Defying Gravity

Defying Gravity, now in an updated second edition, offers an rare look at the career of Stephen Schwartz. Biographer Carol de Giere takes readers behind the scenes, from Schwartz’s writing of GODSPELL’S score at age 23 through the making of  WICKED and beyond. This edition begins with a foreword by Schwartz’s four-time Disney collaborator, Alan Menken, and includes the making of the stage adaptations of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME and THE PRINCE OF EGYPT.

The Godspell Experience

This comprehensive book on GODSPELL includes a behind-the-scenes account of the musical’s creative history, notes about each song, never-before-published photographs, and much more. Performers and directors , as well as fans of the show, will find essential material to enhance their understanding of GODSPELL.

The Hardest Part of Love

This illustrated book is based on the song “The Hardest Part of Love” from the stage musical CHILDREN OF EDEN , with beautiful illustrations by eighteen artists from Alaska to Hong Kong – including Schwartz’s daughter, Jessica Schwartz. Includes a CD of the song as sung by Stephen (from his singer/songwriter CD RELUCTANT PILGRIM).

Perfect Peach

This illustrated Children’s book was written by Stephen Schwartz for the celebrated illustrator Leonard B. Lubin. With his customary clever rhyming, Schwartz tells the story of a little Chinese prince who rebels against his over-protective parents and runs away to the mountain where the gods live , with amusingly catastrophic results