Monday, February 02, 2009

Reading and Discussion with author Carol De Giere

Time: Thursday, February 5, 2009 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Drama Book Shop, 250 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018
Title of Event: Defying Gravity: The Career of Stephen Schwartz

Reading and Discussion with author Carol De Giere and original cast members from Stephen Schwartz shows (T.B.A.)

The Drama Book Shop and Audience Rewards are pleased to invite you to attend an evening with Carol De Giere, author of Defying Gravity: The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz, from Godspell to Wicked.

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"Defying Gravity" discussion with author Carol de Giere and songs performed by cast members from Stephen Schwartz shows Author Carol de Giere will be joined by Peggy Gordon of the original Godspell cast to share anecdotes from the new book Defying Gravity: The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz, from Godspell to Wicked. Also scheduled to appear are Carole Demas, who originated the title role in The Baker's Wife for the first part of the pre-Broadway tour, Dale Soules, who originated Cal in The Magic Show, and Kathleen Hennessey, who played Elphaba in a theme park version of Wicked at Universal Studios in Japan. The cast members will sing a piece from the shows they represent. Among the accompanists is Alex Lacamoire, who worked on both Godspell (2001 tour orchestrations) and Wicked (music arrangements), and recently shared a Tony-award win for Best Orchestrations for In The Heights.The evening includes a question-answer session, and book signing. _________________________________________________

Defying Gravity: The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz, from Godspell to Wicked by De Giere, Carol
Paper, 2008. 24.95

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