What is shaping up to be one of the most exciting musical theatre events this year, Defying Gravity: the songs of Stephen Schwartz will make its world premiere at Sydney’s Theatre Royal in three special performances on Friday 12 & Saturday 13 February 2016.
Stephen Schwartz has won three Academy Awards, four Grammys and four Drama Desk Awards for his work on Broadway including Godspell, Pippin and Wicked, as well as the Disney movies Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Enchanted.
Defying Gravity: the songs of Stephen Schwartz will be headlined by two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster (Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Aaron Tveit (Les Misérables movie, Next To Normal, Catch Me If You Can) who will appear alongside internationally renowned West End star Joanna Ampil (Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, Cats), Helpmann Award winner Helen Dallimore (Blood Brothers, Legally Blonde) and David Harris (Miss Saigon, Legally Blonde) – who is returning to Australia for this special event.
Making a very special guest appearance is Tony Award winning Broadway, TV and film icon Betty Buckley (Cats, Pippin, Sunset Boulevard, Carrie) in her debut Sydney performance. This thrilling concert includes Stephen Schwartz classics such as Day by Day, Colors of the Wind, When You Believe, Popular, Corner of the Sky, Beautiful City, Meadowlark and, of course, Defying Gravity.
In a fascinating conversation about his extraordinary career on Broadway and in Hollywood, Stephen Schwartz will join award-winning author and journalist Leigh Sales live on stage at Theatre Royal on Saturday 13 February – 12.00pm for Stephen Schwartz in Conversation with Leigh Sales – this event will also feature performances by a number of special guest artists
Director: Andrew Pole Featuring: Joanna Ampil, Betty Buckley, Helen Dallimore, Sutton Foster, David Harris, Aaron Tveit Musical Director: Guy Simpson Producer: Enda Markey
Defying Gravity: the songs of Stephen Schwartz
Theatre Royal, King Street, Sydney
Performances: Friday 12 and Saturday 13 February 2016
For more information, visit: www.defyinggravitytheconcert.com for details.
Image: Joanna Ampil, Betty Buckley, Helen Dallimore, Sutton Foster, David Harris and Aaron Tveit