News: Godspell’s 50th Anniversary concert release ‘Beautiful City’ recording

West End star Jodie Steele (SIX; Heathers; Wicked) lends her flawless vocals to the official single release of Godspell’s ‘Beautiful City’ ahead of the show’s 50th Anniversary concert. The song will be available to stream across all digital platforms from Sunday 16th August. 

Given the seal of approval by composer Stephen Schwartz for her ‘stunning’ rendition, the track offers a glimpse at what people can expect from the highly anticipated Godspell online concert experience, streaming later this month. Jodie will be appearing alongside theatrical legends Ruthie Henshall (Chicago; Billy Elliot), Darren Day (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat; Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), Sam Tutty (Dear Evan Hansen), Ria Jones (Sunset Boulevard; High Society), Jenna Russell (The Bridges of Madison County; Fun Home) and many more. 

With a driving message of hope and community, Godspell is the acclaimed work of renowned composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked; Pippin; The Prince of Egypt) which tells a series of parables leading up to the Passion of Christ. To look towards a brighter future post-lockdown, the concert will raise money for wonderful charities: Hope Mill Theatre (A Factory of Creativity CIO), Acting For Others, and National AIDS Trust.

Directed by award-winning Michael Strassen (Billy; Assassins), it will be filmed from the cast’s homes and edited together with striking visual animations. It is a revival of Godspell like never before, revamping the show for the modern technological age. Available for three days only to stream worldwide this summer, this promises to be the online theatrical event not to be missed.

Godspell is streaming worldwide Thursday 27, Friday 28 and Saturday 29 August 2020. Tickets are available from https://hopemilltheatre.co.uk/events/godspell

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