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The Magic Show is a one-act musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Bob Randall. It starred magician Doug Henning. Produced by Edgar Lansbury, it opened in May 1974 at the Cort Theatre and ran for 1,920 performances, closing on December 31, 1978. Henning was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and director Grover Dale was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical.


Stephen Schwartz, Ana Gasteyer and More Set for Bay Area Cabaret's 2014 Opening Gala TonightStephen Schwartz, Ana Gasteyer and More Set for Bay Area Cabaret's 2014 Opening Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

Bay Area Cabaret, devoted to presenting audiences with top performers who expand the definition of cabaret, launches its 11th season this fall at the Fairmont San Francisco's historic Venetian Room with an Opening Night Gala celebrating the work of songwriter/composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, Pocahontas, Enchanted, Prince of Egypt). The evening will feature two on-stage interviews with Mr. Schwartz by ASCAP's Director of Musical Theatre Michael Kerker, and performances by Today Night Live's Ana Gasteyer, who performed the role of 'Elphaba' in Wicked on Broadway, and by two masterful interpreters of Schwartz' work, Liz Callaway and Michael McCorry Rose. Bay Area Cabaret's Opening Night Gala Tribute to Stephen Swartz will take place 8 pm, Today, September 27, 2014 at the Venetian Room of the Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason Street, atop Nob Hill, San Francisco. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz, Leslie Uggams, Sierra Boggess and More Highlight Bay Area Cabaret's 2014-15 LineupStephen Schwartz, Leslie Uggams, Sierra Boggess and More Highlight Bay Area Cabaret's 2014-15 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Bay Area Cabaret, devoted to presenting audiences with top performers who expand the definition of cabaret, enters its 11th season this fall with a sparkling lineup at the Fairmont San Francisco's historic Venetian Room. The new season features a star-studded lineup of performers making their Bay Area Cabaret debuts, as well as the return of a few favorites. The season kicks off today, September 27, 2014 with a tribute to songwriter Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, Pocahontas, Enchanted, Prince of Egypt), starring Mr. Schwartz, SNL's Ana Gasteyer, Broadway's Liz Callaway and Michael McCorry Rose. The season continues November 2 with Tony winner Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah, Baby!, Beulah, Roots) and December 7 with Andrew Lloyd Webber protege and star of Broadway's Phantom of the Opera and Little Mermaid Sierra Boggess. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz, Nicole Parker & More Coming to  Old Town Temecula Theater, 9/22Stephen Schwartz, Nicole Parker & More Coming to Old Town Temecula Theater, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Cabaret at The Merc in association with Temecula Presents have announced a one-night-only Broadway concert by Academy Award-winning composer, Stephen Schwartz. On Monday, September 22nd at 7:30pm, Stephen Schwartz, the songwriter behind such Broadway hits as Wicked, Godspell and Pippin, will take the Old Town Temecula Theater Stage for the first time, joined by an all-star cast of Broadway performers! (more...)

Breaking News: Stephen Daldry In Talks to Direct WICKED Film; Stephen Schwartz Announces Departure from HOUDINI MusicalBreaking News: Stephen Daldry In Talks to Direct WICKED Film; Stephen Schwartz Announces Departure from HOUDINI Musical
by TV News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

WICKED author Gregory Maguire and the musical's composer Stephen Schwartz appeared in a recent on-stage conversation presented by the Mark Twain House & Museum, at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, CT. At the event, which was moderated by Frank Rizzo, Schwartz revealed some exciting new updates for his latest projects! (more...)

WICKED's Gregory Maguire and Stephen Schwartz Set for 'A WICKED COOL EVENING' Tonight at the BushnellWICKED's Gregory Maguire and Stephen Schwartz Set for 'A WICKED COOL EVENING' Tonight at the Bushnell
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

MARK MY WORDS 2014: A WICKED COOL EVENING, tonight, October 21 at 8:00 p.m., is a once-in-a-lifetime event - a conversation between the creators of the book and Broadway smash Wicked. Gregory Maguire wrote the original novel Wicked - The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. Stephen Schwartz, legendary composer and lyricist of Pippin and Godspell, adapted Maguire's twisted take on L. Frank Baum's universe into one of the most successful musicals in history. Moderated by Connecticut theater legend Frank Rizzo, this is a unique opportunity to hear these creators talk about writing, music, theatre and, of course, the Wonderful World of Oz. (more...)

