ABOUT THE SEGMENT
What's the buzz? Amber Milt takes us inside the 50th Anniversary Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar.
Broadway Balances America goes behind the scenes of the mesmerizing new production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. Meet the members of the production team shepherding the 50thAnniversary tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s iconic musical phenomenon across America.
Discover how the cast feels singing the legendary score and portraying the extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflect on the rock roots that defined a generation with this modern, fresh direction.
An album that inspired a REVOLUTION.
A REVELATION that changed the world.
Jesus Christ Superstar
A REINVENTION for this millennium
is an iconic musical phenomenon with a world-wide fan base. In celebration of its 50th
Anniversary, a new mesmerizing production comes to North America. Originally staged by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and helmed by the acclaimed director Timothy Sheader
(Crazy for You
, Into the Woods
) and award winning choreographer Drew McOnie
, Strictly Ballroom
), this production won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival garnering unprecedented reviews and accolades. Appealing to both theater audiences and concert music fans, this production pays tribute to the historic 1971 Billboard Album of the Year while creating a modern, theatrical world that is uniquely fresh and inspiring.
With music and lyrics by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winners Andrew Lloyd Webber
and Tim Rice
, Jesus Christ Superstar
is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’, ‘Gethsemane’ and ‘Superstar’.