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FLASH FRIDAY: Hey, JC! JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Shines On
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 18, 2014

Today, in honor of Holy Week, we shine a special spotlight on one of the most revered and rockin' musicals ever written, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/21 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by Stage Tube - Dec 21, 2013

Today in 1970, JESUS CHRIST SUERSTAR creators Andrew Lloyd Webber and Time Rice received gold records for the original cast album of the show. The musical started off as a rock opera concept recording before its first staging on Broadway in 1971. The musical is based very loosely on the Gospels' account of the last week of Jesus' life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem, and ending with the crucifixion. It highlights political and interpersonal struggles between Judas Iscariot and Jesus, struggles that are not in the Bible. The resurrection is not included. It therefore largely follows the form of a traditional passion play. (more...)

'One Night In Bangkok' From CHESS Analyzed In New Podcast
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 03, 2013

Classic concept album and variably successful stage piece CHESS has had a colorful history unlike virtually any other modern musical theatre piece, yet the strangest story of all in the show's thirty-year trajectory may be the unexpected Top Ten hit enjoyed by one of the score's most contemporary-sounding tunes, 'One Night In Bangkok', analyzed in a new WNYC podcast as part of Soundcheck's That Was A Hit?!? series. (more...)

ShoreTel Solutions in Action 'Track Side' at United States Grand Prix
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ ShoreTel mobility software and cordless IP phones will be used track side for the first time by the Williams F1 Team during the 2013 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin, taking place Nov. 15-17. The roll-out of ShoreTel unified communications (UC) for Williams is ongoing and this race marks the debut of full deployment of ShoreTel mobility and UC solutions at the track. ShoreTel is providing connectivity between Williams' global headquarters and factory in the UK with the race team, including the pit crew, logistics experts and key personnel at Grand Prix circuits. (more...)

National Theatre's The Shed, Southwark Playhouse and More Win 2013 Peter Brook Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 05, 2013

In order for Gifted Companies to present their work in London and for the Fringe/Studio Theatres to afford to book them, this subsidy has been established. The annual Mark Marvin Rent Subsidy Award of 1500, covering 2 weeks @ 750 per week will be awarded each year in perpetuity with the hope that matching funds will be made available. The annual Peter Brook/Equity Ensemble Award of 2000 is to help establish deeper development of ensemble work within the studio theatres. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Down Under - So Much to Sing and Dance About in 2012!
by Jacqueline Bublitz - Dec 28, 2012

For musical theatre lovers Down Under, 2012 gave us much to sing and dance about. We watched new musicals struggle to find their footing, a 60-year old classic make its triumphant return, and premiered blockbuster hits straight from the West End. In a year where we were spoilt for choice, it took much deliberation for this Broadway baby to narrow it down to a top five for 2012! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/21 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by Stage Tube - Dec 21, 2012

Today in 1970, JESUS CHRIST SUERSTAR creators Andrew Lloyd Webber and Time Rice received gold records for the original cast album of the show. The musical started off as a rock opera concept recording before its first staging on Broadway in 1971. The musical is based very loosely on the Gospels' account of the last week of Jesus' life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem, and ending with the crucifixion. It highlights political and interpersonal struggles between Judas Iscariot and Jesus, struggles that are not in the Bible. The resurrection is not included. It therefore largely follows the form of a traditional passion play. (more...)

Jennifer Gasoi Brings THROW A PENNY IN THE WISHING WELL Concert to Montreal's Jewish Public Library Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2012

Jennifer Gasoi's CD launch concert last month at the Rialto Theatre for her highly-anticipated second children and family music CD, Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well, was an outstanding success. Joining Jennifer were gifted musicians Andy Dacoulis (guitar), Richard Irwin (drums), John Sadowy (piano), Gilbert Joanis (bass), Jonathan Moorman (fiddle), Pat Vetter (saxophone), Ron DiLauro (trumpet) and Pierre Messier (accordion). This dynamic, celebratory concert was a family-outing highlight enjoyed by over 300 smiling, singing and dancing children, parents, friends and grandparents. (more...)

Jennifer Gasoi Brings THROW A PENNY IN THE WISHING WELL Concert to Montreal's Jewish Public Library, 12/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2012

Jennifer Gasoi's CD launch concert last month at the Rialto Theatre for her highly-anticipated second children and family music CD, Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well, was an outstanding success. Joining Jennifer were gifted musicians Andy Dacoulis (guitar), Richard Irwin (drums), John Sadowy (piano), Gilbert Joanis (bass), Jonathan Moorman (fiddle), Pat Vetter (saxophone), Ron DiLauro (trumpet) and Pierre Messier (accordion). This dynamic, celebratory concert was a family-outing highlight enjoyed by over 300 smiling, singing and dancing children, parents, friends and grandparents. (more...)

