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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.



BWW Interview: ADAM PASCAL Reflects on Tim Rice's Legacy Ahead of Sunday's YAA Concert
by Benjamin Tomchik - Mar 9, 2017

This Sunday, Adam Pascal will join the Young Artists of America (YAA) in paying tribute to the Tony, Oscar and Grammy Award Winning lyricist in The Circle of Life: The Songs of Tim Rice in Concert. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse Presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series and Pepsi Rock Series presents Jesus Christ Superstar - The Rock Opera on Saturday, March 25 at 2pm and 8pm and is partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon & Spa and Bart's Tree Service. Considered one of the most iconic musicals ever written, 'Jesus Christ Superstar' includes legendary hits such as 'Everything's Alright,' 'I Don't Know How To Love Him,' and 'Gethsemane.' This is a unique adaptation of the multiple Tony Award winning, and Laurence Olivier Award-nominated, classic Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice production and is produced by ACT of Connecticut. (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre Continues Season with the World Premiere of THE LOST YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Mistaken identities, family secrets, artistic ambitions, and terrible puns set the stage for Contra Costa Civic Theatre's world premiere production of The Lost Years by Los Angeles-based playwright Cynthia Wands, from April 7-30. The production, directed by CCCT Artistic Director Marilyn Langbehn, marks only the second world premiere in the company's 57-year history. For tickets and information visit the theatre's website at www.ccct.org or call 510.524.9012. (more...)

Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for the World Premiere of THE BRAILLE LEGACY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Final casting has been announced today for the world premiere of a major new musical, "The Braille Legacy", the thrilling, true, inspirational and epic story of Louis Braille, a young blind boy who wanted the same chance in life as those who see and ended up improving the lives of millions of blind people around the world. (more...)

Aaron C. Finley, Aleks Pevec and Brennyn Lark to Lead North Carolina Theatre's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional regional theatre, is proud to announce casting for the upcoming production of Jesus Christ Superstar, playing this Easter, April 11-16 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Newnan Theatre Opens World-Renown Musical GODSPELL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Newnan Theatre Company is proud to announce the opening of Godspell, the world-renown musical by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak, on March 9 and running through March 19. The musical is based on the Gospel According to Matthew. The best-known song from the show, Day By Day, holds the honor of being one of only a few Broadway musical songs to reach the Billboard pop singles chart when it reached #13 in the summer of 1972. (more...)

WONDERLAND to Take Bristol Audiences Down the Rabbit Hole in May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

TV and West End star Wendi Peters, much loved for her acclaimed portrayal of Cilla Battersby-Brown in Coronation Street, will headline the upcoming 2017 UK tour of Wonderland as Queen of Hearts alongside musical theatre favourite Dave Willetts, who has previously starred in tours of South Pacific, 42nd Street and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, as White Rabbit. (more...)

Tickets to Lyric Opera's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Go On Sale One Year Early
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

n anticipation of high ticket demand, Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today that the initial block of tickets for its Spring 2018 production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar will be available for sale a year in advance, starting Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 10 a,m.  (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BROADWAY BOYS Perform Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

It was quite an evening March 4, 2017 when THE BROADWAY BOYS performed a benefit performance at the Gordon Center for the Performing Arts at Baltimore, Maryland's Jewish Community Center. (more...)

BWW Exclusive Interview: Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg Discuss the Politics of Theatre and More!
by Andrew Burrill - Mar 6, 2017

Alain Boublil And Claude-Michel Schonberg, the artistic team behind the creation of LES MISERABLES and MISS SAIGON chat about Hamilton, politics, new musicals and more! (more...)

Tam Mutu Signs on for Broadway-Bound SECRET GARDEN at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Broadway and West End star Tam Mutu will star as Archibald Craven in The 5th Avenue Theatre's enchanting Broadway-bound revival of The Secret Garden. Mutu joins a phenomenal cast including Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan, Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Lizzie Klemperer, Charlie Franklin and Sean G. Griffin. (more...)

Cast Announced For World Premiere Of SOHO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Announcing the hugely original ensemble cast of SOHO, each with their own creative disciplines includes: Anton Simpson-Tidy (Martial Artist - UK), Kayla Lomas-Kirton (Hip Hop / Street Dancer - UK), Daniel Ash (Drag Ariel Tissue - UK), Peter Freeman & Loric Fouchereau (Hand to Hand acrobats - Australia & France), Alessio Motta (Chinese Poles - Italy), Charlee DeBolla (Aerial Straps - UK), Rebecca Rennison (Dance Trapeze - UK), Camille Tremblay (Handstand - Canada), Leah Wolff (Hoop - Canada), Xander Taylor & Melanie Dupuis (Doubles Trapeze - Canada). (more...)

