History Theatre / Godspell

4th Jan '16 2:58:37 PM nombretomado
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In 2011, a revival opened on Broadway starring [[{{Weeds}} Hunter]] [[SpringAwakening Parrish]], [[{{Grease}} Lindsay Mendez]], [[Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack Uzo Aduba]], [[HannahMontana Anna Maria]] [[CampRock Perez de Taglé]], and more (with [[Film/{{HighSchoolMusical}} Corbin Bleu]] eventually replacing Parrish).

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In 2011, a revival opened on Broadway starring [[{{Weeds}} [[Series/{{Weeds}} Hunter]] [[SpringAwakening [[Theatre/SpringAwakening Parrish]], [[{{Grease}} Lindsay Mendez]], [[Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack Uzo Aduba]], [[HannahMontana Anna Maria]] [[CampRock Perez de Taglé]], and more (with [[Film/{{HighSchoolMusical}} Corbin Bleu]] eventually replacing Parrish).
24th Aug '15 1:34:11 PM AnotherGuy
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* AsHimself / TheDanza: [[invoked]] All actors not playing Jesus and John/Judas are themselves.
16th Aug '15 3:25:54 PM nombretomado
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* [[AmericanAccents Noo Yawk]]: It's ''specifically'' written that Abraham speak with a heavy Brooklyn accent.

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* [[AmericanAccents [[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents Noo Yawk]]: It's ''specifically'' written that Abraham speak with a heavy Brooklyn accent.
26th Apr '15 4:31:59 PM trekwars42
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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Often happens with a large production that has an ensemble, as sometimes the script calls for the cast to dance randomly.
26th Apr '15 4:25:18 PM trekwars42
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** In most performances of the 2012 revival, while the clothing can be a bit silly, the cast at least doesn't look like hippies.



** The Act 1 opener, "Tower of Babble", is often confused as this, but is far from it. The song basically has most of the cast representing various philosophers (which change depending on the production) before singing in eight-part counterpoint as they fight amongst eachother. It is supposed to represent what the community is like before the arrival of the Jesus-figure, that they are too entrenched in their own beliefs and philosophies to get along. Over the course of the first act they are slowly brought together into a loving and tight knit community. Stephen Schwartz is often frustrated that the number frequently is cut by directors, and it doesn't help that the song was cut from both the original cast album (as it was intended as more of a pop album than a traditional musical recording) and the film (it is more of a stage number and probably wouldn't have worked well on film anyway).

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** The Act 1 opener, "Tower of Babble", is often confused as this, but is far from it. The song basically has most of the cast representing various philosophers (which change depending on the production) before singing in eight-part counterpoint as they fight amongst eachother.each other. It is supposed to represent what the community is like before the arrival of the Jesus-figure, that they are too entrenched in their own beliefs and philosophies to get along. Over the course of the first act they are slowly brought together into a loving and tight knit community. Stephen Schwartz is often frustrated that the number frequently is cut by directors, and it doesn't help that the song was cut from both the original cast album (as it was intended as more of a pop album than a traditional musical recording) and the film (it is more of a stage number and probably wouldn't have worked well on film anyway).


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** In some productions, the face painting is replaced with tokens such as flower pins or friendship bracelets.


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** The finale is a slow funeral procession, until the end when the cast sing a triumphant, cheerful reprise of "Prepare Ye."
18th Nov '14 5:11:21 AM grabaham
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** The performance script encourages this interpretation, suggesting that the cast invite audience members onto the stage or serve grape juice and bread to the entire audience. The point is that the audience get to share the disciple's meal.
** The ''entire show'' has potential for this. Most good productions run on ThrowItIn and AscendedFanon.

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** The performance script encourages this interpretation, suggesting that the cast invite audience members onto the stage or serve grape juice and bread to the entire audience. The point is that the audience get to share the disciple's meal.
** The ''entire show'' has potential for this. Most good productions run on ThrowItIn and AscendedFanon.
disciples' meal.
4th Sep '14 7:59:57 AM AnotherGuy
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* ShownTheirWork: Jesus speaks the Passover Seder prayer in Hebrew. Most Christians forget that Jesus was a ''rabbi'' and The Last Supper was a ''Passover Seder''.

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Jesus speaks the Passover Seder prayer in Hebrew. Most Christians forget that Jesus was a ''rabbi'' and The Last Supper was a ''Passover Seder''.Seder''.
** Yes, when Jesus said, "When someone slaps your cheek, turn, and offer them your other", the "other" did mean your ''ass'' cheek (in other words, walk away.)
4th Sep '14 7:54:01 AM AnotherGuy
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* [[AmericanAccents NooYawk]]: It's ''specifically'' written that Abraham speak with a heavy Brooklyn accent.

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* [[AmericanAccents NooYawk]]: Noo Yawk]]: It's ''specifically'' written that Abraham speak with a heavy Brooklyn accent.
4th Sep '14 7:53:48 AM AnotherGuy
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* NooYawk: It's ''specifically'' written that Abraham speak with a heavy Brooklyn accent.

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* NooYawk: [[AmericanAccents NooYawk]]: It's ''specifically'' written that Abraham speak with a heavy Brooklyn accent.
4th Sep '14 7:53:10 AM AnotherGuy
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* NooYawk: It's ''specifically'' written that Abraham speak with a heavy Brooklyn accent.
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