This is awesome!! It’s great to see shows embracing the community, whether it be fun days that appear to be popping up in the West End or more ambitious things like this from the current Broadway revival of Godspell, seeing shows opening themselves up for more interaction is always a good thing.
So what is this all about? Well the production of Godspell held open auditions for children aged 6-16 to perform a medley of songs from the show after a performance infront of a paying audience, with the show’s crew, set and orchestra – maximising the Broadway experience for these young people. What was produced is shown in the video below. You never know – some of these kids might be the next big thing!
“The GODSPELL Cast of 2032″ features Gaten Matarazzo as “Jesus,” Danny Ward as “John the Baptist/Judas,” Montana Byrne as Anna Maria, Grace Capeless as Celisse,Zoe Considine as Morgan, Jon Viktor Corpuz as Telly, Alec Gallazzi as George,Rebecca Goldfarb as Lindsay, Analise Scarpaci as Uzo and Evan Smolin as Nick. Holly Block is the swing.
Last year, Broadway.com shared a series of videos on YouTube from The Book of Mormon, the musical that has become known as the one by the South Park guys and the one from Avenue Q.
Having not been to New York whilst it’s been on, I can only hope that the rumours of it coming to London very soon are very true as I’m dying to see it. The soundtrack is awesome and everything I’ve seen about it has got me more and more interested. These videos give an interesting look at the show from it’s conception through to the production itself and worth a watch.
Here’s day 1 to start you off….
I’ve been listening to Book of Mormon on Spotify recently – and it’s inspiring a new blog, so in the meantime a video from the Tony’s performance of ‘I Believe’.
I have just come across this extended preview of the infamous Spider-Man musical and I have to say…. I would like to see it! Saying that really surprises me, but it looks spactacular now they’ve had several months to iron out the difficulties and redo a large proportion of the script. However I must say that the second song they feature looks more like a monsters gay bar than a number in a Spider-Man musical. I love the look of the set and how the comic book aspect plays such a strong part, from the camera to the set. The above video you can’t watch here but follow the link on the video to YouTube – it’s worth while.
To make up for the follow the link on the video, here’s a performance of ‘Rise Above’. Enjoy!
Awwww ain’t it sweet! To celebrate New York’s new move to allow gay marriages, one of New York’s most famous gay couples got married at the weekend. Rod & Ricky from Avenue Q clearly have had a great relationship since meeting at the end of the funniest musical in recent times, Avenue Q. Now I’ve seen the moment that Rod & Ricky met 6 times now, twice in New York, three times in London and once in Birmingham, and it was clear even the first time that these two were meant to be together.
To see more pictures of this joyous partnership then head over to BroadwayWorld.com