Look, I Made a Hat

Legendary lyricist and composer Stephen Sondheim picks up where he left off in his acclaimed annotated collection Finishing the Hat. He packs this new volume with personal anecdotes, theater history, revealing photos, candid commentary, early drafts, and, of course, the complete lyrics to musicals including Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, Assassins, and Passion. A treasure trove of American stage history for diehard fans and dabblers alike.

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