Best Of: Sondheim Collaborator James Lapine / SNL's Cecily Strong

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Best Of: Sondheim Collaborator James Lapine / SNL's Cecily Strong

Saturday, 14 August

Lapine collaborated with Stephen Sondheim to create three musicals — 'Sunday in the Park with George,' 'Into the Woods' and 'Passion.' Lapine's new book is about the making-of 'Sunday in the Park' called 'Putting it Together.' It's based on Lapine's memories, as well as interviews with Sondheim, and members of the cast and crew.

Then, Ken Tucker reviews a new posthumously released Prince album.

Finally, Strong is nominated for an Emmy for 'Saturday Night Live.' She also stars in the new show 'Schmigadoon,' about a couple that ends up trapped in a town where life is a musical and the townspeople frequently burst into song. Her new memoir is about the depression, anxiety, and grief she experienced during the first months of the pandemic.
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