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Why see Jesus Christ Superstar?

Who are you? What have you sacrificed? 

Fresh off a hit run in London, this Olivier Award-winning new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's groundbreaking musical astounds is heading on a North American 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.

What is Jesus Christ Superstar about?

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.

Key Information

Covid 19 secure

You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

Audience

12+

Run Time

Two hours and 10 minutes

Dates

Finished Jan 21

Cast

  • Jack Hopewell as Jesus
  • Elvie Ellis as Judas
  • Faith Jones as Mary
  • Nicholas Hambruch as Pilate
  • Grant Hodges as Caiaphas
  • Kodiak Thompson as Annas

Further cast

Ethan Hardy Benson, Joshua Bess, Josh Jordan, Jahlil M. Burke, Jordan Welsey Brown, Cooper Clack, Emma Cook, Kalei Cotecson, Lydia Eku, Savannah Fisher, Haley Huelsman, Jeremy Makana Hurr, Domanick Anton Hubbard, Lena Matthews, Hosea Mundi, L'oreal Roache

Creative

  • Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Lyrics by Tim Rice
  • Directed by Timothy Sheader

Awards

2012 Tony Awards

Nominations
  • Best Revival of a Musical
  • Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical - Josh Young

2012 Drama Desk Awards

Nominations
  • Outstanding Revival of a Musical
  • Outstanding Sound Design

2000 Tony Awards

Nominations
  • Best Revival of a Musical

1996 Olivier Awards

Nominations
  • Best Musical Revival

1972 Tony Awards

Nominations
  • Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical - Ben Vereen
  • Best Original Score - Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
  • Best Scenic Design - Robin Wagner
  • Best Costume Design - Randy Barcelo
  • Best Lighting Design - Jules Fisher

1972 Drama Desk Awards

  • Most Promising Composer - Andrew Lloyd Webber

Reviews

Customer reviews

145 reviews, average rating: (2.8 Stars)

Joann Rossi

BEST ONE EVER

My fifth time seeing this show over the years. It really was a true rock opera. The music and the lyrics of course amazing but something new was added to this version. Dancing was incredible. They had so much energy, so creative in every way. Was totally surprised and in awe of the choreography. Each song was perfectly matched to the performer’s voice. If you are a fan, please don’t miss this show. It is a triple WOW!! ... Read more

Bob Gookin

The Superstar We Need Right Now

I was in fifth grade when I got the album from the Columbia Record Club. My mom let me stay home from school the next day and I played it non-stop, and kept playing it, over and over, eventually wearing it out. I'm not particularly religious, but I was drawn to the politics of Jesus's struggle against the powers that be on behalf of the poor and downtrodden. The new iteration captures this beautifully, updating the story with a high energy modern vibe that kept everything I loved about the album, but made it infinitely more accessible to my teenage daughters. The vocals were very solid - led, of course, by Judas. But Jesus had some wonderful moments, Mary Magdalene was perfect and Caiaphas was stunning. The band was wonderful, the opening guitar riff brought down the house, and the dancers were mesmerizing. Honestly can't think of a time that a dancer brought me to tears, but the lead dancer in this production did just that. Great play, great performance, great night. ... Read more

sgs

JCS

My son and I thoroughly enjoyed this production. The show was powerful with the excellent singing, dancing, lighting, and set design. The use of props was very clever and the band was outstanding. Great production to honor the 50th Anniversary! ... Read more

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