|Godspell the musical...
Based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew GODSPELL is one of the most successful musicals in history. It present a whimsical view of Jesus, who is dressed like a clown with a red nose, a red heart painted on his forehead, and a Superman shirt. His followers and disciples re-enact parables and scenes from Jesus' life with great energy.
GODSPELL originally opened off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre on May 17, 1971. It opened on Broadway at the Promenade where it ran for 2,124 performances.
The film version premiered in 1973.
Music & lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Inspired by John-Michael Tebelak. More about the songs.