The Heat Is On! Meet the Full Company of MISS SAIGON, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 23, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon opens tonight, March 23rd, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), where the original production of Miss Saigon opened on April 11, 1991. Miss Saigon will play a limited engagement through January 13, 2018, before launching a North American tour. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Daniel C. Levine, Sarah Litzsinger, Donna Vivino and More Set for BROADWAY BACKSTAGE in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

On Stage at Kingsborough, a leading performing arts presenter located at Brooklyn's Kingsborough Community College presents its 2017 spring season, featuring world class artists from around the globe. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at the Arvada Center
by Stage Tube - Mar 22, 2017

Jesus Christ Superstar opened at the Arvada Center  last night, March 21, and will run thru April 16, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Billy Lewis, Jr., Jenna Bainbridge, Stephen Day and More in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at the Arvada Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Jesus Christ Superstar opened at the Arvada Center last night, March 21, and will run thru April 16, 2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 22, 2017
by - Mar 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW TV: Andrew Lloyd Webber's Four Broadway Casts Unite for a Special Birthday Message!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 22, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber has a lot to celebrate, with four shows currently running on Broadway- The Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock, Cats and Sunset Boulevard. Today also happens to be the legendary composer's birthday, and cast members from every one of his shows gathered to sing him a special birthday message! (more...)

BWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by Herbert Paine - Mar 22, 2017

Arizona Broadway Theatre's current production of Jesus Christ Superstar is rousing and colorful. A revival worth seeing. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, March 22- The Lord and Master: Happy Birthday Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber
by Stage Tube - Mar 21, 2017

Two of musical theatre's most talented people, Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber share a birthday - March 22, 2011. Here they are performing together in a rare, join appearance to celebrate the birthday of another legend - Cameron Mackintosh. Enjoy and Happy Birthday! (more...)

Double Fleur du Cap Win for Current Theatre On The Bay Attraction JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT - currently running at Theatre on the Bay - won two awards at the 52nd Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards. (more...)

Joe Cassidy and Constantine Maroulis to Lead Gopnik & Shire's New Musical 'THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM' at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents the world premiere of The Most Beautiful Room in New York, a new musical with book and lyrics by Adam Gopnik and music by David Shire, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

New Tampa Players is Bringing JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR to Their Home Stage at the University Area CDC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

New Tampa Players is bringing Jesus Christ Superstar to their home stage at the University Area CDC March 31 through April 2 and April 7 through April 9, but first they have been taking the show on the road. Earlier this month, the cast performed a musical revue for the resident families at Metropolitan Ministries. 'Rehearsals for Superstar have been demanding, so I wasn't sure how the cast would feel about giving up a Saturday,' Director G. Frank Meekins said, 'but in the end it was a privilege to be able to share musical theater with adults and children who might not otherwise get to see a live performance like this.' (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 19, 2017
by - Mar 19, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 18, 2017
by - Mar 18, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/18/2017
by - Mar 18, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/18/2017. (more...)

Wendy Mae Brown, Cavin Cornwall, and More Announced for THE COLOR PURPLE in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

???????An all-star West End cast is announced today for a one night only concert version of The Color Purple at London's Cadogan Hall on Sunday 21 May at 6.00pm. (more...)

Jurkowitz Fellows Program Returns to the Granada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts (SBCPA) is pleased to announce the return of the Jurkowitz Fellows in the Performing Arts Program for the second year, at The Granada Theatre on March 20 and 21 , 2017. (more...)

Russell Brand, Alan Titchmarsh and LA LA LAND Announced as Part of MOREoutdoor Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre announce MOREoutdoor, a season of one-off events during their 2017 season. (more...)

Maguire, Kalidas, Tompsett And More To Perform At WEST END BIG BUSK Charity Show For London Homeless At the Ambassadors Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

West End Big Busk (in association with Joel Marvin)  will  present a charity gala evening at The Ambassadors Theatre in London's West End on Tuesday April 11 featuring stars of the West End and other special guests in aid of  the Passage Charity who support the homeless in London. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 16, 2017
by - Mar 16, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Review Roundup: David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE Opens at the Public Theater
by Review Roundups - Mar 15, 2017

The Public Theater's world premiere of Joan of Arc: Into the Fire, with book, music, and lyrics by David Byrne, choreography by Steven Hoggett, and directed by Alex Timbers, officially opens tonight and BroadwayWorld has all the reviews as they roll in! (more...)

Tim Rice's and Andrew Lloyd Webber's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Is Re-Imagined at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The Theatre Arts Program (TAP) at Sacred Heart University presents a re-imagined version of Jesus Christ Superstar, the smash Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical and international hit. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Opening In April at Atlanta Lyric Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Atlanta Lyric Theatre is thrilled to bring one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most popular musicals to Marietta April 7-23, 2017. With music by Webber and Lyrics by Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar is a global phenomenon that has been stunning audiences for over 40 years! Jesus Christ Superstar performs at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (548 South Marietta Pkwy., Marietta). For tickets, reservations and group pricing visit www.AtlantaLyric.com or call 404-377-9948. (more...)

