DGF Toasts: Stephen Schwartz's 70th BirthdayApril 23, 2018
Join the Dramatists Guild Foundation on April 23 at the Hudson Theatre as we celebrate Stephen Schwartz’s 70th Birthday with a star-filled concert dedicated to Stephen and his beloved songs, stories, and legacy. Watch as Broadway’s best toast Stephen for his commitment to the craft and the community with show stopping performances from across his four-decade repertory of songs.
Directed by Scott Schwartz with music direction by Andrew Lippa, the concert will include special performances by Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winning composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land, The Greatest Showman), Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid); Tony Award-winners Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen); Tony Award-winner Judith Light (Other Desert Cities, The Assembled Parties); Patina Miller (Pippin, Sister Act); Tony Award-winner Laura Osnes (Bonnie and Clyde, Bandtand); Jason Gotay (Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark); Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Hedwig and the Angry Inch); acclaimed soprano Renée Fleming (Carousel) Lindsay Mendez (Carousel, Wicked, Godspell), Alex Newell (Once On This Island, Glee), Michael McCorry Rose (Wicked, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), Corey Cott (Bandstand, Newsies, Gigi), Casey Cott (Riverdale), and composer Matt Gould (Invisible Thread). There will be appearances by Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer and lyricist Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Frozen, Coco) and double E.G.O.T.-winning composer and lyricist Robert Lopez.
This is the debut of the new concert series, DGF: Toasts, honoring the life and work of American theater’s greatest writers. Proceeds from the concert go to supporting the Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) a national charity that fuels the future of American theater by supporting the writers who create it. The Dramatists Guild Foundation fosters playwrights, composers, lyricists, and bookwriters at all stages of their careers. DGF sponsors educational programs; provides awards, grants, and stipends; offers free space to create new works; and gives emergency aid to writers in need. For more information about dgf, please visit dgf.org.
DGF:Toasts is sponsored in part by by Ambassador Theatre Group and Hudson Theatre.