Articles on ‘Stephen Schwartz’
Defying Gravity, a world premiere concert celebrating the work of acclaimed composer Stephen Schwartz, will premiere at Sydney’s Theatre Royal for two performances only on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 February 2016. If you’re a fan of international musical theatre, you won’t want to miss this exciting musical event! It has a stellar line up of performers – headlined… Read more.
In an exclusive live event on Saturday 13 February, Leigh Sales – one of Australia’s most respected journalists – will sit down with acclaimed composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz to discuss his work and career at Sydney’s Theatre Royal. A multi-award winning composer and lyricist, Stephen Schwartz is best known amongst theatre fans as the man behind the fan… Read more.
Producer Enda Markey announced today that Defying Gravity, a concert celebrating the work of acclaimed composer Stephen Schwartz, will premiere at Sydney’s Theatre Royal for two performances on Saturday 13 February 2016. Headlined by Broadway stars Sutton Foster (Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Aaron Tveit (Les Misérables movie, Next To Normal, Catch Me If You Can), Defying Gravity will also feature… Read more.
Aussie Musical theatre star Tyran Parke is bringing a very special concert to Adelaide’s Arts Gallery of South Australia next week, and you’d be crazy to miss it. The show, Compositions: A Musical Close Up, debuted in Adelaide at the Cabaret Festival in 2013 to great acclaim and is now returning to the Festival State for one night… Read more.
Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman’s phenomenally successful Wicked opened on Broadway in 2003 and is still running. This production has won piles of awards, has been reproduced all over the world, including Australia in 2008–11, and is back in Melbourne, before touring to Sydney and Brisbane. With 11 years of international reviews, there’s nothing that hasn’t been… Read more.
Award winning Melbourne theatre company Magnormos turns ten this year, and even while celebrating the success of the past decade, the company remains focused on the future. Well known as the founder of OzMade Musicals in 2003 with a strong emphasis on the development of new Australian musicals, Magnormos’ 2012 OzMade Musicals presentation at Melbourne’s… Read more.
Pippin, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell) and a book by Roger O. Hirson (Walking Happy) premiered on Broadway in 1972 and a year later on the West End. It has become a much-beloved regional production ever since, only notably resurfacing twice in recent years: in revamped modern form in Los Angeles… Read more.
Two weeks ago, I posted 20 bits of advice that I gleaned from my time with Stephen Schwartz last year during the Festival of Broadway. Today, I bring you Part 2! Again, these thoughts are very much aimed at the writer/composer of musicals, so I hope you find them useful! Words of Wisdom from Stephen… Read more.
In 2010, I had the pleasure to perform for and see other works performed for Stephen Schwartz, composer ofWicked, Godspell, Pippin and numerous Disney films. For 6 days, I gleaned as much as I could from listening to and learning from Stephen, and now I hope to be able to pass some of these gems of… Read more.
Stephen Schwartz is one of Broadway’s most accomplished and influential composers. Young theatre fans may best recognise him as the composer of Wicked. But his credits include a string of hit shows including Godspell, Pippin and The Magic Show to name a few. Stephen also penned the lyrics for the hit Disney films Pocahontas, The… Read more.