How do you license Godspell for your local production? Godspell is made available by two companies, both of which provide the script and the score. Check for details on support material.
MTI licenses two separate versions of the show: the traditional and the 2012 revised version that was recently performed on Broadway. Each has its own script and orchestrations. Visit the MTI website for a detailed description and ordering information for your Godspell production. Two links below:
Godspell at MTIshows.com – This is the tradition version that has been performed since 1971, but also includes notes to the director from Stephen Schwartz.
Revival Godspell This is the version used for the revival of Godspell on Broadway, 2011 – 2012, and includes the orchestration connected with the new cast album.
MTI provides supportive resource materials for Godspell that include “RehearScore” – propriety sequencing software for Windows and Mac that supports the rehearsal process with show music. It allows a music director to point-and-click to transpose keys, conduct dance or choral rehearsals at varying tempos and parts, separate parts for rehearsal in Karaoke style, and more. MTI also makes available a stage manager’s script that can be personalized with your own production notes even though it is part of the rented materials, and “transpositions on demand” for adjusting the music to virtually any key resulting in an easy-to-read computer print out.
Theatre Maximus has licensed Godspell since 1972. They send out the materials three months in advance and do not require a deposit. The package includes 12 libretti with chorus, bass drum and quitar, 2 piano scores, production book, beautiful city, and the permission to use the original Godspell logo. They also license the Spanish version of the Godspell script.
Theatre Maximus, 1650 Broadway Suite 601, New York, NY 10019, 212-765-5913. Theatre Maximus. Contact them for details on their offering in English and Spanish.
3. Godspell Licensing – Elsewhere
Licensing Godspell in Europe: Samuel French – UK
For other countries, contact Theatre Maximus (above).
4. Godspell Jr. Licensing
Godspell Jr is licensed only by Music Theatre International through their Broadway Jr. program. See www.broadwayjr.com/