Welcome to Day By Day: The Producer’s Perspective!

This blog detailed the day-by-day insider’s account of producing my Broadway revival of Godspell, starting exactly 100 days before the very first performance.  (You can read all about the inspiration for the blog by clicking here.)

Click here to start reading at Day 100. 

For more information on Broadway producing, read my blog www.TheProducersPerspective.com.

Thanks for reading! 

Ken Davenport, Producer

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And songs be heard . . . instead of sighs.

Last night, our glorious production of Godspell played its final performance at the Circle in the Square Theatre on Broadway.

As I tweeted earlier in the day, it wasn’t a closing, it was a celebration.

Thank you to each and every one of you who followed this incredible journey from Day 1 (Or Day 100, however you want to look at it).  And I hope the joy that is Godspell stays with you for years to come.  

I know it will be in my heart and mind forever.

To hear Director Danny Goldstein’s awesome thank you speech at the end of last night’s performance, click here to be taken to my blog.  And while you’re there, sign up to get my newsletter, so you can hear what I’ve got going on in the future, because this will be the last official entry of the Godspell Blog.

I’m going to miss it.  And I’m going to miss all of you.

Peace.

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The Godspell Update: We Built a Beautiful City

Hello Godspell fans.

I just left the Circle in the Square Theatre moments ago, where with a very heavy heart I told the cast and crew that Godspell will play its final performance on Sunday, June 24th.  

While we certainly had hoped our show would run for years and years, we’re all very proud of the beautiful city we built.  

Over the last nine months, our sensational cast has spread the joy of Godspell to over 153,000 people (and blasted them with over 1,000 pounds of confetti).  And while this production of Godspell may not be at Circle in the Square past the 24th of June, it will be in our hearts and the hearts of everyone who saw it forever.

There are 15 more chances for you to celebrate the joy of Godspell with our incredible cast.  And because you’ve followed this story from the beginning, I’m making some great seats available to you for as low as $50.

Click here to get your tickets!  And make sure you look for me when you come!  

Thank you for being a part of this incredible journey.  It has changed my life.  

 

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Important update about Godspell on Broadway

Because I know you are all interested in the day-by-day account of producing Godspell on Broadway, I think this blog I wrote will be of great interest to you.

Click here to read it. 

And, then, check out our Godspell workshop this Thursday.

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The video of The Godspell Cast of 2032

Last night, the Godspell Cast of 2032 made their debut after the curtain call.
 
It was one of the most special things I’ve ever seen on a Broadway stage.  
 
It was filled with love and joy and fun.  It was so . . . well . . . Godspell.
 
Watch it below.  And spread it around.  Because everyone should have a little bit of these kids in their day.
 
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Godspell wins 2012 Broadway.com Audience Choice Award!

Wahoo!

I’m thrilled to announce that last night, Godspell took home the 2012 Audience Favorite Award for Best Revival of a Musical!

Thanks to all of you who voted.  Once again, you’ve proven that Godspell is the people’s musical.

And guess what?  There’s another chance for you to show some Godspell love.  Because we’ve also been nominated for the BroadwayWorld Award as well.

Come on, I think we can go 2 for 2.  Don’t you think?

Vote for Godspell today!  Click here!



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Vote for Godspell in the Broadway.com Awards!

Hey Godspell Blog Readers!  Guess what?

Godspell was nominated for FOUR Audience Choice Awards including Favorite Musical Revival, Favorite Actor in a Musical (Hunter Parrish and Telly Leung), and Favorite Replacement (Corbin Bleu).

Imagine how cool it would be if we won?  So let’s show those Tony Nominators a little something . . . Vote for Godspell here!

And while I’ve got you, just a quick reminder that there are only 18 more performances of our Buy 1 Get 1 Free offer!  Get your tickets today.  

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My reaction to the Tony nominations and a special offer.

Greetings from the Godspell blog . . . which is almost one year old!  Boy, time flies when you’re putting smiles on faces eight times a week.  :-)

If you follow the “biz,” then you know that somehow Godspell was not nominated for the Tony Award for Best Revival yesterday.  Yeah, I know.  Color me (and much of the Twitterverse) shocked as well.

It really was a disappointment for me and the cast and crew that a beautiful, intimate experience like Godspell, with its amazingly talented cast, failed to get recognized.  If you’ve seen the show, I’m sure you agree.

If you haven’t seen the show, now is a great time to do so.  We’ve got Corbin Bleu from “High School Musical,” and it just so happens that I’ve got an incredible deal just for you.

See Godspell in May and for every ticket you buy, I’ll give you one free.  Yep, a 50% off savings and no waiting in line at the TKTS booth.

Click here to get your tickets.  And if you’ve seen it already, come back and bring a friend so they can find out what the joy is all about.  

And I’ll see you at the theater!

And thanks again for your incredible support.  Frankly, I’ll take all of you over 100 Tony Nominators.  :-)

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Audition Alert: The Search for the Godspell Cast of 2032.

Prepare ye for cuteness.

Godspell has always had a tradition of launching the next generation of stars.  People like Victor Garber, Jeremy Irons, Martin Short, Jennifer Lopez, and so on all got their start in Godspell.

And God(spell) knows that if you’ve seen our revival, then you know each one of our ten stars has a super bright future ahead of them. 

So I thought, what if we could get a glimpse of the next generation of stars?

And that’s why we’re holding auditions for kids ages 6 – 16 for . . . the Godspell Cast of 2032!

On April 24th, we’ll pick 10 kids to portray all the characters in Godspell, and then, over the next week, we’ll rehearse them . . . in preparation for a one night only performance on our Broadway stage right after the curtain call on Tuesday, May 22nd.  

It’s going to be awesome.

Click here for more information and spread the word!  Hope to see you or your kids at the audition! 

And then, wouldn’t it be just awesome if we ran long enough so that one of them could actually be in the show???  :-)

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The Commercial Theater Institute presents a case study on Godspell.

Two Godspell blogs in a week!  It’s like the old days!  (Can you believe it has almost been one year since the Day By Day blog began?)

More big news from the Godspell camp this week . . . the renowned Commercial Theater Institute selected Godspell as a case study for their intensive 3-Day weekend on producing!  It’ll feature panel discussions with me, the marketing teams, the lawyers, and even Stephen Schwartz himself (!).  

You can read all about it and get information on how to sign up here.  

See you there!

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Last chance to see Hunter Parrish & first chance to see Corbin Bleu

Just quick reminder that this your last week to catch Hunter Parrish in Godspell!  Hunter’s last performance will be this Sunday, April 15th at 7:30 PM.  

And let me just say, if you’re a Godspell fan, and you haven’t seen Hunter sing “Beautiful City” live? Well, watch this video and then multiply that experience times like 100.

As previously announced, Corbin Bleu will take over on Tuesday, April 17th.  And reports from inside the rehearsal studio are awesome.  You’re in for a treat.

Click here to get tickets and maybe I’ll see you on the 15th AND the 17th.  I’ll be there for both, red hat and all, in . . . 5 and 7 days, respectively.   :-)

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