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For Fans of the Musical Godspell

—It Was “All For the Best”—
Two Books Cover Godspell’s Historic Journey

The Godspell Experience

The Godspell ExperienceCarol de Giere's new book The Godspell Experience: Inside a Transformative Musical covers all things Godspell, especially in its historical context.

The book provides an account of the musical's creative history, notes about each song, never-before-published photographs, Godspell movie development details, complete lyrics, and much more. In his Foreword for The Godspell Experience, composer Stephen Schwartz shares some of his favorite personal memories from the earliest days of Godspell.

Defying Gravity includes Godspell historyDefying Gravity: The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz, from Godspell to Wicked explores Godspell within the context of Stephen Schwartz's career. Stephen Schwartz wrote Godspell's score at age 23. It takes readers into Schwartz's creative world and continues with his musical creation through Pippin, Children of Eden, Wicked, and many other shows.

Defying Gravity: Godspell at Cherry Lane, Chapter Five.

Where to Buy Defying Gravity the Book

Godspell CDs

How full is your Godspell CD collection?

1. Godspell 40th Anniversary CD Godspell: 40th Anniversary CD - at

This 2011 two-CD set features two albums:

The Original Cast Album sung by the famous first cast; no Prologue or "Beautiful City." Most raw original sound, AND the Godspell Movie soundtrack: smoothest sound, has an early version of "Beautiful City"; no Prologue. Cast: David Haskell, Peggy Gordon, Robin Lamont, Gilmer McCormick, Sonia Manzano, Jeffrey Mylett, Stephen Nathan, Herbie Braha, Joanne Jonas, and Lamar Alford.

Also the Godspell Movie Soundtrack - Includes Beautiful City but leaves off We Beseech Thee. Victor Garbor, Lynne Thigpen, Jerry Sloka, and others.


2. 2011 - New Broadway Cast album - Godspell New Broadway Cast Album CD

Download it on iTunes Godspell (The New Broadway Cast Recording) - Stephen Schwartz

Includes all the Godspell songs Plus two BONUS tracks

3. Godspell - 2000 Cast Recording

This CD includes the prologue and some script passages Buy or hear clips from Godspell 2000 Cast Album .

4. Godspell - 2001 Touring Cast Recording

DRG, 2001. Buy or hear clips from Godspell - 2001 National Touring Cast [new browser window]. [new browser window]
  • Includes: Prologue, Beautiful City, and all the other songs

Also available at itunes if you have their software: GODSPELL Godspell - 2001 National Touring Cast Recording