Godspell is now booking to 6 Jan 2013
The 40th Anniversary production and first-ever Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's Godspell has extended its booking period and is now selling tickets through to 6 Jan 2013.
The revival opened at the Circle in the Square on 7 Nov 2011, following previews from 13 Oct 2011.
The musical opened to mixed reviews: It's entertainment, not great theatre (newyorktheatreguide); Brightly colorful & sticky-sweet (NYP); The show's warm heart manages to glow through the glitz (Back Stage); A show for the ADD generation (Record); Surprisingly irresistible (NY1).
The Broadway revival reunites director Daniel Goldstein (Boradway debut), choreographer Christopher Gattelli (Tony Award-winner: South Pacific), and the creative team of the critically-acclaimed 2006 Paper Mill Playhouse production of Godspell.
Conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelakwith, Godspell features music and new lyricss by Academy and Grammy Award winner and six time Tony Award nominee Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin), the score contains the now classic song, "Day by Day."
Godspell is a modern-day version of the gospel of Matthew. John the Baptist calls a group of young disciples to leave their daily lives and follow Jesus the Christ. Jesus explains the gospel to his followers, leading them in acting out the parables using song, mime and comedy.
The cast stars Hunter Parrish (Jesus), Telly Leung, Uzo Aduba, Nick Blaemire, Morgan James, Wallace Smith (Judas), Lindsay Mendez, Celisse Henderson, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle and George Salazar.
The revival features scenic design by David Korins (Passing Strange, Bridge and Tunnel), costume design by Miranda Hoffman (Well), lighting design by Ben Stanton (Angels in America) and orchestrations by Michael Holland (Hurricane).Hunter Parrish (Jesus - wearing white shirt) and company of Godspell More production photographs
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