Ted Neeley Comes to Delaware Theatre Company, 3/17
Ted Neeley, star of both the 1973 classic film and various Broadway touring versions of Jesus Christ Superstar returns to the road, this time without the robe. Fronting his five piece Little Big Band, Ted returns to his Texas roots and his first love as a "singer in a rock and roll band". Ted will debut new music with the group, which includes Kim Norton, a stellar guitarist who has provided Ted with an underscore of searing riffs on more than 1000 performances of Superstar, and bassist James Webb, son of famed songwriter Jimmy Webb, and co-founder of the popular Webb Brothers Band.Faithful followers, affectionately known as Tedheads, will get to hear Ted sing the iconic "Gethsemane", take a look back at his long career on stage and screen, and hear music from his new album and stories from the recently released film, Django Unchained. The new show also features stories and musical material from his career as a rock opera pioneer, including selections from Tommy, Hair,Sgt. Pepper's, and of course, Jesus Christ Superstar. Ted also opens the vault of images and unseen footage from his personal archives, including interviews with Directors Norman Jewison and Tom O'Horgan, Tommy Smothers, Dennis DeYoung, and many others.
A Very Special Evening with Ted Neeley will be presented at the Delaware Theatre Company on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 7:30pm with a reception immediately following the concert. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the artistic, educational and outreach programming of the Delaware Theatre Company.