Stephen Schwartz, composer of Godspell and Pippin fame, will perform several of his old and new songs in a cabaret gig at NY's Rainbow & Stars, April 27. The occasion is the release of the songwriter's first solo CD, Reluctant Pilgrim, on Midder Music Records. The recording goes onsale in stores June 15 but will be available at the concert or through Midder Music at (212) 665-0699 / e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Schwartz also wrote lyrics for the animated Disney films The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Pocahontas; the latter won him an Oscar. His most recent project was Snapshots, conceived by Michael Scheman and David Stern, with a book by Stern. It played at Virginia Stage Company through Nov. 17, 1996.
Guest vocalists are expected for the night's two performances. For tickets ($20 cover, $15 minimum) and information call (212) 632-5000.
--By David Lefkowitz