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The legendary rock opera by lyricist Tim Rice (Evita, The Lion King) and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (Evita, The Phantom of the Opera), the premiere of Jesus Christ Superstar redefined the Broadway musical and 40 years later it remains a beloved classic. The instantly recognizable tunes and daringly contemporary lyrics made it one of the most popular albums of all-time, selling over seven million copies, as well as creating a truly global smash hit, with sold-out productions in more than 40 countries.

HLTC to Open Fifth Season with DRIVING MISS DAISY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

The Harbor Lights Theater Company, led by Executive Artistic Director Tamara Jenkins, Co-Artistic Director Jay Montgomery, and Associate Producer Beth Gittleman, announces its fifth season as Staten Island's first and only Professional Equity theater company with the American classic Driving Miss Daisy. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jenn Gambatese Visits JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Tour
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 31, 2014

Broadway star Jenn Gambatese headed backstage at the national tour of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT and met with some cast members, including Vincent D'Elia, Paul Castree, and Ryan Williams. Check out a photo of the group here! (more...)

JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Coming to The Orpheum, 4/22-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

The Orpheum Theatre is delighted to announce that the new 2014 national tour of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, will play April 22 - 27, 2014 at The Orpheum Theatre in Memphis. (more...)

Morris Museum to Present FOREVER PLAID at Bickford Theatre, 5/1-25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Get ready to tap you toes! The Morris Museum has announced that Forever Plaid by Stuart Ross will be performed at the Bickford Theatre from May 1 through May 25, 2014. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Haley Swindal Brings PLAY TO WIN to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 9, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presented Haley Swindal in 'Play To Win' on April 8 at 9:30pm. Swindal's musical career has taken her across the country and around the world, from Carnegie Hall to the Sporting Club in Monte Carlo, and right back where she grew up: Yankee Stadium. (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Launch International Tour in Honor of 20th Anniversary this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

In celebration of Disney's Beauty and the Beast's 20th anniversary on the stage, Disney Theatrical Productions, NETworks and Broadway Entertainment Group announce the first-ever international tour for the title. The English-language tour will open at Istanbul's Zorlu Center in October 2014 and will tour to diverse international markets including Kazakhstan, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia marking the first time Disney's timeless musical will have been seen in these territories. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 9th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 9, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Hold onto your hats! Shows beginning in late April include 'Avenue Q,' 'Ragtime,' 'Juno,' 'Hey! Dancin'! Hey! Musical!,' 'How To Succeed...,' 'Hair,' 'The Sound Of Music,' 'Motown' and 'The Wizard Of Oz!' AMAZING! Plus news from The Second City, the Goodman, that JCS arena tour, a 2015 'Little Shop' and the return of the Mormons! Whew! (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - Susan Boyle, Richard Jay-Alexander and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 9, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Ovation will air its special on Susan Boyle tonight! (more...)

Charlotte Wilcox, Joe Benincasa & Joan Marcus to Be Honored with Special Tony Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced this year's recipients of 2014 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre. These honors will be presented at the Tony Honors Cocktail Party, a private cocktail reception, on Monday, June 2nd at the Paramount Hotel's Diamond Horseshoe. The 2014 Tony Awards will be broadcast live on Sunday, June 8th on CBS, and are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (more...)

Preview Michelle Williams's 'I Don't Know How To Love Him' In New SUPERSTAR Arena Tour
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 8, 2014

A first look at the talented cast of the new arena tour production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Jesus Christ Superstar was presented last week and a first look at Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams performing the breakout hit 'I Don't Know How To Love Him' is now available to view. (more...)

Full List Of Dates & Cities Announced For New JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Arena Tour
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 8, 2014

A first look at the talented cast of the new arena tour production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Jesus Christ Superstar was presented last week and a first look at Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams performing the breakout hit 'I Don't Know How To Love Him' is now available to view. (more...)

