Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar, the Smash Musical Sensation
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The last date listed for Jesus Christ Superstar was Sunday January 13, 2008 / 6:30pm.
Currently at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall
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Set in two acts, Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of the final seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. Superstar dramatizes Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, the unrest caused by his preaching and popularity, his betrayal by Judas, the trial before Pontius Pilate, and his ultimate crucifixion. Perpetually changing the face of musical theatre, Jesus Christ Superstar will leave audiences captivated by its power.
p. As relevant and timeless as ever, Jesus Christ Superstar, the rock opera vision of “the greatest story ever told,” is perhaps more potent in today’s troubled world than when it was first produced. Now, for the new millennium, this magnificent story comes once again vividly to the stage with Ted Neeley recreating his unforgettable performance.
Internationally beloved star Ted Neeley, best known for his Golden Globe-nominated role as Jesus in the Norman Jewison film of Superstar, will headline the tour. While Neeley has enjoyed a distinguished career in resident theatres throughout America, appearing in a wide variety of productions from Hair to the works of Samuel Beckett, he is world renowned for the title role in Jesus Christ Superstar. Creating a fan base that borders on a cult-like phenomenon, this production heralds Neeley’s long-awaited triumphant return in the title role.
Featured in the role of Judas will be Corey Glover best known as the lead singer of the Grammy®-winning, platinum-selling rock band, Living Colour (Cult of Personality). Glover has also issued albums as a solo artist and acted in television and movies including Oliver Stone’s Platoon. Glover reunited with his Living Colour band mates for a 2001 tour. Jesus Christ Superstar marks his theatrical debut.
Director Dallett Norris (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Can-Can, South Pacific) says, “What could be better than having Ted Neeley, so grand in the film, on board as we delve into Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s brilliant musical telling of this timeless story. Their idea of setting this tale in terms that immediately resonate with today’s audiences is revolutionary. Here we are, 21 centuries later, and it is oh, so clear: we need the message of this story now more than ever.”
Already seen and loved by thousands, don’t miss the opportunity to introduce a new generation to this exhilarating and significant piece of musical theatre, Jesus Christ Superstar, the original rock opera.