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BWW Interviews: Josh Young - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR's 'Judas'
by Pati Buehler - Feb 07, 2012

Josh Young makes his Broadway debut as 'Judas Iscariot' in The Stratford Shakespeare Festival's production of Jesus Christ Superstar directed by Des McAnuff at The Neil Simon Theatre. Preview performances beginMarch 1, 2012 with an opening on March 22. (more...)

Auckland Music Theatre to Present CHESS, May 2012
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2011

Auckland Music Theatre will present CHESS from 12th-26th of May, by arrangement of The Play Bureau (NZ) Limited. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/21 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 21, 2011

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...)

FLASH FRIDAY: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Resurrected
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 22, 2011

With the recent news that the highly-praised Stratford Festival Des McAnuff directed revival of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is making its way to La Jolla and then Broadway - with the seal of approval of original creators Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, no less - now is the perfect time to take a look back at one of the most revolutionary and memorable musicals in the history of pop culture that virtually redefined the way in which a show could connect with its audience - and changed the face of Broadway in the process. Almost forty years to the day that it opened on Broadway (October, 1971) today we will take a look at its various incarnations over the years - concept album to Broadway to Hollywood to revival to video version to Stratford and beyond - and investigate why the rock opera works so well and lifts spirits both then and now. Plus, bonus behind-the-scenes moments with an overjoyed Andrew Lloyd Webber congratulating the Stratford cast of the show! (more...)

MTG Calls for Directorial Staff for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2010

The MIT Musical Theatre Guild is now looking for Directorial Staff for the Summer 2010 production of Jesus Christ Superstar by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. (more...)

Large and Murray Head Cast For MTW’S 57TH Season Opener MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2009

Musical Theatre West kicks off its 2009-2010 Season with the stage version of the classic 1944 MGM film Meet Me in St. Louis. Featuring the timeless songs 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,' 'The Trolley Song,' and 'The Boy Next Door,' Meet Me in St. Louis is the heartwarming tale of love and family against the backdrop of the 1904 World's Fair. Meet Me in St. Louis runs October 30-November 15 at the beautiful Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. (more...)

Photo Flash: SESSIONS Plays Its 300th Performance
by BWW News Desk - Nov 02, 2009

On Saturday, October 31st, SESSIONS, the candid and witty musical about the everyday life of a New York therapist and his patients, celebrated its 300 performance at the Algonquin Theatre (123 East 24th Street). (more...)

Large and Murray Head Cast For MTW’S 57TH Season Opener MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2009

Musical Theatre West kicks off its 2009-2010 Season with the stage version of the classic 1944 MGM film Meet Me in St. Louis. Featuring the timeless songs 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,' 'The Trolley Song,' and 'The Boy Next Door,' Meet Me in St. Louis is the heartwarming tale of love and family against the backdrop of the 1904 World's Fair. Meet Me in St. Louis runs October 30-November 15 at the beautiful Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. (more...)

Large and Murray Head Cast For MTW’S 57TH Season Opener MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2009

Musical Theatre West kicks off its 2009-2010 Season with the stage version of the classic 1944 MGM film Meet Me in St. Louis. Featuring the timeless songs 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,' 'The Trolley Song,' and 'The Boy Next Door,' Meet Me in St. Louis is the heartwarming tale of love and family against the backdrop of the 1904 World's Fair. Meet Me in St. Louis runs October 30-November 15 at the beautiful Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. (more...)

RIALTO CHATTER: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR To Be 'Resurrected' On Film?
by Rialto Chatter - Jul 31, 2009

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, the first masterpiece from the legendary writing team of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, is to have a new big screen transfer. According to the Risky Biz blog, Universal Pictures is keen to follow-up the phenomenal success of last year's 'Mamma Mia!' film, and is turning to 'Superstar' to make that happen. (more...)

Photo Flash: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Hits BRT 8/21-9/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2009

The Boiler Room Theatre (BRT), Williamson County?s resident professional theatre company, will present Andrew Lloyd Webber?s rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, beginning Aug. 21, 2009 at the theater, located in the historic Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Rd., Building Six, for a run through Sept. 19, 2009. (more...)

Photo Flash: All My Children's Vincent Irizarry Visits Robert Newman At SESSIONS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2009

Robert Newman, star of 'Guiding Light' and a two-time Daytime Emmy nominee for his longtime work on 'Guiding Light,' joined the cast of SESSIONS beginning Friday, May 29th. SESSIONS, directed by Thomas Coté, is now playing off-Broadway at the Algonquin Theater (123 East 24th Street). Albert M. Tapper (From Where I Stand, Broadway: The Golden Age) pens this candid and witty new musical about the everyday life of a New York therapist and his patients. Tony Sportiello/Algonquin Theatre Productions and Jason Hewitt are the producers. (more...)

John Hickok and Maya Days to star in SESSIONS at New Algonquin Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 04, 2008

Award-winning playwright Al Tapper's original musical, 'SESSIONS' re-opens Tuesday, October 28, 2008 (7:PM) at Manhattan's brand new Algonquin Theater (123 East 24th Street - between Lexington and Park Avenues), which was specifically built to house the spectacular show. (more...)

Polydor Records to Release Lloyd Webber's 3 CD Set '60'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 03, 2008

Polydor Records celebrates the 60th birthday of Andrew Lloyd Webber, indisputably the most successful composer of our time, with the release of '60'. This amazing 3 CD, 60 track set spans the whole of Andrew's illustrious career and includes hits from all of his most famous musicals - Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Starlight Express, Evita, Sunset Boulevard and of course The Phantom Of The Opera. (more...)