Stephen Schwartz News

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  • Steve Schwartz

  • Date Of Birth:
    March 06, 1948 (66)
    Birth Place:
    New York, NY, USA
    Gender:
    Male
    STAGE TUBE: Stephen Schwartz and Diane Paulus Talk PIPPIN Tour
    by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2014

    The national tour of Pippin launched in Denver this week, and host of 'In Focus' Eden Lane sat down for a one-on-one with composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz (GODSPELL, WICKED, Pippin, and more). Lane also met the director and driving force behind this re-imagined Pippin, Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus. This episode also includes highlights with cast members Matthew James Thomas as Pippin, Lucie Arnaz as Berthe, Sasha Allen (a finalist on the 4th season on THE VOICE) as Leading Player, and Tony Award-winner John Rubinstein, who created the role of Pippin in the 1972 original Broadway production. Click below to watch the interviews! (more...)

    BWW TV: Inside Broadway's Star-Studded UPRISING OF LOVE Benefit with Sting, Jane Lynch, Stephen Schwartz & More!
    by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 16, 2014

    Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Milk, Silver Linings Playbook) just presented an all-star lineup for Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality night, September 15th at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on the scene for the special event, catching up with performers including Sting, Lena Hall, Stephanie J. Block, and the evening's host, Jane Lynch! (more...)

    Mirvish's 2014-15 Season to Feature Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT, KINKY BOOTS, BUYER & CELLAR & More
    by Alan Henry - Sep 16, 2014

    David Mirvish has finalized all the details and shows for his 2014-15 line-up of shows. There will be seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series and nine bonus shows not on subscription. That brings the total to a record 19 shows for the 2014-15 season. (more...)

    Photo Coverage: Backstage at UPRISING OF LOVE: A Benefit Concert For Global Equality
    by Walter McBride - Sep 16, 2014

    Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Milk, Silver Linings Playbook) just presented an all-star lineup for Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality night, September 15th at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre (222 West 51st Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos from backtage below! (more...)

    Hottest Articles on BWW 9/9/2014 - 9/16/2014
    by - Sep 16, 2014

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    Photo Coverage: Broadway Sings for Global Equality - Inside UPRISING OF LOVE with Sting, LuPone, Porter & More!
    by Walter McBride - Sep 16, 2014

    Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Milk, Silver Linings Playbook) just presented an all-star lineup for Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality night, September 15th at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre (222 West 51st Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

    STAGE TUBE: Highlights from PIPPIN National Tour, Starring Sasha Allen, Matthew James Thomas & More!
    by Stage Tube - Sep 15, 2014

    Sasha Allen and Matthew James Thomas (filling in for Kyle Selig,) Lucie Arnaz, and more lead the new national touring production of Pippin, now playing in Denver. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

    Photo Flash: MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL Opens Off-Broadway
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

    AnthonyKen LLC and Sheryl Lee Ralph/The Diva Foundation present the Off-Broadway premiere of MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the new musical that celebrates the life of the original 1970s 'Queen of Disco' Sylvester, featuring classic songs such as '(You Make Me Feel) Mighty Real,' 'Dance (Disco Heat),' 'Do Ya Wanna Funk,' and 'You Are My Friend.' MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL stars Anthony Wayne(Pippin, Anything Goes, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) as Sylvester. MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL has a book by Anthony Wayne, direction byAnthony Wayne and Kendrell Bowman, choreography byAnastacia McCleskey, and musical direction by Alonzo Harris. The production opened last night, September 14 at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 W. 46th Street). Tickets, which are priced from $25 - $84.50, are on sale now by calling (866) 811-4111 or by visiting www.FabulousSylvester.com. (more...)

    MYTHOS, Showcasing Music from Stage, TV, Film & More, Set for 92Y, 10/6
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

    Classical and Broadway musician Peter Sachon and Carbon Cello Productions, in conjunction with New York Comic Con 2014 and the first annual New York Super Week Festival, will present a unique concert experience, MYTHOS, a showcase of great music from across the spectrum of modern orchestral genres - music from the concert stage, television and film, and video games - featuring the all-star orchestra The Third Estate, conducted by Grammy Award nominee, Austin Wintory, composer of Journey , as well as vocalists from Choral Chameleon. (more...)

    WAKE UP with BWW 9/15/14 - UPRISING OF LOVE, Angela Lansbury, ROCK OF AGES and More!
    by Jessica Showers - Sep 15, 2014

    Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: The Broadway community joins together for an UPRISING OF LOVE tonight, Angela Lansbury will be honored by the American Theatre Wing, an original ROCK OF AGES cast member returns and more! (more...)

    Patti LuPone, Billy Porter, Cast of WICKED and More Set for Tonight's UPRISING OF LOVE Benefit
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

    Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Milk, Silver Linings Playbook) welcome an all-star lineup for Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality tonight, September 15th at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre (222 West 51st Street). (more...)

