DEFYING GRAVITY: the songs of Stephen Schwartz is the world premiere concert production that became the most exciting musical theatre event of 2016 in Australia.
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 concert celebrating this incredible body of work was 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 appeared 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). Tony Award winning Broadway, TV and film icon Betty Buckley (Cats, Pippin, Sunset Boulevard, Carrie) made a very special guest appearance, marking 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 premiered at Sydney’s Theatre Royal in February 2016 to enormous audience and critical acclaim. We are currently working on productions in Australia and internationally in 2022 and beyond.