Confirmed! GODSPELL to Perform at 2012 Tony Awards
BroadwayWorld has confirmed that the revival of GODSPELL on Broadway, despite a lack of Tony nominations, will make an appearance on the 2012 broadcast to perform a selection from the musical. (Historically, performances have usually consisted of only shows that have been nominated for Best Musical/Revival). At this time, there is no official word or confirmation on who, or what the cast will be performing.
The 2012 Tony Awards will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from the Beacon Theatre on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 10, 2012. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
Directed by Daniel Goldstein and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Christopher Gattelli, GODSPELL stars Corbin Bleu, Wallace Smith as Judas, and co-starring Uzo Aduba, Nick Blaemire, Celisse Henderson, Morgan James, Telly Leung, Hannah Elless, George Salazar and Anna Maria Perez de Tagle.
This first-ever Broadway revival of GODSPELL features all the good gifts of one of the most enduring shows of all time in a brand-new, updated and one-of-a-kind production, complete with Stephen Schwartz's (Wicked, Pippin) Tony-nominated score filled with popular hits including "Day by Day," "Light of the World," "Turn Back, O Man" and many more.
Conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak with music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, GODSPELL originally ran for more than 2,600 performances in New York and spawned successful touring productions in major U.S. cities, a 1973 motion picture adaptation and countless international engagements for the past 40 years.
GODSPELL features scenic design by David Korins (Passing Strange), costume design by Miranda Hoffman (Well), lighting design by David Weiner (The Normal Heart), sound design by Andrew Keister (Company), orchestrations by Michael Holland(Hurricane) and musical direction by Charlie Alterman (Next to Normal).
The Broadway revival of GODSPELL is produced by Ken Davenport, Hunter Arnold, Broadway Across America, Luigi Caiola, Rose Caiola, Edgar Lansbury, Mike McClernon, The Tolchin Family, Guillermo Wiechers & Juan Torres and The People of Godspell. Associate producers include Dennis Grimaldi Production, Todd Miller, Pivot Entertainment Group, Chris Welch and Cedric Yau.
Photo (c) 2012 Jeremy Daniel