National Tour of Godspell Will Be Directed by Daniel Goldstein

News   National Tour of Godspell Will Be Directed by Daniel Goldstein
Producer Ken Davenport announced April 4 that the Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's rock musical Godspell will launch a national tour in the 2013-14 theatre season.

Daniel Goldstein
Daniel Goldstein Photo by Monica Simoes

Like the production at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theater, the production will feature direction by Daniel Goldstein and choreography by Tony Award nominee Christopher Gattelli.

"When I first announced that I was producing Godspell on Broadway, the emails started pouring in, asking me if I'd be taking it out on the road," said Davenport in a statement. "And, well, to quote our source material: 'Ask and ye shall receive.' The joy in Daniel Goldstein's production is infectious. And I can't wait to spread it all around the country starting next year!"

The Broadway company currently features  Hunter Parrish as Jesus and Wallace Smith as Judas with Uzo Aduba, Nick Blaemire, Celisse Henderson, Morgan James, Telly Leung, Lindsay Mendez, George Salazar and Anna Maria Perez de Tagle. As previously announced, "High School Musical" star Corbin Bleu will return to Broadway as Jesus beginning April 17.

Conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak with music and new lyrics by Schwartz, 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 current Broadway production features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Miranda Hoffman, lighting design by David Weiner, sound design by Andrew Keister, orchestrations by Michael Holland and musical direction by Charlie Alterman. The revival is produced by Ken Davenport, Hunter Arnold, Broadway Across America, Luigi Caiola, Rose Caiola, Edgar Lansbury, Mike McClernon, The Tolchin Family, Guillermo Wiechers & Juan Torres and The People of Godspell. Associate producers include Dennis Grimaldi Production, Todd Miller, Pivot Entertainment Group, Chris Welch and Cedric Yau.

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A scene from the Broadway revival of <i>Godspell</i>
A scene from the Broadway revival of Godspell Photo by Jeremy Daniel
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