Item #CL193-86 “Godspell”. David Byrd, b.1941 Amer.
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1977-1978. Colour screenprint, 101.7 x 75.6cm. Repaired tears and creases to edges, slight discolouration to lower portion. Linen-backed.

Text includes “Hilton Bonner & Universal Attractions, proud to be part of the Festival of Sydney 1978, present Godspell ’78. A sweet rock musical based upon the gospel according to St. Matthew. Music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak. Current production by Hilton Bonner. Live at the Mayfair, 73-75 Castlereagh St [Sydney].”

The producer of Godspell, Edgar Lansbury, “offered [David] Byrd $100 to create the musical’s poster, which was a fraction of Byrd’s usual fees. Byrd figured he’d take a chance, and bargained with Lansbury — if the musical turned out to be successful, Lansbury would pay him $50 a week for the run of the show. The show ran for eight years.” Ref: AusStage; Carnegie Mellon University (US).

Item #CL193-86

Price (AUD): $1,250.00  other currencies

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