A rock opera based on the last week of Jesus’ life.
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
What’s the buzz? The first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage, Jesus Christ Superstar has wowed audiences for over 40 years. A timeless work, the rock opera is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot.
Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Superstar follows the last week of Jesus Christ’s life. The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire.
The iconic 1970s rock score contains such well-known numbers as “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and “Gethsemane.” A true global phenomenon and perfect pick for schools, community theatres and professionals alike, Superstar continues to touch new generations of audiences and performers.
Jesus Christ Superstar was Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s third collaboration (after The Likes of Us and Joseph). As no one was willing to back their idea as a stage show, the pair first produced the single "Superstar,” sung by Murray Head, near the end of 1969, followed by a concept album of the project with MCA in 1970.
The massive success of the record in the U.S. (the album hit number one) created a huge demand for a Broadway production and Jesus Christ Superstar opened at the Great White Way’s Mark Hellinger Theatre in October 1971. Starring Ben Vereen as Judas and Yvonne Elliman reprising her role from the concept album as Mary, the show received five Tony nods. The U.K. production premiered the following year with Paul Nicholas in the title role. By 1980, after 3,358 performances, Superstar had become the longest-running musical in West End history at the time.
Superstar has been revived on Broadway three times, most recently in 2012, and was last seen in London in 2016’s award-winning production at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, where it will return this summer. Twice adapted into a film, Superstar has been professionally produced in 42 countries around the world.
Evening Performances: (Doors
Open at 6:00pm)
March 28th, 29th,
April 4th, 5th,
April 11th, 12th,
Matinee Performances: (Doors Open at 11:30am)
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