WICKED's Gregory Maguire and Stephen Schwartz Set for 'A WICKED COOL EVENING' at the Bushnell, 10/21WICKED's Gregory Maguire and Stephen Schwartz Set for 'A WICKED COOL EVENING' at the Bushnell, 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

MARK MY WORDS 2014: A WICKED COOL EVENING, on Tuesday, October 21 at 8:00 p.m., is a once-in-a-lifetime event - a conversation between the creators of the book and Broadway smash Wicked. Gregory Maguire wrote the original novel Wicked - The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. Stephen Schwartz, legendary composer and lyricist of Pippin and Godspell, adapted Maguire's twisted take on L. Frank Baum's universe into one of the most successful musicals in history. Moderated by Connecticut theater legend Frank Rizzo, this is a unique opportunity to hear these creators talk about writing, music, theatre and, of course, the Wonderful World of Oz. (more...)

John Bolger, Mark Jacoby & More to Star in World Premiere of FIVE PRESIDENTS at Arizona Theatre CompanyJohn Bolger, Mark Jacoby & More to Star in World Premiere of FIVE PRESIDENTS at Arizona Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Broadway and television veterans John Bolger, Mark Jacoby, Kenneth Kimmins, Steve Sheridan, Brit Whittle and Reese Madigan make up the cast of Five Presidents, the world premiere production from Emmy Award-winning writer Rick Cleveland (House of Cards, The West Wing, Mad Men and Six Feet Under). Directed by Milwaukee Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Mark Clements, the production will be performed at the Temple of Music and Art in Tucson, Jan. 10-31, 2015, and at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix, Feb. 5-22, 2015. (more...)

John Bolger, Mark Jacoby & More to Star in World Premiere of FIVE PRESIDENTS at Milwaukee RepJohn Bolger, Mark Jacoby & More to Star in World Premiere of FIVE PRESIDENTS at Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Broadway and television veterans John Bolger, Mark Jacoby, Kenneth Kimmins, Steve Sheridan and Brit Whittle, along with Rep Associate Artist Reese Madigan, make up the cast of Five Presidents, the world premiere production from Emmy Award-winning writer Rick Cleveland (House of Cards, The West Wing, Mad Men, and Six Feet Under). Directed by Milwaukee Rep Artistic Director Mark Clements, the production is set to begin performances at the Quadracci Powerhouse on March 10, 2015. Opening night is Friday, March 13, 2015 and runs through April 5, 2015. (more...)

Marin Summer Theater to Present DEFYING GRAVITY: THE BEST OF STEPHEN SCHWARTZMarin Summer Theater to Present DEFYING GRAVITY: THE BEST OF STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Marin Summer Theater has announced that the second show of the 2015 MST Season will be the world premiere of a new musical review, DEFYING GRAVITY: THE BEST OF STEPHEN SCHWARTZ. (more...)

BWW Interviews: CORNER OF THE SKY Celebrates the Music of Stephen Schwartz at the Segal Centre, Nov. 13BWW Interviews: CORNER OF THE SKY Celebrates the Music of Stephen Schwartz at the Segal Centre, Nov. 13
by Krista Garver - Nov 10, 2014

On November 13, Noelle Hannibal, Marc Ducusin, and special guests will perform in Corner of the Sky: The Music of Stephen Schwartz at the Segal Centre Studio. (more...)

BWW Interview: Stephen Schwartz Reflects on the Success of GODSPELLBWW Interview: Stephen Schwartz Reflects on the Success of GODSPELL
by Richard Ridge - May 29, 2015

Richard Ridge of "Backstage with Richard Ridge" recently sat down with the 2015 Isabelle Stevenson Award recipient and renowned composer Stephen Schwartz, to discuss receiving this prestigious award, his work on numerous classic Broadway musicals, and so much more! Check out a sneak peek of the interview in which Schwartz discusses his early success and the history behind writing GODSPELL. (more...)

BWW Interview: Stephen Schwartz Reflects on the Phenomenon That is WICKEDBWW Interview: Stephen Schwartz Reflects on the Phenomenon That is WICKED
by Richard Ridge - May 29, 2015

Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge' recently sat down with the 2015 Isabelle Stevenson Award recipient and renowned composer Stephen Schwartz, to discuss receiving this prestigious award, his work on numerous classic Broadway musicals, and so much more! Check out a sneak peek of the interview in which Schwartz discusses his history with writing WICKED, the phenomenon it has become and reimagining the world of WICKED for the big screen. (more...)

