Stephen Schwartz’s update for the Winter and Spring 2018 issue of The Schwartz Scene online newsletter includes his recent experiences with the musical The Prince of Egypt being adapted to stage from the movie, and news of a production in Utah this coming summer. He also writes about the revised version of Rags, the cruise musical The Secret Silk, and other topics. Go to http://www.theschwartzscene.com/quarterly-newsletter/issue-61-winter-spring-2018/
Stephen Schwartz’s new tribute to Leonard Bernstein, ‘Anniversaire for Lenny,’ is featured on the new @Lara Downes album ‘For Lenny,’ out February 9 on Sony Classical. You can listen to the piece and learn more about it at the special preview link below!
Stephen Schwartz’s TESTIMONY was inspired by the It Gets Better Project. Judith Clurman’s Essential Voices USA (EVUSA), led by conductor Judith Clurman, performed the world premiere of the mixed chorus version, at Carnegie Hall, in 2013. Judith’s Essential Voices USA recorded “Testimony” in the spring of 2017, with James Cunningham at the piano. Four of her students from the Manhattan School of Music MT Vocal Ensemble joined members of EVUSA on the recording. Proceeds from the sales of this recording will enable EVUSA to present anti-bullying workshops in NYC public schools.
PURCHASE: Broadway Records, Amazon, ITUNES
Stephen Schwartz is joining Jason Robert Brown for a night of piano mashing, tandem balladeering and Jewish Christmas cheer. For More information, please follow this link: Broadaway World – Stephen Schwartz Joins Jason Robert Brown in Concert
Welcome to the new world! Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for a new life and a sense of home as the 20th century beckons. The streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side may not be paved with gold, but they echo with the music of opportunity, optimism and hope. The score by the songwriters of Wicked and Annie colors a sweeping saga of America’s immigrant past. Celebrate our rich roots in Goodspeed’s new adaptation of a neglected masterpiece of the musical theatre. For tickets and information, follow this link: Goodspeed Theatre: RAGS
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its mission to bring new works to Bay Area audiences with the World Premiere of THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, a soaring celebration of the human spirit inspired by the acclaimed Dreamworks Animation film, running October 6 – November 5, 2017 at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.