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Stephen Schwartz

STEPHEN SCHWARTZ

  (1948 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1968 with a B.F.A. in Drama

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        A. . .My Name Is Still Alice         Baker's Wife, The         Captain Louie         Changed For Good         Children of Eden         Der Glockner von Notre Dame         Godspell         Hunchback of Notre Dame, The         Magic Show         Personals         Pippin         Rags         Schwartz Stories         Seance On A Wet Afternoon         Wicked         Working



A. . .My Name Is Still Alice

Synopsis:
A musical revue with a feminist slant; sequel to A. . .My Name Is Alice. Dan's contributions are the sketches: the GROUP: in the conservative near-future, when abortion is illegal, four very pregnant women find themselves arguing with the Matron in the David Souter Home for Unwed Mothers. GROSS ANATOMY LECTURE: at the First Women's Medical School, a Professor lectures the students about the problems women physicians may encounter with male patients. COVER-UPS #1, 2, and 3 (the show's running gag): a woman lets the audience in on a top-secret new makeup which can make anyone - even a housewife from LaJolla - look like Madonna, Queen Elizabeth, or the Pope.

Notes:
a. . .My Name Is Still Alice premiered At the Old Globe in San Diego, moved to Second Stage in New York, And has since been produced Around the United States And Canada. Dan Berkowitz is co-author; other contributors include Stephen Schwartz, Carol Hall, Michael John LaChiusa, Amanda McBroom, And David Zippel.

1st Produced:
Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, California    

Organisations:
Old Globe Theatre

1st Published:
Samuel French, Inc., 1993   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical Revue

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Baker's Wife, The

Baker's Wife, The
Aimable has opened a bakers shop in a small French village in the 1930s. He has a much younger wife - Genevieve. Amongst the people in town that day is the local Marquis with his chauffeur, Dominique. Dominique mistakes Genevieve for the baker's daughter - but she tells him that she is a happily married woman. Later that night she runs away with the chauffeur and they take the marquis' Peugeot. Aimable bereft with the loss of his wife refuses to make bread. the villagers know the only way he will make it again is if they find and return Genevieve to him

Notes:
Music And lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; book by Joseph Stein. Based on the film "La Femme de la Boulanger" screenplay by Marcel Pagnol

1st Produced:
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles    

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Broadway cast recording: Take Home Tunes (891) 1976

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Captain Louie

Captain Louie
A small boy escapes loneliness by entering a world of his own imagining

Notes:
by Anthony Stein; Music And lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

1st Produced:
York Theater, New York    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Original cast recording: PS Classics (PS-530) 2005

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Genre:
Musical

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Changed For Good

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; book by Ashley Griffin

1st Produced:
-    

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
Musical

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Children of Eden

Synopsis:
the themes of families, relationships, and learning to let go weave their way through 'Children of Eden' - a musical based on the first nine-and-a-half chapters of the book of Genesis.

Notes:
Music by Stephen Schwartz; lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; book by John Caird

1st Produced:
Prince Edward, London    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Original cast recording: London (828234) 1991

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Der Glockner von Notre Dame

Der Glockner von Notre Dame
The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a musical based on the 1996 Disney film of the same name, which in turn was inspired by the 1831 Victor Hugo novel of the same name. This was Disney's first musical to premiere outside the US,[3] and it became one of Berlin's longest-running musicals to date. As with Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King, Der Glockner Von Notre Dame opened three years after the release of the movie it is based on. The musical is a darker, more gothic adaptation of the film. According to translator Michael Kunze, he was " 'campaigning to allow Esmeralda to die at the end, as she does in the book. There was a feeling that the audience would be depressed if Esmeralda dies. I feel that a European audience would see this as a very romantic ending. . .two lost souls finally find each other. People will cry, but they'll be moved. And it is a very romantic ending.' " The producers wanted to see how "preview audiences react before making the final decision."

