Harold Prince, who topped his important achievements as a producer within the 1950s and 1960s to develop into one of the crucial outstanding stage administrators of the 20th century, died July 31. He was 91.
The director and producer garnered a complete of 21 Tony Awards for his work—probably the most of any particular person in a number of classes. He’s at the moment represented by Broadway’s longest-running musical, The Phantom of the Opera; the musical opened at New York Metropolis’s Majestic Theatre in 1988—a decade after Mr. Prince and Andrew Lloyd Webber offered one other title, Evita. His credit marked collaborations with myriad extra composers, from John Kander and Fred Ebb (Cabaret, Kiss of the Spider Girl) to Jason Robert Brown (Parade) to Leonard Bernstein (Candide, West Facet Story), and, most notably, Stephen Sondheim.
His string of Sondheim premieres within the 1970s—Firm, Follies, A Little Night time Music, Pacific Overtures, and Sweeney Todd—have been thought of gamechangers in each type and presentation, defining an evolving panorama of contemporary American musical theatre.
In honor of the Broadway trailblazer, Playbill appears to be like again on the creation of a few of Prince’s largest hits.
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