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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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