Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Press Preview of Godspell

I attended a press preview for the new Broadway revival of Godspell yesterday.  Godspell begins performances on October 13th at the Circle in the Square Theatre and aims for opening night on November 7th.    The cast stars Hunter Parrish as Jesus and Wallace Smith as Judas, and co-stars Uzo Abuda, Nick Blaemire, Celisse Henderson, Mogan James, Telly Leung, Lindsay Mendez, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle and George Salazar.   

We were treated to performances of three numbers:   "Bless the Lord," lead by Lindsay Mendez; "The Good Samaritan," which has been re-written into a spoken word piece accompanied by music by cast member Celissse Henderson; and "All Good Gifts" lead by Telly Leung.    It was thrilling to hear these great voices without microphones.  The Circle in the Square is intimate enough to pull this off and it would be an amazing feat should they go for that angle.    The below videos of these performances were taken by my friend Gil's site Broadway abridged.

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