An Evening with Stephen Schwartz
By ARTSEDGE: The Kennedy Center's Arts Education Network
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From his time at Juilliard to his grand success on Broadway, follow the path of Stephen Schwartz, the composer/lyricist of such legendary works as Godspell, Pippin, and his most recent Broadway hit, Wicked (which was at the Kennedy Center in 2005). Excerpted from the PerformancePlus event moderated by Michael Kerker, ASCAP Director of Musical Theater, this series invites you into the world of one of the American theater's most talented artists.
|1||CleanVideoThe Early Years||The Early Years.||8/21/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoChanson||Chanson, from The Baker's Wife.||8/21/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoCorner of the Sky: Pippin in Performance||Corner of the Sky: Pippin in Performance.||8/21/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoCollaborating with Leonard Bernstein||Stephen Schwartz collaborates with Leonard Bernstein on the Mass that was commissioned for the opening of the Kennedy Center.||8/21/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoWicked: The Evolution of "The Wizard and I"||Stephen Schwartz discusses and performs "The Wizard and I" from Wicked.||8/21/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoThe College Years||Stephen Schwartz's college experience.||8/21/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoThe Creation of the Musical, Wicked||The creation of the musical, Wicked||8/21/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoThe Development of Pippin||The Development of Pippin||8/21/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoPocahontas and Working in the World of Animation||Stephen Schwartz discusses the differences between working in theater, movies, and animation.||8/21/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
Schwartz... The People's Choice
Stephen Schwartz writes brilliant music that everyone (okay, except for a handful of critics who have never produced anything) can enjoy. He brings his stories to the masses and has a genuine compassion for his audiences. His personal history writing for Broadway, as you'll find out, is replete with stellar successes and abject failures which makes him all the more human and approachable. I am acquainted with the composer only having produced his concert: "Stephen Schwartz & Friends" several years ago. Still, I have never met a nicer person who is friendly to admiring strangers. His music and lyrics are positive and life affirming, often revealing the nature of characters who mirror the lives of us all. Thank God for Stephen Schwartz, his music and his stories!
Schwartz Keeps Arts Education Alive
Broadway resonates through America's fabric like our stars and stripes. Thank you iTunes for bringing Schwartz's work here to a forum where student artists, educators, or any Broadway lover can share in the very heartbeat of American art and performance. Without Broadway, where would Hollywood be? Great addition to the family of podcasts. Thank you iTunes!
- Category: K-12
- Language: English
- © 2006 ARTSEDGE, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts