Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mon, November 15 from 7:00pm-9:00pm: Free Master Class with Daniel Goldstein and Collaborators on the Upcoming Revival of GODSPELL

Presented by Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA)

DANIEL GOLDSTEIN is the director of the upcoming Broadway revival of Godspell (2010/2011). Daniel and his fellow collaborators on the production will discuss the challenging and thrilling process of creating a show from the ground up.

Daniel’s recent projects include The Ride, Golden Boy (The Juilliard School) Clear (O’Neill National Musical Theater Conference), True West (Williamstown Theater Festival), Miss Margarida’s Way (Bay Street Theater, with Julie Halston), Annie (St. Louis MUNY), A New Brain at the Toho Theater in Tokyo, The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown (Broadway Across America developmental production), Mary’s Wedding at the Two Rivers Theater, a highly praised revival of Godspell at the Papermill Playhouse, Sinan Unel’s The Cry of the Red at Huntington Theatre Company, Beau Willimon’s Lower Ninth at the Flea and SPF, the Off-Broadway commercial production of the hit Fringe Festival musical Walmartopia, Kenny Finkle’s Indoor/Outdoor at the DR2 and SPF, Falsettos and Les Liaisons Dangerouses at the Huntington, But I’m a Cheerleader at the New York Musical Theater Festival and Bathsheba Doran’s Living Room in Africa at Gloucester Stage. He has served as the Associate Director for All Shook Up! and Fully Committed, and the Resident Director for the First National Tour of Mamma Mia! As a writer, he was the recipient of an inaugural Calderwood Commission from the Huntington Theater Company, for which he is wrote an original musical with Michael Friedman called Unknown Soldier. He is a graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in Performance Studies.

Godspell is a 1970 musical by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak. It opened off Broadway on May 17, 1971. The structure of the musical is that of a series of parables, based on the Gospel of Matthew and interspersed with a variety of modern music set primarily to lyrics from traditional hymns, with the passion of Christ treated briefly near the end of the performance. Daniel Goldstein’s production of Godspell is set to open on Broadway in Spring of 2011.

RSVP: espa@primarystages.org or (212) 840-9705

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