Godspell Broadway

Based upon The Gospel According to St. Matthew

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

Schedule

Ambassador Theatre

(New York, NY)
219 W. 49th St.
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
To kick off Hayes Theatre Co's 2020 season, 100 Coffees Productions and Neil Gooding Productions are thrilled to announce the World Premiere of the new musical, The Life of Us. Directed by Neil Gooding, this modern-day musical written by Ashleigh Taylor, composed and written by Ben Bennett and mentored by the legendary Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell), is being performed at Hayes Theatre Co from 16 January 2020. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Eccentric Theater Company Presents MUSIC OF THE NIGHT: A Halloween Celebration. This event will be a costumed Halloween gala featuring the spookiest, most disturbing, creepiest music from musical theater and opera. Featuring songs from The Addams Family, Cry Baby, Don Giovanni, Faust, Fiddler on the Roof, Hansel and Gretel, Into The Woods, Little Shop of Horrors, Macbeth, The Medium, Mefistofele, The Phantom of the Opera, Salome, Il Trovatore, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
The Fabulous Fox, The Muny and The Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation have announced the 41 participating schools for the 2019-2020 St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards season (SLHSMTA). The year-long adjudicating process kicks-off with Visitation Academy's Once Upon a Mattress, October 10-12 and continues through late April of next year. In early May of 2020, nominees will be announced in 14 categories, including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Lead Actress and Actor and a new category, The Carol B. Loeb Production Enhancement Award. Modeled on The Tony Awards, the 2019-2020 SLHSMTA season will culminate with an awards ceremony on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 4 p.m. at The Fabulous Fox Theatre with the Outstanding Lead Actress and Actor advancing to compete in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (Jimmy Awards) in New York. Carol B. Loeb will serve as presenting sponsor with KTVI FOX2 and KPLR 11 partnering as media sponsors once again.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
An invitation-only staged reading of the new musical PopStar a?" featuring an original score by one of the music industry's leading songwriting teams a?" will take place at Ripley Grier, 305 W. 38th Street, on Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Nancy McGraw returns to The Laurie Beechman Theatre on Friday, October 18 at 7 pm and a brunch show on Sunday, October 20 at 1 pm. In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening features the lyrics of the enduring and prolific Johnny Mercer.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Complete casting has been announced today for the holiday masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, coming to Broadway this holiday season for eight weeks only, following critically acclaimed runs at The Old Vic, London. Two visionary talents, playwright Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and director Matthew Warchus (Matilda The Musical), offer a magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens' classic story. Beginning previews on Thursday, November 7 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street), with the opening night set for Wednesday, November 20, A Christmas Carol will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, January 5, 2020 only.
by Ben Rimalower - Oct 7, 2019
In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz about Judy Collins' 1967 album 'Wildflowers.' They also discuss Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro, The Supremes, 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf,' Motown, 'Bye Bye Birdie,' and Leonard Cohen. Stephen talks about the conception and creation of a number of his works, including 'Wicked,' 'Godspell,' 'Pippin,' 'The Baker's Wife,' 'Working,' 'Rags,' and 'The Prince of Egypt.' He tells stories about working with artists such as Howard Ashman, Charles Strouse, Steven Spielberg, and Whitney Houston, and talks about collaborating with Alan Menken, with whom he wrote the songs for the hit Disney films 'Pocahontas,' 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame,' and 'Enchanted.'
