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Godspell: The 40th Anniversary Celebration – (1971–2011)

Godspell: The 40th Anniversary Celebration (1971-2011) Photos | New From The MWB Vault

A musical parable loosely based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew, set against a modern backdrop, Godspell was the brainchild of John-Michael Tebelak, and upcoming composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz. It opened at the off-Broadway Cherry Lane Theatre, on May 17, 1971, and instantly became the talk of the town; so much so, in fact, that it was moved to the larger Promenade Theatre on August 10, 1971 to accommodate the demand for tickets. Five years later, it transferred again, this time to the Broadhurst Theatre on Broadway, where it arrived on June 22, 1976. By the time it closed after another nine years, the show had accumulated a total of 2,645 performances.

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