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Broadway's Biggest Stars Honor Stephen Sondheim with In Memoriam Performance at Grammys 2022

The late composer Stephen Sondheim was honored with an incredible tribute at the 2022 Grammy Awards.

Some of Broadway’s best stars and a hot rising star performed a medley of Sondheim songs during the In Memoriam segment on Sunday (April 3) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Tony Award winners Cynthia Erivo, Ben Platt, and Leslie Odom Jr. were joined by West Side Story actress Rachel Zegler to sing “Not a Day Goes By” from Merrily We Roll Along, “Send in the Clowns” from A Little Night Music, and “Somewhere” from WSS.

The four entertainers performed while the In Memoriam roll played behind them, ending with the image of Sondheim.

FYI: Rachel is wearing a Zuhair Murad dress. Leslie is wearing Michael Kors Collection. Cynthia is wearing Louis Vuitton.

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Rachel Zegler, Ben Platt, & Cynthia Erivo to Honor Stephen Sondheim at Grammys 2022

The 2022 Grammys will be paying tribute to the late Stephen Sondheim.

On Wednesday (March 23), it was reported that Rachel Zegler, Ben Platt, Cynthia Erivo, and Leslie Odom Jr. will be honoring the late Broadway composer with a performance during the upcoming awards show.

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Broadway Stars, Including Lin-Manuel Miranda & Sara Bareilles, Gather in Times Square to Sing Sondheim's 'Sunday' (Video)

Many of Broadway’s biggest stars gathered in Times Square on Sunday (November 28) to honor the life and legacy of late composer Stephen Sondheim, two days after his death.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sara Bareilles and boyfriend Joe Tippett, Josh Groban, Laura Benanti, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and many more performers gathered on the iconic red steps in Duffy Square to perform the song “Sunday” from the Sondheim musical Sunday in the Park with George.

The event was produced by Erich Bergen, who just wrapped his third stint in the Broadway musical Waitress, and conducted by Michael J. Moritz.

More participants included Raul Esparaza, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Wilson Cruz, Brandon Uranowitz, Judy Kuhn, Hadestown stars Reeve Carney and Eva Noblezada, Jagged Little Pill stars Lauren Patten, Kathryn Gallagher, Morgan Dudley, and Heidi Blickenstaff, Six‘s Abby Mueller, Gossip Girl‘s Adam Chanler-Berat and Tavi Gevinson (who are both currently in the Assassins revival Off-Broadway), and Diana‘s Roe Hartrampf and Erin Davie.

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Stephen Sondheim Rewrote & Recorded The Voicemail You Hear in 'tick, tick...Boom!'

Lin-Manuel Miranda has revealed that Stephen Sondheim actually re-wrote on of the scenes in tick, tick…Boom! that involved him.

While Sondheim is portrayed on screen by Bradley Whitford, the real Sondheim did record the voicemail heard in the film.

Speaking to The New Yorker, Lin-Manuel said that Sondheim thought the original voicemail written in the script was a little cliché.

“When I screened the movie for Sondheim, he emailed me and said, ‘You treated me very gently and royally, for which I am grateful,’” he recalled. “But he said, ‘One thing: The last voicemail message to Jon, it sounds a little cliché. ‘I have a feeling you’re going to have a very bright future.’ I would never say that. Can I please rewrite what Sondheim says in the voicemail? I’ll record it if you can’t get the actor back.’”

Lin-Manuel said that he wasn’t going to turn “down a Sondheim rewrite!”

Instead of the original voicemail planned, the scene features Sondheim telling Jonathan Larson (played by Andrew Garfield), “It’s first-rate work and has a future, and so do you. I’ll call you later with some thoughts, if that’s OK. Meanwhile, be proud.”

Stephen passed away on Friday, and Bradley was one of the first to pay tribute to the late composer.

'tick, tick, Boom!' Star Bradley Whitford Pays Tribute To Stephen Sondheim

Bradley Whitford is paying tribute to Stephen Sondheim, following the news of his passing.

Stephen, aged 91, died just the morning after the Thanksgiving holiday, his lawyer announced earlier today (November 26).

Many stars and fans have taken to social media to pay tribute, and Bradley’s was one of the most moving.

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Composer Stephen Sondheim Has Died at 91

Stephen Sondheim has sadly passed away at the age of 91.

The famed composer and lyricist, who was behind some of Broadway’s most beloved and celebrated shows, died early Friday, November 26, at his home in Roxbury, Conn.

The news was confirmed by his lawyer and friend, F. Richard Pappas, via The New York Times.

Sondheim‘s passing was described as “sudden”, and Mr. Pappas explained that just the day before, he had celebrated Thanksgiving with a dinner with friends.

He is best known for his work for West Side Story, Gypsy, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company and A Little Night Music, among many other Broadway musical works.

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Broadway Musical 'Follies' Will Become a Movie!

The classic Broadway musical Follies, written by Stephen Sondheim, is heading to the big screen with a new movie version!

An acclaimed production of the musical was staged at the National Theatre in London in 2017 and again in 2019 due to popular demand.

Four-time Olivier Award-winning director Dominic Cooke, who directed the production, will also direct the movie. You can watch a trailer for the stage production right here.

The musical features songs like “Broadway Baby,” “I’m Still Here,” and “Losing My Mind.” The story follows a reunion of former performers in a crumbling Broadway theater scheduled for demolition.

“Over the years, there have been many attempts to bring Follies to the screen, but not until Dominic Cooke’s brilliant production at the National Theatre of Great Britain did it seem like it could be a real movie. I’m more than delighted, I’m thrilled, that it’s finally going to happen,” Sondheim said in a statement (via Deadline).

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Marriage Story producer David Heyman will be producing the movie.