    InDepth InterView: Bruce Cohen On UPRISING OF LOVE Charity Event, PUSHING DAISIES: THE MUSICAL, Upcoming Projects & More
    by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 15, 2014

    Today we are talking to an Academy Award-winning producer all about his sensational career trajectory thus far as we look ahead to next week's LGBT awareness-raising charity event UPRISING OF LOVE, the talented Bruce Cohen. Discussing his friendship with noted composer and UPRISING OF LOVE co-producer Stephen Schwartz, Cohen details what audiences can expect from the star-studded evening of information and entertainment, scripted by none other than Cohen's Oscar-winning MILK collaborator Dustin Lance Black. Furthermore, Cohen outlines how he first became involved with the UPRISING OF LOVE movement at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Additionally, Cohen shares his enthusiasm for the impressive slate of performers scheduled to take the stage of the Gershwin Theater, home of WICKED, for the one-night-only experience - including recording icon Sting, Broadway legend Patti LuPone, recent Tony Award winner Billy Porter, plus the casts of WICKED, I AM HARVEY MILK and more. Plus, Cohen also teases preliminary prospective plans to pursue a stage iteration of TV cult hit PUSHING DAISIES with creator Bryan Fuller, shares memories of working with Steven Spielberg on a number of projects, as well as reflects on producing last season's BIG FISH on Broadway, as well as comments on his Oscar-winning work on AMERICAN BEAUTY, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, upcoming projects and much more! (more...)

    Cast & Crew Share Excitement For New PIPPIN National Tour
    by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 13, 2014

    An informative new behind the scenes video series highlighting the new national tour of the current hit Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's PIPPIN is now available to view, showcasing stars Matthew James Thomas, Lucie Arnaz, John Rubinstein, Sasha Allen and more. (more...)

    Stephanie J. Block to Perform with Cast of Broadway's WICKED at UPRISING OF LOVE Benefit; Lena Hall, Kathy Najimy & More to Present
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

    Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Milk, Silver Linings Playbook) have announced the full list of presenters set to join the all-star lineup for Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality on Monday, September 15th at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre (222 West 51st Street). (more...)

    WAKE UP with BWW 9/12/14 - LOVE LETTERS, 'BOGEYMAN', 'MOLLY BROWN', Stritch at 54 and More!
    by Jessica Showers - Sep 12, 2014

    Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: LOVE LETTERS begins previews Saturday, off-Broadway gets crowded with shows tonight, including STALKING THE BOGEYMAN, Broadway celebs get together to tribute Elaine Stritch this evening, and THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN hits the stage in Denver! (more...)

    Cast & Crew Of New PIPPIN National Tour Muse On Circus Atmosphere
    by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 12, 2014

    An intriguing new video series spotlighting the new national tour of the current Great White Way revival of Stephen Schwartz's PIPPIN is now available to view. (more...)

    InDepth InterView: Jane Lynch On UPRISING OF LOVE Charity Event, GLEE Final Season, ANNIE On Broadway, HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT Emmy Win, Upcoming Projects & More
    by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 12, 2014

    Today we are talking to a two-time Emmy Award-winning stage and screen star who counts a modern-day TV icon among her most memorable roles, none other than nefarious and outrageous Sue Sylvester on FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE, the versatile Jane Lynch. Shedding light on her hosting duties for the upcoming GLBT equality charity event UPRISING OF LOVE, set to star Sting, Billy Porter and Patti LuPone, Lynch opens up about the importance of the cause and why she was drawn to participating in the show next week. Additionally, Lynch shares stories from her early theatre days - including performing in an amateur production of UPRISING OF LOVE co-producer Stephen Schwartz's own musical GODSPELL. Plus, Lynch recounts her experiences performing material from beloved family-friendly musical ANNIE on GLEE - with the world premiere of "Little Girls" having been hosted right here on BroadwayWorld - as well as her reflections on starring as Miss Hannigan in the most recent Broadway revival of the popular show. Of course, Lynch shares a brief but tantalizing preview of what viewers and gleeks alike can expect from the final season of GLEE, now back where it all began at McKinley High in Lima, Ohio. All of that, new information on her upcoming onscreen reunion with GLEE co-star Matthew Morrison and much, much more! (more...)

    Marin Mazzie Joins 'GETTING TO KNOW YOU' Benefit at Bucks County Playhouse This Month
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

    Bucks County Playhouse Producers Robyn Goodman and Alexander Fraser are thrilled to welcome the addition of Broadway's beloved Marin Mazzie to the cast of GETTING TO KNOW YOU: An Enchanted Evening of Oscar Hammerstein II, the Saturday night benefit concert of the inaugural Oscar Hammerstein Festival. (more...)

    Stephen Schwartz, Dramatists Guild 'Vehemently Oppose' Cancellation of South Williamsport's SPAMALOT
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

    As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this summer, via blogger and industry professional Howard Sherman, South Williamsport, a high school in Lycoming County, PA, had been forced to cancel their spring production of Monty Python's Spamalot due to 'controversial content,' which includes a homosexual marriage. Today, the Dramatists Guild of America issued the following statement... (more...)

    Carla Bianco to Release New Album this Month
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

    Recording artist, songwriter and former Broadway star, Carla Bianco will release the studio album, All This Time, on BFD/Sony Red Records on September 26th. The first single and video, "Lean Into You" is available now on iTunes and Amazon. Carla will celebrate the album release with a party on September 26th at the Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh. You can learn more about Carla online at http://www.carlabianco.com/. (more...)

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