Poetry in America

Finishing the Hat, by Stephen Sondheim

05/02/2020 | 26m 46s | Video has closed captioning.

Stephen Sondheim is widely hailed as the greatest modern American musical theater composer. Series creator Elisa New speaks with Broadway stage actors and writer Adam Gopnik to explore Sondheim’s singular ability to blend lyrics and music, using “Finishing the Hat,” from Sondheim’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical "Sunday in the Park with George", as their case study.

Aired: 05/02/20

Expired: 06/06/20

Rating: TV-PG

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