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Godspell is a musical , composed by Stephen Schwartz with the spoken parts by John-Michael Tebelak . It opened off Broadway on May 17, 1971, and has played in various touring companies and revivals many times since, including a 2011 revival which played on Broadway from October 13, 2011, to June 24, 2012. Several cast albums have been released over the years and one of its songs, " Day by Day " from the original cast album, reached #13 on the Billboard pop singles chart in the summer of 1972. [1]

The producers hired Stephen Schwartz , another alumnus of Carnegie Mellon's theater department, to write a new song score. Schwartz's songs incorporated a variety of musical styles, from pop to folk rock , gospel , and vaudeville . One song, "By My Side", written by CMU students Jay Hamburger and Peggy Gordon, was kept from the original score. As with the original score, most of the non-Schwartz lyrics were from the Episcopal Hymnal (see also the 1971 Off-Broadway run ). [4]

The script assigns the following names and traits to the eight non-biblical characters who act out the parables and sing: Gilmer (silly and a great storyteller), Robin (a tomboy), Herb (goofy and entertaining), Jeffrey (happy and excited), Joanne (eager and enthusiastic), Lamar (clumsy and unintentionally funny), Peggy (shy and loyal), and Sonia (dramatic with a put-on sensuality). [5] In the original script licensed through Theatre Maximus, the characters of the "Christ" figure and the "John" and "Judas" role are assigned the names of original performers Stephen and David. [6]

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