With no love from the Tony Awards, the 2011 Broadway revival of Godspell closed on June 24, 2012. But the youthful exuberance of the cast has been saved for posterity on disc.
Composer Stephen Schwartz
Amongst the twenty-somethings-and-younger crowd, Stephen Schwartz is best known for his wildly successful musical Wicked. But Godspell was Schwartz's first musical, long before he tackled the "green girl" or "Pippin" or tried his hand at writing operas.
If you collect Broadway cast albums, be sure to get 2011's Godspell. And if you're a die-hard cast album fanatic, then be sure to get this revival recording to compare to the original, that many hold in high esteem thanks to Victor Garber.
Cast Album Track Listing
- 1. Tower Of Babble Hunter Parrish;Uzo Aduba;Nick Blaemire;Celisse Henderson;Morgan James;Telly Leung;Lindsay Mendez;Anna Maria Perez de Tagle;George Salazar;Wallace Smith
- 2. Prepare Ye Wallace Smith;Godspell Ensemble
- 3. Save The People Hunter Parrish;Godspell Ensemble
- 4. Day By Day Anna Maria Perez de Tagle;Godspell Ensemble
- 5. Learn Your Lessons Well Hunter Parrish;Celisse Henderson;Godspell Ensemble
- 6. Bless The Lord Lindsay Mendez;Godspell Ensemble
- 7. All For The Best Hunter Parrish;Wallace Smith;Godspell Ensemble
- 8. All Good Gifts Telly Leung;Godspell Ensemble
- 9. Light Of The World George Salazar;Godspell Ensemble
- 10. Turn Back, O Man Morgan James;Godspell Ensemble
- 11. Alas For You Hunter Parrish
- 12. By My Side Uzo Aduba;Godspell Ensemble
- 13. We Beseech Thee Nick Blaemire;Godspell Ensemble
- 14. Beautiful City Hunter Parrish
- 15. On The Willows Wallace Smith;Charlie Alterman;Matt Hinkley
- 16. Finale Hunter Parrish;Uzo Aduba;Nick Blaemire;Celisse Henderson;Morgan James;Telly Leung;Lindsay Mendez;Anna Maria Perez de Tagle;George Salazar;Wallace Smith
- 17. Beautiful City - Bonus John Ondrasik;Five For Fighting
- 18. Learn Your Lessons Well (After Hours) Telly Leung;Lindsay Mendez;Wallace Smith