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Paul Shaffer Makes Appearance in GODSPELL, 2/16


On Thursday, February 16, 2012, the company of Broadway's revival of Stephen Schwartz's rock musical GODSPELL will welcome the musical director and conductor of the original Broadway production -- "Late Show with David Letterman" musical director Paul Shaffer -- in a special cameo appearance.

One of the most recognizable faces on late night television for the past 30 years, Paul Shaffer's musical career began in 1972, when he was brought on as the musical director for the Toronto production of GODSPELL starring Victor Garber, Gilda Radner, Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Dave Thomas and Andrea Martin.

After the Toronto run, he went onto play piano for the Broadway production of The Magic Show in 1974 before once again returning to GODSPELL, this time as the conductor and musical director of the Broadway production.

Immediately after the Thursday, February 16 performance, Shaffer will take part in an exclusive talkback with the audience, hosted by Julie James of Sirius XM Radio's "On Broadway" channel.

Tickets for GODSPELL are $79.50 - $135.00 and are now available by visiting www.telecharge.com/godspell or by calling 212-239-6200.

Now in performances at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre (1633 Broadway at 50th Street), The Wall Street Journal proclaims GODSPELL is "a joyous romp that deserves to run...well, forever!" USA Today says "GODSPELL is cause to rejoice," and New York Magazine says "Go forth and enjoy."

Featuring music and new lyrics by acclaimed Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin) and original concept and direction by John-Michael Tebelak, GODSPELL is directed by Daniel Goldstein and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific).

The new Broadway revival of GODSPELL stars an incredibly talented and eclectic group of 10 young performers, led by Hunter Parrish as Jesus and Wallace Smith and John/Judas, and featuring Uzo Aduba, Nick Blaemire, Celisse Henderson, Morgan James, Telly Leung, Lindsay Mendez, George Salazar and Anna Maria Perez de Tagle.

One of the most popular musicals in the world, 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.

The new 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.

Visit GODSPELL online at www.godspell.com.

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