We promised more about "Wicked" composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz, and there's plenty more to tell, but The Beat recently recalled our one brief meeting with Schwartz a couple years back.

He was in town to help preview ProMusica Chamber Orchestra's 2004 performance of Leonard Bernstein's "Mass," for which Schwartz provided lyrics. Our encounter was brief, he coming into a room as we were preparing to leave, and we exchanged a pleasant, if superficial, greeting. We remember for sure that he was hungry. See how great it is to be an arts insider?