Day by day: Musical ‘Godspell’ celebrates 50th anniversary

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This 2019 photo released by The Berkshire Theater Group shows a scene from their production of “Godspell.” The John-Michael Tebelak and Stephen Schwartz musical is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month, a golden milestone for a show with roots in the hippie era but which can still speak to those on TikTok. (Emma K. Rothenberg-Ware/The Berkshire Theater Group via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — It will come as little surprise to its legion of fans that the first professional musical to be mounted in the U.S. during the pandemic was “Godspell.”

The John-Michael Tebelak and Stephen Schwartz musical is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month, a golden milestone for a show with roots in the hippie era but which can still speak to those on TikTok.

The musical has fueled countless school, regional and community theater productions, a natural choice because of its uplifting message and also because it calls for 10 actors in the ensemble and few props. It’s nimble and athletic.

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