Wicked the musical history

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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Stephen Schwartz on Adapting “Wicked” (the Novel) into A Musical

March 30, 2011 Podcast

Audio clip from a public talk On this page, in addition to an audio clip, you’ll also find the transcript of Stephen Schwartz’s public talk about Wicked‘s origins, and my introduction. For visuals, I’ve inserted a photo of Stephen Schwartz and novelist Gregory Maguire from their first meeting over the rights. You can also take [...]

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