Godspell Broadway Revival Holds Open Auditions July 7

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The first Broadway revival of Godspell, set to begin performances Oct. 13 at the Circle in the Square Theatre, is looking for fresh talent for the new production; in fact, the producers are holding open auditions July 7.

Daniel Goldstein
Daniel Goldstein

The Stephen Schwartz rock musical, officially opening on Broadway Nov. 7, is holding the open call from 10 AM-5 PM at The Actors Chapel in midtown Manhattan.

Telsey + Company, the casting office for Godspell, is seeking musical theatre performers with strong singing voices and comedic ability, ages 16-30. All ethnicities and types are welcome. Auditionees should prepare 16 bars of a pop song or contemporary musical theatre song, to be sung a capella, and bring a photo and resume stapled together.

"Godspell has an incredible tradition of launching the careers of tomorrow's stars," said producer Ken Davenport in a statement. "Martin Short, Victor Garber, Gilda Radner, Jeremy Irons and Geoffrey Rush all appeared in Godspell early in their careers. The upcoming Broadway production of Godspell will without a doubt launch the next generation of stars, and I want to make sure that everyone who has ever had a dream of being on Broadway has the chance to be seen."

Godspell reunites Daniel Goldstein—making his Broadway directorial debut—and the designers of their critically acclaimed 2006 Paper Mill Playhouse conception in a new production that has been completely re-imagined for the Circle in the Square.

Godspell features choreography by Tony Award nominee Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific), scenic design by David Korins (Passing Strange, Bridge and Tunnel), costume design by Miranda Hoffman (Well), lighting design by Ben Stanton (Angels in America) and orchestrations by Michael Holland (Hurricane). Conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak with music and new lyrics by Academy and Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin), Godspell premiered in May 1971.

Godspell's Tony-nominated score features "Day by Day," "Turn Back, O Man," "Learn Your Lessons Well, "Prepare Ye the Way," "Light of the World" and many more.

Godspell originally ran for more than 2,600 performances in New York and spawned successful touring productions in major U.S. cities, a 1973 motion picture adaptation and countless international engagements for the past 40 years.

The new Broadway revival of Godspell is produced by Ken Davenport and The People of Godspell.

The Actors Chapel is located at 239 West 49th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue. For more information and updates, visit www.Godspell.com.

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