Godspell: Westchester Broadway Theatre revival of a 1970s classic musical

The Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford is now staging a revival of Godspell, the classic 1970s era off-Broadway musical written by Grammy and Oscar award winner Stephen Schwartz. His credits go beyond Godspell and include Broadway hits Wicked  and Pippin.  He also collaborated with Oscar winner Alan Menken on the scores for such films as Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Enchanted (all Disney films).

The cast of Godspell

The cast of Godspell

The story is adapted from parables in the Gospels of St. Matthew and Luke and it set in a modern, gritty urban setting, not the Holy Land. And though the underlying theme has religious undertones, the story emphasizes universal themes of honesty, forgiveness, kindness, redemption and love for your fellow man. It is a tale of morals that any one of any faith can appreciate. The story is held aloft by a wonderful score including such hits as “Day by Day” and “By My Side”

This version is not stuck in 1971 but has been updated to 2015 with references to the Kardashians, Donald Trump and even Obamacare. The humor of these references helps break the seriousness of some of the scenes.  The story is further lightened by the excellent and lively ensemble of actors who sing and dance their way with high energy through the performance. In one of the numbers, cast member Devon Perry shows off her skills by playing piano on stage.

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The  talented company includes of Actors Equity performers includes  Kareema Castro, Xander Chauncey (as Judas), Josh Kenney, Greta Kleckner, Nicholas Park, Devon Perry, Nathan Andrew Riley, Gilbert Sanchez (as Jesus), Corinne Scott, Sarah Smithson, Karley Willocks and Jonathan Stahl.

Dinner is included with your ticket price and is served before the performance.  The show runs through August 9th 2015

For tickets and reservations:

Call (914)-592-2222. Also at:  www.broadwaytheatre.com

Westchester Broadway Theatre

1 Broadway Plaza

Elmsford, NY 10526

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Westchester Magazine hosts its annual Best Of Westchester Party ! July 22, 2015

Come and celebrate the Best of Westchester Party, hosted by Westchester Magazine.

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This fun filled event will have Westchester’s best offerings, from top restaurants to the finest services in the entire county. This annual gathering takes place at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle on Wednesday, July 22nd. This exciting night will feature samples from restaurant winners in numerous categories and services such as salons offering mini massages! Other catagories include best cinemas, best golf course, museums, galleries, best contractors, landscapers, bath and kitchen designers, boutiques, best book stores and more. The Best of Westchester Party is an evening you don’t want to miss. Dance, socialize, sample great foods and meet the 348 winners at this grand gathering.

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For purchasing tickets and more information:

http://www.westchestermagazine.com/Westchester-Magazine/Best-of-Westchester/Tickets/