Jesus Christ Superstar • US Tour
A REVOLUTION was sparked by the release of this record. A DISCOVERY that altered the course of history. This millenium need a REINVENTION. Jesus Christ Superstar is a legendary musical phenomenon with a devoted following across the world. A new fascinating production is coming to North America to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the company. This production, which was originally staged by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and directed by Tony Award-winning director Timothy Sheader (Crazy for You, Into the Woods) and award-winning choreographer Drew McOnie (King Kong, Strictly Ballroom), won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, garnering unprecedented critical acclaim and accolades.
The musical Jesus Christ Superstar, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, is set against the backdrop of an astonishing series of events during the last weeks of Jesus Christ’s life, as seen through the eyes of Judas Iscariot.
Jesus Christ Superstar
- A REINVENTION for the millenium that is now under progress.
- This performance, which will appeal to both theatergoers and concert music aficionados, pays homage to the historic 1971 Billboard Album of the Year while also presenting a modern, dramatic setting that is both innovative and exciting.
- The renowned score included songs such as ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him,’ ‘Gethsemane,’ and ‘Superstar,’ all of which reflect the rock roots that defined a generation.
- We are thrilled to be able to provide this special bundle and to collaborate with our new neighbor, the Collage at Bloomingdale’s, on this project.
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Duration (approximately): 1 hour and 30 minutes without an intermission All ticket holders must wear a mask and provide confirmation of complete immunization against COVID-19, or a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance, in order to enter the theater.
Andrew Lloyd Webber composed the music, while Tim Rice wrote the lyrics. October 12, 1971, at the Mark Hellinger Theatre in New York City (711 perfs) The Palace Theatre in London on the 9th of August, 1972. (3358 perfs)
As viewed through the eyes of Judas Iscariot, Jesus Christ Superstar follows the final seven days of Jesus’ life as told through the eyes of his disciples. Judas is concerned that the compassionate movement, which has Jesus at its helm, has devolved into a personality cult, with many of Jesus’ remarks being picked up and perverted by his followers, as Judas has witnessed firsthand. Jesus must be prevented at all costs! Mary Magdalen is a homeless woman who often ministers to Jesus, and what’s worse, he’s being heralded as the Messiah, which makes things much worse.
- Meanwhile, Jesus preaches across the nation, promising riches in the hereafter – but not on this planet, as is customary.
- When Jesus informs Judas of his impending betrayal, he orders the traders out of the Temple and gathers his followers for a final dinner together.
- When Judas leads the soldiers to Gethsemane, Jesus does not put up any sort of fight against them.
- Pilate refuses to condemn him and instead decides to hand Jesus over to Herod.
- Returning to Pilate’s court, Herod has also declined to sentence Jesus, but the rabble persists in its demand.
The Retainment Could we perhaps start over from the beginning? The Crucifixion is a historical event that took place in the year 1520. Damned for the Rest of My Life Everything is in working order. Gethsemane They’ve Got Heaven on Their Minds Hosanna I’m at a loss as to how to love him. 19:41 (John 19:41) The Song of King Herod Strange and Mystifying Observation Superstar This Jesus Has Got to Go! What’s all the commotion about?
A variety of instruments, including acoustic/electric guitars and electric bass guitars; piano/organ; drums/percussion; bandstration; trumpet I and II; trombone; French horn; flute/piccolo; flute/clarinet; bassoon; violin I and II; cello; and viola.
Six principals (Judas, Jesus, Mary Magdelene, Caiaphas, Annus, and Pontius Pilate), 40 roles (doubling of parts is specified in the script), and six vocalists who appear in the show It has long been customary to cast a black actor in the role of Judas, which has sparked some debate.
As well as the numerous Palm Sunday attendants, members of the audience, and members of the mob The total number of cast members ranges from 50 to 70.
Scenes and sets:
2 acts, with action occurring in a continuous stream. Major set pieces flow in and out of a large unitized playing area in which they are arranged in a grid. The original play made use of surrealistic bridges and formations, which were carried by performers on their shoulders. Designed to resemble like a butterfly, the Crucifixion set had a 20-foot robe that provided an atent-like effect, which was lifted above the audience. To replace the cross, there was a triangular cutout area in the backdrop that was backlit to produce an eye-catching visual impact.