Notes:
music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and book by James Lapine. The first English version of the musical was performed by The King's Academy in 2013 (though other sanitised or abridged versions were also performed earlier).

1st Produced:
Musical Theater Berlin (Now Theater Am Potsdamer Platz)    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Godspell

Godspell
Jesus and the disciples portrayed as a group of hippies.

Notes:
Book by John Michael Tebelak, Composer: Duane Bolick (new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz for Broadhurst theatre, NY, production 22 Jun 1976)

1st Produced:

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Original cast recording: Arista (ARCD 8304)

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Hunchback of Notre Dame, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Music by Alan Menken; lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; book by Peter Parnell. Based on the novel "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" by Victor Hugo

1st Produced:
The Playhouse, La Jolla, California    

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
Musical

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Magic Show

Magic Show
At the night club "the Top Hat" the resident magician, Feldman, is about to be replaced as he is always drunk. His replacement, Doug arrives with his assistant Cal. Two members of a pop group who also perform at the club have arranged for a big Broadway producer to come and see their act. When Doug hears this he decides that Cal is too ugly for a magician's assistant and replaces her with the lovely Charmaine

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Cort Theatre, New York    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Original cast Recording: January Records 1998

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Personals

Personals
People seeking love through the personal ads.

Notes:
Written by David Crane, Marta Kaufman And Seth Friedman; music by Michael Skloff,William Dreskin, Joel Philip Friedman, Alan Menken And Stephen Schwartz; lyrics by David Crane, Seth Friedman And Marta Kaufman

1st Produced:
Apollo, London    

Organisations:
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1st Published:

Music:
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Genre:
Musical. - - Gay/Lesbian, musical

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Pippin

Pippin
Maggie against her father's wishes and her intended's protests determines to marry Will Mossop the boot maker in her father's shop. With her business sense and his boot making skills she can see nothing but success ahead

Notes:
Music by: Stephen Schwartz; Book by: Roger O. Hirson, Bob Fosse; Lyrics by: Stephen Schwartz. Based on the play "Hobson's Choice" by Harold Brighouse

1st Produced:
Imperial Theatre, New York    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Original cast recording: Motown (9088) 1972

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Genre:
Musical

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Rags

Rags
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Notes:
Music by Charles Strouse; lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; book by Joseph Stein

1st Produced:
Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York    

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Original cast recording: Sony (42657) 1986

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Genre:
Musical

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Schwartz Stories

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Seance On A Wet Afternoon

Synopsis:
Based on the novel by Mark McShane and its 1964 film noir adaptation, the opera focuses on Myra Foster, a trance medium who involves her passive husband in a plot to kidnap the daughter of a neighboring family. Myra intends to find the girl through psychic communication with her own dead son, and so gain the fame she craves - but the plot goes awry, as her fragile sanity begins to break down.
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
music And lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

1st Produced:
Lincoln Center theater
NY, USA    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
opera

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Wicked

Synopsis:
musical based on the novel of the same name by Gregory Maguire. It takes place in the Land of Oz, and tells the story of many of the characters before Dorothy arrived. Elphaba, a smart, good-hearted, but misunderstood young woman will green skin, meets the pretty, popular, but snobbish Galinda at school. they become friends, and go on a journey together that takes them to the Emerald City, where they meet the somewhat corrupt Wizard of Oz, and eventually forces them to take different paths in adult life. Elphaba becomes the Wicked Witch of the West, while Galinda becomes Glinda, good witch and ally to the Wizard.
nytheatre.com

Notes:
music And lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; book by Winnie Holzman

1st Produced:
Gershwin Theatre, NY    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
165 min Musical

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Working

Working
A celebration of the common working man and woman. Based on interviews given to Studs Terkel for his book.

Notes:
Written with Nina Faso. Lyrics by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers, Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz And James Taylor. Music by Michele Brourman. Based on the book "Working" by Studs Terkel.

1st Produced:
46th Street Theatre    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Original cast recording: Fynsworth Alley (302 062 114 2)

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  -

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