10 (Bonus) Songs to Remember Stephen Sondheim

Labels really don’t work with Sondheim, who had one foot in the Golden Age and the other in what came next.

In Their Own Words: Inspiring Quotes From Classical Artists, Members of the Arts Community, and Colleagues Who Died in 2021

As we reflect on the year gone by, Classical WFMT salutes the contributions of members of the arts community who died this past year.

Towering Musical Theater Master Stephen Sondheim Dies at 91

Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century, has died.

The Surprising True Origins of Gershwin’s Classic ‘Summertime’

“Summertime” from George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess is doubtless one of the one most popular songs in the Great American Songbook. But did you know that neither the tune to “Summertime” nor the lyrics are by George Gershwin?

Barbara Gaines, Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Artistic Director, Shares Her Favorite Theater Music

We spoke with the Chicago theater institution’s founder and artistic director about the music that inspires her.