Pictured above: The Atlanta Lyric Theatre's 2014 production of Cats

In one of the most extraordinary miracles in the history of mankind, we have a double Broadway birthday this weekend.

On March 22, 1930, American composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim was born, and then exactly 18 years later, British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber came into the world.

Between the two of them, the world of musical theatre has thrived, seeing innovative movements in the art form- and most notably making it through the ’80s.

So below, let’s take a look at some of our favorite songs from shows by these talented artists!

Stephen Sondheim

Tony Awards: 8 (the most of any composer, even Richard Rodgers)
Academy Awards: 1
Olivier Awards: 1
Grammy Awards: 8
“No one is Alone” from Into the Woods
“Not Getting Married” from Company
“Send in the Clowns” from A Little Night Music
“Everybody’s Got the Right” from Assassins
“The Worst Pies in London” from Sweeney Todd

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber

Tony Awards: 6
Academy Awards: 1
Olivier Awards: 7
Grammy Awards: 3
“Memory” from Cats
“The Phantom of the Opera/The Music of the Night” from The Phantom of the Opera
“Don’t Cry for me Argentina” from Evita
Medley from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
“Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats” from Cats

About Sally Henry

A writer with a passion for building relationships and telling people's stories, Sally Henry is a freelance arts and entertainment journalist. She has had the privilege of interviewing both local theatre professionals and multi-award-winning celebrities including Carol Burnett, Matthew Morrison, and Taylor Hicks. With theatre journalism experience since 2011, her work has been featured on BroadwayWorld.com, the Huffington Post, and the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival.

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