April 25, 2019


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Opening next week at Lyric Opera is a musical theatre piece that sets the love story of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” against a backdrop of gang culture in 1950s New York. We heard Nadine Sierra earlier this morning singing an aria from the show: “Somewhere”. What are the composer and title of this work that premiered on Broadway in 1957, and for which Stephen Sondheim, then in his twenties, was lyricist?