James, Playbill.com has learned, sprained her ankle during rehearsals for the Stephen Schwartz musical. Her role will be played by understudy Julia Mattison until her return; a return date has yet to be announced.
Though she is unable to dance, James will perform live with her band at Rockwood Music Hall (196 Allen Street) Oct. 17 at 8 PM.
She will be accompanied by Chris Fenwick (piano), Paul McGilloway (guitar), Buster Hemphill (bass) and Joe Abba (drums).
James' previous Broadway credits include Wonderland and The Addams Family.
There is no cover charge for the concert. For more information visit www.morganjames.org.
Tickets for Godspell are $125 for all performances except Saturday evenings, which are $135. Tickets are available by calling Telecharge.com at (212) 239-6200 or by visiting www.telecharge.com/godspell. Circle in the Square Theater is located at 1633 Broadway at 50th Street. Visit www.godspell.com for more information.