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Stephen Schwartz in conversation with Leigh Sales

Images of Defying Gravity: The Songs Of Stephen Schwartz by Robert Catto, captured at the Theatre Royal in Sydney on Friday 12  February, 2016.

Defying Gravity: the songs of Stephen Schwartz is the world premiere concert production that is set to become the most exciting musical theatre event of 2016.

Stephen Schwartz has won three Academy Awards, four Grammys and four Drama Desk Awards for his work on Broadway hits including Godspell, Pippin and Wicked as well as the Disney movies Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Enchanted.

This event celebrating this incredible body of work is headlined by two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster (Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Aaron Tveit (Les Misérables movie, Next To Normal, Catch Me If You Can) who will appear alongside internationally renowned West End star Joanna Ampil (Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, Cats), Helpmann Award winner Helen Dallimore (Blood Brothers, Legally Blonde) and David Harris (Miss Saigon, Legally Blonde) who is returning to Australia for this event.  Making a very special guest appearance is Tony Award winning Broadway, TV and film icon Betty Buckley (Cats, Pippin, Sunset Boulevard, Carrie) in her debut Sydney performance.

This thrilling concert includes Stephen Schwartz classics such as Day by Day, Colors of the Wind, When You Believe, Popular, Corner of the Sky, Beautiful City, Meadowlark and, of course, Defying Gravity.

Defying Gravity

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Geraldine Turner: Turner’s Turn

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Blood Brothers

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Do You Hear The People Sing?

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Ruthie Henshall

Side By Side By Sondheim

Side By Side By Sondheim

 
 
 

Enda Markey Presents is a theatre production company in Sydney, Australia. In 2011, we presented a new production of Side By Side By Sondheim which toured for almost two years. In April 2012, we presented a gala concert of the show at Theatre Royal in Sydney, featuring more than twenty of Australia’s leading musical theatre stars, headlined by West End and Broadway star Ruthie Henshall, who we continue to work with on exciting projects.

Our International tour of Boublil & Schönberg’s Do You Hear The People Sing? premiered at Shanghai Grand Theatre, starring Michael Ball and Lea Salonga.  The show has subsequently played to enormous acclaim in Taipei and Manila with other dates (including Australia) in development.

Our production of Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers completed seasons in Melbourne and Sydney, where it played to sold out houses and standing ovations at every performance during its extended run.

In 2016, we presented the world premiere of Defying Gravity – a concert celebrating Stephen Schwartz, which starred Sutton Foster, Aaron Tveit, Joanna Ampil, Helen Dallimore and David Harris, with very special guest Betty Buckley at Sydney’s Theatre Royal.

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