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An Andrew Lloyd Webber musical based on St John's Gospel.

Story: Judas is concerned about Jesus' rise to power and association with the prostitute, Mary Magdalene, but Jesus ignores him and leads his followers to Jerusalem, where Judas' concerns prove to have been valid and Jesus is crucified.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyricist and Librettist: Tim Rice

Broadway Premiere
Theatre: Mark Hellinger Theatre
Opening Night: Oct 12, 1971
Total Performances: 711
Original Cast: Yvonne Elliman, Jeff Fenholt, Ben Vereen, Paul Ainsley, Bob Bingham, Barry Dennen, Doug Lucas
Director: Tom O'Horgan
Producer: Robert Stigwood
Musical Director: Marc Pressel;
Orchestrations: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Scenic Design: Robin Wagner
Costume Design: Randy Barcelo
Lighting Design: Jules Fisher

1977 Broadway Revival
Theatre: Longacre Theatre
Opening Night: Nov 23, 1977
Total Performances: 96
Original Cast: George Bernhard, Christopher Cable, William Daniel Grey, Linda Griffin, Celeste Hogan, D. Bradley Jones, Patrick Jude, Bobby London, Randy Martin, Barbara Niles, Steve Schochet, Mark Syers, Claudette Washington, Freida Ann Williams, Randy Wilson, Doug Lucas
Director: William Daniel Grey
Choreographer: Kelly Carrol
Producer: Hal Zeiger
Musical Director: Don Rebic

2000 Broadway Revival
Theatre: Ford Center for the Performing Arts
Opening Night: Apr 16, 2000
Total Performances: 161
Original Cast: Glenn Carter, Maya Days, Tony Vincent, Kevin Gray, Rodney Hicks, Paul Kandel, Michael K. Lee, Frederick B. Owens, Ray Walker
Director: Gale Edwards
Choreographer: Anthony Van Laast
Producer: The Really Useful Superstar Company, Inc. and Nederlander Producing Company of America, Inc.
Musical Director: Patrick Vaccariello
Scenic Design: Peter J. Davison
Costume Design: Roger Kirk
Lighting Design: Mark McCullough

2012 Broadway Revival
Theatre: Neil Simon Theatre
Opening Night: Mar 22, 2012
Original Cast: Paul Nolan, Josh Young, Chilina Kennedy, Tom Hewitt, Bruce Dow, Marcus Nance, Aaron Walpole
Director: Des McAnuff
Choreographer: Lisa Shriver
Musical Director:
Scenic Design: Robert Brill
Costume Design: Paul Tazewell
Lighting Design: Howell Binkley
Sound Design: Steve Canyon Kennedy

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