Recording of Beautiful City released to mark Godspell 50th Anniversary

A special recording of Beautiful City has been released to mark the 50th Anniversary of musical Godspell.

Jodie Steele (SIX; Heathers; Wicked) lends her flawless vocals to a female-led recording of of the song, which is available from today (Sunday, August 16).

The track has been released by Broadway Records and Ginger Quiff Media ahead of the show’s 50th anniversary production.

‘Beautiful City’ will be available on Spotify, Apple Music, and all major digital platforms. You can also find the single at

Praised by composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked; Pippin; The Prince of Egypt) for her ‘stunning’ rendition, the track offers a glimpse at what people can expect from the highly anticipated Godspell online concert experience, streaming later this month.

Resonating with the current climate, and the hope for better tomorrow, the message behind ‘Beautiful City’ feels more important than ever. Led by Steele, the song inspires optimism, that a beautiful city will be built from this chaos.

Featuring in the 50th anniversary Godspell online concert, alongside an incredible ensemble of West End talent, Jodie will star with theatrical legends, Ruthie Henshall (Chicago; Billy Elliot), Darren Day (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat; Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), Sam Tutty (Dear Evan Hansen), Ria Jones (Sunset Boulevard; High Society), Jenna Russell (The Bridges of Madison County; Fun Home).

Also starring in the production, hosted by Hope Mill Theatre, will be: Danyl Johnson (The X Factor finalist), Jenny Fitzpatrick (Tina, The Musical; Our House), Natalie Green (The Prince of Egypt; Hair), John Barr (The Story of Bart; Tommy), Sally Ann Triplett (Mamma Mia!; Viva Forever), Matthew Croke (Aladdin), Alison Jiear (Jerry Springer: The Opera), Shekinah McFarlane (Six; Hair), Lucy Williamson (The Fix; Judy & Liza), Ronald Brian (Beautiful, The Carol King Musical; Newsies), Jerome Bell (The Voice USA; Hairspray) and supported by an ensemble from Italia Conti.

The virtual concert will stream on 27th, 28th & 29th August, 2020 with tickets costing £15 available to purchase online here.

The production will raise funds for the theatre as well as Acting For Others, and National AIDS Trust.

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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