Religious themes are experiencing a renaissance in popular of Broadway shows. Currently, the Tony-winning musical The Book of Mormon and the stage adaptation of Sister Act are entertaining theater-goers with both comedic and profound statements on the oft-controversial institution. Also joining the fray is the current revival of Godspell at the Circle In The Square theater.
Since it’s off-Broadway debut in 1971, Godspell, with music by Stephen Schwartz, has been an interactive, improv-based show with the majority of the cast (excluding the characters of Jesus and Judas) using their own names instead of characters. And with a cast history that includes such names as Jeremy Irons, Gilda Radner, Victor Garber, Martin Short, Andrea Martin, Eugene Levy and Paul Shaffer, it almost seems to be a right of passage for a performer to do Godspell sometime in their career.
The current Broadway production opened in November and not only has hunky Hunter Parrish (Weeds,