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Amen! Final Extension Announced for MTC Hit Choir Boy, Starring Jeremy Pope & Chuck Cooper

Amen! Final Extension Announced for MTC Hit Choir Boy, Starring Jeremy Pope & Chuck Cooper

Choir Boy, a play with gospel music, will extend at Manhattan Theatre Club's New York City Center — Stage II through August 11. Directed by Trip Cullman, Choir Boy was originally scheduled to run through July 21 at the off-Broadway theater. The Tarell Alvin McCraney-penned play opened on July 2.

Set at the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys ...

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Preach! Gospel Drama Choir Boy Opens Off-Broadway, Starring Jeremy Pope & Chuck Cooper

Preach! Gospel Drama Choir Boy Opens Off-Broadway, Starring Jeremy Pope & Chuck Cooper

Choir Boy, a play with gospel music by Tarell Alvin McCraney, opens July 2. Directed by Trip Cullman, Choir Boy stars Tony winner Chuck Cooper, Austin Pendleton and Jeremy Pope. The Manhattan Theatre Club production will run through July 21 at New York City Center.

Set at the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys, Choir Boy tells the story ...

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Get a Righteous First Look at the Off-Broadway Gospel-Infused Drama Choir Boy, Starring Chuck Cooper

Get a Righteous First Look at the Off-Broadway Gospel-Infused Drama Choir Boy, Starring Chuck Cooper
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Choir Boy, Tarell Alvin McCraney's moving play with gospel music, has arrived at off-Broadway’s New York City Center Stage II. We've got a first look at stars Tony winner Chuck Cooper, Wallace Smith, Jeremy Pope, Nicholas L. Ashe, Kyle Beltran, Grantham Coleman and Austin Pendleton in the powerful new play. Directed by Trip Cullman, Choir Boy centers ...

MTC's Gospel-Infused Play Choir Boy, Starring Chuck Cooper, Begins Previews Off-Broadway

MTC's Gospel-Infused Play Choir Boy, Starring Chuck Cooper, Begins Previews Off-Broadway

The American premiere of Manhattan Theatre Club's gospel-infused show Choir Boy, directed by Trip Cullman and written by Tarell Alvin McCraney, begins previews on June 18 as part of The Studio at Stage II — Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series. The play officially opens at the off-Broadway theatre at New York City Center on July 2, and will ...

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Rockin’ Grannys, Shirtless Princes & More! Check out Claybourne Elder in Kansas City’s Edgy Revival of Pippin

Rockin’ Grannys, Shirtless Princes & More! Check out Claybourne Elder in Kansas City’s Edgy Revival of Pippin

Broadway vets Claybourne Elder (Bonnie & Clyde) and Wallace Smith (Godspell) are currently leading Kansas City Repertory’s edgy production of the Stephen Schwartz musical Pippin. This Tony-winning musical follows Pippin (Elder) as the prince enters adulthood and begins his search for the meaning of life. In this exciting production, helmed by the theater's artistic director Eric Rosen, Pippin and ...

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Godspell Sets Broadway Closing Date

Godspell Sets Broadway Closing Date

As previously speculated, the Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's Godspell will play its final performance June 24 at the Circle in the Square Theatre. Directed by Daniel Goldstein and currently starring Corbin Bleu as Jesus, the production will have played 30 preview and 264 regular performances at the time of closing. 

After a successful five year run at off-Broadway ...

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Corbin Bleu and the Stars of Godspell Light Up the 2012 Tony Awards

Corbin Bleu and the Stars of Godspell Light Up the 2012 Tony Awards

The audience inside the Beacon Theatre at the 2012 Tony Awards definitely caught the spirit of Godspell thanks to a heavenly performance led by Corbin Bleu. The company thrilled the crowd with bible-thumping renditions of “Day By Day” and “Light of the World.” Take a look at the exciting performance of the Stephen Schwartz revival below, then be sure to ...

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Broadway's Godspell, Starring Corbin Bleu, Eyes Closing Date

Broadway's Godspell, Starring Corbin Bleu, Eyes Closing Date

The first Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz’s Godspell may end its run on June 24 at the Circle in the Square Theatre, according to lead producer Ken Davenport's blog. Directed by Daniel Goldstein and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, Godspell opened on November 7, 2011. The show is set to perform a medley of "Day by Day" and "Light ...

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Corbin Bleu Sings Pocahontas! Lindsay Mendez Belts Wicked! Watch the Godspell Cast Pay Tribute to Stephen Schwartz

Corbin Bleu Sings Pocahontas! Lindsay Mendez Belts Wicked! Watch the Godspell Cast Pay Tribute to Stephen Schwartz

Godspell composer Stephen Schwartz has quite the resume with musicals like Pippin, Wicked and Rags to his name, not to mention his three Oscar wins and six Tony nominations! On May 23 the cast of the current Broadway revival of Godspell paid tribute to their talented composer by celebrating his career with the Godspell Sings Schwartz benefit concert at Joe ...

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Godspell Cast Set for Stephen Schwartz: A Concert at Joe’s Pub

Godspell Cast Set for Stephen Schwartz: A Concert at Joe’s Pub

Corbin Bleu and the cast of Godspell are set to celebrate the show's Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz in concert at Joe’s Pub on May 23 under the musical direction of Charlie Alterman. The concert, which will feature songs from Schwartz projects including Pippin, Wicked, The Baker’s Wife, The Magic Show, Working, My Son ...

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