Scene 3: Monday, at the house of Pontius Pilate Scene 4: The Plot Takes Shape on Tuesday Five-minute scene: Thursday night, The Last Supper/The Garden The sixth scene takes place on Friday at Pilate’s Palace, the House of Herod, Pilate’s Palace, and Golgotha.
Period and Costumes:
Christ’s coming has come. Male and female clothes of various styles and materials, ranging from peasant attire to finer simple cloaks for Jesus, his Apostles, and their wives, to the extravagant robes of the high priests, Pilate, Herod, and their wives. There are loin-cloths, soldier’s helmets, surrealistic caps, head parts, spears, and other accessories available for purchase.
Production numbers in the style of mini-pageants, with choreographed dancing and production numbers.
Lighting and Special Effects:
Throughout, there is dramatic lighting. There are a lot of lighting options. Several positions in front of you are followed by others. Containers and backstage lofts are convenient and contribute to the Superstareffect.
CD of the Lyceum Revival Cast’s performance of Jesus Christ Superstar (1996).
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It is not permissible to use neck gaiters or bandannas.
Yes, confirmation of immunization in its whole is necessary.
Proof of Vaccination is required. Each and every patron who is 12 years of age or older must be properly vaccinated before entering the theatre and must provide the following papers with them:
- It is necessary to have received the entire series of a World Health Organization (WHO) approved COVID-19 vaccine or a combination of authorized vaccinations at least 14 days previous to the performance date. Information may be shown on a mobile device or printed out in its entirety. Customers who had their vaccinations in Ontario can view their records at covid19.ontariohealth.ca
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Children under the age of 12 are not permitted.
- Children under the age of 12 must have a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test performed by a healthcare practitioner within 72 hours of the performance start time in order to participate in the performance. A variety of rapid antigen tests are offered at Shoppers Drug Mart. Attempts to administer self-administered home tests will not be allowed.
Exemptions for Medical Reasons
- Patients unable to get vaccinations due to medical reasons must submit documented documentation of the cause, supplied by either a physician or a nurse practitioner, as well as a completed COVID-19 medical exemption form to the vaccination station. Patrons who are unable to be vaccinated due to their religious or creed beliefs must present a letter from a religious or creed leader outlining their affiliation with the religion or creed and the reason for their refusal to be vaccinated, as well as a completed COVID-19 religious or creed exemption form. Audience participation forms may be acquired by contacting [email protected] Additional documentation, such as a negative COVID-19 quick antigen test from a healthcare professional performed within 72 hours of the performance start time, must be submitted with the documentation. At-home exams conducted by the participant will not be approved. The admission of those who are unable to submit this documentation will be denied.
Patrons who are unable to produce this documentation will be denied admission. WHAT EXTERNAL SAFETY MEASURES ARE YOU PLANNING TO INSTALL? It will provide comfort to our audiences to know that new safety measures have been implemented, including the requirement that all staff and patrons be fully vaccinated, enhanced cleaning procedures, sanitization stations strategically placed throughout the theatres, and state-of-the-art ventilation systems to ensure a robust exchange of fresh air. For additional details, please see ourAudience Safety Measures page.
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- The coat check service is now available.
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Jesus Christ Superstar at Golden Gate Theatre
Who are you? What have you sacrificed?
This Olivier Award-winning new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s breakthrough musical, which just completed a successful run in London, continues to dazzle audiences on tour. Director Timothy Sheader adapts the biblical tale to the 21st century with a rousing rock and funk score, removing the more exaggerated elements of the original production to create a genuinely rocking production. The show, which began life as a concept album in 1970, was ALW’s first Broadway production, debuting in New York City in 1971 before moving on to London the following year.
What is Jesus Christ Superstar About?
Jesus Christ Superstar is a dramatic rock opera based on the Gospels that chronicles the last week of Jesus’ life, with a strong emphasis on his connection with Judas Iscariot. This production, which is imbued with current sensibilities as well as contemporary political and social topics, is about a very human Jesus Christ, who must come to terms with his imminent death.
