'Godspell' returns to Broadway this fall

July 22, 2008 12:24:43 PM PDT
The flower power of a 1970s Jesus returns to Broadway this fall with a revival of "Godspell."

The pop musical, which has a score by Stephen Schwartz, opens Oct. 23 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, producer Adam Epstein announced Tuesday. It will feature Gavin Creel as Jesus and Joshua Henry as Judas. Also in the cast will be Diana DeGarmo of "American Idol" fame. Preview performances begin Sept. 29.

"Godspell," which has a book by John-Michael Tebelak, was one of the biggest off-Broadway hits of '70s, running for more than 2,000 performances before moving to Broadway in 1976 for a run of more than a year.

The 2008 revival will be directed by Daniel Goldstein, and the choreography is by Christopher Gattelli.

Creel received a Tony nomination for his performance in "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and recently played Bert, the chimney sweep, in the London production of "Mary Poppins."

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