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New Cast Recording of Broadway's First-Ever Revival of GODSPELL Available on Tue, Dec 20

THE ALL-NEW CAST RECORDING
OF BROADWAY'S HIT REVIVAL
OF THE LEGENDARY ROCK MUSICAL

 Godspell 

TO BE RELEASED DIGITALLY
ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011
AND IN STORES ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012 

FEATURING A SPECIAL BONUS TRACK
OF "BEAUTIFUL CITY" PERFORMED BY
JOHN ONDRASIK OF FIVE FOR FIGHTING

PLUS...FULL STREAMING AUDIO OF THE SONG "PREPARE YE" IS NOW AVAILABLE AT
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/GODSPELL

Download The Cast Album on Amazon.com Starting December 20, 2011

The New Broadway Cast Recording of the hit revival of GODSPELL will be released digitally on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 on Ghostlight Records. Produced by Stephen Schwartz, Michael Holland and Kurt Deutsch with Executive Producer Ken Davenport, the CD will be available in stores on Tuesday, January 31, 2012.

{module ad_left_body}GODSPELL's Tony nominated score features music and lyrics by Academy and Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz., and features instantly recognizable hits including "Day by Day," "Turn Back, O Man," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "Prepare Ye," "Light of the World" and many more.
 
"I'm so happy with this recording," said Stephen Schwartz. "Not only do I love the new arrangements by Michael Holland, but this may be the best-singing cast in the history of GODSPELL!"

To hear song previews and to pre-order the CD, visit Amazon.com.

In advance of the Tuesday, December 20 digital release date, GODSPELL fans can hear full streaming audio of the song "Prepare Ye" beginning Monday, December 12 by visiting www.facebook.com/godspell.

The also CD includes a bonus track of "Beautiful City" as performed by John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting. 

The complete listing for the New Broadway Cast Recording of GODSPELL is as follows:
     1. Tower of Babble -- Company
2. Prepare Ye -- Wallace Smith and Company
3. Save the People -- Hunter Parrish and Company
4. Day by Day -- Anna Maria Perez de Tagle and Company
5. Learn Your Lessons Well -- Celisse Henderson and Company
6. Bless the Lord -- Lindsay Mendez and Company
7. All for the Best -- Hunter Parrish, Wallace Smith and Company
8. All Good Gifts -- Telly Leung and Company
9. Light of the World -- George Salazar and Company
10. Turn Back, O Man -- Morgan James and Company
11. Alas for You -- Hunter Parrish
12. By My Side -- Uzo Aduba and Company
13. We Beseech Thee -- Nick Blaemire and Company
14. Beautiful City -- Hunter Parrish
15. On the Willows -- Wallace Smith and the Band
16. Finale -- Hunter Parrish and Company

Bonus Tracks:

     Beautiful City -- Performed by John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting
     Learn Your Lessons Well (After Hours) -- Performed by Telly Leung, 
         Lindsay Mendez and Wallace Smith   
  

The CD booklet contains full lyrics and liner notes from composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz and from Paul Shaffer of "The Late Show with David Letterman," who served as the musical director of the original Broadway production of GODSPELL 40 years ago.

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Now in performances at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre (1633 Broadway at 50th Street), The Wall Street Journal proclaims GODSPELL is "a family-friendly romp that deserves to run...well, forever!" USA Today says "GODSPELL is cause to rejoice," and New York Magazine says "Go forth and enjoy."   

Directed by Daniel Goldstein and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific), GODSPELL stars an incredible and diverse company of 10 young actors, lead by Hunter Parrish as Jesus and Wallace Smith as Judas, and co-starring Uzo Aduba, Nick Blaemire, Celisse Henderson, Morgan James, Telly Leung, Lindsay Mendez, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle and George Salazar. Understudies are Joaquina Kalukango, Eric Michael Krop, Corey Mach and Julia Mattison.

The revival reunites Daniel Goldstein -- making his Broadway directorial debut -- and members of the design team from his critically-acclaimed 2006 Paper Mill Playhouse conception in a new production that has been completely re-imagined for the Circle in the Square, one of Broadway's most intimate, unique and versatile houses.

One of the most popular musicals in the world, GODSPELL originally ran for more than 2,600 performances in New York and spawned successful touring productions in major U.S. cities, a 1973 motion picture adaptation and countless international engagements for the past 40 years.

The new Broadway revival of GODSPELL is produced by Ken Davenport, Hunter Arnold, Broadway Across America, Luigi Caiola, Rose Caiola, Edgar Lansbury, Mike McClernon, The Tolchin Family, Guillermo Wiechers & Juan Torres and The People of Godspell. Associate producers include Dennis Grimaldi Production, Todd Miller, Pivot Entertainment Group, Chris Welch and Cedric Yau.

GODSPELL features scenic design by David Korins (Passing Strange), costume design by Miranda Hoffman (Well), lighting design by David Weiner (The Normal Heart), sound design by Andrew Keister (Company), orchestrations by Michael Holland (Hurricane) and musical direction by Charlie Alterman (Next to Normal).

Visit GODSPELL online at www.godspell.com.

ABOUT SH-K-BOOM AND GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS

Sh-K-Boom with its imprint Ghostlight Records has become the leading independent force in Original Broadway Cast Recordings - building a library of over 100 records in the last 10 years, featuring the most successful Broadway musicals and solo albums by Broadway's biggest stars. Founded by Kurt Deutsch and wife Sherie Rene Scott, the label was created by and for the Broadway community and has reinvented the musical theatre recording landscape through their high-quality recordings, innovative marketing techniques to reach the next generation of Broadway music fans, and the creation of a new type of 'United Artists' environment for Broadway producers and artists to participate in the funding and co-ownership of their albums. 

Ghostlight recently celebrated a major milestone with their Grammy-nominated release of The Book of Mormon, which became the first Broadway cast recording to break into Billboard's Top 10 since the original 1969 release of Hair, as well as taking its place as the biggest-selling digital release of a cast recording of all time. Also recently released on the label are the new Grammy-nominated cast recording of Anything Goes, plus the OCRs of Catch Me If You Can, Sister Act and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, as well as solo albums from some of Broadway's biggest stars: Sutton Foster, Kelli O'Hara, Alice Ripley, Linda Lavin, Christine Ebersole, Melissa Errico and Ben Vereen. 

In recent Broadway seasons, Ghostlight has preserved the scores of some of Broadway's most well-known musicals, including the Grammy Award-winning In the Heights, plus Next to Normal, Hair, Legally Blonde, Everyday Rapture, Passing Strange, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and The Drowsy Chaperone. Coverage of their albums has ranged from Rolling Stone to USA Today to The New York Times, from Blender Magazine to Playbill to Billboard, and many more. 

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