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Stephen Schwartz Teases 'Wicked' Movie, Offers First Listen to 'Prince of Egypt' Stage Musical

In an exclusive interview at Nightbird Recording Studios, Stephen Schwartz teased the upcoming “Wicked” movie, which will feature at least two new songs. The Oscar-winning musical theater lyricist and composer also offered Variety a first listen to a new track for the “Prince of Egypt” stage musical. Additionally, Schwartz discussed receiving the founders award at the ASCAP Screen Music Awards in Los Angeles. His other credits include the hit musicals “Godspell” (1971) and “Pippin” (1972).

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    Stephen Schwartz Teases 'Wicked' Movie, Offers First Listen to 'Prince of Egypt' Stage Musical

    In an exclusive interview at Nightbird Recording Studios, Stephen Schwartz teased the upcoming “Wicked” movie, which will feature at least two new songs. The Oscar-winning musical theater lyricist and composer also offered Variety a first listen to a new track for the “Prince of Egypt” stage musical. Additionally, Schwartz discussed receiving the founders award at the […]

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    'Pirates of the Caribbean 5': Behind-the-Scenes of a Scoring Session With Geoff Zanelli

    In an exclusive interview at Nightbird Recording Studios, Stephen Schwartz teased the upcoming “Wicked” movie, which will feature at least two new songs. The Oscar-winning musical theater lyricist and composer also offered Variety a first listen to a new track for the “Prince of Egypt” stage musical. Additionally, Schwartz discussed receiving the founders award at the […]

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    Star Scenery Painters: Going Backstage With Top Scenic Artists

    In an exclusive interview at Nightbird Recording Studios, Stephen Schwartz teased the upcoming “Wicked” movie, which will feature at least two new songs. The Oscar-winning musical theater lyricist and composer also offered Variety a first listen to a new track for the “Prince of Egypt” stage musical. Additionally, Schwartz discussed receiving the founders award at the […]

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    “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler and star Chadwick Boseman graced Variety‘s cover this week to talk about their new superhero movie, which is breaking new ground in the genre. In this behind-the-scenes video, Coogler and Boseman talk about why now is the time for “Black Panther,” Boseman’s “suffocating” first experience in that tight superhero suit, and […]

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