BWW Preview: A Tribute to Stephen Schwartz, A LITTLE BIT WICKED Comes to the Folly TheaterBWW Preview: A Tribute to Stephen Schwartz, A LITTLE BIT WICKED Comes to the Folly Theater
by Steve Wilson - May 26, 2015

The Heartland Men's Chorus honors composer Stephen Schwartz with A Little Bit Wicked at the Folly Theater in Kansas City. The program runs two nights only, Saturday June 13 and Sunday June 14. The chorus if more than 120 singers pays tribute to the 40 years of work by Schwartz with songs from his Broadway and film musicals. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Doug Wright & Dale Soules Preview Atlantic Theatre Company's POSTERITY!BWW TV Exclusive: Doug Wright & Dale Soules Preview Atlantic Theatre Company's POSTERITY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 8, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of Posterity, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright and featuring Hamish Linklater, John Noble, Dale Soules, Henry Stram and Mickey Theis. Posterity is currently in previews and will officially open Sunday, March 15, 2015 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 5 Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company at The Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). Norway's most celebrated sculptor (Linklater) is commissioned to create the last official portrait of the country's most famous writer, but Henrik Ibsen (Noble) proves to be an irascible, contentious sitter, as the two men wage war over both his legacy and his likeness. With his inimitable wit and insight, Doug Wright explores the nature of artistic success and the fear of being forgotten. In the special interview below, BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge sits down with Wright and Soules to chat about the new play, working together again, and more! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/6/2015 - 17 AGAIN, SWITZERLAND, THE AUDIENCE and More!WAKE UP with BWW 3/6/2015 - 17 AGAIN, SWITZERLAND, THE AUDIENCE and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 6, 2015

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: Darren Criss is 17 AGAIN, Laura Linney leads SWITZERLAND in LA, and THE LIQUID PLAIN and THE AUDIENCE open this weekend! (more...)

More Than LBJ! Meet the Full Company of ALL THE WAY, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway!More Than LBJ! Meet the Full Company of ALL THE WAY, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 5, 2014

All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, starring BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston, is currently in previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre. The production officially opens on Thursday, March 6, 2014 for a strictly limited engagement. The play is directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where All the Way began its theatrical life. Scroll down to learn more about the full cast of ALL THE WAY, plus watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

Stephen Schwartz & Dee Dee Bridgewater Present at Bistro Awards Honoring Ben Vereen TonightStephen Schwartz & Dee Dee Bridgewater Present at Bistro Awards Honoring Ben Vereen Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

The 29th Annual Bistro Awards gala, set to take place tonight, March 4, has announced two new presenters. Stephen Schwartz, the Oscar, Tony, Grammy, and Golden Globe-winning composer/lyricist, who wrote the scores to such musicals as Pippin, Wicked, Godspell, and The Magic Show, will present Ben Vereen, the Tony Award-winning actor-singer-dancer, with the Lifetime Achievement Award. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Versatile Singer/Actress Susan Egan Performs Delightful Concert with Arcadia High School StudentsBWW Reviews: Versatile Singer/Actress Susan Egan Performs Delightful Concert with Arcadia High School Students
by Don Grigware - Mar 3, 2014

On Saturday March 1 Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation presented Broadway star Susan Egan, who originated the role of 'Belle' in Disney's Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, as part of its first season at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center. Joining Egan on stage were the sixty-member Arcadia Stage, the theatre student program at Arcadia High School. They sang four songs with Egan, and then two from their upcoming production of Curtains, which will open March 20. (more...)

Ron Bohmer, Ashley Brown, Rebecca Naomi Jones & Jeremy Jordan Set for Kennedy Center's CHILDREN OF EDEN Concert on 5/19Ron Bohmer, Ashley Brown, Rebecca Naomi Jones & Jeremy Jordan Set for Kennedy Center's CHILDREN OF EDEN Concert on 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

The Kennedy Center presents Children of Eden in Concert on Monday, May 19 at 8 p.m. in the Eisenhower Theater. Featuring music and lyrics by Oscar® and Grammy Award® winner Stephen Schwartz and book by John Caird, the semi-staged performance is directed and choreographed by Tony® nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge. The all-star Broadway cast includes Ron Bohmer, Ashley Brown, Rebecca Naomi Jones, and Jeremy Jordan and will be accompanied by the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. This one-time-only event is made possible by the HRH Foundation. Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 28. (more...)

