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Putting It Together is a 35-song cavalcade of Sondheim gems performed outside the context for which they were originally invented  

[[image 1 - color photograph of Stephen Sondheim in plaid shirt smiling]] 
[[photograph credit]]MICHAEL LEPOER TRENCH

[[image 2 - black & photograph of four actors, two men and two women, acting on stage]]
[[photograph credit]] MARTHA SWOPE

[[image 3 - black & photograph of a male actor standing with a crowd behind him with their arms raised]]

[[image 4 - black & photograph of three actors dancing with a neon sign in the background, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, a new musical comedy. A list of cast is also in the background]]

Songs from (image 2 - 4) Follies, Merrily We Roll Along and Company are among those featured in Stephen Sondheim’s (image 1)Putting It Together

UCLA, Burnett’s alma mater, recently let her try her hand at directing, and the show she staged was the one in which she bounced straight to stardom exactly 40 years ago. The unique link that connects Once Upon a Mattress with Putting It Together is called teamwork. “Pretty much my whole career has been ensemble,” she admits with no small amount of pride. “Mattress was ensemble. ‘The Garry Moore Show,’ ensemble. My TV show, ensemble. There were many times where I would play the straight man. Sometimes, I wouldn’t have as much to do on the show as Harvey [Kormanj or Tim [Conway]. And the specials I did with Julie and with Beverly Sills—they were split right down the middle. And, now, Putting It Together. I’ve always been a team player, and I always will be.” 

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