Opening night is scheduled for October 13, 2021.
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Aaron LaVigne takes on the role of Jesus. Judas is played by James Delisco Beeks. Caiphas is played by Jenna Rubaii in the role of Mary Alvin Crawford. Pilate is played by Tommy Sherlock. Annas is played by Tyce Green. Jesus and Judas are represented by Christian A. Guerrero on the sidelines. Ensemble There are a total of 15 actors in the cast: David Andre, Sara Andreas, Courtney Arango, Wesley J. Barnes, Milena J. Comeau, Lydia Ruth Dawson, Derek Ferguson, Brian Golub, Brittany Rose Hammond, Garfield Hammonds, Quiana Holmes, Darrell T.
Andrew Lloyd Webber composed the music. Tim Rice wrote the lyrics for this song. Timothy Sheader is in charge of the direction.
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10 Things You Might Not Know About Jesus Christ Superstar
In the 1970s, an opera about Jesus of Nazareth played a pivotal role in bridging the gap between rock ‘n’ roll and musical theater audiences. Despite the fact that the radical songs from Jesus Christ Superstar split religious organizations, they dominated the Billboard charts. The production also heralded the beginning of Broadway’s “British invasion” in the 1970s and 1980s, laying the groundwork for such mega-hits as Cats and Les Miserables to take the stage. In 2018, NBC broadcasted a live rendition of the play, which included John Legend as Jesus and Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene.
1. IT BEGAN AS A CONCEPT ALBUM BECAUSE NO PRODUCER WANTED TO PUT IT ON STAGE.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber and initially performed in 1965 when they were 20 and 17 years old, had their first taste of joint triumph with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in 1968. Following that, the team turned their attention to another Biblical figure: Jesus of Nazareth. The two of them had a concept for a bold new rock musical that would recount the tale of Christ’s betrayal and execution from the perspective of Judas Iscariot.
It’s possible that the seeming setback was a blessing in disguise.
In Rice’s words, “doing it on record” made it shorter, eliminated the book, made it more modern, made it more rock, gave it more energy, and helped it to be more identifiable with a younger audience.
We didn’t realize it at the time because, in large part because of Andrew’s encouragement, we were attempting to compose for the stage rather than for the album.
2. A BOB DYLAN LYRIC INSPIRED THE MUSICAL’S DEPICTION OF JUDAS.
After meeting in 1965 at the ages of 20 and 17, respectively, the lyricist Tim Rice and the composer Andrew Lloyd Webber had their first taste of joint success with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in 1968. In the following segment, the team discussed Jesus of Nazareth, another Biblical character. Judas’s point of view would be used to recount the tale of Christ’s betrayal and crucifixion in a bold new rock musical, which the two envisioned. Despite their efforts, Lloyd Webber and Rice were unsuccessful in their attempts to find a producer for the concept as a stage production; according to Lloyd Webber, they were informed it was “the worst idea in history.” In response, they developed it into an 87-minute, two-disc concept album, which was published in 1970.
Because they approached Superstar as an album from the beginning, both guys believe they were able to condense the score more successfully than they could have done otherwise.
Each and every one of those things that were provided by the recording.
But doing it that way worked out so well because, in addition to making the work itself better, it marketed the piece so effectively that, by the time it eventually hit the stage, everyone was familiar with the entire soundtrack,” says the director.
3. ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER WROTE PART OF THE TITULAR SONG ON A NAPKIN.
In a 2015 interview, the composer said that he couldn’t remember precisely when the now-iconic tune initially came to him, but that he did remember that he had forgotten it: “What I do remember, though, is that I forgot it.” When the song sprang back into his thoughts one day in 1969 when he was strolling along London’s Fulham Road, he was thrilled. “I happened to be passing a restaurant. It was named Carlo’s Place, and the proprietor was someone I knew a little bit. I walked into the restaurant and asked for a sheet of paper, which they gladly provided.” He recalled what had happened.
