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    @composerstephen - 5/19/15 01:39pm The Spring 2015 issue of "The Schwartz Scene" newsletter for Stephen Schwartz fans is now available at http://t.co/DKHhCA7R0V


    @composerstephen - 3/26/15 10:00am Check out the trailer for a new documentary featuring Stephen Schwartz: http://t.co/jtm4ErXgkC @soundofozmovie


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    Date of Birth: March 06, 1948 (67)
    Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
    Gender: Male
    BWW Review: Kristin Chenoweth Graces Wolf TrapBWW Review: Kristin Chenoweth Graces Wolf Trap
    by Ellen Burns - Aug 29, 2015

    There are many gifted vocalists in this world (more about that later) and many gifted vocalists with charming personalities, but the sheer volume of gift and charm packed into the diminutive Kristin Chenoweth is a wonder to behold. She can sing, my word, can she sing, but when she is on stage, as last night at Wolf Trap, what particularly strikes you is her openness, sincerity and ease with herself and her audience. Chenoweth is a generous performer, warmly sharing the stage with local DC artists and musicians, and her music director, Mary-Mitchell Campbell, a talented vocalist in her own right. (more...)

    Arizona Theatre, Stray Cat to Present New Comedy SEX WITH STRANGERS This FallArizona Theatre, Stray Cat to Present New Comedy SEX WITH STRANGERS This Fall
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

    Arizona Theatre Company, in a special collaboration with Stray Cat Theatre, will present Laura Eason's new comedy about the calculations people are making to find love or fame in an age of social media, brightly-lit phone screens and blogging. SEX WITH STRANGERS plays Sept. 24-Oct. 11 in Stage West at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe. (more...)

    Cabrillo Music Theatre's DAMN YANKEES Opens 10/16 at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts PlazaCabrillo Music Theatre's DAMN YANKEES Opens 10/16 at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

    You don't have to make a deal with the devil to find laughs, love, baseball and heart. Just come out to the theatre, as Cabrillo Music Theatre kicks off the 2015-2016 season with a brand-new production of the American Classic DAMN YANKEES! Winner of eleven Tony Awards including Best Musical, DAMN YANKEES is sure to be a home run hit. With a book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop, and music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, this ever-popular baseball musical will have fans on the edge of their seats. DAMN YANKEES includes favorite songs such as "Heart," "Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets," "A Little Brains, A Little Talent," and "A Man Doesn't Know," among many others.DAMN YANKEES opens on Friday, October 16th, 2015, playing until Sunday, October 25th, 2015 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.  (more...)

    Actors Co-op to Present Stephen Schwartz's THE BAKER'S WIFE, Opening 9/18Actors Co-op to Present Stephen Schwartz's THE BAKER'S WIFE, Opening 9/18
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

    Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2015 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) is thrilled to announce the first show in its 2015-2016 season (and 24th year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with THE BAKER'S WIFE, book by Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof, Zorba), music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell), musical direction by Jake Anthony, choreography by Julie Hall, produced by Kimi Walker and directed by Ovation Award-winner Richard Israel (110 in the Shade, Floyd Collins). THE BAKER'S WIFE will preview on Wednesday, September 16 and Thursday, September 17 at 8pm and will open on Friday, September 18 at 8pm and run through Sunday, October 25 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

    NEWSIES Reunion, 54 SINGS BACK TO THE FUTURE & More Set for 54 Below This WeekNEWSIES Reunion, 54 SINGS BACK TO THE FUTURE & More Set for 54 Below This Week
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

    This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

    SIDE SHOW's Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner to Reunite in Provincetown, 9/1-2SIDE SHOW's Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner to Reunite in Provincetown, 9/1-2
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

     In 1998, Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner became the first actresses ever nominated together for a Best Actress Tony Award, for their performance as the conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton in the original Broadway production of 'Side Show.' On September 1 & 2 at 7:00 PM, Mark Cortale will reunite the two heralded stars of that musical for his ground-breaking Broadway @ The Art House series in Provincetown, featuring SiriusXM Star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host.  What differentiates this concert series from any other is the seamless mix of intimate, funny and revealing behind-the-scenes stories from Broadway's biggest stars and their stellar singing of musical theatre repertoire. For tickets and information visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 800-838-3006. (more...)

    Walt Disney Records to Add POCAHONTAS & More to Legacy Collection SeriesWalt Disney Records to Add POCAHONTAS & More to Legacy Collection Series
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

    Walt Disney Records releases the final four installments to The Legacy Collection series. Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection Lady and The Tramp, Pocahontas, The Aristocats, and Disneyland complete the 12-set series that launched with The Lion King in June 2014. (more...)

    Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 24-30, Featuring Original Cast of SPRING AWAKENING, Ben Thompson, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 24-30, Featuring Original Cast of SPRING AWAKENING, Ben Thompson, and More!
    by Louisa Brady - Aug 23, 2015

    Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Newsboys of New York Reunite at 54 Below!; Mike Schwitter; Ben Thompson; Willemijn Verkaik; and Spring & Summer: Spring Awakening Cast Reunion. (more...)

