Broadway have paid tribute to the American composer Stephen Sondheim, who sadly passed away last Friday at the age of 91.
The star was said to have been “the theater’s most revered and influential composer-lyricist of the last half of the 20th century, and the driving force behind some of Broadway’s most beloved and celebrated shows,” as reported by The New York Times.
Stars have been paying tribute to Sondheim – Hugh Jackman writing, “Every so often someone comes along that fundamentally shifts an entire art form. Stephen Sondheim was one of those.”
Every so often someone comes along that fundamentally shifts an entire art form. Stephen Sondheim was one of those. As millions mourn his passing I also want to express my gratitude for all he has given to me and so many more. Sending my love to his nearest and dearest. pic.twitter.com/4KlnJJJipq
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) November 26, 2021
On Sunday November 28, hundreds of the Broadway community gathered in Times Square to celebrate the composers life:
A beautiful moment is being shared between dozens of performers and hundreds of spectators here in Times Square to honor the great Stephen Sondheim ? may his memory be a blessing #SUNDAYforSondheim pic.twitter.com/wkMvQ1cYxF
— Meg Masseron (@megmnyc) November 28, 2021
This morning’s tribute to Stephen Sondheim was stunning, sad, inspiring, & left my heart so full. It was healing to see & squeeze so many friends. And a took a few photos: pic.twitter.com/qTFfdrrdOa
— Michael Hull (@MichaelHullNYC) November 28, 2021
Rest in Peace, Stephen.