Princess Cruises have announced a new partnership with three-time Oscar winning composer, Stephen Schwartz.
Composer of hit musicals Wicked, Pippin and Godspell, this new relationship will include a multi-year agreement to develop four new musicals for the line.
Stephen Schwartz has won numerous prestigious rewards and is a renowned figure in the entertainment world. Holder of four Grammys, three Academy Awards and nominations for six Tony Awards, he is the only songwriter in Broadway history to have three shows run more than 1900 performances.
Debuting on Crown Princess in autumn, the first new musical will celebrate Stephen's fascination with magic. Called 'Magic To Do' the show will feature a number of famous songs.
Paul Ludlow, Princess Cruises Managing Director UK and Europe said "Having seen Wicked in the West End I have seen firsthand the magic that Stephen brings to the stage. I am look forward to seeing the outcome of our partnership and the enjoyment it will bring to our guests on board."
Stephen Schwartz added "Throughout my career, one thing has never changed - people love to be entertained by brilliant performances, through emotional lyrics and song I’m excited to bring my passion for moving and entertaining people to Princess and to use this new creative canvas to captivate and inspire Princess guests unlike any other productions at sea."