Steve Vinovich to Star as LBJ in Texas Premiere of ALL THE WAY at ZACH Theatre This SpringSteve Vinovich to Star as LBJ in Texas Premiere of ALL THE WAY at ZACH Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

ZACH Theatre announces the full cast for the upcoming Texas Premiere of 2014 Tony Award - winning play All The Way by Robert Schenkkan, based on Lyndon Baines Johnson's first year as President of the United States. ZACH Theatre Producing Artistic Director DAVE STEAKLEY will direct at the Topfer Theatre on the Karen Kuykendall stage April 8 - May 10, 2015. Noted Broadway, film, and television actor STEVE VINOVICH will star as President Lyndon Baines Johnson. Mr. Vinovich performed the role of Rep. Emanuel Cellar in the Broadway production of All The Way and was the understudy to Bryan Cranston as LBJ. (more...)

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Opens Tonight at Paper Mill, Starring Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee, and MoreTHE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Opens Tonight at Paper Mill, Starring Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee, and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame (which first played to rave reviews in La Jolla). Inspired by the classic Victor Hugo novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame has a book by Peter Parnell, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is directed by Scott Schwartz and choreographed by Chase Brock. (more...)

Noah Parets, Armand Schultz & Anastasia Barzee to Lead Ogunquit Playhouse's BILLY ELLIOTNoah Parets, Armand Schultz & Anastasia Barzee to Lead Ogunquit Playhouse's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

The Ogunquit Playhouse, America's Foremost Summer Theatre, will be one of the first regional theatres in the U.S. to produce the Tony Award winning Billy Elliot the Musical on stage June 25 to July 26. Billy Elliot tells the story of a young boy who discovers his true passion lies in ballet class and not in the boxing ring, and then finds the strength to defy the convention of his small UK mining town to make his dream come true. The Ogunquit production features a cast of Broadway veterans, including Anastasia Barzee, Armond Shultz and Tony Award nominee Joel Blum. (more...)

Dale Soules to Play Double Duty This Month in LCT's SHOWS FOR DAYS and OITNBDale Soules to Play Double Duty This Month in LCT's SHOWS FOR DAYS and OITNB
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

The month of June will see actress DALE SOULES on double duty. (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater's SHOWS FOR DAYS, Starring Patti LuPone, Michael Urie and More, Opens TonightLincoln Center Theater's SHOWS FOR DAYS, Starring Patti LuPone, Michael Urie and More, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater presents Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, Michael Urie, Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams, and Zoe Winters in Shows For Days, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Jerry Zaks. The production will open tonight, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

GLEE's Brad Ellis to Headline AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY in Studio City, 6/23GLEE's Brad Ellis to Headline AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY in Studio City, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Following spectacular performances at Upstairs at Vitello's , The Catalina Jazz Club and the El Caballero Country Club, Fraser Entertainment Group welcomes a whole new cast of stars from Broadway, television and radio for AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY. With musical direction by Glee's Brad Ellis on Monday June 23rd, 2014 at Upstairs at Vitello's (4349 Tujunga Avenue) in Studio City, the evening will feature songs from classic Broadway shows -- CAROUSEL, CABARET, THE SECRET GARDEN, COMPANY, RAGTIME and more. (more...)

Toronto Symphony to Present THE WIZARD AND I: The Musical Journey of Stephen Schwartz This WeekToronto Symphony to Present THE WIZARD AND I: The Musical Journey of Stephen Schwartz This Week
by Alan Henry - Jun 15, 2015

On Tuesday and Wednesday this week, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra will present a concert featuring the music of Stephen Schwartz conducted by Steven Reineke - who's Broadway hit Wicked has been enchanting audiences in New York and around the world for over a decade. Schwartz's other big Broadway hit is the Tony Award winning Pippin, whose 2013 revival earned pseudo-Canadian Andrea Martin her second Tony Award. (more...)

