" The Classic Rock Musical From the Composer of Wicked is Back on Broadway!"
This is one show for the record books: It began life as a college project. It then opened in New York City, where it went on to become one of Off-Broadway’s longest-running smashes. It ultimately moved to Broadway, where it enjoyed a hugely successful run. And now, it’s coming back to Broadway at last in an innovative new production that will sweep you up in its glory. Godspell features unforgettable songs by Stephen Schwartz (the Grammy- and Academy Award-winning composer of Wicked and Pippin), along with a cast of insanely talented young performers, some of whom are already famous and some of whom are destined to make it huge, including Hunter Parrish (Spring Awakening, Showtime’s Weeds), Telly Leung (Wicked, Glee) and Anna Maria Perez de Tagle (Hannah Montana, Camp Rock).
Directing is Daniel Goldstein (who has helmed shows Off-Broadway, at the Goodspeed Opera and at Huntington Stage in Boston). A story of friendship and faith, redemption and hope, Godspell is many things to many people: funny, fresh, intense, personal, spiritual and ingenious. But most of all, it’s timeless. One of the reasons this show has endured for so long is its everlasting story of hope and humanity. Prepare ye the way for a new Broadway hit.
Okay, let’s start with the songs: Pretty much everyone knows these timeless hits inside and out: “Day by Day,” “Prepare Ye,” “Learn Your Lessons Well” and “Turn Back, O Man.” They get your toes tapping and your heart soaring. (And even if you don’t know them yet, you’ll be humming them like crazy on your way out of the theater.) Then there’s the story: It’s a classic tale of hope, friendship and redemption.
But here’s why this new production of Godspell is destined to be one of Broadway’s greats: It’s being staged by a young director with a young cast in one of Broadway’s most innovative spaces, the Circle in the Square Theatre, where the audience rises above the stage on three sides. This means it will be more intimate than ever before, so you’ll be drawn into the story in new and surprising ways. For those of you who’ve seen a high school or college production, you’ve got to see what they’ve done with Godspell on Broadway today. And for those of you who’ve never seen it, you’ve got to see what the buzz is all about.