4. THE MELODY OF “I DON’T KNOW HOW TO LOVE HIM” WAS TAKEN FROM AN UNRELATED SONG CALLED “KANSAS MORNING.”
Rice and Lloyd Webber collaborated on the song “Kansas Morning,” which was created as a tribute to the Sunflower State and released in 1967. In the lyrics of one song, “I adore the Kansas morning,” the singer said. “I’m looking out my window at Kansas mist.” Later, while working on the score for Superstar, the musicians reworked an old song and added new words, giving birth to Mary’s Act I solo.
Webber has agreed that the tune does resemble a subject from Felix Mendelssohn’sViolin Concerto in E Minor, which he composed for his daughter (1845). “It’s probably because of my family’s history,” the composer explained. “That was something I simply took in.”
5. YVONNE ELLIMAN WAS CAST AS THE ORIGINAL MARY MAGDALENE AFTER LLOYD WEBBER HEARD HER SINGING AT A NIGHTCLUB.
As part of his search for vocalists for the concept album, Lloyd Webber paid a visit to the famous Pheasantry Club in Chelsea to see whether a jazz singer playing there might be a good match for Pontius Pilate. He was unsuccessful. As Lloyd Webber said to The Daily Mail in 2012, “I concluded he was completely inappropriate for the job,” but “his warm-up performance, a stunning 17-year-old Hawaiian girl named Yvonne Elliman, playing herself on the guitar, was fantastic.” I looked around and saw everything I had wished for Mary Magdalene there in front of me.” In a telephone conversation with Rice, who “agreed that we had discovered our Mary,” he said.
Elliman would go on to become the only member of the album’s cast to reprise her part on Broadway, in the show’s 1971 arena tour, and in the film adaptation of Jesus Christ Superstar, released in 1973.
6. LLOYD WEBBER HATED THE ORIGINAL BROADWAY PRODUCTION.
The original Superstaralbum, which consisted of two discs, was published in September 1970, and by February 1971, it had risen to the top of the Billboard charts. Soon after, American fans began organizing illegal live performances in churches and theaters around the country, prompting producer Robert Stigwood to suggest that an officialJesus Christ Superstarconcert tour be staged in conjunction with the film. The inaugural performance was held on July 12, 1971, at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Many critics, including Clive Barnes of The New York Times, were critical of the production, which was directed by Tom O’Horgan.
It all had a certain resemblance to the first time one saw the Empire State Building.
Lloyd Webber, on the other hand, disliked it to the extreme.
7. IT OFFENDED RELIGIOUS GROUPS.
“It’s a hot topic right now.” According to entertainment journalist Tim Cainonce, “Christina Aguilera’s performance of the national anthem before the Super Bowl was a flub.” “When it was first launched, there was a lot of controversy around it.” The Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith and the American Jewish Committee both expressed their opposition to the program. The American preacher Billy Graham was likewise not a fan of the musical, accusing it of bordering on “blasphemy and sacrilege” and expressing his displeasure with the fact that it does not include the resurrection.
leads young people to explore their Bibles, to some extent it may be useful.
However, a small number of groups came to its aid.
8. POPE PAUL VI WAS TREATED TO A PRIVATE, ADVANCE SCREENING OF THE 1973 MOVIE VERSION.
Jesus Christ Superstar has been turned into a film on two occasions: Originally published in 1973, a straight-to-video remake was released in 2000, and a sequel was released in 2003. The former was directed by Academy Award contender Norman Jewison (who also helmed the 1987 film Moonstruck), while the latter was directed by Robert Rodriguez. When the film was shown to Pope Paul VI, the film received positive feedback, which was summarized as follows: He also expressed his appreciation for the film by saying, according to Ted Neeley, who portrays Jesus, “Mr.
9. IT PROMPTED RICHARD O’BRIEN TO START WRITINGTHE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW.
The next year, Richard O’Brien joined the London production of Superstar, which he had previously performed in with the touring cast of Hair. In an interview with Pink News, he explained that he had signed a contract to perform in the chorus for three months before taking on the part of Herod. O’Brien’s Herod, on the other hand, was a conceited Elvis impersonator, and the powers that be were unimpressed. “When it came down to it, they decided they didn’t want me to be Herod. “They handed me three hundred pounds and told me to get out of there,” O’Brien stated.
