To commemorate its 40th anniversary, Feinstein’s/54 Below is bringing back, for one night only, the acclaimed Tony nominated musical Working, featuring new songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers, Susan Birkenhead, Michele Brourman, and James Taylor
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.
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