    LADY AND THE TRAMP, POCAHONTAS Among Walt Disney Records' Final 'Legacy Collection' ReleasesLADY AND THE TRAMP, POCAHONTAS Among Walt Disney Records' Final 'Legacy Collection' Releases
    by Movies News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

    Just announced, the Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection LADY AND THE TRAMP, POCAHONTAS, THE ARISTOCATS, and DISNEYLAND complete the 12-set series that launched with THE LION KING in June 2014. (more...)

    ELEKTRA, CHILDREN OF EDEN & More Set for Kean University's 2015-16 Theatre SeasonELEKTRA, CHILDREN OF EDEN & More Set for Kean University's 2015-16 Theatre Season
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

    ?With construction now complete on their state-of-the-art scene shop and several new design/technology classrooms, the Kean University Department of Theatre has announced an ambitious season for the coming academic year. The 2015-2016 Department of Theatre season, slated to begin October 16th, will include the Greek tragedy Elektra; Children of Eden, a musical based on the first nine chapters of the Book of Genesis; Julius Caesar, Shakespeare's timeless political expose; and John J. Wooten's riotous farce, Kiss the Bride. (more...)

    Gallery Players' GODSPELL Opens 9/12Gallery Players' GODSPELL Opens 9/12
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

    Gallery Players opens its 49th season with the rock opera, Godspell, conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak, music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. (more...)

    Telly Leung to Release New Album 'Songs For You' This FallTelly Leung to Release New Album 'Songs For You' This Fall
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

    YELLOW SOUND LABEL has announced the new album from TELLY LEUNG, star of this season's new Broadway musical Allegiance opposite George Takei and Lea Salonga. (more...)

    Tickets to WICKED National Tour at the Fabulous Fox on Sale 9/19Tickets to WICKED National Tour at the Fabulous Fox on Sale 9/19
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

    After breaking box office records in the four previous engagements, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return to the Fabulous Fox Theatre this holiday season from December 9 - January 3.  Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Saturday, September 19. Tickets will be available online at MetroTix.com, by phone at 314-534-1111 and in person at the Fox Theatre Box Office. (more...)

    Victoria Hamilton-Barritt & James Fox to Join Willemijn Verkaik in Concert at The Ambassadors TheatreVictoria Hamilton-Barritt & James Fox to Join Willemijn Verkaik in Concert at The Ambassadors Theatre
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

    Special guests are announced today for the one-off solo concert of Dutch vocal powerhouse Willemijn Verkaik, playing for one night only at the Ambassadors Theatre next Tuesday 25 August 2015. (more...)

    BWW Review: Paramount's PIPPIN Shines with a Dark Sexy CircusBWW Review: Paramount's PIPPIN Shines with a Dark Sexy Circus
    by Jay Irwin - Aug 17, 2015

    Stephen Schwartz's "Pippin" is one of those under appreciated musicals. It definitely has its problems but if done well it can deliver the goods. Well, the current tour of the recent Broadway run certainly delivers those goods. Not only does it retain the dark edginess of the story but it's also infused with thrilling circus routines that make it a crowd pleaser on many levels. (more...)

    LOVE BOAT's Jill Whelan & UBN Personality Alexander Rodriguez Hit RockwellLOVE BOAT's Jill Whelan & UBN Personality Alexander Rodriguez Hit Rockwell
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2015

    Radio show co-hosts Jill Whelan (Love Boat, Airplane, Celebrity Wife Swap) and Alexander Rodriguez (Happy Hour) from Universal Broadcasting Network's newest show "On The Rocks" will hit the stage on August 24th debuting their new duet cabaret show, 'Musical Madness!' - a roller coaster of stories, audience participation, and dramedy, belted out by your co-hosts featuring music from stage, screen and pop. (more...)

    Tickets to PIPPIN at Aronoff Center on Sale 8/21Tickets to PIPPIN at Aronoff Center on Sale 8/21
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

    PIPPIN will play the Aronoff Center, October 13-18, 2015 as part of the 2015-2016 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati Season presented by TriHealth. Tickets will be on sale Friday, August 21 at 9AM at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS. Group orders of ten or more may be placed by calling 513.369.4363. (more...)

    Cabrillo Music Theatre Partners with Local Boys and Girls ClubsCabrillo Music Theatre Partners with Local Boys and Girls Clubs
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

    Cabrillo Music Theatre (CMT), the resident music theatre company of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, is proud to announce a community partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of The Greater Conejo Valley and the Boys & Girls Club of the West San Fernando Valley. (more...)

    New Cast Members to Fly Into WICKED National Tour This MonthNew Cast Members to Fly Into WICKED National Tour This Month
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

    The WICKED Tour will welcome Jake Boyd as Fiyero, Wendy Worthington as Madame Morrible and Stuart Zagnit as The Wizard beginning Wednesday, August 26 at ASU Gammage in Tempe.  (more...)

    Mark Dendy's WHISTLEBLOWER to Make World Premiere at Dixon Place This FallMark Dendy's WHISTLEBLOWER to Make World Premiere at Dixon Place This Fall
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

    Dixon Place's dance commission, Mark Dendy Project's WHISTLEBLOWER, written, choreographed and directed by Bessie and Obie award winner Mark Dendy, will have its world premiere on Friday, September 11th at 7:30 PM. With his company of dancers and original music by Heather Christian, Dendy, explores the actions and sexual orientation of renowned dissident Bradley/Chelsea Manning. (more...)

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