Putting It Together

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Summary

Company was the "coming out" of Stephen Sondheim as a composer to be reckoned with. In this episode Eric Matthew Richardson returns to talk about the 1970s, minimalism, and why a show that shouldn't work absolutely does.

Show Notes

Company was the "coming out" of Stephen Sondheim as a composer to be reckoned with. In this episode Eric Matthew Richardson returns to talk about the 1970s, minimalism, and why a show that shouldn't work absolutely does.

Eric's website: http://www.ericmatthewrichardson.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheEMRMusic

Hal Prince discussing Company with Andrew Lloyd Webber: https://youtu.be/XF23_ZCQ94Q

Stephen Sondheim talking about Company: https://youtu.be/rjO3gXig07E

Moondog's composition Bird's Lament: https://youtu.be/RW8SBwGNcF8

You can purchase Stephen Sondheim's first book of lyrics, Finishing the Hat, by going here: https://amzn.to/2LB9ZJo

We are using three productions to frame our discussion of Company.
The original Broadway cast starring Dean Jones, Donna McKechnie, and Elaine Stritch (1970)
You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://apple.co/2Oy07np
Or listen to it on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2OFg2Ax
Or buy it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2OzAsuG

The Broadway revival starring Raúl Esparza, Barbara Walsh, and Angel Desai (2006)
You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://apple.co/2ojCq7M
Or listen to it on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/30YUotl
Or buy it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2OzpNQI

The London revival starring Rosalie Craig, Jonathan Bailey, and Patti LuPone (2018)
You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://apple.co/2OFfISl
Or listen to it on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2pS7cor
Or buy it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2IBoYmx

Our sponsors this week are:
1. Marvel: Universe of Superheroes - https://telusworldofscienceedmonton.ca - Presented by TELUS World of Science Edmonton. Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes features more than 300 artifacts, including some of Marvel’s most iconic and sought-after pages, costumes, and props.
2. ATB Branch for Arts and Culture - atb.com/thebranch - Beyond hosting exhibits and performances, the Branch focuses on understanding the unique personal and business financial challenges artists face.

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Recorded at Media Lab YYC. Media Lab is a public production studio located in downtown Calgary, Alberta. They help you tell your story. They do this by assisting in the creation of videos and podcasts. Find more information at: http://medialabyyc.com

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What is Putting It Together?

This is a podcast about Stephen Sondheim's entire body of work show by show and song by song. Each week Kyle Marshall invites an expert to discuss a Sondheim song in-depth. Together they discover the humour, how the songs inform character, and any hidden meanings. Most importantly they try to understand the man behind the music, the Shakespeare of our time, as best they can.