Check out this great 2012 interview from composer Stephen Schwartz on the Godspell revival, its initial development, as well as productions of Wicked abroad and maintaining the Broadway one.
Stephen Schwartz drew on a range on influences, in popular music as much as in musical theatre, in order to compose Godspell‘s score. Here are a few songs and artists that helped to shape the sound of the show.
The composer/lyricist responds to questions about the music and lyrics of Godspell. There are also answers by Peggy Gordon, composer of “By My Side.”