New York City Events with Stephen Schwartz: Spring 2011

by Carol de Giere on April 6, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011 – Is It a Musical or Opera panel

Stephen Schwartz composer-lyricist

Stephen Schwartz

A panel of distinguished composers and playwrights join Stephen Schwartz for an in-depth look at what defines the opera and musical theater genres. The roundtable will take place on the set of Schwartz’s hit Broadway musical Wicked. It has been reported that Adam Guettel, John Kander and David Henry Hwang will be joining Stephen Schwartz.  George Steel will moderate. Sunday, April 10 at 7:30 pm, Gershwin Theatre, 222 West 51st Street, NYC opera event info

April 19 – May 1, 2011, Seance on a Wet Afternoon opera NYC premiere

Seance on a Wet Afternoon opera photo by David Bazemore

A scene from Stephen Schwartz's opera "Seance on a Wet Afternoon" at the world premiere production. Photo by David Bazemore

If you haven’t yet read about the New York premiere of Stephen Schwartz’s opera Séance on a Wet Afternoon, be sure to check this out:  Stephen Schwartz opera Seance on a Wet Afternoon. New York City Opera is staging Seance April 19 – May 1. Scott Schwartz directs this first professional opera that his dad wrote.

Thursday, April 21, 2011, New York City, Dinner and Concert–Defying Gravity: The Music of Stephen Schwartz

The NYC opera is hosting a special concert and gala evening featuring Anne Hampton Callaway, Kristin Chenoweth, Raúl Esparza, and Victor Garber. NY Opera concert

Carol de Giere

Carol de Giere

You’re invited to a Stephen Schwartz fan gathering before the “Defying Gravity” concert in Manhattan on April 21. We’ll have a casual dinner at 6 pm before walking to the concert. Send me a message at if you plan to come and I’ll send location details. It will be at a diner with a wide range of menu choices and prices. — Carol de Giere (author of the Stephen Schwartz biography Defying Gravity and editor of The Schwartz Scene newsletter and blog) and Chris Kuczewski (President, UNLIMITED: The First Official Wicked Fan Society)

Saturday, April 23 – Opera Insights

Seance on a Wet Afternooon director Scott Schwartz will discuss the opera, Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 12:00pm NYC opera site.

Thursday, April 28th at 6pm, Artists Dialogue – NYC

The New York City opera will be holding an artist dialogue for Seance on a Wet Afternoon, with Stephen Schwartz and others. Look for the April 28 listing: Stephen Schwartz as part of the NYCO lecture series

More Schwartz Events

This listing is posted in conjunction with The Schwartz Scene Quarterly Newsletter, Spring 2011 issue. Subscribe to the newsletter here

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