Something's Coming! WEST SIDE STORY Headed to La Mirada Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Powerful, poignant and timely as ever, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the fourth show of its 2016-2017 season, the most acclaimed musical of all time, WEST SIDE STORY, book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Leonard Bernstein with musical direction by Brent Crayon, choreography by John Todd and directed by Ovation award-winner Richard Israel. (more...)

Danny Mac, Jeremy Taylor, Fred Haig, and Maggie Steed Cast in ON THE TOWN at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

???????Regent's Park Open Air Theatre announce casting for the opening production of their 2017 season, On The Town (19 May - 01 July). (more...)

VIDEO: First Footage Released of THE WILD PARTY at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

First footage is released today of Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party, which plays until Saturday 1 April at The Other Palace. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Opens At Bristol Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre opens the hit rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar starting March 21 and running through April 16.  (more...)

Die Besetzung steht für Disneys DER GLÖCKNER VON NOTRE DAME in Berlin
by Marcel Konrath - Mar 14, 2017

Die Besetzung steht fuer Disneys DER GLÖCKNER VON NOTRE DAME in Berlin (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 14, 2017
by - Mar 14, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Ben Cameron and Natalie Joy Johnson to Host Songs in the Key of Equality's WE RISE TOGETHER Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Songs in the Key of Equality is proudly teaming up again with Swish Ally Fund for a night of inspirational performances by Broadway and NYC cabaret performers. This annual event will be held on Monday, April 3 at 8 p.m. at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City.   (more...)

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME and More Highlight Garden Theatre's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Garden Theatre, located at 160 West Plant Street in historic Winter Garden, is pleased to announce the 2017 - 2018 Theatre Season, running from September 2017 - May 2018. (more...)

Tony Award Winning Ben Vereen Performs at Broadway Theatre of Pitman
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

Ben Vereen is bringing his one man show, Steppin' Out with Ben Vereen, to the Broadway Theatre of Pitman. Ben's show is a unique blend of artistry, combining a tribute to Broadway, Frank Sinatra, and a very special tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. Featuring songs such as 'Defying Gravity,' 'Mr. Bojangles,' 'For Good' from Wicked and 'Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries.' Join us for Steppin' Out with Ben Vereen - a show of song and dance, filled with entertainment and laughter, stories and inspiration! (more...)

Music Saves The Day at Breckenridge Backstage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre's 43rd Season gets a jolt of energy with their first all-youth mainstage production, School of Rock - The Musical (Youth Production), based on the hit Paramount movie written by Mike White.  The stage version with book by Julian Fellowes, lyrics by Glenn Slater, and new music by Andrew Lloyd Webber is ready to rock the boards in Breckenridge.  Dewey Finn, a down-on-his-luck and wannabe rock star decides to earn a few bucks as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school.  What could be hard about that?  Ignoring the rules and pleas of the school's administration, Dewey throws academia aside and creates his own curriculum, complete with guitar riffs, keyboard solos, and jam sessions.  Little does he know, but his rebellious antics and creation of a kids' rock band has inspired and empowered this group of over-scheduled prep students with the power of rock. (more...)

BWW Review: Young Artists of America Premieres THE CIRCLE OF LIFE: THE SONGS OF TIM RICE IN CONCERT
by Jennifer Perry - Mar 12, 2017

THE CIRCLE OF LIFE: THE SONGS OF TIM RICE IN CONCERT was nothing less than a case study in ambition. (more...)

BWW Preview: THE HANDS OF LIBERACE at Green Valley Recreation West Center
by Debbie Hall - Mar 10, 2017

Premiere virtuoso pianist Philip Fortenberry continues his solo tour, "The Hands of Liberace" tour in Arizona. Celebrating the musical genius of Liberace in his concert, Fortenberry will play well-known, loved pieces and share his insights. A performer on Broadway and the Las Vegas Strip, Fortenberry will star in "The Hands of Liberace" in the Green Valley Recreation West Center in Green Valley, Arizona on March 14. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Pre-Production Rehearsal Photos of the cast of THE GEEZE & ME!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

What if there was a musical - simultaneously serious and hilarious, that explores the wild ride of life's later years, addressing the good, the bad and the ugly of aging? Rag Lady Productions is thrilled to announce the World Premiere of THE GEEZE AND ME, a new MUSICAL featuring a troupe of baby boomers who sing, dance, and hobble their way through issues of retirement, leakage, and more. At THE TENTH Avenue Arts Center downtown San Diego, March 31st through April 29th.  (more...)

Phyllis Newman Joins BROADWAY BOUND at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Tony Award winner Phyllis Newman has joined the 9:30pm showing of Feinstein's/54 Below concert series debut of Broadway Bound: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway on Tuesday, March 21st at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

B Street Theatre's Family Series Presents JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

 Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook by Allison Gregory marks the latest theatrical adaptation of Barbara Park's best-selling series.  (more...)

Disney's TARZAN Gets Chicago Premiere This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

To celebrate its 10th Anniversary, NightBlue Performing Arts Company opens its 2017 season with the Chicago premiere of 'Disney's TARZAN: The Broadway Musical' at Stage773, 1225 W. Belmont. (more...)

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