New York Times employees came together yesterday for a bit of musical fun, with a compilation video of Stephen Sondheim’s “Broadway Baby,” a popular classic from his 1971 musical “Follies.”
Among the performers were some Times celebrities — including op-ed columnist Frank Bruni and political reporter Maggie Haberman.
The video was created to accompany a lengthy interview between Sondheim and “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda in the New York Times Magazine, which ran online on Monday.
“It’s hard to overemphasize Sondheim’s influence on American musical theater,” wrote Miranda of the now 87-year-old Sondheim.
“The days of competition with other musical theater songwriters are done: We now talk about his work the way we talk about Shakespeare or Dickens or Picasso — a master of his form, both invisible within his work and everywhere at once.”