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℗ 1973 Sony Music Entertainment/℗ 1974 Sony Music Entertainment / 28 tracks
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 in May 1971 and instantly became the talk of the town; it moved to the larger Promenade Theatre in August to accommodate the demand for tickets. In June 1976 it transferred again, to the Broadhurst Theatre on Broadway. By the time it closed after another nine years, the show had accumulated a total of 2,645 performances. A London version, which came to Wyndham’s Theatre in November 1971, likewise enjoyed a long run of 1,128 performances.Godspell - The 40th Anniversary Celebration is a newly remastered 2-CD collection which includes both the original off-Broadway cast recording from 1971 and the motion picture soundtrack from 1973. Featuring new liner notes by composer Stephen Schwartz, this release also restores the original cast album liner note from producer Edgar Lansbury, in addition to lyrics and photos.