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Magic to Do albumCruises and Cruise Album Magic to Do

Stephen Schwartz has created a show Magic To Do for the Princess Cruise lines. The show's cast album has been released - read details at Magic to Do. For the 2016-2017 cruise season, the show is Born to Dance. New shows will come up in the following two years.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Album and licensing

The new version of Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame stage adaptation premiered at the La Jolla Playhouse in the fall and will open at Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey. It's now available for limited licensing. Read here about the show and studio album: The Hunchback of Notre Dame.


A new German-language album for Schikander has been released in 2016. Read about the show and find a link to the album here: Schikaneder.


February 1 and 2 - Los Angeles

ASCAP / Disney Musical Theatre Workshop at the Wallis in Beverly Hills, CA is primarily aimed at writers of musicals. Information on the 2017 workshop can be found here. ASCAP at Wallis

Stephen Schwartz and friends performed several concerts around the USA in 2016. Check back for 2017.


The Prince of Egypt

The new Stephen Schwartz - Philip LaZebnik musical The Prince of Egypt, based on the DreamWorks movie, will premiere at Theatreworks in the San Francisco Bay area Oct 6 - Nov 5, 2017: Theatreworks.org, and have an international premiere in Denmark in 2018 Fredericia Teater.

Wicked on Broadway

Stephen Schwartz wrote the score for the smash hit Wicked that opened on Broadway in October, 2003 and is still running. Wicked - see WICKED index page.

Wicked Movie release

A release date of December 20, 2019 has been chosen for the forthcoming Wicked movie, adapted for the screen by Wicked's writers Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman.

Rags - new

A new adaptation by David Thompson will be staged at Goodspeed Opera House in 2017. Music is by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. See the Goodspeed Musicals site.

The Godspell ExperienceGodspell book published

Stephen Schwartz has written the Foreword for a new book The Godspell Experience. The 384-page book includes behind-the-scenes stories for the making of Godspell, an exploration of each song, complete lyrics, 90 photos, and more. The Godspell Experience

Schwartz's career is subject of Biography "Defying Gravity

Defying Gravity Stephen Schwartz biographyIn September of 2008, Applause Theatre and Cinema Books published the first biography of Stephen Schwartz, "Defying Gravity: The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz, from Godspell to Wicked," by Carol de Giere. See DefyingGravityTheBook.com.

This 544-page authorized book features the behind-the-scenes stories on the making of musicals to which Stephen Schwartz contributed music and/or lyrics, including Godspell, Pippin, The Magic Show, The Baker's Wife, Working, Rags, Children of Eden, and Wicked for stage as well as movies Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Prince of Egypt, and Enchanted films.

Schwartz receives special Tony Award, 2015

Stephen was honored as the 2015 recipient of the Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award, granted for his commitment to foster the next generation of musicla theatre actors, lyricists, and composers. Read about his awards. Awards: Tony, Oscars, Grammys...

Defying Gravity: the Music of Stephen Schwartz

Stephen Schwartz and Friends concerts

To book a concert of Stephen Schwartz music go to Defying Gravity Concert info Stephen Schwartz and Friends Concert, photo by Maryann Lopinto

PHOTO: The concert photo by Maryann Lopinto is from Stephen Schwartz and Friends concerts, for which Liz Callaway and Stephen Schwartz are joined by Debbie Gravitte and Scott Coulter. To book Stephen Schwartz and Friends, go to

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