I was enraged by the fact that they had the audacity to refer to Superstar as a rock opera.
WritingRockywas a delight since my passion for authentic rock and roll served as the inspiration for the songs.”
10. ONE PRODUCTION’S SEARCH FOR A LEADING MAN TURNED INTO A REALITY TV SHOW.
Superstar, a televised competition in the manner of The Voice, was introduced by the British television network ITV in 2012. There was a new Jesus Christ Superstar concert tour in the works in the United Kingdom at the time, and the series, which was created by Lloyd Webber, allowed scores of hopefuls to compete for the role of Jesus on the big screen. Finally, Ben Forester, a Sunderland local, was crowned the winner; he went on to perform on the tour alongside former Spice Girl Mel C. (who also served as a judge on the show).
‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ at 50: What Was the Buzz?
During the Broadway production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” in 1971, Jeff Fenholt played the role of Jesus of Nazareth. Photo credit: F. Friedman-Abeles courtesy of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts When Yvonne Elliman, an 18-year-old singer and guitarist from Hawaii, had just completed singing at a London nightclub when a frantic young man rushed the stage, Yvonne was taken aback and nearly killed. a wide-eyed, 22-year-old Andrew Lloyd Webber exclaimed, referring to you as “my Mary Magdalene!” She said that she had been unfamiliar with the biblical account during a recent phone discussion: “I believed he meant the mother of God.” Elliman, now 69, said she mistook him for the mother of God during her phone chat.
- “He was like, “No, no, no, no, it’s not the mother,” he said.
- The musical, which premiered on Oct.
- Thus, it brought together rock and musical theater, opening the way for works such as “Les Misérables” and “The Phantom of the Opera,” as well as the British invasion of Broadway in the 1970s and 1980s.
- During a recent phone chat, Lloyd Webber, 73, shared his thoughts on the production’s staging: “We had no idea how it was going to be produced.” The album wasn’t a compilation of rock music or something like that.
- 1 on the Billboard charts by February 1971.
- Rice, 76, the show’s lyricist, stated in a video chat from his home in Buckinghamshire, England, that he and his colleagues were “stunned” by the success.
- And with a somewhat contentious title to boot.
- When I arrived at the hospital, I was instructed to apply pressure on a female who had been in an automobile accident.” I couldn’t think of anything to say, so I just held her hand and sat with her.
Nevertheless, her parents wrote to me a few weeks later, stating that she had improved promptly after visiting me.”
The image is courtesy of Bettmann via Getty Images The green light was finally given to them: Broadway. The film was directed by Tom O’Horgan (Hair), who was chosen when Lloyd Webber failed to receive a telegram from filmmaker Hal Prince, who had indicated interest. “Hal Prince would have been the one guy I would have wanted to have seen do it,” Lloyd Webber stated in the interview. “Do you think things would have turned out differently? Would it have been beneficial? “I really don’t know.” With Lloyd Webber, 23, and Rice, 26, in attendance, the musical, which tells the story of Jesus’ final seven days through the eyes of one of his disciples named Judas Iscariot, premiered at the Mark Hellinger Theater on 51st Street on Friday night.
Let’s just say that Lloyd Webber and O’Horgan’s $700,000 staging of “The Phantom of the Opera” was a “brash and filthy interpretation,” and that opening night was “perhaps the worst night of my life,” according to Lloyd Webber, who would later declare the production “the definitive one.” The reviews were a mixed bag.
His description reads, “It appears to be a record that has been duplicated onstage with visual filler by Tom O’Horgan.” The show was lambasted by writer Clive Barnes of the New York Times, who wrote that it “resembled one’s first glimpse of the Empire State Building.” Nothing short of fascinating, but yet expected and of only marginal aesthetic worth,” says the author.
Cries of “Blasphemy!”
