PHOTO CALL: A Sneak Peek at Audra McDonald, Darren Criss, Laura Osnes and More in HBO's "Six By Sondheim"

By Matthew Blank
November 20, 2013

"Six By Sondheim," which is billed as "an intimate look at the prolific career of renowned American lyricist and composer Stephen Sondheim…for whom art and life are never separate," will make its debut Dec. 9.



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James Lapine, Stephen Sondheim, Jackie Hoffman, America Ferrera, Darren Criss, Laura Osnes and Jeremy Jordan
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View red carpet photos from the Nov. 18 premiere in New York.

"This documentary is a story of both, highlighted by his experiences writing six of his most celebrated songs: 'Something's Coming,' 'Opening Doors,' 'Send in the Clowns,' 'I'm Still Here,' 'Being Alive' and 'Sunday,'" according to press notes. "Told primarily by Sondheim himself, the film draws on his extensive personal archive and dozens of interviews from all stages of his career, underscoring his honesty and passion for his art."

The film also features new performances by Tony winner Audra McDonald, Jarvis Cocker, Darren Criss, Jeremy Jordan, America Ferrera and Sondheim, which have have been produced for the feature documentary.

"Six By Sondheim" is directed by Tony winner James Lapine, with musical segments directed by Todd Haynes, Autumn de Wilde and Lapine.