This evening, I saw the Broadway Revival of the Stephen Schwartz musical Godspell. The musical unfolds as a series of parables that are based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew. While this is a revival of a 70’s musical with 70’s “funk-rock-gospel” style music, it is a show with many anachronisms meant to add humor and be relevant in today’s society.
One such anachronism, which pleasantly surprised theatre-goers, was a reference to Steve Jobs. Basically, while conveying to his disciples why they do not need to be vocal about good deeds they perform, the character of Jesus says,
“God writes down all of your good deeds in a book, only now he does it on an iPad, since Steve Jobs is with him.”
At that moment you could hear the entire audience muttering a soft “Awwww.” It was priceless. For eight shows a week on Broadway, the memory of Steve Jobs lives on!