Hunter Parrish Ends Godspell Run April 15; Corbin Bleu Is in the Wings

By Andrew Gans
15 Apr 2012

Hunter Parrish
Hunter Parrish
Photo by Jeremy Daniel

Stage and screen star Hunter Parrish plays his final performance as Jesus in the current Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's Godspell April 15 at 7:30 PM at the Circle in the Square Theatre.

Corbin Bleu, the "High School Musical" star who made his Broadway debut as charismatic narrator Usnavi in In the Heights, will succeed Parrish beginning April 17.

Read more about "Weeds" star Hunter Parrish in the Playbill Vault.

In a previous statement composer Schwartz said, "I know Corbin Bleu has a special affinity for Godspell, and with his great talent, charisma, and radiant energy, I know he will be terrific in the show. I am very much looking forward to working with him and seeing him as our new Jesus."  



Bleu became an international name as "Chad Danforth" in the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel Original Movie "High School Musical," its sequel "High School Musical 2" (the highest-rated Disney Channel Original Movie in history and overall highest-rated program in cable history), and the 2008 feature film "High School Musical 3: Senior Year." Bleu was also seen on the CW's "The Beautiful Life" starring opposite Elle Macpherson, Mischa Barton and Sara Paxton.

Directed by Daniel Goldstein and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Christopher Gattelli, Godspell stars Wallace Smith as Judas, and co-stars Uzo Aduba, Nick Blaemire, Celisse Henderson, Morgan James, Telly Leung, Lindsay Mendez, George Salazar and Anna Maria Perez de Tagle.

Godspell plays Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre (1633 Broadway at 50th St.). For more information visit www.godspell.com.