With music by legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar highlights the struggles between biblical figures Judas Iscariot and Jesus Christ. The plot centers on the events surrounding the last week of Jesus's life, ending with his Crucifixion. First opening on Broadway in 1971, the show starred Jeff Fenholt as Jesus, Ben Vereen as Judas, Bob Bingham as Caiaphas, Barry Dennen as Pilate, Yvonne Elliman as Mary Magdalene, and Kurt Yaghjian as Annas. Since it's Broadway premiere, the show has become a popular sensation amongst various theaters across the nation, including the Chanhassen Dinner Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The production, which was sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, stays true to the original music and continues to thrill audiences through the spring of 2011. Fans everywhere seek Jesus Christ Superstar tickets to gain a new perspective on this universal story.
'Jesus Christ Superstar' Touring North America This Summer
“Jesus Christ Superstar” will be resurrected for a tour spanning fifty cities across North America. Fans of the rock opera, which opened on Broadway in 1971, may be hit with a twinge of late-nineties nostalgia: Mary Magdalene will be played by Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child, JC Chasez of 'N Sync as Pontius Pilate, and…Read more