VOICES OF SWORDS to Run 8/15-9/7 at WalkerspaceVOICES OF SWORDS to Run 8/15-9/7 at Walkerspace
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

In 'Voices of Swords' by Kari Floren, the late thirties son of a woman facing heart surgery hires a forty-something personal organizer to minister to his lonely yet indomitable mother. The organizer is already struggling unsuccessfully to reunite her own family. As she is sorely tested by this job, her growing toward the light is an object lesson to Baby Boomers, whose struggles to care for dependent parents are a preoccupation of our age. The comedic drama will be presented August 15 to September 7 by Right Down Broadway Productions at Walkerspace, 46 Walker Street. Eve Brandstein directs a cast of mostly Broadway regulars including Loni Ackerman, Bob Ari, Phillip Christian, Gillien Goll, Michael McKenzie and Celia Schaefer. (more...)

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Comes to Saint Michael's Playhouse, 7/15-25OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Comes to Saint Michael's Playhouse, 7/15-25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the opening of the area premiere of John Patrick Shanley's new Irish comedy Outside Mullingar, which had its world premiere on Broadway last year.  (more...)

THE SCARLET IBIS, TIMUR AND THE DIME MUSEUM and More Set for Prototype Festival's Third Season; Runs Jan 7-17THE SCARLET IBIS, TIMUR AND THE DIME MUSEUM and More Set for Prototype Festival's Third Season; Runs Jan 7-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) and HERE have announced programming for the third annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, running January 7-17, 2015, in New York City. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Standing Room Only Productions' DEFY GRAVITY: A STEPHEN SCHWARTZ SONGBOOK is a Joyous CelebrationBWW Reviews: Standing Room Only Productions' DEFY GRAVITY: A STEPHEN SCHWARTZ SONGBOOK is a Joyous Celebration
by Nyderah Williams - Jul 21, 2014

For over four decades,Stephen Schwartz's musical career has brought to life hit musicals such as Godspell, The Baker's Wife and Wicked, as well as music in some of our favorite films such as Pocahontas, The Prince of Egypt and Enchanted. In honor and celebration of this brilliant composer, DEFY GRAVITY was conceived by Michael J. Bobbitt with musical arrangement by John Cornelius ll. Together, they have created a musical revue comprised of 28 songs which takes the audience on a journey through many of Schwartz's classics in the realm of musicals and film. (more...)

GREASE Sing-A-Long, with Didi Conn, to Return to the Hollywood Bowl, 7/13GREASE Sing-A-Long, with Didi Conn, to Return to the Hollywood Bowl, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

By popular demand, the Hollywood Bowl is once again transformed into the world's largest movie theater for the Grease Sing-A-Long Sunday, July 13, 2014. The show, hosted by Didi Conn ("Frenchy"), will feature the Paramount Pictures film, complete with subtitles so the whole audience can sing along. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE at the Kennedy Center Opera HouseBWW Reviews: THE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE at the Kennedy Center Opera House
by Benjamin Reiser - Jan 9, 2015

"The Illusionists - Witness the Impossible" is truly a sight to be seen. (more...)

Broadway's Dale Soules Receives SAG Award Nom for ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACKBroadway's Dale Soules Receives SAG Award Nom for ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
by TV News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

DALE SOULES, most recently seen on Broadway in Hands On A Hard Body, has been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award in the category of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy for her work on the smash-hit Netflix series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK. (more...)

STEPHEN SCHWARTZ & FRIENDS Set for NJPAC, 3/14STEPHEN SCHWARTZ & FRIENDS Set for NJPAC, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Stephen Schwartz & Friends: Defying Gravity Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 7:30 PM in the Victoria Theater. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) (more...)

Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee and More to Return in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Paper Mill This Spring; Full Cast Announced!Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee and More to Return in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Paper Mill This Spring; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the full cast for its production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame (which first played to rave reviews in La Jolla). Inspired by the classic Victor Hugo novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame has a book by Peter Parnell, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is directed by Scott Schwartz and choreographed by Chase Brock. (more...)

Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Set for KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, 3/20-4/12Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Set for KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, 3/20-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Eric Rosen announced today the casting for HAIR: Retrospection, under his direction. (more...)

Gallery Players to Present THE BAKER'S WIFE, Opening 3/7Gallery Players to Present THE BAKER'S WIFE, Opening 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Gallery Players continues its 48th season with a production of the musical, The Baker's Wife. Based on the film La Femme de Boulanger by Marcel Pagnol and Jean Giono, The Baker's Wife features music and lyrics byStephen Schwartz (Wicked) and a book by Joseph Stein (Fiddler of the Roof). A modern day fable of love that has remained a cult favorite, the musical features the songs 'Meadowlark' and 'Proud Lady,' amongst the many other hidden treasures in this musical. This rarely produced musical will warm the hearts of romantics and cynics alike because this is story is not about true love but about the truth in love and how it shapes us. Directed by Barrie Gelles, The Baker's Wife will open on Saturday, March 7th at 8pm. (more...)

