Attention aspiring Broadway stars: The producers of the forthcoming revival of Godspell have announced that open-call auditions for the show will be held on July 7 at the Actors Chapel, 239 West 49th Street, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. According to the announcement, casting powerhouse Telsey + Company “is seeking musical theatre perfomers with strong singing voices and comedic ability, ages 16-30. All ethnicities and types are welcome.”
Directed by Daniel Goldstein and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, Godspell is scheduled to begin previews on October 13 at Circle in the Square Theatre and will open in November 7.
Broadway hopefuls should prepare 16 bars of a pop song or contemporary musical theater song, to be sung a cappella, and arrive at the audition with a photo and resume stapled together. Hint: Stephen Schwartz’s Tony-nominated score features hits including “Day by Day,” “Turn Back, O Man,” “Learn Your Lessons Well,” “Prepare Ye the Way” and “Light of the World.”
In a statement, producer Ken Davenport said, “Martin Short, Victor Garber, Gilda Radner, Jeremy Irons and Geoffrey Rush all appeared in Godspell early in their careers. The upcoming Broadway production of Godspell will without a doubt launch the next generation of stars, and I want to make sure that everyone who has ever had a dream of being on Broadway has the chance to be seen.”