Jesus Christ Superstar 1972

Ages: 10+
Opened: August 9, 1972
Closing: unknown

Jesus Christ Superstar - 1972 - West End History , Info & More

Palace Theatre
109-113 Shaftesbury Avenue London W1D 8AY London

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.

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JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Comes To Australia In November 2024
by A.A. Cristi - May 3, 2024

Experience the global phenomenon as JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR arrives in Australia. Get ready for an unforgettable theatrical experience with this iconic musical.

Review: Breathtaking 50th Anniversary Tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Straz Center
by Drew Eberhard - Mar 7, 2024

An explosive 90-minute sung-through Rock Opera written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with lyrics by Tim Rice, took the Carol Morsani Hall by storm Tuesday evening. This reimagined 50th Anniversary Tour, is the story loosely based on the Gospels’ accounts of the Passion. It works to interpret the psychology of Jesus, while much of the story’s plot centers on Judas’ disdain for how Jesus is leading his disciples. The rock opera was initially unable to attain funding, so Webber and composers released the idea as a concept album. Garnering much success, which led to the eventual Broadway stage debut in 1971. Some nine years later the musical had grossed more than $237 million worldwide. It soon became the longest-running West End musical in London, running for 8 years between 1972-1980, and was soon bested by Cats in 1989.

Gretna Theatre Reveals Summer 2024 Season
by Blair Ingenthron - Mar 2, 2024

Single tickets and subscriptions are on sale now for Gretna Theatre's 97th season, including five mainstage productions and four Family Series presentations, most of which will take place this summer at the historic Mt. Gretna Playhouse.

by Stephi Wild - Feb 21, 2024

Donny Osmond will return to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as the production opens its second UK tour at the Edinburgh Playhouse this Christmas. Making his first UK appearance in a stage version of the production, Osmond returns to play 'Pharaoh.'

El documental sobre JESUCRISTO SUPERSTAR con Camilo Sesto disponible en Prime
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Feb 16, 2024

Marta García Sarabia dirige esta pieza que explora la producción de 1975 que se estrenó en el Alcalá Palace.

Brightside Theatre To Perform CHESS IN CONCERT February 9-18
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 23, 2024

Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and Executive Director Julie Ann Kornak are excited to continue BrightSide Theatre's SEASON 12 – The Season of Passion – with the masterful musical CHESS IN CONCERT.

BrightSide Theatre Presents CHESS In Concert
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 19, 2023

BrightSide Theatre Presents CHESS In Concert, a professional theatre performance in Naperville's Historic Downtown District. Don't miss this captivating production of Chess in Concert.

PHILADELPHIA BOUND? Fall Presents Over 120 Festivals, Block Parties, Shows, Charity Events and More
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 3, 2023

Are you bound for the Philadelphia area this fall.  There’s so much to see and do that our readers will like to know about. 

Alice Cooper Shares New Single 'White Frankenstein' & Announces New Tour Dates
by Michael Major - Jul 19, 2023

Alice Cooper releases his new single “White Line Frankenstein” from his upcoming album Road on earMUSIC. Produced by Bob Ezrin, the album hit worldwide top positions on Amazon within 24 hours of the announcement. “White Line Frankenstein” is built on a rocking riff as it goes into a memorable chorus. Check out tour dtaes!

by Alan Portner - Jul 5, 2023

The White Theatre at the Jewish Community Center closes out its eighteenth season with an excellent production of a story ripped from the scrolls of Genesis, chapters 37-50. It is an early sung-through musical collaboration by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT.

Actors From JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR To Attend 50th Anniversary Screening at Park Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 12, 2023

The actor who created the role of Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar on Broadway and in the 1973 film, Ted Neeley, will be in-person at The Park Theatre in Jaffrey, NH, for a special 50th Anniversary screening of the film and cast reunion.

Ezra Knight & Sara Bareilles Join The Acting Company's Annual Reimagined Renaissance Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2023

Ezra Knight will host The Acting Company’s annual Reimagined Renaissance Gala, featuring a performance by Sara Bareilles. See how to purchase tickets!

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Comes To The Pearl Theater At Palms Casino Resort For Easter Weekend
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 5, 2023

The highly anticipated Las Vegas production of Tony Award and Emmy Award nominated Broadway In The HOOD's explosive presentation of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock opera 'Jesus Christ Superstar' to play in The Pearl Theater at Palms Casino Resort, free and open to the public Easter weekend, April 7-8, 2023.

