What do the Broadway plays Godspell, Pippin and Wicked have in common with the Disney films Pocahontas, The King of Egypt and Enchanted? The music and/or lyrics were all written by Stephen Schwartz. And on Saturday, April 2, beginning at 8, The Ridgefield Playhouse will present an evening of conversation and music with the multiple award-winning composer and lyricist.
Schwartz has made such appearances “very occasionally for a while, not too often” and is happy to be doing this show in the town where he and his wife Carole have lived since 1971 and raised their two children, Scott, a director, and Jessica, a teacher.
He noted that it took a long time to align his busy schedule — he was in Brazil for the opening of Wicked in early March, which followed the February debut in Australia of Defying Gravity: the Songs of Stephen Schwartz, and he just finished a play, Schikaneder, that will debut in Austria in September — with that of the playhouse, which has a full schedule of its own.