In a Wicked-themed episode of The Patrick Phillips Show, Patrick chats with Carol de Giere about her Stephen Schwartz biography, Defying Gravity. This episode has been cut down and reposted with permission of Patrick Phillips. Visit his site for the full episode, including interview with Schwartz himself.

Onstage and Backstage

About the Book
Defying Gravity takes readers into the creative world of Broadway and film composer Stephen Schwartz, from writing Godspell's score at age 23 through the making of the megahit Wicked   Amazon     BarnesandNoble     IndieBound

Carol de Giere  A former librarian, Carol holds master's degrees in library science and writing. She launched her freelance writing career with this book project that involved over 80 hours of interviews with Schwartz as well as with about 100 of his colleagues, friends, and family members. She and her husband, Terry, are website publishers. They reside in Connecticut.

Patrick Phillips is the host of The Patrick Phillips Show

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A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

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