An Evening With Stephen Schwartz Set for May 1

News   An Evening With Stephen Schwartz Set for May 1 Stephen Schwartz, who is currently enjoying his biggest theatrical success with the nationwide phenomenon Wicked, will be interviewed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts next year.

On May 1, 2006, An Evening with Stephen Schwartz will feature a chat with the award-winning composer moderated by ASCAP Director of Musical Theatre Michael Kerker. The discussion is set for 6 PM in the Kennedy Center's Atrium.

Stephen Schwartz, a Dramatists Guild council member, composed the scores for Wicked, Godspell, Pippin, The Magic Show, Rags, The Baker's Wife and Children of Eden. He has also written for several film musicals, including "Pocahontas," "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," "The Prince of Egypt" and the TV musical "Geppetto." His solo CDs of new songs are titled "Reluctant Pilgrim" and "Uncharted Territory." Schwartz is the recipient of three Academy Awards, three Grammy Awards and three Drama Desk Awards. Wicked currently plays Broadway's Gershwin Theatre.

Tickets, priced at $15, will go on sale Sept. 9. Visit www.kennedy-center.org for more information.

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The national touring company of Wicked will play the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Dec. 21, 2005- Jan. 15, 2006.