Godspell 50th Anniversary concert is now available to watch online

Godspell’s 50th Anniversary concert is now available to stream online

The virtual show first premiered over the summer, featuring an all star cast.

Ruthie Henshall (Chicago; Billy Elliot), and Darren Day (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat; Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) return to reprise their roles from the 1993 cast recording; joined by Sam Tutty, Ria Jones and Jenna Russell.

Starring alongside them are leading West End Talent: Jodie Steele, Danyl Johnson, Jenny Fitzpatrick, Natalie Green, John Barr, Sally Ann Triplett, Gerard McCarthy, Alison Jiear, Shekinah McFarlane and Lucy Williamson.

You can now watch the concert online on demand with BroadwayHD here.

Directed by award-winning Michael Stratten (Billy; Assassins), the virtual concert was filmed from the cast’s homes and edited together with striking visual animations. It is a revival of Godspell like never before, revamping the show for the modern technological age.

Composed by Stephen Schwartz with a book by John-Michael Tebelak, Godspell tells the story of Jesus as told in the Gospel of Matthew. With songs including ‘Day By Day’, ‘Prepare Ye’, ‘Turn Back O Man’ and ‘Beautiful City’, the show follows a community of disciples as they learn the concepts of compassion, trust, love and tolerance.

Schwartz said: “Godspell has always been a show that brings joy and hope to audiences. It seems to me this year, we need it more than ever. I hope this beautiful concert of Godspell helps to lift everyone’s spirits this holiday season.”

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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