Podcast: A conversation with Broadway legend Stephen Schwartz

American musical theater lyricist and composer Stephen Schwartz talks with reporter Bo Emmerson about his career spanning over four decades. Schwartz has written such hit musicals as “Godspell,” “Pippin,” and “Wicked.” He was in town for the opening of "Working," at the Woodruff Arts Center. (Tyson Horne / tyson.horne@ajc.com)
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American musical theater lyricist and composer Stephen Schwartz talks with reporter Bo Emmerson about his career spanning over four decades. Schwartz has written such hit musicals as “Godspell,” “Pippin,” and “Wicked.” He was in town for the opening of "Working," at the Woodruff Arts Center. (Tyson Horne / tyson.horne@ajc.com)

Composer of ‘Wicked,’ ‘Godspell’ and ‘Pippin’ pitches in at Alliance Theatre.

This week, we’ll hear from Stephen Schwartz, the composer and lyricist responsible for “Wicked,” “Godspell” and “Pippin.”

Schwartz was in Atlanta recently to consult with the Alliance Theatre for the company’s production of his 1978 musical “Working.” In a wide-ranging chat with the AJC’s Bo Emerson, Schwartz spoke about the return of live theater after the COVID-19 hiatus, the movie version of “Wicked,” and “Working,” a musical which continues to evolve.

The Alliance’s production of “Working” incorporates new material gathered in interviews with Atlantans and a new Atlanta-centric song penned by Kristian and Brandon Bush and Carlos Andrés Gómez.

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