The first of a three-part program featuring Broadway composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz, known for such celebrated shows as GODSPELL and PIPPIN. In this edition, Schwartz discusses his early days on Long Island, writing songs for BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE, GODSPELL, and shares a song from PIPPIN-PIPPIN, the college version of PIPPIN.
Featured songs: “Magic To-Do” from PIPPIN, “Begging My Lady’s Pardon” from the college production, PIPPIN-PIPPIN, “Butterflies Are Free” from BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE, “Prepare Ye the Way of the World” from GODSPELL, “Day by Day” from GODSPELL, and “Simple Joys” from PIPPIN.
Originally produced and broadcast in 1980. For more information go to AnythingGoesPL.com or BPN.FM/Anything Goes. Theme music arranged by Bruce Coughlin. Backstage with Broadway’s Best – is produced and hosted by Paul Lazarus.
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