Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim speaking to Terry Gross in 2010:
I’m interested in the theater because I’m interested in communication with audiences, otherwise I would be in concert music. I’d be in another kind of profession. I love the theater as much as music, and the whole idea of getting across to an audience and making them laugh, making them cry — just making them feel — is paramount to me.
image of the Stephen Sondheim theater in NYC via VIP tickets