Callaway, Howard, Nixon, Foa and More Sing Schwartz Oct. 1

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The Broadway Close Up series kicks off its new season Oct. 1 with Stephen Schwartz: Magic to Do at the Merkin Concert Hall at the TimesCenter.
Barrett Foa
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Hosted by Sean Hartley, the 8 PM concert is scheduled to feature the talents of Liz Callaway, Lisa Howard, Marni Nixon, Barrett Foa, Darius de Haas, Michael Winther, James Royce Edwards, Ben Schrader and Douglas Fabian. John Znydarsic directs the evening with musical direction by John O'Neill. Concertgoers can expect to hear tunes from Godspell, Pippin and Wicked as well as songs from "Pocahontas" and "Prince of Egypt."

In a statement host Hartley said, "We're going to be talking with Stephen about his entire career, from his first big hit (Godspell) through Broadway, TV, the movies and his latest mega-hit Wicked. We'll be performing a wide range of songs, from his best known hits to some little known gems, trying to explore exactly what makes Stephen such an enduring and important writer."

The TimesCenter is located in the New York Times Building at 242 West 41st Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. For tickets call (212) 501-3330.


Sheldon Harnick, who penned the lyrics to Jerry Bock's music for The Apple Tree, She Loves Me, Fiorello! and Fiddler on the Roof, will chat about his creations Nov. 5 at 8 PM. Hartley will also host that evening, which fill feature Rebecca Luker and David Margulies.

The series will conclude Dec. 3 at 8 PM with the eighth edition of Bound for Broadway. Liz Callaway will once again host the evening that offers a sneak peek at five new shows headed for Broadway. Past Bound for Broadway evenings have included tunes from Avenue Q and The Drowsy Chaperone.

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