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Finishing the Hat
Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics (1954-1981) with Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes | Stephen Sondheim
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A treasury of lyrics includes all of the composer's works from "West Side Story" to "Sweeney Todd," and offers a rare glimpse into his creative process and relationships with other legends of the American theater.
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"Mr. Sondheim! Look, I made a hat! Where there never was a hat! It's a Latin hat, at that!"

Who didn't love Lin's shout-out to Sondheim when he won his first Tony in '08? Check out the speech if you haven't, and don't miss the tagged book of Sondheim's lyrics, complete with comments, notes, and anecdotes. It's a must-have for musical theatre fans! #TheHat #LilithJuly #LinManuelMiranda #seemoretheatre
@Cinfhen @KarenUK

KarenUK Thanks for sharing this book.... I would love this! Stacked! 📚 (edited) 4mo
Andrea313 @KarenUK I'm so glad! It really is a wonderful collection. Enjoy! ❤️ 4mo
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No reading this evening: I was at the theatre to watch Imelda Staunton in Follies 💓 💜💖 ❤️💓🧡💚💙💛

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I started a band and I've been trying my hand at writing lyrics. So far it's actually going rather well.

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OK, for today's actual prompt, #tonightTonight, Sondheim wrote the lyrics and hated the line "today the world was just an address" in this song that became so popular. #90sinJuly @Robothugs @Cinfhen

Sydsavvy Oh I have that book! Greatness. 2y
Cinfhen I'm always curious about the story behind the song/lyrics 2y
Lcsmcat @Sydsavvy I have the other one too. Look, I Made a Hat! 2y
Sydsavvy Me, too!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 are you a musician, too? 2y
Lcsmcat @sydsavy Yes. My husband and I are both classically trained musicians. 2y
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Awesome night out at the theater to see this cast in Sunday in the Park with George! It was so cathartic and therapeutic - I've really been struggling with my own art and this was profoundly moving. If you like making art, if you like creating, this show, with any cast, is for you!

ApoptyGina69 I saw this in New York in 1984 with Mandy Patinkin. I've loved it ever since. 3y
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