Remembering Broadway legend Hal Prince


Stewart we'd like to take a moment to remember the life and work of legendary musical theater director producer hal prince the winner of a record twenty one Tony awards how prince died in Iceland after a brief illness he was ninety one purchase career spanned more than seventy years he ordered such major shows West Side Story damn Yankees fiddler on the roof cabaret Sweeney Todd and the phantom of the opera how prince was born in New York in nineteen twenty eight after I graduated from the university of Pennsylvania he approach Broadway producer director George abbot to ask for a job he said he work for free ultimately prince made it on his own and in nineteen fifty four he produced the pajama game and hired a rabbit to direct it help and began a prolific collaboration with composer lyricist Stephen Sondheim in nineteen seventy they work together and six shows which prints both directed and produced another one of princes longtime collaborators composer Andrew Lloyd Webber said in a statement today quote farewell how not just the prince of musicals the crowned heads who directed two of the greatest productions of my career and vita and phantom this wonderful man taught me so much in his mastery musical theater was without

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