Neil Berg's 101 YEARS OF BROADWAY Set for Harris Center, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Following the fantastic audience response to the last time Neil Berg appeared at Harris Center for the Arts with 100 Years of Broadway in 2011, Mr. Berg returns to Folsom with an all new show celebrating 101 Years of Broadway. This highly anticipated return engagement features a dazzling cast of five Broadway stars accompanied by an all-star New York band. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Arena Tour with Ben Forster, Michelle Williams & JC Chasez to Play Madison Square Garden, 8/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

MSG Entertainment announced Friday that Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular will take the Madison Square Garden stage on Tuesday, August 5 at 8:00PM. Ticket on sale date to be determined. (more...)

GHOSTS Opens 22 May at Southbank Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

More than a hundred years since it alarmed censors, appalled critics and thrilled audiences Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts remains as sensational and electric as ever. Opening Thursday 22 May 2014 at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner, internationally renowned Australian director Gale Edwards returns to MTC to direct this unflinching critique of marriage and social convention. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Monday, April 7, 2014 - Atlantic's THREEPENNY OPERA Opens, Signature Honors Tunick and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 7, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Atlantic Theater opens THE THREEPENNY OPERA tonight, and D.C.'s Signature Theatre honors Jonathan Tunick at its annual gala! (more...)

BWW TV: Meet the New Company of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR- Plus a Sneak Peek from the Arena Tour!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 7, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Jesus Christ Superstar, the global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, is reimagined for the 21st century as an arena rock spectacular. The biggest ever North American arena tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's groundbreaking rock musical is coming to Detroit at Joe Louis Arena on Saturday, June 28 with an extraordinary cast of rock, pop and R&B superstars. The company met the press last week and below we are excited to bring you a first look at the cast in performance! Catch 'Superstar' and 'I Don't Know How to Love Him,' plus watch interviews with the new company! (more...)

Haley Swindal Will PLAY TO WIN at 54 Below Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Haley Swindal will bring 'Play To Win' to 54 Below tomorrow night, April 8, 2014 at 9:30 p.m. (more...)

Circle Theatre to Celebrate the Music of Stephen Schwartz, 4/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Join Circle Theatre as we celebrate the musical masterpieces of the Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer, Stephen Schwartz. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, CARRIE THE MUSICAL and More Set for Circle Theatre's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Starting off the Main Stage season in May of 2014 is the rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar, running May 8 through 24. This rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice is a thought-provoking and emotional dramatization of Christ's final days. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, Jesus Christ Superstar illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart. (more...)

Steve Kazee, HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Concert & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Meet the Broadway Class of 2014- Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 6, 2014

With Broadway's 2014 season now in full swing, there's a solid group of performers making their Broadway debuts this Spring. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

Jesus Meets Valjean! Ben Forster & Ramin Karimloo Pose For A Pic At LES MISERABLES
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 6, 2014

While the religious themes of international hit mega-musical LES MISERABLES are prevalent, Jean Valjean had never actually met Jesus Christ until this weekend - in the form of just-announced Jesus Christ Superstar US arena tour Jesus, Ben Forster, that is! (more...)

Perth Festival Celebrates Shakespeare's 450th Birthday, 4/8-26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2014

WILLIAM Shakespeare is almost without debate the greatest playwright in the English language. He was born in April, 1564, which makes April 2014 the 450th anniversary of his birth. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/5-4/6/2014
by - Apr 6, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, April 6, 2014 - Sunday, April 6, 2014. (more...)

Ben Forster Shares Enthusiasm Over Headlining JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Arena Tour
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 6, 2014

A first look at the talented cast of the new arena tour production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Jesus Christ Superstar is now available to view. (more...)

Ben Forster, Michelle Williams & JC Chasez to Lead 50-City US Arena Tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR; Kicks Off in June!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

The Really Useful Group and AEG Live concluded a UK arena tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's legendary rock classic Jesus Christ Superstar back in 2013, which starred Tim Minchin as 'Judas Iscariot', Spice Girl Melanie C as 'Mary Magdalene' and Winner of ITV's Superstar, Ben Forster as 'Jesus'. It was officially announced on Good Morning America today that a 50-city US tour will kick off on June 9 in New Orleans, featuring Forster (Jesus), Brandon Boyd (Judas), JC Chasez (Pilate), Michelle Williams (Mary), and John Rotten Lydon (King Herod). Check out highlights from the UK production below! (more...)


