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HBO: Six by Sondheim | Broadway on Hennepin: Five Debuts

Posted at 7:45 PM on January 22, 2014 by John Birge

If you admire Stephen Sondheim, or if like some of us you're completely obsessed with the depth of the man's genius), or especially if you're not yet familiar with his work, you MUST see the new HBO documentary Six by Sondheim. A great portrait of a great artist.

It was created by two of Sondheim's closest friends, director James Lapine (Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George) and former New York Times theater critic Frank Rich. They frame Sondheim's career through six iconic songs and sixty years worth of fascinating video interviews with this most intelligent and articulate creative force. Six by Sondheim has its final airing this Saturday afternoon on HBO2. Below is the trailer (which to be honest doesn't really do the the film justice), or if you're lucky you just might be able to find the entire show online....

Elsewhere on Broadway, Hennepin Theatre Trust announced its 2014-15 Broadway on Hennepin season. The Book of Mormon returns, so if you couldn't get tickets last year, plan on August 20 - September 7. Other hits coming to Minneapolis include multiple Tony winners Kinky Boots, the revival of Pippin, Motown the Musical, Jersey Boys, and Annie.
More shows and complete ticket info here.