An absolute legend who will forever be remembered. Rest in Paradise, Genius. 

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#5
Posted: 11/26/21 at 5:11pm

I'm shaking. It's going to be a sad night at Company,if they are still planning to perform tonight. So sad that it happened on Katrina Lenk's and Christopher Fitzgerald's shared birthday.

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Stephen Sondheim Dead at 91

#6
Posted: 11/26/21 at 5:12pm

Thank you for your words and music.

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Stephen Sondheim Dead at 91

#7
Posted: 11/26/21 at 5:15pm

Geez. So heartbreaking. And he was just at Company's first preview last Monday. If Company goes on tonight, I can't imagine LuPone performs.

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Stephen Sondheim Dead at 91

#8
Posted: 11/26/21 at 5:18pm

NOOOOOOO

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Stephen Sondheim Dead at 91

#9
Posted: 11/26/21 at 5:18pm

RIP to one of the greats - legit can’t imagine Broadway without him. A long and fabulous career for a fabulous man. This one hurt.

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Stephen Sondheim Dead at 91

#10
Posted: 11/26/21 at 5:18pm

I have no words. A true legend who changed the face of musical theatre for the better. May he Rest In Peace.

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Stephen Sondheim Dead at 91

#11
Posted: 11/26/21 at 5:19pm

I just gasped. And now I can’t even think straight.  This was inevitably going to happen but it’s still such a shock.  What can one even say?

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Stephen Sondheim Dead at 91

#12
Posted: 11/26/21 at 5:19pm

I feel sick. I’m just about to board a plane and all i want to do is find a dark corner and cry. 
 

I can’t even comprehend this. 

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Stephen Sondheim Dead at 91

#13
Posted: 11/26/21 at 5:20pm

A sad day in the world of theatre. RIP Legend.

(heads down to the orchestra pit during the Exit Music)
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Stephen Sondheim Dead at 91

#14
Posted: 11/26/21 at 5:21pm
No.
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#15
Posted: 11/26/21 at 5:21pm

Gutted. 

 

Thank you, sir.

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Stephen Sondheim Dead at 91

#16
Posted: 11/26/21 at 5:25pm

Words can’t express how this legend has moved me through the years. I know this was coming eventually, but this is a monumental loss. 

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Stephen Sondheim Dead at 91

#17
Posted: 11/26/21 at 5:25pm

Double post

 

RIP

Updated On: 11/26/21 at 05:25 PM
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Stephen Sondheim Dead at 91

#18
Posted: 11/26/21 at 5:25pm

ACL2006 said: "Geez. So heartbreaking. And he was just at Company's first preview last Monday. If Company goes on tonight, I can't imagine LuPone performs."

Just saw a tweet that said "Thank you, Sondheim, for being alive and 'Being Alive.'" Beautifully done.

(heads down to the orchestra pit during the Exit Music)
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Stephen Sondheim Dead at 91

#19
Posted: 11/26/21 at 5:28pm

I'm trying to wrap my head around everything he gave us and I just can't. Old friend, thanks for everything.

I know you. I know you. I know you.
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Stephen Sondheim Dead at 91

#20
Posted: 11/26/21 at 5:29pm

I saw A Little Night Music for the first time a few weeks ago (local production). There's so much that weighs heavily on my mind these days, but for an evening I was transported someplace enchanted and beautiful. Thank you, Mr. Sondheim, for what you've given us all.

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Stephen Sondheim Dead at 91

#21
Posted: 11/26/21 at 5:30pm

Also speechless. Stephen Sondheim Dead at 91 

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Stephen Sondheim Dead at 91

#22
Posted: 11/26/21 at 5:30pm

I haven’t been in this board in years now but… this was the first place I can when I got the NYT notification.

there just are no words… ? 

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Stephen Sondheim Dead at 91

#23
Posted: 11/26/21 at 5:33pm

No.

 

The day we dreaded is here.

 

We will not see his like again.  RIP

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Stephen Sondheim Dead at 91

#24
Posted: 11/26/21 at 5:35pm

sad

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Stephen Sondheim Dead at 91

#25
Posted: 11/26/21 at 5:40pm

i will always cherish the 2 times i got to see him speak in person at UCLA...imagine actually seeing in person the one man whose music has informed my whole adult gay life...PROUDLY I SAY I AM A SONDHEIMMANIC!