Rialto revival eyes 2010-11 season
Hair“) and Diana DeGarmo, among others. The scuttled revival had been skedded to bow on Broadway in fall 2008, but rehearsals were canceled soon before their start date when producer Adam Epstein proved unable to secure the required funding. Epstein is not involved in the new iteration. A loosely structured, ’70s-era take on biblical parables and the passion of Christ, “Godspell,” conceived by original director John-Michael Tebelak, is one of the best-known works by composer Schwartz (“Wicked”), with “Day by Day” its most familiar tune. Schwartz is said to be a fan of Goldstein’s well-received Paper Mill production of the show, which accounts for the director’s continued attachment to the project. Davenport said he had just begun the fund-raising process for the new revival.