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Casting for the West End Charity Gala of Godspell in Concert, at the Lyric Theatre on 19 May 2014 has been announced.
The one night only concert of Stephen Schwartz's famous musical will feature Zoe Tyler and Andy Abrahams, alongside original cast member David Essex as host. They will be joined by a supporting cast of West End performers, as well as a 32-piece choir and full live band.
Godspell originally opened in the West End at the Wyndhams Theatre in 1972. Since then it has been seen all over the world, including numerous UK tours and London productions. This concert version is based on the recent Broadway revival and features the now famous score of hits including "Day by Day", "Turn Back O Man", "All Good Gifts" and "All For the Best".
Supporting cast for the one-off performance includes Stewart Clarke who is currently starring as Sam in the UK tour of 'Ghost the Musical' and was last seen in the West End in 'Loserville'. The current West End Marius in 'Les Miserables', Rob Houchen will also take part in the production, alongside Katie Paine and Sarah Galbraith.
The concert performance is in aid of Make-A-Wish-Foundation and is produced by Russell Scott Entertainment Ltd. It will be directed by Kenneth Avery Clark, with choreography from Paul Robinson and musical direction by Russell Scott.