Anatomy of a Song (1976) Camera Three


Composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim whose works include such Broadway hits as “A Little Night Music”, “Company” and “Follies”, talks about the origin of a song from his latest Broadway musical, “Pacific Overtures”. On camera with him are film critic Frank Rich and John Weidman author of “Pacific Overtures” as a straight play who expanded it to the musical book for the show. A highlight of the program is the performance of the song “Someone in a Tree.” with Sondheim at the piano sung by Mako, James Dybas, Geddie Watanbe and Mark Hsu Syers the men who sing it on the Broadway stage.

Director: John Musilli.
Writer: Stephen Paley.
Stars: Frank Rich (host), Stephen Sondheim, Mako, James Dybas, Mark Syers, Gedde Watanabe, John Weidman.


Many thanks to Michael for sending me this copy.

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One Comment

  1. Martin
    November 18, 2023

    Thanks so much for this, Jon! Absolutely wonderful!

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