Windy City Performing Arts to Perform TYLER'S SUITE, 3/21Windy City Performing Arts to Perform TYLER'S SUITE, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Windy City Gay Chorus and Windy City Treble Quire will present two performances Legacies of Hope on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 5pm and 8pm at St. James Episcopal Cathedral (65 E. Huron, Chicago, IL). Advance purchase tickets are available at http://www.windycitysings.org for $10-$30. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz & Dee Dee Bridgewater to Present at Bistro Awards Honoring Ben Vereen, 3/4Stephen Schwartz & Dee Dee Bridgewater to Present at Bistro Awards Honoring Ben Vereen, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

The 29th Annual Bistro Awards gala, set to take place on Tuesday, March 4, has announced two new presenters. Stephen Schwartz, the Oscar, Tony, Grammy, and Golden Globe-winning composer/lyricist, who wrote the scores to such musicals as Pippin, Wicked, Godspell, and The Magic Show, will present Ben Vereen, the Tony Award-winning actor-singer-dancer, with the Lifetime Achievement Award. And Dee Dee Bridgewater, who recently starred as Billie Holiday in the acclaimed Off-Broadway play 'Lady Day' and who can be listened to twice weekly in her own programs on the all-jazz nonprofit radio station WBGO, will present Amy Niles, acting president and CEO of the Newark-based station, with its award. (more...)

Breaking: Patti LuPone, Michael Urie & Dale Soules Will Lead Douglas Carter Beane's SHOWS FOR DAYS at Lincoln Center!Breaking: Patti LuPone, Michael Urie & Dale Soules Will Lead Douglas Carter Beane's SHOWS FOR DAYS at Lincoln Center!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, and Michael Urie will be featured in the cast of its upcoming production of SHOWS FOR DAYS, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, to be directed by Jerry Zaks. The production will begin performances Saturday evening, June 6 and open on Monday, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Donna McKechnie, Grover Dale and Randy Skinner Set for Steps Beyond's HEAR IT FROM THE PROS, 1/24Donna McKechnie, Grover Dale and Randy Skinner Set for Steps Beyond's HEAR IT FROM THE PROS, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2014

Please mark your calendars for the next Steps Beyond's Artists Talk: 'Hear It From The Pros,' a discussion on working in the business of Broadway with three stars who have enjoyed successful and long-term careers. DONNA McKECHNIE, GROVER DALE, and RANDY SKINNER will share fascinating stories and information about their years on Broadway, TV, film, and cabaret, discussing how to thrive, survive, and stay relevant in a competitive and ever-changing business. The artists will also take questions, and a reception will follow. Saturday January 24, 7 PM, at Steps on Broadway, 2121 Broadway. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz, Leslie Uggams, Sierra Boggess and More Highlight Bay Area Cabaret's 2014-15 LineupStephen Schwartz, Leslie Uggams, Sierra Boggess and More Highlight Bay Area Cabaret's 2014-15 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Bay Area Cabaret, devoted to presenting audiences with top performers who expand the definition of cabaret, enters its 11th season this fall with a sparkling lineup at the Fairmont San Francisco's historic Venetian Room. The new season features a star-studded lineup of performers making their Bay Area Cabaret debuts, as well as the return of a few favorites. The season kicks off on Saturday, September 27, 2014 with a tribute to songwriter Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, Pocahontas, Enchanted, Prince of Egypt), starring Mr. Schwartz, SNL's Ana Gasteyer, Broadway's Liz Callaway and Michael McCorry Rose. The season continues November 2 with Tony winner Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah, Baby!, Beulah, Roots) and December 7 with Andrew Lloyd Webber protege and star of Broadway's Phantom of the Opera and Little Mermaid Sierra Boggess. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERAMeet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA below! (more...)