Hundreds of Christian and Jewish demonstrators turned up for the show’s opening night, carrying leaflets and denouncing what New York Times writer Guy Flatley termed “the strutting, mincing, twitching, grinding,” “souped-up ‘Superstar,'” which he described as “theatrical sacrilege.” “It would be ‘Blasphemy! Blasphemy!’ as you walked into the theater,” recalled Ben Vereen, who played Judas and is now 75 years old. The composer went on to say, “I’m not certain that Robert Stigwood, our producer, couldn’t have arranged one or two of them himself.” In retrospect, I believe it might have had a far more difficult journey today than it did then.” A number of people have accused Rice and Lloyd Webber of rejecting the divine nature of Christ and of constructing a hero out of Judas, who is unambiguously shown as a villain in the New Testament.
- Jewish officials were concerned that the opera implied that Jews were responsible for Jesus’ execution, which they felt would inflame anti-Semitism further.
- “However, that was not a part of our tale since, by that time, Judas was no longer alive.
- According to Elliman, he would receive “evil emails” from people who said they intended to kill Mary in order for Yvonne to emerge once more.
- I suppose he would have been a really gorgeous man, but not someone who was actively hunting for a relationship, says the author.
“He was a person who exuded charisma and authority. “Perhaps, and this lady is a little terrified of it, perhaps a little afraid of what she is experiencing inside herself.”
Jesus and Judas
The image is courtesy of Bettmann via Getty Images Jesus Christ, as played by Jeff Fenholt, loses his anger, questions God’s existence, and becomes a little too enamored with his own stardom. He’s just Jesus, the guy, with all of the difficulties and flaws that come with that. “He was aware of his discomfort,” Rice added. For example, “If he were merely a deity, then things like the crucifixion, which is a horrendous, horrendous kind of torture and death, wouldn’t really be a problem.” He needs to suffer, whether he is a man or a deity, because he is a human being.
- In the words of Lloyd Webber, “we needed a rock tenor who contrasted with the voice of Judas.” Vereen, who played Judas, was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in the role.
- According to him, “Jesus did not write the book, and Judas did not write the book.” In the Gospels, all we hear is the hearsay of these guys from the disciples.
- Then I thought, ‘Wow, this is a very fantastic character, which I can develop on from what’s in the Bible, since there isn’t a whole lot in the Bible,'” Rice recalled.
- He possessed both positive and negative characteristics.
- After that, he conducted extensive research in the Bible and came up with a hypothesis.
- “And he was concerned that if he betrayed him, the Israelites would revolt and install Jesus as their leader.”
A Musical Radio Play
Image courtesy of Rolls Press/Popperfoto, courtesy of Getty Images Because the performance began as what Lloyd Webber refers to as a “musical radio drama,” which means it had to be listened to straight through for 90 minutes without any visuals “on a turntable, in those days,” he had to devise techniques to maintain the listener’s interest throughout. According to him, “a lot of it has to do with how you plant themes and how you deal with them.” “The overture was created with the goal of introducing every item that I could think of that would fit into the musical palette that would be used throughout the duration of the album.” And then those themes repeat one by one, like when the whole overture is mirrored in Jesus’ trial before Pontius Pilate, or when a song with a twist, such as “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” reappears with a new twist.
It is a love song about Jesus to Mary Magdalene; when it returns as a motif in a lament performed by Judas, the words change: “He’s not a king, he’s just the same/As everyone I know/He worries me so.” According to Lloyd Webber, “Judas understood Jesus, and he definitely was plainly captivated with him and adored him.” Furthermore, you had this lady who was, if you believe the Bible, clearly head over heels in love with him at the same time as well.
And, of course, there’s the strange track from the musical itself.
According to Lloyd Webber, “it’s taking a traditional showbiz number and turning it into something really, really, really horrible.” This is a number that has gone horribly wrong when Herod turns around and exclaims, “Get out of my life!” “Get out of my life!” Rice made the following statement: “I believe it’s a wonderful move on Andrew’s side from a musical standpoint.
Just as everything is getting heavier and heavier and heavier, you hear a very appealing song that immediately grabs your attention. ‘Oh, well, you know, maybe it’s going to have a happy ending.’ was the kind of thing we wanted people to think when they saw the trailer.
