Schwartz, who will host the Lark Theatre's New York premiere of Children's Letters to God, will begin the evening's entertainment with "The Wizard and I," a tune from his newest musical Wicked, which will open on Broadway next season starring Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth. No theatre has been announced, but sources point to the Gershwin as a likely home.
The three-time Oscar-winning composer will also offer a number from his 1991 musical Children of Eden.
Children's Letters to God, based on the best-selling book of the same name, was written by Stuart Hample, David Evans and Douglas J. Cohen and concerns a group of children who write to God to try to understand the world around them. The evening, which begins at 7 PM, will benefit the Lark Theatre's play and musical development programs.
Stephen Schwartz has written such musicals as Godspell, Pippin, The Magic Show, Working, Rags, The Baker's Wife and Children of Eden. He has also contributed lyrics for the film musicals "Pocahontas" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," and songs for "The Prince of Egypt" and the TV musical "Geppetto."
The Lucille Lortel Theatre is located in New York's Greenwich Village at 121 Christopher Street. Tickets are priced at $75 for adults and $35 for children under 16. Special benefit tickets, ranging from $150 to $500, include the post-show party at NYC Restaurant (75 Greenwich Street). To purchase tickets, call (212) 246-2676.