by Fiona Scott - Oct 4, 2019
Why are religious musicals experiencing a comeback in the West End? BroadwayWorld spoke to London performers about stories of faith and how their personal outlook on life connects with the material.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
The full lineup of performers have been announced for the 26th Annual ROCKERS ON BROADWAY. The event will honor TONY Award-winner for The Color Purple a?" LA CHANZE and legendary Grammy Award-winning music producer a?" RUSS TITELMAN.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
Circuit Playhouse, Inc. which includes Playhouse on the Square, The Circuit Playhouse, and NewWorks@TheatreWorks at the Square will celebrate its 50th Anniversary with a weekend of events November 15 to November 17, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
The Path Fund Inc. announces the initial list of performers that will appear at the 26th Annual ROCKERS ON BROADWAY.  The event will honor and TONY Award-winner for The Color Purple a?" LA CHANZE and legendary Grammy Award-winning music producer a?" RUSS TITELMAN,
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
Gerrilyn Sohn returns to Don't Tell Mama for an encore performance of her cabaret debut showSomething Cool on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 5:30 pm. Directed by Gretchen Reinhagen, with Musical Director David Gaines, this show pays tribute to some of Sohn's favorite musical influences, be they shows or artists, with an eclectic mix of songs from Broadway and The Great American Songbook and the stories that go along with them.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
92Y announces Lyrics & Lyricists 2020, the new season of the country's preeminent American Songbook series. L&L features artists from theater and beyonda?"including Andy Einhorn, Matt Kunkel, David Loud, Paul Masse, and Stephen Schwartza?"presenting original revues with award-winning Broadway and cabaret performers.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Coronado Playhouse ends its 73rd season with the award-winning, high-energy production of Mamma Mia!, opening Friday, November 8 and playing through Sunday, December 15, 2019. Fall in love with the characters, the story, and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show. This sunny, funny, sensational story, with a book by Catherine Johnson, is told through the magic of ABBA's timeless music and explosive dance numbers. Music and lyrics are by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, the musical writing team and the a?oeguy-halfa?? of ABBA, that brought us the hits you know and love, like a?oeDancing Queen,a?? a?oeThank You for the Music,a?? a?oeMoney, Money Money,a?? a?oeTake A Chance on Me,a?? and the title song a?oeMamma Mia!a??.
by TV News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Variety reports that musical theatre legend Stephen Schwartz will write the music for Disney's upcoming musical film adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol.' Bill Condon was announced as director.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Straight from the stages of Broadway and into living rooms nationwide, the creators of the Be A Broadway Star board game announced today the release of a free Holiday-themed Expansion Pack available for digital download!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
2019 ASCAP Foundation Musical atre Workshop, in partnership with Universal atrical Group (UTG) presented a staged reading of RIO UPHILL: A New Musical with music by Nanny Assis and Matthew Gurren (What Do Critics Know?), book by Juliana Pedroso & Matthew Gurren, and lyrics by Matthew Gurren on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at ASCAP.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
The Lambs, America's first professional theater club and one of the three oldest professional theatrical organizations in the US, honored Stephen Schwartz at a Shepherd's luncheon.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre's second musical of the 2019-20 season will be WORKING, based on Stud Terkel's landmark book in which he interviewed Chicagoans about their feelings toward their jobs.
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2019
On this day in 1972, Pippin opened on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is excited to announce the 46 schools participating in the 2020 Tommy Tune Awards.
by Jerri Shafer - Oct 19, 2019
Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew and drawing from various theatrical traditions, such as clowning, pantomime, charades and vaudeville, Godspell Junior is a groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love. This cast of 26 students and 9 crew are all 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Performance dates: Saturday, October 19-10:30am, 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm & Sunday October 20 – 1pm & 3pm. Tickets will be $8 students/staff/senior, $10 adults. Where: Jeanne B McCoy Center for the Arts, 100 West Dublin-Granville Rd., New Albany, OH 43054General admission. Ticket sales: www.nams.seatyourself.biz
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2019
Gerrilyn Sohn returns to Don't Tell Mama for an encore performance of her cabaret debut show 'Something Cool' on November 3, 2019 at 5:30pm. (www.donttellmamanyc.com, 343 West 46th Street, NYC, 212-757-0788). Directed by Gretchen Reinhagen, with Musical Director David Gaines, this show pays tribute to some of Gerrilyn's favorite musical influences, be they shows or artists, with an eclectic mix of songs from Broadway and The Great American Songbook and the stories that go along with them. This show premiered at Don't Tell Mama on June 23, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2019
Nancy McGraw brought her Johnny Mercer show, In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening to the Laurie Beechman Theatre last night with Director/Music Director Mark Nadler. Ms McGraw presented Mercer's lyrics through the lens of their shared Southern heritage, based on a Mercer quote: 'If you want to ask what makes me tick, I would say that it is that I am from Savannah.'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
The Center for the Arts at George Mason University continues the 2019/20 season this November and December with an array of dance, theater, opera, and music from around the world through programs from Great Performances at Mason, the Family Series, as well as signature events from Mason's College of Visual and Performing Arts.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical sensation that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to welcome Nicholas McLean to the role of 'Boq' from Monday 20 January 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
He walked into a Marine Corps recruiting station in Phoenix on his 18th birthday to enlist, only to discover his parents hadn't told him that he was an undocumented immigrant. But this DREAMer didn't give up on serving the only country he had ever knowna?"he did it in other powerful ways instead. 