The Show’s Legacy
After generating $1.2 million in advance sales, the Broadway production sold out nearly every performance during its first six weeks on the road. The excitement, on the other hand, was short-lived. It played for a total of 711 performances and failed to win a Tony Award despite being nominated for five awards, including one for best score. However, the musical’s legacy has endured, spawning three Broadway revivals (in 1977, 2000, and 2012), a 2012 Lloyd Webber-produced televised competition series to cast the titular role for a British arena tour, a 2018 televised NBC production that starred John Legend as Jesus and resulted in Emmy awards for Rice and Lloyd Webber — and now the 50th anniversary American tour, which was halted by the pandemic but resumed performances in Seattle late last “It’s been 51 years since the record was released.
blimey!” Rice expressed himself.
In his opinion, “without seeming immodest” (he grinned), “it’s actually rather nice.”
What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ and ‘The Child in Time’ (Published 2018)
John Legend takes on the role of Jesus and walks in his footsteps. In addition, Benedict Cumberbatch will appear in a new film on grief and loss.
What’s on TV
THE SUPERSTAR JESUS CHRIST PERFORMED LIVE IN CONCERT The show will air at 8 p.m. on NBC. Watching John Legend in the role of Jesus is a great way to celebrate Easter. The R & B artist will take center stage in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s once-vilified but now-canon rock musical, in which he will portray the son of God. “It was difficult for me to turn down the part of Jesus Christ,” Mr. Legend said to The New York Times. In addition to him, a stellar ensemble including Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene and Alice Cooper as King Herod will play at the live Brooklyn armory concert on March 31.
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- Louis Cardinals will take on the New York Mets at 1:10 p.m.
- On the other hand, the San Francisco Giants aim to kick off another year of Even Year Magic at 8:37 p.m.
- during their series finale against the Los Angeles Dodgers, who came within one win of winning the World Series last year.
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- Is it any good, by the way?
- is the EASIEST job on the face of the planet.
- on PBSTHE CHILD IN TIME (check local listings).
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Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus Christ Superstar is a timeless masterpiece that has stunned audiences across the world for more than 40 years. It is set against the backdrop of an astounding and universally-known chain of events, but it is viewed through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. The tale, which is recounted entirely via song, delves into the personal connections and hardships of Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his supporters, and the Roman Empire, among others. Some of the most well-known songs from the film’s famous 1970s rock score include “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” and “Gethsemane.” After being published as a concept album, the musical was staged at the Mark Hellinger Theatre on Broadway in 1971 and ran for three seasons.
It had become the longest-running musical in the history of the West End by the time it ended, having played 3,358 performances by the time it closed.
There have been two film versions of the book: the first, starring Ted Neely, Carl Anderson, and Yvonne Elliman, was produced in 1973, and the second, with Glenn Carter as Jesus and Jérôme Pradon as Judas, was filmed in 2000.
Jesus Christ Superstar
What’s the big deal? Jesus Christ Superstar, the first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be created for the professional stage, has astonished audiences for more than 40 years. The rock opera, which is a timeless masterpiece, is set against the backdrop of an astonishing and universally-known chain of events, but it is viewed through the eyes of Judas Iscariot, which is a first for the genre. Superstar, which is loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, follows Jesus Christ during his last week on earth.
Some of the most well-known songs from the film’s famous 1970s rock score include “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” and “Gethsemane.” Superstar, a real worldwide phenomenon that is a great choice for schools, community theaters, and professionals alike, continues to inspire new generations of audiences and artists with each performance.
- Given that no one was interested in supporting their proposal for a stage play, the duo began by recording the song “Superstar,” which was sung by Murray Head, at the end of 1969.
- The record’s enormous commercial success (the album peaked at number one) sparked widespread interest in seeing it performed live, andJesus Christ Superstardebuted on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre in October 1971.
- The next year, the production in the United Kingdom opened, with Paul Nicholas in the lead role.
- In addition to its three Broadway revivals, the most recent of which took place in 2012, Superstar was most recently performed in London in a multi-award-winning Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production at the Barbican in 2019.
On Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, NBC broadcasted a live concert version of the show, which featured John Legend in the role of Jesus, Sara Bareilles in the role of Mary Magdalene, Brandon Victor Dixon in the role of Judas, Alice Cooper in the role of King Herod, Norm Lewis in the role of Caiaphas and Ben Daniels in the role of Pilate.
