Godspell 1972

Opened: January 26, 1972
Closing: unknown

Godspell - 1972 - West End History , Info & More

Roundhouse
Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town London

Based upon The Gospel According to St. Matthew

The story of Jesus told in a whimsical, sweet rock musical.

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Stephen Schwartz to be Inducted Into the Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 16, 2024

The Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame will induct award-winning Broadway and movie lyricist and composer Stephen Schwartz. Learn more about Schwartz!

Broadway Shows Based on the Top 1000 Highest-Grossing Films
by Michael Major - Jan 21, 2024

Of all the films on IMDB's list of the 1000 highest-grossing movies of all time, 31 have been adapted into Broadway musicals. Check out a guide to each those musicals below, along with musicals that are in development or ones that have not yet made their way to Broadway.

Video: How GODSPELL Brought Victor Garber to New York City
by Michael Major - Jan 12, 2024

Victor Garber is looking back on his time with Godspell, discussing moving to New York for the movie musical. Watch a video of him looking back on starring in the musical with Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Gilda Radner, Dave Thomas, and Paul Shaffer.

Interview: Proud Mom Marilu Henner Ever Excited in Making MUSIC & Remembering MEMORIES
by Gil Kaan - Sep 6, 2023

I had the incredible pleasure of talking to Marilu Henner on her upcoming show at the Write-Off Room Music and Memories on September 23, 2023. She completely wowed me with her uncanny detailed memory of her illustrious career. Marilu is only one of twelve people in the world who has hyperthymesia, or in laymen’s terms: total recall memory. Accompanying Marilu on her one-nighter will be musical director Michael Orland on piano.

David Adjmi's STEREOPHONIC, With Songs by Arcade Fire's Will Butler, to be Presented at Playwrights Horizons
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2023

Don't miss out on STEREOPHONIC, a phenomenal play with music by Will Butler of Arcade Fire, exclusively at Playwrights Horizons. Find out the dates and book your tickets now for this unforgettable theatrical experience.

Pittsburgh CLO Announces the Cast Of A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL, Starring Michael Cerveris
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2022

Pittsburgh CLO has announced casting for the 31st annual production of A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL, December 9-23 at the historic Byham Theater. Two time Tony winner, Michael Cerveris, will take on the role of Ebenezer Scrooge.

City Springs Theatre Company Presents GODSPELL, JR. This Weekend
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 7, 2022

​​​​​​​City Springs Theatre Conservatory, the arts education training arm of the City Springs Theatre Company, presents its first large-scale musical of the season, presented by Delta Community Credit Union. Directed by Junior Theatre Festival award-winner Haden Rider, Godspell, Jr. will run for three performances only November 11 and 12, 2022 in the Studio Theatre at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center (1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs).

Review: GODSPELL at Porthouse (Kent State University)
by Roy Berko - Jul 18, 2022

What did our critic think of GODSPELL at Porthouse (Kent State University)? GODSPELL, which is now on stage at Porthouse Theatre, is based on 'The Gospel According to St. Matthew.' The musical tells the story of the last seven days of Christ's life. The parables have been contemporized, and Christ's followers are free spirits who sing the likes of 'Day by Day', 'All Good Gifts', and 'Turn Back, O Man.'

Tony Nominated Choreographer, Actor and Director Sammy Dallas Bayes Dies at 82
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2022

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Tony nominated choreographer, director, and actor Sammy Bayes has died at 82.

BIG HAIR: A RAD AND WILD LOVE AFFAIR to Premiere at the Hollywood Fringe Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022

BIG HAIR. the musical-comedy and one-woman show about two of the silver screen’s most dynamic performers, Gilda Radner and Gene Wilder, will premiere at the Hollywood Fringe Festival Friday, 6/10 for two shows at The Broadwater Second Stage.

Nicely Theatre Group Presents PIPPIN This July
by A.A. Cristi - May 16, 2022

Nicely Theatre Group has announced ticket sales and dates for their July 2022 production of the Tony Award-winning musical PIPPIN at The Berman Center for Performing Arts in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Nicely Creative Director Mitch Master directs with choreography by Mark McCleese, vocal direction by Dan Greig, and music direction by Amy Sauve.

BWW Interview: Grammy Award-Winner Paul Shaffer Talks Career, Receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 7, 2022

On Thursday, March 10, 2022, Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts will honor world-renowned singer, composer, comedian, and multi-instrumentalist Paul Shaffer with its Lifetime Achievement Award at the 'Together We Celebrate' Annual Gala. 

Julie Halston, Darius de Haas, Christine Pedi, Jelani Remy & More to Join THE LINEUP WITH SUSIE MOSHER at Birdland
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 19, 2021

BIRDLAND THEATER will present “The Lineup” with Susie Mosher – the wild, anything-goes variety show featuring entertainers from the Broadway, cabaret and comedy scenes – every Tuesday evening at 8:30 PM.

