Stephen Schwartz

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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Stephen Schwartz, Pete Seeger, and Sting

March 10, 2014 Article

Musical Influences As a Broadway and film songwriter, Stephen Schwartz is constantly developing songs for shows, but he also listens to the music of pop music artists and lets the mosaic of sounds from his life influence his work. As he explains, “I am influenced by all the music I love and it somehow conglomerates [...]

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Stephen Schwartz Musicals and Broadway Jr

December 14, 2013 Article

Stephen Schwartz and the Broadway Jr. Program PHOTO: ”The Freddie G Broadway Experience” – A Master Class Workshop with Stephen Schwartz, Summer 2013. Top Row: Winning teachers: Spencer Lau, Claudia Appel, Joanne O’Kain, Lori Flanders, Merill Cheyne, Eric Bragg, Shirlee Idzakovich. Bottom Row: Freddie Gershon, Stephen Schwartz, Myrna Gershon. Courtesy of Music Theatre International. BROADWAY JR As you may know if you [...]

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“From Broadway With Love” Features Stephen Schwartz and Others

July 15, 2013 Events with Stephen Schwartz

“From Broadway With Love” was the title and theme of a concert held on behalf of citizens of Newtown, Connecticut following the unfortunate shootings at the Sandy Hook school. Raising spirits and raisings funds, the organizers invited Broadway luminaries to share the stage with students on January 28, 2013, at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, [...]

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Composer Stephen Schwartz at Pippin CD Signing

June 26, 2013 Events with Stephen Schwartz

Special Event with Pippin’s Composer Tuesday July 09, 2013 4:00 PM Stephen Schwartz and Cast Members  Barnes and Noble bookstore on Lexington at 86th in Manhattan is offering a live special event with cast members from the new Broadway production of Pippin and composer Stephen Schwartz. A performance will be followed by a CD signing [...]

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Pippin New Broadway Cast Recording: Special Features

June 6, 2013 Article

What makes this new Pippin recording special? By Carol de Giere The 2013 new Broadway cast recording of Pippin is not simply a replication of the 1972 album with new singers. It does offer outstanding new vocal performances by the Broadway revival cast, but it also includes previously unrecorded parts of the score and new [...]

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Stephen Schwartz at Sixty-Five

March 6, 2013 Article

[PHOTO: Composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz, 2012. Photo by Olivier Ciappa.] The Grammy and Oscar-winning songwriter Stephen Schwartz marks his sixty-fifth birthday today, March 6, 2013. With dozens of musical scores completed and several more in midstream, it seems unlikely that he’ll ever retire (again). It’s easy to forget that long before Wicked, he once did retire [...]

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Stephen Schwartz Songs in Concert around the USA

February 11, 2013 Events with Stephen Schwartz

It’s a golden year for award-winning songwriter Stephen Schwartz who turns 65 this spring. Around the country, his music will be featured in several major concerts, as well as on Broadway in the musicals Pippin and Wicked. March 18, 2013 at Wright State University, Ohio On Monday evening March 18, Stephen Schwartz and Friends will perform a concert of [...]

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New books on “Wicked”

September 1, 2011 books for fans

Now that my Stephen Schwartz biography, Defying Gravity, has been out for three years and you’ve all read it (right? – www.DefyingGravityTheBook.com), it’s time for new material for Schwartz and Wicked enthusists. So I’ll report on three books you could read this fall.  Wicked: A Musical Biography  My friend Paul Laird wrote a book that [...]

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New York City Events with Stephen Schwartz: Spring 2011

April 6, 2011 Events with Stephen Schwartz

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

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