"Six By Sondheim" Doc, With Performances by Audra McDonald, Darren Criss, Jeremy Jordan, Debuts on HBO Dec. 9
09 Dec 2013
Photo by Jerry Jackson/courtesy of HBO
"Six By Sondheim," a new documentary exploring the work of Tony-winning composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim, premieres on HBO Dec. 9.
The documentary, 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," makes its debut at 9 PM ET; check local listings.
"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."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.