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Stephen Sondheim’s musical theater legacy

President Barack Obama, right, presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to composer Stephen Sondheim
President Barack Obama, right, presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to composer Stephen Sondheim during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in 2015.
(Evan Vucci / Associated Press)

Stephen Sondheim, the award-winning composer-lyricist who took the Broadway musical to a higher level of emotional complexity than his predecessors in shows such as “Company,” “Follies” and “Sweeney Todd,” has died. Here’s a look at Stephen Sondheim’s iconic work and legacy in musical theater.

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