- “With God on Our Side” is a song about the life of Judas Iscariot.
- Rice was not the subject of the article; instead, it was the outcome of a journalist’s prank during an interview with Rice.
- Meanwhile, several radio stations in the United States broadcast the entire double album without intermission.
- Agnetha Fältskog, a member of the Swedish pop group ABBA, played Mary Magdalene in the 1972 performance.
He termed the show Superstart. Ben Forster was victorious. scribe for Matilda and the Groundhog Day Judas was played by Tim Minchin, and Mary was represented by Melanie C of the Spice Girls.
How to watch ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live’ this Easter Sunday
Jesus Christ Superstar Live, a real-time rendition of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary musical, will kick off NBC’s live musical programming on Easter Sunday. There have been other past live-musical performances, including Peter Pan Live(awkward), The Wiz Live(transcendent), and The Sound of Music Live, among others (an insult to the genre). During the production of Superstar, John Legend will portray Andrew Lloyd Webber’s interpretation of Jesus of Nazareth, who will be recast as a rock vocalist who excels in falsetto high notes.
When it comes to musical parts, NBC has made the error of casting famous pop singers, despite the fact that most shows require double- or triple-threat performers, meaning those who can also act and dance in addition to singing and performing.
In the character of Maria, Carrie Underwood was cast, a position that had been played by Julie Andrews for decades, and fans rapidly informed the network that the show was not one of their favorite things to watch.
The show will rely on two Broadway veterans—Bareilles had a successful run inWaitress (and recently announced her return to the role), and Dixon joinedHamilton in 2016 as a replacement for Leslie Odom Jr., who played the original Aaron Burr—and Legend has some acting experience, having appeared in the filmLa La Land.
- Christ Superstar Live is an American television special produced by NBC.
- Eastern Standard Time, you can login intoNBC’s live streaming service using your cable provider information.
- In order to avoid being left behind by cord-cutters, the network uploads digital download copies of each musical to its NBC “full episode app,” which is normally available within a few days after the show’s live television premiere.
- But if you want to witness John Legend attempt to hit every single high note live on stage on Sunday evening, you’ll have to check in to the show.
Jesus Christ Superstar
It’s time for Dayton Live to shine.
2 Hours 10 Minutes
Intermission of 20 minutes
It was a record that spurred on a REVOLUTION. A DISCOVERY that altered the course of history. A REINVENTION for the millenium that is now under progress. JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is a legendary musical phenomenon with a devoted following around the world. To commemorate the company’s 50th anniversary, a new enthralling performance will be staged across North America. It was originally staged by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre under the direction of acclaimed director Timothy Sheader (Crazy for You, Into the Woods) and award-winning choreographer Drew McOnie (King Kong, Strictly Ballroom), and it received unprecedented critical acclaim and accolades.
- This performance, which will appeal to both theatre audiences and concert music aficionados, pays homage to the historic 1971 Billboard Album of the Year while presenting a modern, dramatic setting that is both new and exciting.
- JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is a musical with music and lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice that has won several awards.
- Aaron LaVigne and the rest of the cast and crew of the North American Tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR pose for photographs.
- Aaron LaVigne, Tommy Sherlock, and the rest of the cast and crew of the North American Tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR are shown here.
Aaron LaVigne, Jenna Rubaii, and the rest of the cast and crew of the JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR North American Tour. Matthew Murphy captured this image. Paul Louis Lessard is currently touring with JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR on the North American Tour. Matthew Murphy captured this image.
This play is best suited for audiences aged 10 and up. Children under the age of six will not be permitted, according to our policy. The substance of an individual production may, on occasion, feature material that is typically not appropriate for persons under the age of seventeen. All audience members, regardless of age, are required to obtain a ticket. Children on laps and/or infants in arms are not permitted at Dayton Live Broadway performances out of compassion for all other patrons in the audience.
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Extend Your Experience
Attend Background On Broadway, which takes place 60 minutes before each performance of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR!
You’ll get an understanding of the show’s development, history, and artistic vision. This free event will take place on the fourth floor of the Schuster Center. You must have a ticket to the show on that particular day.