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2016 Events for Stephen Schwartz Fans

Stephen Schwartz in Australia

Read more at Sydney - February 2016

April 2, 2016 - Stephen Schwartz in CT - USA

On April 2nd, Stephen Schwartz will make a rare appearance in Ridgefield, at the edge of CT. He will be interviewed on stage and perform songs from his catalog. See details at Ridgefield Playhouse.

April 16, 2016 - Wall to Wall Stephen Schwartz - New York City

Talk about a Schwartz extravaganza, Symphony Space's theme for this year's Wall to Wall session is Stephen Schwartz. That means many hours of music by many performers - free! See Symphony Space - Wall to Wall Schwartz

Defying Gravity concert, May 22, 2016

Stephen Schwartz and friends will performing a Defying Gravity concert at the Prima Theatre in Lancaster PA, the evening of May 22nd, with a 2 pm master class. Prima Theatre - see list at bottom of page

September 2016 Schikaneder

Schikander is a new musical being presented in Vienna, Austria, with score by Stephen Schwartz. Previews begin Sept 19th. Read more at Schikaneder

Defying Gravity concert Octber 6, 2016

Stephen Schwartz and Friends will perform their Defying Gravity concert in Pennsylvania, near the Ohio border. See Westminster College - Concert

October 7, 2016 Concert - Chicago suburbs

Stephen Schwartz and Friends will hop over to Chicago for an evening concert in Glen Ellyn, IL. McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage. See Stephen Schwartz concert IL

November 12 - Jupiter Florida - "He's Got Magic to Do: The Music of Stephen Schwartz"

Stephen Schwartz and Friends will play to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Jupiter Florida. Proceeds from the one-night-only concert will benefit the not-for-profit Maltz Jupiter Theatre and its Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts. As part of the exclusive concert, top sponsors can attend an elegant pre-concert sit-down dinner onsite at the Theatre in The Green Room Club Level Lounge before moving to their VIP seats in the orchestra. After the performance, Schwartz will join the dinner guests for dessert, coffee and cordials. A special Master Class with Stephen Schwartz and the cast is also available for students. Nov 12 concert Maltz Jupiter Theatre

November 13 - Clermont Florida (near Orlando)

Sunday November 13 at 4 pm, Stephen Schwartz and friends perform their Defying Gravity concert at the Clermont Performing Arts Center. There's also a VIP opportunity to meet and greet the performers. See Clermont - Stephen Schwartz and Friends



The Godspell Experience with Foreword by Stephen SchwartzStephen Schwartz has written the Foreword to my new book The Godspell Experience: Inside a Transformative Musical. The book is available in paperback and ebook formats. See The Godspell Experience

Stephen Schwartz Video Interview - Sept 2011

In this 20-mintue video clip, Schwartz answers questions about Godspell, Wicked, Wicked movie, and other topics. It includes references to Carol de Giere's biography, Defying Gravity. Schwartz conveys what it's like to have a career like his. Stephen Schwartz interview

News posted by Carol de Giere, author

JANUARY 2010 I'm pleased to report that the 6-page Epilogue chapter from the Stephen Schwartz biography, Defying Gravity, is now out-of-date. The epilogue includes highlights from my 2004 interview with Stephen, and a photograph of him under the list of names of Broadway greats honored as members of the "Theatre Hall of Fame." At that time, his name was not included. Stephen Schwartz at Theatre Hall of Fame induction: Photo by Michael Cole

Six years later, at a ceremony at the Gershwin Theatre on January 25, 2010, Stephen Schwartz was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame.

Established in 1971, the Theatre Hall of Fame inducts artists from all facets of the theater, including actors, playwrights, designers, directors and producers whose work on Broadway encompasses at least a quarter of a century.

The inductees must also have five Broadway credits to their name. Schwartz's include Wicked, Godspell, Pippin, the Magic Show, Working, Rags, Butterflies are Free, Fosse. Michael Cole took this photo of Stephen at the January 25 event at the Gershwin Theatre.

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