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Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice

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Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar




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.


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Composer

Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lyricist

Lyricist and Librettist
Tim Rice



  • Premiere
  • 1977
  • 2000
  • 2012
  • 1973 Film
  • 2000 Film
  • 2012 Film

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
Total Performances
116
Original Cast
Paul Nolan, Josh Young, Chilina Kennedy, Tom Hewitt, Bruce Dow, Marcus Nance, Aaron Walpole
Director
Des McAnuff
Choreographer
Lisa Shriver
Producer
Dodger Properties, Really Useful Group, Latitude Link, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group, Waxman-Dokton, Joe Corcoran, Detsky/Sokolowski/Kassie, Florin-Blanshay-Fan/Broadway Across America, Rich/Caudwell, Shin/Coleman and TheatreDreams North America, LLC
Musical Director
Rick Fox
Scenic Design
Robert Brill
Costume Design
Paul Tazewell
Lighting Design
Howell Binkley
Sound Design
Steve Canyon Kennedy
Video Design
Sean Nieuwenhuis

1973 Film Version

Movie Name
Jesus Christ Superstar
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Norman Jewison
Screenplay
Melvyn Bragg, Norman Jewison
Starring
Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen, Bob Bingham, Larry Marshall, Josh Mostel, Kurt Yaghjian, Paul Thomas

2000 Film Version

Movie Name
Jesus Christ Superstar
Type
Filmed Live on Stage, Great Performances
Director
Gale Edwards, Nick Morris
Starring
Glenn Carter, Jérôme Pradon, Renée Castle, Fred Johanson, Rik Mayall, Frederick B. Owens, Michael Shaeffer, Tony Vincent, Cavin Cornwall

2012 Film Version

Movie Name
Jesus Christ Superstar: Live Arena Tour
Type
Filmed Live on Stage
Director
Laurence Connor
Starring
Tim Minchin, Melanie Chisholm, Chris Moyles, Ben Forster, Alexander Hanson, Pete Gallagher, Gerard Bentall, Michael Pickering, Giovanni Spano





CDs

CD
Original Concept Album

CD
2012 London Cast Album

CD
1998 London Revival Album

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album Highlights


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD

Blu-Ray
Original Hollywood Version Blu-Ray

DVD
Great Performances Version DVD

Blu-Ray
Great Performances Version Blu-Ray

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD

Blu-Ray
Live Arena Tour Version Blu-Ray


Other

Merchandise




1972 Tony Award Nominations

Best Original Score
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Ben Vereen
Best Scenic Design
Best Costume Design
Best Lighting Design

1972 Theatre World Award Nominations

Ben Vereen

1972 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Most Promising Composer

2000 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival of a Musical

2012 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival of a Musical
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role: Josh Young

2012 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Sound Design of a Musical

2012 Drama League Award Nominations

Distinguished Revival of a Musical

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