Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Defying Gravity


One of the many interesting people I met at last year's Book Expo America was Carol de Giere, author of a biography of Jewish superstar composer Stephen Schwartz. Her book is entitled Defying Gravity: The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz from Godspell to Wicked. Carol shared interesting tidbits about her time backstage on Wicked and about the Jewish influences on Schwartz's work. Check out her website at caroldegiere.com and check out her book's website at defyinggravitythebook.com.

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The song "Defying Gravity" from Wicked, as performed at the Tony Awards.



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Produced by: Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel
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