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Originally released 1970 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT / ℗ 1998 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT / 16 tracks
With this biting satire of contemporary lifestyles Stephen Sondheim established himself as the pre-eminent musical theatre composer of his generation. Based on a book by George Furth about a Manhattan bachelor and his married friends, it coldly dissects the institution of marriage (“The Ladies Who Lunch”). This show, which opened in April 1970 and enjoyed a run of 690 performances, paved the way for greater realism and grit in musicals that came after. It also established a long-lasting and productive relationship between Sondheim and producer-director Harold Prince. First LP release May 1970.