Articles on ‘Stephen Schwartz’

Learn your Defying Gravity concert stars well! Stephen Schwartz

Composer 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.

Stephen Schwartz in conversation with Leigh Sales

Stephen Schwartz in conversation with Leigh Sales

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.

Sutton Foster, Aaron Tveit and a host of stars to come together for Defying Gravity concert in Sydney

Sutton Foster & Aaron Tveit

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.

Wicked soars

The cast of WICKED, Melbourne 2014. Image by Belinda Strodder

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.

Schwartz and Sheldon help Magnormos expand in 2013

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 – Crinklecut Productions

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.

Broadway royalty has wise words for Aussie composers

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.