Fresh off a hit run in London, this Olivier Award-winning new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's groundbreaking musical astounds on tour. Lacing together biblical drama with a propulsive rock and funk score, director Timothy Sheader reinvents the story for the modern age, paring back the more overblown aspects of the original for a truly rocking show.
Originally starting life in 1970 as a concept album, the show was ALW's first to debut on Broadway ahead of London in 1971. Featuring the well-known hits "Superstar" and "I Don't Know How to Love Him," Superstar is a tremendously powerful musical that retains a large fan base the world over.
A bombastic rock opera based on the Gospels, Jesus Christ Superstar portrays the last week of Jesus' life, heavily focusing on his relationship with Judas Iscariot. Imbued with modern sensibilities and contemporary political and social themes, this show is about a very human Jesus Christ, one who must reckon with his impending death.
Opening night: 23 July 2020
Two hours and 10 minutes
Aaron LaVigne as Jesus
James Delisco Beeks as Judas
Jenna Rubaii as Mary
Alvin Crawford as Caiaphas
Tommy Sherlock as Pilate
Tyce Green as Annas
Eric A. Lewis as Simon
Paul Louis Lessard as Herod
Tommy McDowell as Peter
David Andrée Sara Andreas, Wesley J. Barnes, Brian Golub, Brittany Rose Hammond, Garfield Hammonds, Keirsten Nicole Hodgens, Sheila Jones, Rebecca Kritzer, Jacob Lacopo, Charles McCall, Danny McHugh, Pepe Nufrio, Sarah Parker, Erick Patrick, Sandy Redd, Jasmine Schmenk, Neil Totton and Chelsea Williams
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Directed by Timothy Sheader
35 reviews, average rating: (3.2 Stars)
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