Getting Away with Murder

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Pub Date: 04/01/1997

Pages: 128

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

Imprint: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN 13: 9781559361286

ISBN 10: 155936128X

Price: / $15.99 CAN$11.95

Category: DRAMA / American / General

Getting Away with Murder

By Stephen Sondheim, George Furth

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About the Book

Getting Away with Murder is more fun than a roomful of Agatha Christies.” —Daily News

Longtime musical theatre collaborators Stephen Sondheim and George Furth, who together created the landmark musical Company, have joined forces again to create a compellingly original thriller—Mr. Sondheim’s first nonmusical play. Getting Away with Murder unfolds on a stormy night on Manhattan’s Upper West Side at a group therapy session. The patients arrive only to find that their faithful, Pulitzer Prize-winning psychiatrist is missing. What unfolds is a classic whodunit in the tradition of Sleuth and The Mousetrap that harkens back to Sondheim’s screenplay collaboration with Anthony Perkins on the cult film The Last of Sheila. Getting Away with Murder, originally produced at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre, was produced on Broadway in 1996.

About the Book

Sondheim and Furth's non-musical comedy thriller.


Stephen Sondheim is generally recognized as one of the most influential and innovative artists working in contemporary musical theatre. He has written lyrics for West Side Story, Gypsy and Do I Hear a Waltz, and the complete scores (music and lyrics) for works such as A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Into the Woods, Company, A Little Night Music, Follies, Sunday in the Park with George, Assassins, Passion, Pacific Overtures and Sweeney Todd/ He has won six Tony Awards for Best Score for a Musical, a special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, an Academy Award for Best Song, eight Grammy Awards, and a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and many other honors

George Furth was an American librettist, playwright, and actor. Furth won both the Tony and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical for Company, and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play for Precious Sons.