by Chantal Kunst - Oct 14, 2019
Vanwege de enorme vraag naar kaarten voor de Queen rockmusical WE WILL ROCK YOU zijn er, zelfs voordat de repetities zijn begonnen, ruim 20 extra voorstellingen toegevoegd aan de Nederlandse tournee. De spectaculair nieuwe, volledig Engelstalige versie WE WILL ROCK YOU zal nu ook te zien zal zijn in Theater Orpheus in Apeldoorn, Parkstad Limburg Theaters in Heerlen en het Chassé Theater in Breda. Omdat de vraag naar kaarten alle verwachtingen overtreft zijn er ook in AFAS Live in Amsterdam, het World Forum Theater in Den Haag en Schouwburg Hengelo extra voorstellingen toegevoegd. De kaartverkoop voor alle extra voorstellingen van WE WILL ROCK YOU is vandaag van start gegaan.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Following the critically acclaimed season at the Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester earlier this year, Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Joseph Houston and William Whelton for Hope Mill Theatre are delighted to announce the transfer of their production of Stephen Schwartz's RAGS The Musical to Park Theatre, London, for a limited season from 9 January to 8 February 2020, with a press night on 14 January.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Jill Senter returns for one night in CELEBRATE THE MOMENT: A Nightclub Revue written, arranged and conducted by Elliot Finkel with choreography by Joanna Rush and directed by Walter Willison on Wednesday, October 16th at 7 PM at The Laurie Beechman Theater, 407 West 42nd Street.
by BWW Special - Oct 11, 2019
BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature CHASING RAINBOWS, THE MUSIC MAN, THE BAND'S VISIT and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical sensation that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, last night (Wednesday 9 October 2019) welcomed its 10 millionth visitor at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre. Geeta Ozdural from London, together with her cousin Lopa Shah from New Jersey (who were seeing each other for the first time in ten years), celebrated with the cast after the performance.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
While their production of RAGS The Musical (book by Joseph Stein, revised book by David Thompson, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and music by Charles Strouse, directed by Bronagh Lagan) performs at Park Theatre, London from 9 January to 8 February 2020, Hope Aria Productions will present, for one night only, The Spark of Creation, a Gala Fundraiser celebrating the work of Stephen Schwartz, at the theatre on Sunday 19 January.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
We got some holiday cheer yesterday thanks to Hannah Elless taking over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story at A Christmas Carol's first preview! So in case you missed it (or just want to relive all of the fun and excitement), we compiled clips for you to enjoy. Check it all out!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
Stars of stage and screen, playwrights, composers, and supporters of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley came together Saturday, November 2, 2019 to celebrate the acclaimed regional theatre at And the Tony Award Goes To…Celebrating TheatreWorks at 50, a once-in-a-lifetime event honoring the company's half-century and its 2019 Regional Theatre Tony® Award. Some 480 guests attended this extraordinary event which raised nearly $800,000 for TheatreWorks marking it the most attended and most successful fundraiser in the company's history. Guests appropriately gathered in the heart of Silicon Valley at Mountain View's Computer History Museum for cocktails, dinner, and a lively auction, then proceeded to the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, where a stellar array of TheatreWorks alumni returned to pay tribute to its history through words and music.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
A Christmas Carol is now in previews on Broadway! The holiday masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, comes to Broadway this holiday season for eight weeks only following critically acclaimed runs at London's Old Vic. Two visionary talents, playwright Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and director Matthew Warchus (Matilda), offer a magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens' classic story, starring Campbell Scott ('House of Cards,' Dying Young) as Ebenezer Scrooge. Beginning previews on Thursday, November 7 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street), with the opening night set for Wednesday, November 20, A Christmas Carol will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, January 5, 2020 only.
