Stephen Schwartz

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    I Sang On The Pippin Cast Album

    No, it wasn't exactly a solo. Or a featured bit. Or even the usual ensemble. I was part of a massive chorus of 300 or so people singing harmony behind Tony nominee Andrea Martin on her big song "No Time At All." And we soared! This was done in an uptown hall yesterday, as presided over by Time Out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Go See Pippin! Join Them!

    It's been said that a musical has to have at least three 'wow" moments to really grab an audience. Well, the Diane Paulus-directed revival of the 1972 musical Pippin has at least seven. The tale of a medieval lad searching for significance--dotted with both earnestness and shtick, like so many of co ... More >>

  • Theater

    April 24, 2013
  • Voice Choices

    December 5, 2012
  • Voice Choices

    July 18, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Jesus Christ Superstar Resurrected: My Review

    He's back! And looking good! Jesus Christ Superstar--the 1971 Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical based on the 1970 album--has returned, in sharp contrast to Godspell, the Stephen Schwartz hippie tuner that also debuted in 1971 and has magically come back this year as well.

  • Voice Choices

    March 21, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Godspell Is Back: Prepare Ye For My Review

    ​Shtick meets solemnity in the 1971 musical Godspell, conceived by John-Michael Tebelak, with a durably catchy score by Stephen Schwartz. It's a series of New Testament parables as rendered by a troupe wearing colorful vintage castoffs and indulging in comedy gags and vaudeville turns that or ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 5, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    When the Burtons and Brando and Malcolm McDowell Blew Through Town

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 21, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 25 Hype! Hype! Hooray! by Arthur Bell A heat wave blew into town last week. So did Merle Oberon, Malcolm McDowell, the Burtons, Ron O'Neal, Alice Cooper, Marlon Brando, withered endives, chopped liver fro ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 22, 2010
  • Voice Choices

    May 6, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 23, 2008
  • Theater

    September 6, 2005

    Sonic Youths

    A festival sets out to make musical theater seem hip again

  • Theater

    November 4, 2003

    Green Witch, Mean Time

    Both on and Off-Broadway, new musicals suffer from severe multiple personality disorder

  • Theater

    January 4, 2000

    Hey Kids, the Musical Ain't Quite Dead Yet

    Not the Same Ol’ Song and Dance

  • Columns

    March 2, 1999

    NY Mirror

    Instead of Not About Nightingales, the Tennessee Williams play should really be called Is About Three Hours.

  • Specials

    January 5, 1999
  • Film

    December 22, 1998