Composer-Lyricist Stephen Schwartz Talks About Creating Godspell (Video)

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Godspell began previews at the Circle in the Square Theatre Oct. 13 and will officially open on Broadway Nov. 7. Here, composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz talks about the Tony-nominated score of Godspell, which he wrote when he was 23-years-old and fresh out of college.


The musical features classic songs such as "Day by Day," "Turn Back, O Man," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "Prepare Ye" and "Light of the World," among others. Godspell—a hip musical re-telling of the New Testament's Gospel of Matthew—made its New York City premiere in May 1971.

In the revival, Hunter Parrish, who made his Broadway debut in Spring Awakening and is best known for his work on the Showtime series “Weeds,” stars as Jesus. He is joined by a cast that includes Uzo Aduba, Nick Blaemire, Celisse Henderson, Morgan James, Joaquina Kalukango, Eric Michael Krop, Telly Leung, Julia Mattison, Lindsay Mendez, George Salazar, Wallace Smith and Anna Maria Perez de Tagle.

To check out the interview with Schwartz, look below:


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