Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber were among the collaborators and friends who spoke about the legendary director and producer Hal Prince at his memorial today at the Majestic Theatre. Prince died on July 31 at 91.
The musical numbers were from shows Prince directed:
Joel Grey, “Wilkommen,” Cabaret
Jay Armstrong Johnson & Meghan Picerno, “All I Ask of You,” The Phantom of the Opera
on video: Ethel Shutta, “Broadway Baby,” Follies
Michael Cerveris, “The Road You Didn’t Take,” Follies
Tony Yazbeck & Carolee Carmello, “This Is Not Over Yet,” Parade
Sierra Boggess, “Will He Like Me?” She Loves Me
Janet Decal, “Buenos Aires,” Evita
Bryonha Marie Parham, “Cabaret,” Cabaret
Jim Walton, Lonny Price & Ann Morrison, “Old Friends,” Merrily We Roll Along
The Company, “Our Time,” Merrily We Roll Along
Stephen Sondheim (whose Prince collaborations include Company, Merrily, Sweeney Todd, Pacific Overtures, A Little Night Music, West Side Story and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum ).
Alfred Uhry (who wrote the books for Parade and the Prince-directed Lovemusik ).
Andrew Lloyd Webber (who composed Phantom and Evita ).
Carol Burnett (who co-wrote the play Hollywood Arms, which Prince directed and co-produced).
Jason Robert Brown (who wrote the music and lyrics for 1998’s Parade, which Prince directed and co-conceived).
Susan Stroman, who choreographed the 1994 revival of Show Boat that Prince directed, staged the memorial. Brown provided musical direction and conducted the overture. (Brown and Stroman were also both involved in the 2017 revue Prince of Broadway .)
The rundown is courtesy of Michael Borowski, a press agent who handled the event. I’m out of town and couldn’t attend.