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Godspell - 2011 - Broadway

$125 - $135

Stephen Schwartz's much-loved musical celebrating the life and teachings of Jesus returns to Broadway.



The Gospel according to St. Matthew, 1970s style. As Jesus taught with parables and storytelling Godspell utilizes clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville to tell the story of Christ's passion. Familiar songs include "Day by Day," "Turn Back, O Man" and "Bless the Lord."

Schedule

Circle in the Square (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
1633 Broadway at 50th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Godspell


Godspell: Theater Review - Hollywood Reporter
Prepare ye the way for disappointment. Goldstein approaches it all like a Children's Television Workshop special. Maybe it's appropriate for a show so widely performed in schools, but this feels indeed like a high school production staged by the wacky new drama teacher. (Think Mr. G. on HBO's under-appreciated Summer Heights High.) Christopher Gattelli's choreography also throws a million ideas at the stage in the hope that something sticks. The strength of some of the second-act songs such as "On the Willows" ensures that a depth of feeling does eventually coalesce. And the crucifixion is arrestingly staged, albeit with cheesy simulated slo-mo from the disciples during the finale's wailing guitar breaks. But my chief takeaway from this was the tarnishing of a treasured theater memory. Now, let's see how Jesus Christ Superstar holds up in the spring.

A bit Bible campy - NY Post
Goldstein and choreographer Christopher Gattelli milk the in-the-round staging for all it's worth. The band members are scattered among the audience, the actors often run up and down the aisles and volunteers are invited onstage for games of charades and Pictionary. Clean-cut and colorful, this production skews young. It's great for teens, but adults may find its hyperactivity a bit numbing.


 



 

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by BWW Special Coverage - June 24, 2012
Godspell will play its final performance on Broadway today, June 24th, 2012, at Circle in the Square Theatre. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a multimedia flashback chronicling Godspell's beginning and journey to its final show on the Great White Way.
by BWW - June 12, 2012
BWW has confirmed that the cast, crew and investors were informed pre-show this evening that GODSPELL will play its final performance on Broadway on June 24th, 2012 at Circle in the Square Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - June 8, 2012
Today, June 8, GODSPELL will play a special added matinee performance at 3 p.m.
by Rialto Chatter - June 5, 2012
Those who closely follow Broadway Grosses have been keeping an eye on GODSPELL's numbers as of late and wondering what the future held for the musical, which was recently announced for a performance on Sunday night's Tonys. Lead producer Ken Davenport has shed some light on the show's health in a new blog entry noting that after a slew of recent promotions ranging from 'Pay Your Age' to the 'Cast of 2032' and a Fan Appreciation Day:
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2012
GODSPELL welcomed Hannah Elless to the cast on May 22, replacing Lindsay Mendez. View photos of Elless with the cast in performance below!
by Jennifer Broski - May 25, 2012
Yesterday, May 23, the company of Godspell celebrated their Academy Award-winning writer Stephen Schwartz in a one-night-only concert featuring songs from Schwartz's Pippin, Wicked, The Baker's Wife, The Magic Show, Working, My Son Pinocchio, Children of Eden, Rags, "Pocahontas", "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", "The Prince of Egypt", "Enchanted" and more. The concert benefits Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you photo coverage below.
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2012
Yesterday, May 23, the company of Godspell celebrated their Academy Award-winning writer Stephen Schwartz in a one-night-only concert featuring songs from Schwartz's Pippin, Wicked, The Baker's Wife, The Magic Show, Working, My Son Pinocchio, Children of Eden, Rags, "Pocahontas", "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", "The Prince of Egypt", "Enchanted" and more. The concert benefits Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS. Check out highlights fro the concert below!
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2012
Following an afternoon of open-call auditions for kids last month in which more than 500 kids (ages six to 16) were seen, the creative and producing team of GODSPELL selected five boys and five girls (plus one 'swing') to perform a special encore number at the curtain call on Tuesday, May 22. View the performance below!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2012
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. At this time, there is no official word or confirmation on who, or what the cast will be performing.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2012
Tonight, May 23, join the company of Godspell on Broadway as they celebrate their Academy Award-winning writer Stephen Schwartz in a one-night-only concert. Expect songs from Schwartz projects like Pippin, Wicked, The Baker's Wife, The Magic Show, Working, My Son Pinocchio, Children of Eden, Rags, "Pocahontas", "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", "The Prince of Egypt", "Enchanted" and more.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2012
On Friday, June 8, GODSPELL will play a special added matinee performance at 3 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2012
Following an afternoon of open-call auditions for kids last month in which more than 500 kids (ages six to 16) were seen, the creative and producing team of GODSPELL selected five boys and five girls (plus one 'swing') to perform a special encore number at the curtain call on Tuesday, May 22. View the 'GODSPELL Cast of 2032' in rehearsal below!
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2012
blurbThe company of Broadway's first-ever revival of Stephen Schwartz's rock musical GODSPELL last month welcomed a new leading man - stage and screen star Corbin Bleu (Disney's 'High School Musical,' Broadway's In the Heights) - to the starring role of Jesus. This month, the show just passed 10,000 Facebook fans and star Julia Mattison wrote a song to celebate the ocassion. Check out the video below!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2012
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, along with the City of New York and the United States Navy, celebrates the 25th annual Fleet Week, to be held from May 23 - May 28, 2012. Fleet Week is America's premier tribute and "thank you" to the men and women who serve in the armed forces.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2012
Telly Leung, currently appearing on Broadway in GODSPELL, plays Birdland tonight, May 14 under the direction of Alan Muraoka and featuring musical direction from Gary Adler.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2012
Rose Caiola, who is the producer and co-writer of the off-Broadway musical hit "Freckleface The Musical" (based on the popular children's book by Julianne Moore) and also made her Broadway debut as a producer this year with "Godspell" at Circle in the Square, now adds film to her growing resume with "First Position," a film by director Bess Kargman, for which she serves as Executive Producer. The film which has received rave reviews across the country was screened this past weekend at the Elinor Bunin Monroe Theatre/Film Society of Lincoln Center on West 65th Street. See photos of Caiola at the opening below!