STAGE TUBE: GODSPELL Visits Letterman!
The 40th Anniversary production and first-ever Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's landmark rock musical GODSPELL is now in preview performances at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre. Directed by Daniel Goldstein and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific), the show will open on Monday, November 7. Last night, the company visited Late Night with David Letterman and below, we bring you a clip of their performance!
GODSPELL stars a diverse company of 10 young actors, lead by Hunter Parrish (Spring Awakening, Showtime's "Weeds") as Jesus and Wallace Smith (The Lion King, American Idiot) as Judas, and co-starring Uzo Aduba (Coram Boy), Nick Blaemire (Cry-Baby), Celisse Henderson (Broadway debut), Morgan James (The Addams Family), Telly Leung ("Glee," Wicked, Rent), Lindsay Mendez (Everyday Rapture), George Salazar (Broadway debut) and Anna Maria Perez de Tagle ("Hannah Montana," Camp Rock). Understudies are Joaquina Kalukango, Eric Michael Krop, Corey Mach and Julia Mattison.
The revival reunites Daniel Goldstein -- making his Broadway directorial debut -- and members of the design team from his critically-acclaimed 2006 Paper Mill Playhouse conception in a new production that has been completely re-imagined for the Circle in the Square, one of Broadway's most intimate, unique and versatile houses.
Conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak with music and new lyrics by Academy and Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin), GODSPELL has continued to electrify audiences throughout the country since its original New York premiere in May 1971.
GODSPELL's Tony-nominated score features instantly recognizable hits including "Day by Day," "Turn Back, O Man," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "Prepare Ye," "Light of the World" and many more.
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.
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).
Visit GODSPELL online at www.godspell.com for tickets and more information.