Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim celebrated his 80th birthday this week and got a pretty unique gift. The name of Henry Miller's Theatre on West 43rd street was changed to the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.
Sondheim's work is on brilliant display in a new revue at the Roundabout Theatre Company called Sondheim on Sondheim. Sondheim's A Little Night Music is in revival on Broadway. He wrote the lyrics to the music to West Side Story, and wrote A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies, Sunday in the Park With George and Sweeney Todd.
In this week's Arts File on WQXR, Kerry Nolan from the WNYC newsroom talks to David Cote, Theatre Editor of Time Out New York, about Sondheim and other theatres on Broadway that have changed their names. Click here to see Catherine Zeta Jones singing "Send in the Clowns" from A Little Night Music, or below to see a slideshow about Sondheim and Broadway theatres.