Blu-ray Release: Six by Sondheim

Blu-ray Release Date: Available now
Price: Blu-ray $17.99
Studio: Warner Archive

Directed by Tony Award-winner and frequent Sondheim collaborator James Lapine, the 2013 music-filled documentary Six by Sondheim offers a personal profile of the great American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim as revealed through the creation and performance of six of his iconic songs.

Told primarily in Sondheim’s own words, the program weaves together dozens of interviews with the composer, rarely seen archival material spanning more than half a century (including newly discovered footage of Ethel Merman performing Gypsy) and re-stagings of three songs produced especially for the film.

The six songs featured include “Something’s Coming,” “Opening Doors,” “Send in the Clowns,” “I’m Still Here,” “Being Alive” and “Sunday.”

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.