Archives

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ABOUT THE ARCHIVES

Welcome to the Stephen Schwartz Forum Archives – a collection of questions and answers from previous incarnations of this Forum from 1998 to 2009, organized by subject. Please carefully check relevant sections before submitting new questions for Mr. Schwartz in the Stephen Schwartz Forum.

In this archive, replies to questions are marked according to who answered them: Stephen Schwartz or his assistant, in most cases. Additional answers are provided by several other people familiar with Schwartz’s work such as Stephen Oremus, the Music Supervisor/ Co-Music Arranger on Wicked, and Carol de Giere, website publisher for fan site www.MusicalSchwartz.com, and author of the authorized Stephen Schwartz biography “Defying Gravity: the Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz, from Godspell to Wicked.” www.DefyingGravityTheBook.com

TOPICS: The information included in the archive has been arranged by topic. As some of the comments by Stephen may have fit under multiple topics, a “see also” reference has been included rather than duplicate the information. Enjoy!

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THE BAKER’S WIFE

 


CAPTAIN LOUIE

Questions & Answers


CHILDREN OF EDEN

Questions & AnswersSongs •  Notes for Directors •  Notes for Performers •  Notes for Musicians


GODSPELL

The Godspell Experience – Inside a Transformative Musical

Questions & Answers •  Songs •  Movie •  Notes for Performers •  Notes for Directors and Musicians •  Godspell Jr.


THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

Questions & Answers


THE MAGIC SHOW

Questions & Answers


MASS

Mass


MY SON PINOCCHIO (GEPPETTO)

Questions & Answers


PIPPIN

Questions & Answers •  Songs •  Notes for DirectorsNotes for Performers •  Themes


RAGS

Questions & Answers


WICKED

Questions & Answers •  History •  Songs •  Cast Album •  Orchestrations •  Movie or DVD •  Notes for Performers


WORKING

Questions & AnswersUpdated Version •  Notes for Performers •  Notes for Directors or Musicians

 

 

 

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DISNEY MOVIES

Enchanted – Questions & Answers •  Hunchback – Questions & Answers •  Pocahontas – Questions & Answers

 


THE PRINCE OF EGYPT

Questions & Answers •  Songs

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Stephen Schwartz answers questions about his career and offers advice for songwriters

On His Career •  On Fame – Reviews – Awards •  On His Life

On Musicals •  On Religion •  On Orchestrations


Advice for Songwriters •  Advice for Musicians

Advice for Performers •  Advice on Creativity

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CONCERT CLEARANCES


OPERA, CHORAL, CLASSICAL

Opera – Seance on a Wet AfternoonKeramos and Other Choral WorkThiruvasakam


RELUCTANT PILGRIM and UNCHARTED TERRITORY (SINGER/SONGWRITER CDS)

Reluctant Pilgrim & Uncharted Territory


OTHER SONGS and SHOWS

Questions & Answers