Enter for a Chance to Win a JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Prize Pack!
by Contests - Oct 25, 2012

NCM Fathom Events, Omniverse Vision and The Broadway League present Jesus Christ Superstar UK Rock Spectacular in select movie theaters nationwide for two nights only on October 29 and November 1. BroadwayWorld invites you to enter for a chance to win a Jesus Christ Superstar prize pack consisting of four movie passes to one of the screening events as well as a copy of the original 1969 concept album, newly remastered on 2 CDs! (more...)

This Is Your Brain On Musical Theatre - 7 Questions with Delia Hannah
by Jacqueline Bublitz - Sep 30, 2012

A true star of the Australian and New Zealand stage, Delia Hannah was my first ever leading lady. As she prepares for the opening night of MARY POPPINS in New Zealand, BroadwayWorld presents a glimpse into her brain on musical theatre ... (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Mega Musical Memories
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 28, 2012

With this week's hot Broadway news centering on the shady financial dealings of the backers - or lack thereof, as the case may be - for the still supposedly forthcoming Broadway production of European hit REBECCA, based on the novel by Daphne Du Maurier - the marquee is lit and cast signed, after all - the mega-musical has fleetingly returned to the centerstage for, well, one day more, spurring on a remembrance of mega-musicals passed. Let's look at the top ten - CATS to PHANTOM to LES MIZ to MISS SAIGON, CHESS, and, of course, the surreptitious leading lady of REBECCA, as well as some surprises along the way. (more...)

Fourth London Show Added to JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Arena Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2012

Celebrating 40 years since it first opened in London's West End, the Jesus Christ Superstar arena tour, which kicks off in London on 21 September before visiting Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Cardiff, Birmingham, Belfast, Dublin, Liverpool, Nottingham, and Sheffield, added another date due to popular ticket demand. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Andrew Lloyd Webber Reveals Plans to Take JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR to US and Australia!
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2012

In an interview on The Jonathan Ross Show, Andrew Lloyd Webber revealed he is planning to take his arena production of Jesus Christ Superstar to the US and Australia following its UK tour. Watch his appearance on the show below! (more...)

Cast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Set for Premiere Performance on ITV1 Show
by BWW News Desk - Sep 07, 2012

Tomorrow night, Saturday 8th September, Andrew Lloyd Webber will sit down for a very candid chat with Jonathan Ross on Jonathan's ITV1 show. In addition, Tim Minchin, Melanie C and Ben Forster give the PREMIERE performance from the new arena production of JCS. The trio, along with backing singing from the show's Soul Girls, perform an edited version of Everything's Alright. The show will air on ITV1 from 9.55pm (more...)

Fourth London Show Added to JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Arena Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2012

Celebrating 40 years since it first opened in London's West End, the Jesus Christ Superstar arena tour, which kicks off in London on 21 September before visiting Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Cardiff, Birmingham, Belfast, Dublin, Liverpool, Nottingham, and Sheffield, added another date due to popular ticket demand. (more...)

UK Arena Tour of SUPERSTAR Adds Matinee at O2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2012

The Really Useful Group and AEG Live today announced that the first ever UK arena tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's legendary rock classic Jesus Christ Superstar has added an extra performance due to popular demand. The show will now play an additional matinee at London's O2 Arena on September 22. (more...)

BWW Reviews: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Original Concept Album, Digitally Remastered Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2012

With all the kerfuffle about the Superstar search and the forthcoming arena tour, the news about the digitally remastered reissue of the original Jesus Christ Superstar concept album has been a little lost. (more...)

BWW Reviews: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Original Concept Album, Digitally Remastered Recording
by Carrie Dunn - Jul 12, 2012

With all the kerfuffle about the Superstar search and the forthcoming arena tour, the news about the digitally remastered reissue of the original Jesus Christ Superstar concept album has been a little lost. (more...)

Official JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Companion App To Coincide With TV Show!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2012

Designed to enhance the entertainment experience through the second screen of an iPhone or iPad, the app is a convenient, one-stop, mobile companion for the exciting series of events coming up for the UK revival of the legendary rock classic 'Jesus Christ Superstar'. (more...)

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