Harold Prince
Harold Prince

In His Own Words

Howard Sherman

Howard Sherman speaks with The Prince of Broadway Himself, Hal Prince

It is impossible to overstate how important Harold S. Prince was to musical theatre in the latter half of the 20th century. As a producer, his credits include The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, West Side Story and Fiddler on the Roof. As a director, he is known for a series of collaborations with Stephen Sondheim – including Follies, Company, A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures, and Sweeney Todd – as well as musicals ranging from She Loves Me to The Phantom of the Opera to Kiss of the Spider Woman. August saw his newest show, Prince of Broadway, a retrospective that samples material from shows he either produced or directed (or both), debut at Manhattan Theatre Club. September began with the publication of Sense of Occasion (Applause Books), a theatrical autobiography that incorporates and annotates his 1974 book Contradictions, in addition to adding new chapters that cover his career to date. He spoke with Stage Directions about these career spanning projects just one week after the opening of Prince of Broadway.

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