The Paper Mill Playhouse's production of Godspell, which opens the Milburn, NJ theatre's 2006-2007 season, opened on September 24th for a limited engagement through October 22nd. The cast and creative team celebrated at an opening night party.
Under the direction of Daniel Goldstein with choreography by Dan Knechtges, the cast features Dan Kohler as Jesus and Joshua Henry as Judas, as well as Uzo Aduba, Sarah Bolt, Sara Chase (Slut), Holly Davis, Patrick Heusinger (Fiddler on the Roof), Robin de Jesus (Camp, Rent), Anika Larsen (All Shook Up), Telly Leung (Pacific Overtures, Flower Drum Song), Megan Lewis, and Julie Reiber (All Shook Up, Brooklyn).
With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin), Godspell, conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak and based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, features a cast of characters who bring the parables of Jesus Christ hearteningly to life. The list of recognizable songs from Godspell includes "Day By Day," "Save The People," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All Good Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side."
Visit www.papermill.org for tickets and more information.
Photos by Gerry Goodstein
Dan Kohler (Jesus), Joshua Henry (Judas) and Robin DeJesus
Dan Knechtges (Choreographer) and Mark Hoebee (Paper Mill Associate Artistic Director)
Daniel Goldstein (Director), Dan Knechtges and Joshua Henry
Dan Kohler being interviewed by Jules Peimer of 15 Minutes Magazine
Mark Hoebee, John Lloyd Young and Alison Franck (Paper Mill Playhouse Casting Director)
John Lloyd Young and Michael Gennaro (President and CEO, Paper Mill Playhouse)
Ken Thorn (Paper Mill Chairman), Diane Claussen (Managing Director), Uzo Aduba and Joshua Henry
Patrick Parker (Artistic Associate), Dan Kohler and Mark Hoebee
Michael Gennaro, Bob Seiss (Off-Broadway Godspell), Ula Hedwig's son, Ula Hedwig (Off-Broadway Godspell) and Bob's friend Nina
Michael Gennaro, Daniel Goldstein and Mark Hoebee
Patrick Heusinger and his girlfriend Ashley Brown (soon to be Mary Poppins)