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Ten great librettists
The outstanding lyricist of our time, Sondheim was mentored by Oscar Hammerstein II who was like a surrogate father to him. Sondheim's big break came when he wrote the lyrics to 'West Side Story' for Leonard Bernstein. Such masterpieces as 'Follies', 'Company', 'Sweeney Todd' (pictured) and 'Into the Woods' have followed.