Saturday, March 22, 2008
Incredible as it may sound, March 22 is the day that two of modern musical theatre's most renowned living composers were born.
That's right, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim share a birthday.
Although, let it be known that while Sir Andrew turns 60 today, the ever remarkable man who shares my first name is 78.
To see what brought Webber and Sondheim together, click here for an amusing salute to Cameron Mackintosh.
As if that weren't enough, my own blood sister (I'm now blessed with another three "adopted" sisters) celebrates her birthday today as well.
Happy birthdays all around!
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