Danbury's Musicals At Richter Announces Auditions For GODSPELL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2021

Musicals at Richter, celebrating its 37th season as the longest-running outdoor theater in Connecticut, has announced auditions for its 2021 season under the stars, featuring a main stage run of Stephen Schwartz's iconic musical 'Godspell,' playing July 23 through August 7.

VIDEO: Celebrate 50 Years of GODSPELL with a Mega-Reunion on Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 22, 2021

Prepare ye, for a Godspell mega-reunion! Fifty years ago, on May 17, 1971, a musical phenomenon opened off-Broadway. What began as a master's thesis project for Carnegie Mellon student John-Michael Tebelak, would go on to entertain the masses on Broadway and off, in Toronto, multiple national tours, on the big screen and of course, eventually at regional and amateur theatres all over the world.

Theater Stories: COME FROM AWAY, PASSION, JEKYLL & HYDE and More About the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 14, 2021

This week's Theater Stories features the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre! Learn about the theatre's namesake, Gerald Schoenfeld; the theatre's best-known shows like The M-Fer With the Hat, the Glengarry Glen Ross revival, The Humans, Come From Away, and much more!

Theater Stories: The OKLAHOMA! Revival, FUN HOME, AMERICAN BUFFALO & More About the Circle in the Square Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 3, 2021

This week's Theater Stories features The Circle in the Square Theatre! Learn about the Circle in the Square Theatre School, the 2019 Tony-winning revival of Oklahoma!, the show that was most recently set to be performed in the theatre, American Buffalo, and much more!

Billy Stritch, Tommy Tune and More Featured in AN 80TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION OF SONGWRITER MIKE STOLLER
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 23, 2020

On December 31 at 7 pm ET, 92Y will ring in 2021 with the streaming premiere An 80th Birthday Celebration of Songwriter Mike Stoller, a Lyrics & Lyricists Special Event from 2013. This magical concert will be released for the first time and available for free to audiences beyond the 900 people who packed the concert hall that night. 

VIDEO: On This Day, October 23 - PIPPIN Brings its Magic To Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 23, 2020

On this day in 1972, Pippin opened on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre!

BWW Interview: Meet the Fabulous Couple of OLD SHOW QUEENS- Streaming Now!
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 10, 2020

Dying for a new diversion in the absence of live theatre? Look no further than Old Show Queens- a 13-episode web series that is streaming now!

BWW Review: GODSPELL at Berkshire Theatre Group Marks A Rebirth of Theatre In America That's All For The Best
by Marc Savitt - Aug 9, 2020

There are many good reasons you might choose to see GODSPELL under the tent at Berkshire Theatre Group's Colonial Theatre. Whatever the motivation, you will experience a new, fresh, relevant, powerful, topical, and most certainly different production. You will also be making history as part of what many see as the rebirth of theatre in America.

BWW Feature: How The Show Will Go On For GODSPELL at Berkshire Theatre Group
by Marc Savitt - Aug 5, 2020

With a small cast of only ten, the simplicity and small scale of Godspell made it an ideal choice to move forward with given current concerns. Performances will take place under a tent in the parking lot of BTG's Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. To allow for Social Distancing, the audience for each performance will be limited to 75-100.

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest Musical Theatre Characters (1940-2020)
by Peter Nason - Apr 30, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best musical theatre characters from 1940-2020; see if your favorites are on our list of the best characters from Broadway musicals.

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest MOVIE MUSICALS of All Time
by Peter Nason - Mar 30, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best film musicals since the sound era began; see if your favorites made the list!

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by Team BWW - Apr 4, 2021

Visit our list of the best musicals & shows you can watch from home! We've got you covered with all the must-sees on streaming sites.

Godspell FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Tower of Babble
Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord
Save the People
Day by Day
Learn Your Lessons Well
Bless the Lord
All for the Best
All Good Gifts
Light of the World
Turn Back, O Man
Alas for You
By My Side
We Beseech Thee
On the Willows
Finale
Beautiful City
Prologue
Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord
Save the People
Day By Day
Learn Your Lessons Well
All for the Best
All Good Gifts
Light of the World
Turn Back, O Man
Alas for You
By My Side
We Beseech Thee
On The Willows
Beautiful City
Finale
Godspell has had 18 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1971, Off-Broadway which opened in 1971, Australia which opened in 1971, West End which opened in 1972, Australia which opened in 1972, Broadway which opened in 1976, Broadway which opened in 1976, Regional (US) which opened in 1979, London Fringe which opened in 1981, Off-Broadway which opened in 1988, Off-Broadway which opened in 1988, Off-Broadway which opened in 2000, Off-Broadway which opened in 2000, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 2006, Broadway which opened in 2008, Broadway which opened in 2011, US Tour which opened in 2013 and UK Tour which opened in 2015.

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