Photo Flash: Betty Buckley, Sutton Foster, Aaron Tveit & More Perform at DEFYING GRAVITY Down Under!
DEFYING GRAVITY: the songs of Stephen Schwartz played at Sydney's Theatre Royale February 12-13. The event, celebrating the composer's incredible body of work, was headlined by two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster (Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Aaron Tveit (LES MISERABLES movie, Next To Normal, Catch Me If You Can) who appeared alongside internationally renowned West End star Joanna Ampil (Miss Saigon, LES MISERABLES, Cats), Helpmann Award winner Helen Dallimore (Blood Brothers, Legally Blonde) and David Harris(Miss Saigon, Legally Blonde) who returned to Australia for this event.
Making a very special guest appearance was Tony Award winning Broadway, TV and film icon Betty Buckley (Cats, Pippin, Sunset Boulevard, Carrie) in her debut Sydney performance.
Stephen Schwartz has won three Academy Awards, four Grammys and four Drama Desk Awards for his work on Broadway hits including Godspell, Pippin and Wicked as well as the Disney movies Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Enchanted.
The concert included Stephen Schwartz classics such as Day by Day, Colors of the Wind, When You Believe, Popular, Corner of the Sky, Beautiful City, Meadowlark and, of course, Defying Gravity.
Photo Credit: Robert Catto/Facebook
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