Stephen Schwartz Will Write Music for ABC Musical Pilot- HARMONY

By: Nov. 03, 2017
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According to Deadline, ABC has picked up a musical pilot, featuring music by Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz and Five for Fighting's John Ondrasik.

Written by The Fosters' creators Peter Paige and Bradley Bredeweg , with Jacob Chase, Harmony is described by Deadline as: "set in the town of Harmony, NY, where residents have the most unique dialect in the world: They sing their feelings and dance their emotions. When a brutal murder rocks this thriving tourist destination, a repressed detective must return to the musical town he left as a teen - to solve the crime and confront the ghosts that have haunted him since he fled."

Schwartz has contributed music and/or lyrics to Godspell, Pippin, The Magic Show, The Baker's Wife, Working (which he adapted and directed), Rags, Children of Eden and the opera Séance on a Wet Afternoon. For films, he collaborated with Alan Menken on the scores for Disney's Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Enchanted and wrote the songs for the DreamWorks animated feature The Prince of Egypt.

Mr. Schwartz is artistic director of the ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshops and serves on the Council of the Dramatists Guild. He is a member of the Theater Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and has been given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Awards include three Academy Awards, four Grammy Awards, the Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award and a tiny handful of tennis trophies Defying Gravity, a book about his professional career, is available from Applause Books.

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