Stephen Schwartz, Ana Gasteyer and More Set for Bay Area Cabaret's 2014 Opening Gala, 9/27Stephen Schwartz, Ana Gasteyer and More Set for Bay Area Cabaret's 2014 Opening Gala, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Bay Area Cabaret, devoted to presenting audiences with top performers who expand the definition of cabaret, launches its 11th season this fall at the Fairmont San Francisco's historic Venetian Room with an Opening Night Gala celebrating the work of songwriter/composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, Pocahontas, Enchanted, Prince of Egypt). The evening will feature two on-stage interviews with Mr. Schwartz by ASCAP's Director of Musical Theatre Michael Kerker, and performances by Saturday Night Live's Ana Gasteyer, who performed the role of 'Elphaba' in Wicked on Broadway, and by two masterful interpreters of Schwartz' work, Liz Callaway and Michael McCorry Rose. Bay Area Cabaret's Opening Night Gala Tribute to Stephen Swartz will take place 8 pm, Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Venetian Room of the Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason Street, atop Nob Hill, San Francisco. (more...)

THE WEDDING RINGER's Josh Gad, Jeremy Garelick Teaming on Musical Comedy Film with Tunes by Alan Menken and Stephen SchwartzTHE WEDDING RINGER's Josh Gad, Jeremy Garelick Teaming on Musical Comedy Film with Tunes by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz
by Movies News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Deadline writes that Broadway and FROZEN vet Josh Gad and writer/director Jeremy Garelick just unveiled an untitled musical comedy project featuring tunes by the legendary Alan Menken, with lyrics by WICKED's Stephen Schwartz. (more...)

Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams & Zoe Winters Will Join Patti LuPone & Michael Urie in LCT's SHOWS FOR DAYSJordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams & Zoe Winters Will Join Patti LuPone & Michael Urie in LCT's SHOWS FOR DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams, and Zoe Winters will join Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, and Michael Urie in its upcoming production of SHOWS FOR DAYS, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, to be directed by Jerry Zaks. The production will begin performances Saturday evening, June 6 and open on Monday, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: 2015 Tony Award Nominations Surprises & SnubsSOUND OFF Special Edition: 2015 Tony Award Nominations Surprises & Snubs
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 29, 2015

The 2015 Tony Award nominations were revealed yesterday and the usual surprises, snubs and expected acknowledgements were on full display - with perhaps more surprises and snubs than in any year in recent memory. While the elaborate production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS tied with the small-scale FUN HOME for the most nominations of any production, 12, some other new musicals and early favorites were left out in the cold - in the case of FINDING NEVERLAND and FISH IN THE DARK, forgotten entirely. Plus, in a rare tie, the Best Supporting Actor In A Play category is now outfitted with six potential winners as opposed to the traditional allotment of five per category. Besides all of that, the Tony Awards hosts were announced at long last, as well - none other than fellow Tony Award winners Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth. So, for a review of the most notable surprises, snubs and celebratory salutes, read on. (more...)

Carnegie Mellon Taps Alan Alda for Keynote Commencement Address, 5/17Carnegie Mellon Taps Alan Alda for Keynote Commencement Address, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Alan Alda, an acclaimed actor, writer and director who has a passion for science and technology, will be the keynote speaker at Carnegie Mellon University's 118(th) Commencement at 11 a.m., Sunday, May 17 in Gesling Stadium on the Pittsburgh campus. Alda, who exemplifies Carnegie Mellon's interdisciplinary strengths in the arts and sciences, also will receive an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree. (more...)

Comedy Superstar Rita Rudner Coming to 54 Below in AugustComedy Superstar Rita Rudner Coming to 54 Below in August
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents comedy superstar Rita Rudner for three performances only, August 20, 21 and 22 at 7PM. This stand-up comedy event will mark Rudner's 54 Below debut and her first New York City engagement in nearly a decade. Tickets will go on sale to Club 54 members on April 16. To apply for Club 54, click here. Tickets will go on sale to our Insider list on April 20. To sign up for our Insider email list, click here. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on April 23. Cover charge is $55 - $65 (with an additional $5 if purchased at the door). $25 food and beverage minimum. Doors open at 5:15PM. For reservations and information, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Universal Beats Out Disney for Musical Comedy Featuring Josh Gad & Music by Menken & SchwartzUniversal Beats Out Disney for Musical Comedy Featuring Josh Gad & Music by Menken & Schwartz
by Movies News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Universal Studios has beat out Paramount and Disney for the previously reported untitled musical comedy starring Josh Gad and featuring original songs by the award-winning composer lyricist team of Alan Menken (ALADDIN) and Stephen Schwartz. (PIPPIN) (more...)

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