News release from Stonewall National Museum & Archives in Fort Lauderdale:
Read the January 2013 museum newsletter
Sing Out, Sondheim!: Stonewall National Museum & Archives Presents Stephen Sondheim Exhibition
FORT LAUDERDALE, January 7, 2013– The Stonewall National Museum & Archives presents Sing Out, Sondheim! on display from January 7- February 28, 2013 with an opening reception on Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 6-8 pm. The evening will also celebrate the grand reopening of the Charles L. Ross Gallery. All are welcome to attend.
Sing Out, Sondheim! focuses on award-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim, and his career in musical theatre from 1957- 2010. The exhibition appeals to all types of Sondheim audiences — those who have enjoyed his musicals for decades as well as those who have just discovered him.
A display case will feature 24 Playbills from the Archives' extensive collection, including Playbills from the original Broadway casts of West Side Story (1957) and of Gypsy (1959) starring Ethel Merman. Sing Out, Sondheim! also consists of fourteen 30"x40" panels—text and images—about Sondheim and his musicals.
Sarah Crompton of the U.K.’s The Telegraph has observed that Sondheim musicals are “a vehicle not only for the joys of life but also for its disappointments,” and lauded him as “the most significant composer of his times.”
Sondheim has been honored with many awards such as the Pulitzer Prize, eight Tonys, eight Grammys, an Oscar and the Kennedy Center Honors/Lifetime Achievement.
Sing Out, Sondheim! celebrates the achievements of this venerable artist.