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First Look At Michelle Williams, Brandon Boyd & Cast Of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Arena Tour
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 4, 2014

A first look at the talented cast of the new arena tour production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Jesus Christ Superstar is now available to view. (more...)

VIDEO: Brandon Boyd, Michelle Williams Perform SUPERSTAR on GMA
by TV News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar will kick off a 50-city, North American arena tour on June 9 in New Orleans. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Arena Tour with Ben Forster, Michelle Williams & JC Chasez to Play Joe Louis Arena, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Jesus Christ Superstar, the global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, is reimagined for the 21st century as an arena rock spectacular. The biggest ever North American arena tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's groundbreaking rock musical is coming to Detroit at Joe Louis Arena on Saturday, June 28 with an extraordinary cast of rock, pop and R&B superstars. (more...)

BWW Interviews: TETELESTAI Rises Up Again for Five Columbus Shows
by Paul Batterson - Apr 4, 2014

Russ Nagy recalls going to the Lakewood Civic Auditorium in Cleveland in 1971 and being blown away by one of the first performances of a new musical called GODSPELL. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: PHANTOM's Ben Jacoby and Julia Udine Sing 'All I Ask of You'
by Stage Tube - Apr 2, 2014

Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has just made its Philadelphia premiere at the Academy of Music. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM, the most successful musical of all-time, is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America. In the video below, Ben Jacoby and Julia Udine perform 'All I Ask of You' on CBS Philly. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/16- JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by Stage Tube - Apr 16, 2014

Today in 2000, the second Broadway revival of Jesus Christ Superstar opened at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts (now the Foxwoods Theatre), where it ran for 161 performances. Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with lyrics by Tim Rice. 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. The third Broadway revival is currently playing at the Neil Simon Theatre. (more...)

Brilliant MUPPET CHRIST SUPERSTAR Parody Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 16, 2014

The furry and rambunctious cast of Jim Henson's iconic The Muppets lend their unique talents to Jesus Christ Superstar via an impressively inventive new album experiment titled MUPPET CHRIST SUPERSTAR. (more...)

GRINDR The Opera to Premiere at The West End Cabaret, 5/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Libertine Idol Productions and Charles Czarnecki are presenting the world premiere of Erik Johannes von Ransom's GRINDR The Opera in concert on May 2nd and 3rd at The West End Cabaret, with direction by Rachel Klein. GRINDR is an unauthorized musical parody of the eponymous gay hook-up app that has sweepingly altered the course of modern gay intimacy. (more...)

World Premiere of PRIDE & PREJUDICE, BILLY ELLIOT and More Make Up La Mirada Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts and Mc Coy Rigby Entertainment are thrilled to announce their most "practically perfect" 2014- 2015 season of shows! Beginning with David Lindsay-Abaire's Tony Award-winning Good People; followed by our favorite Sister returning in Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls The Dice; then three extraordinary musical experiences beginning with the 10-time Tony Award-winning Billy Elliot; the World Premiere engagement of Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice: A Musical; and finally the high-flying, Tony Award-Winning, Mary Poppins! This extraordinary season also includes the bonus options of its third "Onstage Series" production of a "brand new" Los Angeles premiere production of Carrie The Musical; also six-time Grammy award-winning superstar Amy Grant and the powerhouse dancing of Ballroom With A Twist - add it all up, and it's La Mirada Theatre/McCoy Rigby's, without a doubt, must-see, most exciting season of shows ever! (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, 18 aprile al Teatro Sistina di Roma
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Il 18 aprile, giorno del Venerdi Santo, debutta al Teatro Sistina di Roma lo spettacolo piu atteso della stagione: la versione evento di Jesus Christ Superstar, la piu grande opera rock di tutti i tempi, con un cast d'eccezione che non manchera di richiamare l'attenzione di tutti gli appassionati di musica e teatro. (more...)

