Sondheim Song of the Day: “Being Alive”
His wrote”music and lyrics of unprecedented complexity and sophistication” and his shows addressed “darker, more harrowing elements of the human experience”, with songs often tinged with “ambivalence” about various aspects of life.
For this week, I’m going to pay tribute to a different Sondheim song with interpretations by various artists.
We kick off with Being Alive from Company which just opened on Broadway with Sondheim in the audience for the first preview in this gender-bending revival.
The song appears at the end of Act II and is sung by the main character who realizes being a lone wolf isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.