On May 10 NPR stations around the country will feature a chat with the composer of the hit new musical Wicked. The segment is scheduled to air at 6:50 AM, 8:50 AM and 10:50 AM, although some stations may broadcast the interview at 7:50 AM, 9:50 AM and 11:50 AM. Visit www.npr.org for more information.
Stephen Schwartz, a Dramatists Guild Council member, composed the scores for 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 plays the Gershwin Theatre, located in Manhattan at 222 West 51st Street. Tickets are available by calling (212) 307-4100 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com.