A Musical Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew
First screened in May 2013
Director: David Greene. Cast: Victor Garber, David Haskell, Katie Hanley, Joanne Jonas, Merrell Jackson, Robin Lamont, Lynne Thigpen, Gilmer McCormick, Jeffrey Mylett, Jerry Sroka. Screenplay: David Greene and John-Michael Tebelak (based on the stage musical with book by John-Michael Tebelak and music by Stephen Schwartz).

Twitter Capsule: One part Hair, one part Sunday School, three parts Marat/Sade. Reasonably deft lensing of dippy conceits and affectations.

VOR:   Film versions of famous musicals have some value on that account, rare as they are. Godspell's projects are risky, even if they look and sound misbegotten to me. Harder to stake claims for it as a film.

Photo © 1973 Columbia Pictures (c/o The Hanged Man)

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: D

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