Directed by Daniel Goldstein with choreography by Tony Award nominee Christopher Gattelli, the cast comprised Hunter Parrish ( Spring Awakening, "Weeds") as Jesus, Wallace Smith ( American Idiot) as Judas, Uzo Aduba ( Coram Boy), Nick Blaemire ( Cry-Baby), Celisse Henderson ("The Electric Company," In Transit), Morgan James ( Wonderland, The Addams Family), Telly Leung ( Rent, "Glee"), Lindsay Mendez ( Everyday Rapture, Grease), Anna Maria Perez de Tagle ("Hannah Montana," "Fame") and George Salazar ( Spring Awakening national tour).
Here is the cast and guests on opening night:
Conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak with music and new lyrics by Academy and Grammy Award winner Schwartz ( Wicked, Pippin), Godspell — a hip musical re-telling of the New Testament's Gospel of Matthew — made its New York City premiere in May 1971. The show was an Off-Broadway and Broadway smash in the 1970s. The Tony-nominated score features the songs "Day by Day," "Turn Back, O Man," "Learn Your Lessons Well, "Prepare Ye the Way," "Light of the World" and many more.
Godspell features a score by Schwartz and a book by John-Michael Tebelak. The musical, the producers say, uses "improvisation and contemporary themes to illustrate the parables, [bringing] these lessons to life through the grand tradition of musical theatre."