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Stephen Schwartz

Broadway Today Concert

Saturday, January 31, 2009
Hosted by Michael A. Kerker, ASCAP, the performance features a parade of Tony-recognized artists, including nine-time Tony Award nominee Stephen Schwartz, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Once on This Island), Scott Frankel & Michael Korie (Grey Gardens), and Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, Or Change). Vocalists include Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell (Ragtime), Liz Callaway (Merrily We Roll Along, Cats), Capathia Jenkins (Caroline, or Change), and KT Sullivan performing with the composers at the piano.

Detailed Video Index

Although the entire 2+ hour event was wonderful, viewers may not have time to watch it in its entirety in one sitting. In addition to great performances, the discussion segments are extremely interesting and are highly recommended.

Start Time   Description
0:00:00 Series and host introductions
0:08:00 Stephen Schwartz introduction and discussion
0:18:00 Capathia Jenkins sings "Spark of Creation" from Children of Eden
0:21:34 Stephen Schwartz discusses the evolution of the song "The Wizard and I" from Wicked
0:27:45 Stephen Schwartz plays and sings three versions of the above song
0:38:50 Jeanine Tesori introduction and discussion
0:48:40 Caitlyn Cogle sings "Gimme, Gimme" from Thoroughly Modern Millie
0:52:40 Discussion of Tesori's new Broadway show, Shrek, the Musical
0:56:40 Tesori sings the part of Shrek, in "When Words Fail"
1:00:00 Introduction and discussion with Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens
1:05:00 Lynn Ayers performs "Times Like This" from Lucky Stiff
1:09:30 Discussion of Ragtime and the film Anastasia
1:17:00 Liz Callaway sings a song from Anastasia
1:20:30 Introduction and discussion with Scott Frankel & Michael Korie
1:27:10 KT Sullivan sings "Will You?", the closing number of Act I from Grey Gardens
1:31:20 Discussion and preview performance of "Neverland" from a new musical
1:37:00 Group discussion with all of the songwriters, including advice to young writers and performers
1:45:50 Adriane Lenox sings the "Aria" at the end of Act II from Caroline, Or Change
1:52:55 Fred Appelgate, James Moye and Alex Scheitinger sing "The Best Seats in the Ballpark" from Scott Frankel & Michael Korie's new musical Happiness
2:01:42 Liz Calloway sings "Meadowlark" from The Baker's Wife
2:08:00 Thank yous
2:09:45 Musical theatre students from the University of Maryland join Stephen Schwartz to perform the "Finale" from Wicked
2:14:40 Brian Stokes Mitchell sings "Wheels of a Dream" from Ragtime

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Kennedy Center Millenium Stage

The Millenium Stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. hosts free concerts every night at 6pm ET, sponsored by Target and Fannie Mae. In most cases, tickets are not required. All performances are broadcast live on the web and archived for later viewing.