Sondheim & Lloyd Webber: Bond Song?

How did I not know that Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber shared a birthday: March 22? That’s the most remarkable thing I learned from Michael Wee-del’s column today. He’s trying to get the boys to write a song for the next James Bond movie. There’s precedent: ‘Many a musical theater writer has done a turn at one. Lionel Bart (“Oliver!”) wrote the lyrics to “From Russia With Love.” Don Black (“Sunset Boulevard,” “Tell Me on a Sunday”) wrote “Diamonds” and “Thunderball.” Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley (“Stop the World — I Want To Get Off”) wrote the lyrics to “Goldfinger” and Tim Rice (you know his credits) wrote the words to the very underrated “All Time High” from “Octopussy.”’ Good idea, Michael, but you know that someone like Rihanna — or another member of the auto-tune brigade — will have to sing it.

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