Godspell on Broadway New Year's Eve Performance (City Guide Magazine)

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Godspell on Broadway New Year's Eve Performance

December 30, 2011 - by CG News Desk

What are you doing New Year's Eve?


Before the big ball drop in Times Square, celebrate the end of 2011 on Broadway with an extra special 8 p.m. New Year's Eve performance of the new hit revival of GODSPELL, now playing just steps away from Times Square at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre (1633 Broadway at 50th Street).


And it's the ONLY Broadway show playing in Times Square this Saturday night!  


In place of the usual onstage audience celebration at intermission, this special New Year's Eve performance will include an onstage toast led by GODSPELL star Hunter Parrish and the entire cast, as they welcome in the New Year and pour sparkling cider for the entire audience!


The Wall Street Journal says GODSPELL is "a family-friendly romp that deserves to run...well, forever!" USA Today says "GODSPELL is cause to rejoice," and New York Magazine says "Go forth and enjoy!"   


Directed by Daniel Goldstein and choreographed by Tony Award nomineeChristopher Gattelli (South Pacific), GODSPELL stars an incredible and diverse company of 10 young actors, starring Hunter Parrish as Jesus and Wallace Smith as Judas, and co-starring Uzo Aduba, Nick Blaemire, Celisse Henderson, Morgan James, Telly Leung, Lindsay Mendez, George Salazarand Anna Maria Perez de Tagle.


This first-ever Broadway revival of GODSPELL features all the good gifts of one of the most enduring shows of all time in a brand-new, updated and one-of-a-kind production, complete with Stephen Schwartz's (Wicked, Pippin) Tony-nominated score filled with popular hits including "Day by Day," "Light of the World," "Turn Back, O Man" and many more.


Conceived and originally directed byJohn-Michael Tebelak with music and new lyrics by Stephen SchwartzGODSPELL 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.


GODSPELL features scenic design byDavid Korins (Passing Strange), costume design by Miranda Hoffman(Well), lighting design by David Weiner(The Normal Heart), sound design byAndrew Keister (Company), orchestrations by Michael Holland(Hurricane) and musical direction byCharlie Alterman (Next to Normal).


The new Broadway revival of GODSPELL 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.


Visit GODSPELL online at www.godspell.com.



GODSPELL plays at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre (1633 Broadway at 50th St.). The regular weekly performance schedule is as follows:


     Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m.

     Wednesday matinees at 2:30 p.m.

     Thursday and Friday evenings at 8 p.m.

     Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

     Sundays at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.


HOLIDAY EXCEPTION: There will be no performances on Sunday, January 1, 2012.


Tickets are $79.50 - $135.00 for all performances (all prices include a $2.00 facility fee) and are available by calling Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200 or by visiting www.telecharge.com/godspell.


Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Circle in the Square Theatre Box Office.  Box Office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.  


Group sales (10+ tickets) are available by calling toll-free 1-855-DAY-BY-DAY (1-855-329-2932).


[* Performance schedule and pricing are subject to change at any time.]


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