Monday, December 13, 2010

A Little Bit of Broadway
December 12, 2010

Stephen Schwartz is the only songwriter with three Broadway shows running more than 1,900 performances (Pippin, The Magic Show and Wicked). In addition, Godspell had an initial off-Braodway/Broadway combined run of 2,600 performances. He is also the lyricist (and Oscar winner) for animated musicals Pocahontas, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Prince of Egpyt, and Enchanted.

Today we enjoy his young-man-on-a-quest musical, Pippin.
Pippin...John Rubenstein
Leading player...Ben Vereen
Charlamagne...Eric Berry
Fastrada...Leland Palmer
Catherine...Jill Clayburgh
Berthe...Irene Ryan

We also hear Stephanie Mills performing "Ain't It Good" from one of Schwartz's lesser-known musicals "Children of Eden.

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