Stephen Schwartz

Stephen Schwartz Since Wicked

March 6, 2018 Article

What Has Stephen Schwartz Been Doing Since Finishing Wicked? Posted on composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz’s 70th birthday – March 6, 2018 At a restaurant in midtown Manhattan in October of 2003, Stephen Schwartz attended a party with close friends who had witnessed his labors on the musical Wicked Over the years. He was planning to skip the official [...]

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The Prince of Egypt in 2018

December 30, 2017 Article

See The Prince of Egypt Musical in 2018 From “Deliver Us” to “When You Believe,” the songs from The Prince of Egypt musical will be delighting audiences again soon. In 2018, several theatres will mount productions of this stage adaptation, a work in progress by the original composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz and screenwriter (now bookwriter) Philip LaZebnik. [...]

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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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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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