by Linnae Medeiros - Nov 6, 2019
Get ready for some holiday cheer because A Christmas Carol's Hannah Elless is taking over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story this Thursday, November 7th! Be sure to tune in throughout the day to get a peek inside the show's first preview at the Lyceum Theatre. You're not gonna want to miss this takeover that is sure to bring joy to the world!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
Stars of stage and screen, playwrights, composers, and supporters of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley came together Saturday, November 2, 2019 to celebrate the acclaimed regional theatre at And the Tony Award Goes To...Celebrating TheatreWorks at 50, a once-in-a-lifetime event honoring the company's half-century and its 2019 Regional Theatre Tony® Award.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
A Little New Music will once again introduce a sparkling array of artists singing brand new musical theatre songs in a classic cabaret setting at Hollywood's historic Catalina Jazz Club on Wednesday, November 20th at 8:30pm. Audiences of A Little New Music's concert series will discover firsthand the new songs that could become future classics of the American musical theatre landscape.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
Lasell University and Regis College present Children of Eden, book by John Caird, music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and directed by Jamie Nicole Imperato. Performances are November 20-22 at 7:30pm and November 23 at 2:00pm, Regis College Fine Arts Center Casey Theatre, 235 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA 02493.
by Ben Rimalower - Nov 4, 2019
In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to playwright, composer, and lyricist Michael R. Jackson about Tori Amos's 1994 album 'Under the Pink.' They also discuss Liz Phair, Joni Mitchell, Mariah Carey, alt rock, Fiona Apple, 'Show Boat,' William Finn, 'In Trousers,' 'Raisin,' Sondheim, 'Company,' 'Rent,' and 'Passing Strange.' Michael talks about how he discovered his favorite songwriters and how they influenced his own writing process. Michael's acclaimed new musical 'A Strange Loop' recently played to sold-out audiences, and the cast recording is now available from Broadway Records.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2019
THE LINEUP with Susie Mosher is a wild, anything-goes variety show featuring entertainers from the Broadway, cabaret, music and comedy scenes. Actress/singer Mosher hosts the spontaneous extravaganza with her 'dynamite voice, heartfelt observations and ridiculously funny improv.' (Go Magazine). A hit with both critics and audiences, each LINEUP is unique and promises to deliver an unforgettable night of quintessential NYC entertainment. With musical Director Brad Simmons, Shannon Ford on drums and John Miller on Bass.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019
Kicking-off the holiday season, Jill Center & Co. return for a very special presentation of CELEBRATE THE MOMENT on Monday, November 25, 7:00 p.m. at The Laurie Beechman Theater, 407 West 42nd Street.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 19, 2019
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT has released a new music video featuring a brand-new song by Grammy and Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz, titled 'Footprints on the Sand.' The song is performed by Luke Brady who plays Moses.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
The City of Cleveland Heights announces LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL (June 11-28, 2020) and SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM (August 6-16, 2020) will be produced in the Alma Theater as part of Cain Parkʼs 82nd season. Cain Park Theater Artistic Director Joanna May Cullinan directs both with musical direction by Jordan Cooper and choreography by Imani Jackson for Legally Blonde The Musical.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 13, 2019
Great voice, magnetic personality, good looking, anything else?…Yes, he also writes the songs!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
The producers of A Christmas Carol announced today that starting with the first preview on November 7, 2019 there will be a limited number of $40 rush tickets available for each performance throughout the run.
by Stage Tube - Nov 1, 2019
Gaten Matarazzo talks about doing morning announcements his senior year of high school, admits he has no idea what Stranger Things 4's teaser means for the new season and duets 'The NeverEnding Story' theme with Jimmy like the scene from Season 3 of Stranger Things.
by Linnae Medeiros - Nov 1, 2019
We asked, and you answered! We recently asked BroadwayWorld readers to name their most memorable theatre experiences, whether in the audience or on stage. Now we've gathered some of the standout answers for you to enjoy, with answers involving Hamilton, The Prom, Head Over Heels, and more. Head down memory lane with these responses!