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Lyric Writing and Puzzles

March 22, 2017 Article

Lyric Writing and Puzzles: Finding a Perfect Fit This article is being published in conjunction with The Schwartz Scene issue 60. PHOTO: A Broadway-related jigsaw puzzle being assembled. Puzzle available at Barnes and Noble – Michael Storrings. By Carol de Giere Standing for the first time in the hallway of Stephen Schwartz’s Manhattan office, I [...]

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Stephen Schwartz – Recordings of 2016

December 30, 2016 Article

Albums with Stephen Schwartz music/lyrics or lyrics 2016 Releases This year brought an abundance of new recordings for fans of composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz. Here are some details. Even musical enthusiasts who don’t know a word of German may enjoy the tunes of the new album from Schikaneder. In the USA find it here: Schikaneder cast album or itunes. [...]

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Stage Productions of The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Summer 2016

October 11, 2016 Article

This article is being published in association with The Schwartz Scene issue 59, Fall 2016. The Hunchback of Notre Dame on Stage – Summer 2016 The new version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame has been dazzling audiences across America this summer. Stunning production photos and video clips show off the dramatic qualities of this adaptation. Audiences [...]

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Wall to Wall Concert Fills Hall with Stephen Schwartz Music

May 23, 2016 Article

Each year, New York City’s Symphony Space hosts an eight-hour musical extravaganza that celebrates the work of a particular composer. On April 16, 2016, Stephen Schwartz’s work received the honor. The “Wall to Wall Stephen Schwartz” concert began at 3:00 pm and featured over 100 performers exploring Schwartz’s wide-ranging body of work. Sonia Manzano of [...]

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Children of Eden – A Journey Gone So Far

May 20, 2016 Article

Updates on Children of Eden There is no journey gone so far So far we cannot stop and change direction…. (Stephen Schwartz, “In the Beginning” from Children of Eden) Children of Eden has transformed many times since the show was conceived in the mid 1980s. After a short run in London in 1991, a revised version [...]

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Press Conference Introduces Schikaneder – a New Stephen Schwartz Musical

May 17, 2016 Article

Schikaneder’s World Premiere will be September 30, 2016, in Vienna I’ve included two video clips with this story. On March 10th, the Raimund Theater by way of the website www.Musicalvienna.at introduced the upcoming new musical Schikaneder through a livestreamed press conference. Schikaneder will have its world premiere on September 30th in Vienna, performed in German with English surtitles. [...]

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Wall to Wall Stephen Schwartz

April 15, 2016 Article

Celebrating the Songs and the Songwriter When the organizers of Symphony Space’s “Wall to Wall Stephen Schwartz” concert planned their 8-hour event for April 16, 2016, they didn’t need to worry about running out of material. With the composer – lyricist’s 45-year career to draw from, and access to a few “coming attractions,” they have [...]

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Schwartz and Caird at StarStruck

January 20, 2016 Article

Composer Stephen Schwartz Has a Heart for Kids Submitted by StarStruck Academy & Theatre (StarStruckfl.com) PHOTO: Stephen Schwartz at StarStruck Academy & Theatre. Photo by Mitch Kloorfain. How does the busiest Broadway composer have time to work with children? He makes the time. Stephen Schwartz is committed to the future of musical theatre. He is passionate [...]

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Stephen Schwartz and Carnegie Mellon University

June 29, 2015 Article

Stephen Schwartz’s CMU Education Helped Launch Career PHOTO: Stephen Schwartz at Carnegie Mellon University receiving an honorary doctorate. Also pictured: Paula Wagner, a film producer and film executive. She and Stephen were friends during their school days at CMU. Photo courtesy of Stephen Schwartz. On May 17, 2015, composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz donned a graduation gown [...]

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Stephen Schwartz at NYC Cabaret Show: A Remembrance

September 2, 2014 Article

Enjoy this guest blog post by Masha Leon Stephen Schwartz, of Wicked Fame, A Hit at 54 Below PHOTO by Steve Schalchlin at 54 Below in NYC (from left to right): Darius de Haas, Kelli Rabke, Jim Brochu, Stephen Schwartz, and David Lewis.  Stephen Schwartz, the only songwriter in Broadway history with three shows — Wicked, [...]

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