Ben Vereen to Hit the Stage at Suncoast Showroom, 5/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Multitalented entertainer Ben Vereen will bring his one-man show to the Suncoast Showroom May 17 and 18. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Josh Young as Che in EVITA on Tour Talks Career and Experiences
by Kathy Strain - Apr 14, 2014

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Playhouse South Presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, 5/2-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2014

Opening May 2, the revolutionary award-winning musical written by Tim Rice (lyrics) and Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) traces the final days of Jesus and illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit. Jesus Christ Superstar follows Jesus' arrival in Jerusalem, the betrayal, Passion and crucifixion-and Jesus' relationships with Judas Iscariot and Mary Magdalene. The show features such legendary hits as I Don't Know How to Love Him and Jesus Christ Superstar. Suitable for ages 12+. (more...)

*N SYNC's JC Chasez Discusses New JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Arena Tour
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 12, 2014

A first look at the talented cast of the new arena tour production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Jesus Christ Superstar was presented last week and *N SYNC's JC Chasez opens up about his role of Pontius Pilate in a new interview now available. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- LES MISERABLES' Andy Mientus
by BWW Staff - Apr 11, 2014

Welcome to THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with your favorite Broadway stars. Want to know what hooked them to a career in the theater? Their dream roles? Their Broadway crushes? Read on! In this week's edition, we caught up with Andy Mientus, who is starring as 'Marius' in Les Miserables- currently playing at the Imperial Theatre. (more...)

Mary Poppins Flies to Westchester Broadway Theatre, 5/8-7/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The WBT is celebrating 40 years of Broadway Musicals & Fine Dining! For this momentous occasion, Mary Poppins is flying onto our stage! The cherished 1964 Disney film has been re-imagined into a spectacular new musical. The show has been created, in collaboration with Cameron Mackintosh, by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Musical Theatre Rocks! AMERICAN IDIOT Tour Cast Sings Coldplay, Maroon 5, Madonna & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 11, 2014

The hugely talented national tour cast of Green Day-penned Broadway rock musical AMERICAN IDIOT showed off their penchant for contemporary music with a spectacular rock showcase earlier this month and an extensive collection of clips from the performance are now available to view. (more...)

David Rogers, Lee Siegel, Ma-Anne Dionisio & More to Star in Drayton Entertainment's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

With excitement mounting for Drayton Entertainment's production of Boublil and Schonberg's Les Miserables, Artistic Director Alex Mustakas today revealed the cast and creative team that has been assembled for the epic musical. (more...)

David Rogers, Lee Siegel, Ma-Anne Dionisio & More to Star in Drayton Entertainment's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

With excitement mounting for Drayton Entertainment's production of Boublil and Schonberg's LES MISERABLES, Artistic Director Alex Mustakas today revealed the cast and creative team that has been assembled for the epic musical. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in Concert Comes to the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, 4/25-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center Professional Company brings a new experience to Center audiences with the award-winning rock musical, 'Jesus Christ Superstar in Concert.' Under the direction of Artistic Director Gavan Pamer, singers, dancers and musicians will present the Center's first ever in-concert production April 25-27 and May 2-4. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PMT Brings Gritty Edge to LES MISERABLES at the Byham Theatre
by Greg Kerestan - Apr 1, 2014

No celebrities, no turntable, (almost) no opera- Ken Gargaro's 'Les Miserables' takes the iconic musical back to its rock opera roots. (more...)

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Opens this Friday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will present the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar April 4-13 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. Performances are April 4,5,11,12 at 7:30 pm and April 6 and 13 at 2:00 pm. (more...)

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES to Make Off-Broadway Return in Spanish, Begin. May 6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

Eve Ensler's groundbreaking show, The Vagina Monologues, will return in a new form when the first New York City revival opens for a Spanish language engagement at its original off-Broadway home. Los Monologos de la Vagina will begin performances at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street) on May 6 . Opening night will be announced. Mexican director Jaime Matarredona helms the production. It is produced by Morris Gilbert and Federico Gonzalez Compean. This will mark the first time that a mainstream off-Broadway theatre has hosted a commercial Spanish language play for an ongoing run. (more...)

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