Feature: Sterrencast JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Uitgebreid Met Alex Klaasen en Edwin Jonker!
by Chantal Kunst - Mar 22, 2023

Albert Verlinde heeft vandaag, op de 75ste verjaardag van componist Andrew Lloyd Webber, bekendgemaakt dat Edwin Jonker en Alex Klaasen als Pilatus en Herodes in de iconische musical Jesus Christ Superstar te zien zullen zijn. Nadat eerder al bekend is geworden dat er hoofdrollen zijn voor Jeangu Macrooy (Jezus), Freek Bartels (Judas) en Magtel de Laat (Maria) is de theaterproducent trots op zijn sterrencast. De kaartverkoop voor Jesus Christ Superstar is vanaf vandaag geopend. 

Feature: Freek Bartels en Magtel De Laat Naast Jeangu Macrooy In JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR!
by Chantal Kunst - Feb 14, 2023

De iconische musical Jesus Christ Superstar krijgt een sterrencast. Gisteren werd al bekendgemaakt dat Jeangu Macrooy de rol van Jezus gaat spelen. De rollen van Judas en Maria worden gespeeld door niemand minder dan Freek Bartels en de talentvolle Magtel de Laat. Jesus Christ Superstar is vanaf januari 2024 in de Nederlandse theaters te zien. 

See Jennifer Holliday, the Original Broadway Cast of PIPPIN & More Next Month at 54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 30, 2023

Next month, 54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. See February's lineup and learn how to purchase tickets!

BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL Comes to Milton Keynes Theatre in January
by Stephi Wild - Dec 23, 2022

Milton Keynes Theatre welcomes brand-new stage adaptation of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel to the city 24 - 28 Jan 2023. Hayley Mills (Pollyanna, The Parent Trap, Whistle Down the Wind) Paul Nicholas (Jesus Christ Superstar, BBC 1's Just Good Friends, Eastenders and Rula Lenska, (ITV's Rock Follies, Coronation Street, Channel 4's Celebrity Big Brother will star in this feel-good tale of love, adventure, and starting-over. 

Pittsburgh CLO Announces the Cast Of A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL, Starring Michael Cerveris
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2022

Pittsburgh CLO has announced casting for the 31st annual production of A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL, December 9-23 at the historic Byham Theater. Two time Tony winner, Michael Cerveris, will take on the role of Ebenezer Scrooge.

Eugene Lee To Join Norm Lewis On A SOLDIER'S PLAY National Tour; Full Cast Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 2, 2022

Veteran actor Eugene Lee will join Norm Lewis to star in the 20-week North American tour of Roundabout's 2020 Tony Award-winning Best Revival of the 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning A Soldier's Play.  

Alpha Omega Celebrates 50th Anniversary Season with ONCE UPON EL BARRIO
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 23, 2022

Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company, founded in 1972, celebrates its 50th Anniversary with the premiere of Once Upon El Barrio, conceived and choreographed by Enrique Cruz DeJesus, Artistic Director since 1998.  Inspiration for his new work has come from the writings of Piri Thomas, poet and author of Seven Long Times, and Savior, Savior, Hold My Hand, and the best-selling autobiography Down These Mean Streets. 

WaterTower Theatre Announces the Cast and Creatives for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by Stephi Wild - Oct 19, 2022

Casting and creative details have been announced JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, the blockbuster rock opera by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.  This is the first production of WaterTower’s 27th Season.

by Chantal Kunst - Sep 27, 2022

Albert Verlinde Theater presenteert in samenwerking met Senf Theaterpartners en Jaco Kaasschieter in 2024 een nieuwe versie van de iconische rockopera Jesus Christ Superstar van Tim Rice en Andrew Lloyd Webber. De regie is in handen van de internationaal prijswinnende Ivo van Hove. Het is na het overweldigende succes van LAZARUS de tweede keer dat Albert Verlinde en Ivo van Hove

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR to Premiere in Amsterdam Directed by Ivo van Hove in 2024
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2022

A Dutch production of Jesus Christ Superstar is headed to the Netherlands in 2024. Directed by Ivo van Hove and produced by Albert Verlinde, the musical will premiere in January 2024 at the DeLaMar Theater in Amsterdam.

Cast Announced for MAMMA MIA! Opening Skylight Music Theatre's 2022-23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 29, 2022

Skylight Music Theatre has announced the full cast for the smash hit musical Mamma Mia! running from September 23 – October 16, 2022. Performances take place in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center.

Creative Team Announced for MAMMA MIA! at Skylight Music Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2022

Skylight Music Theatre has announced the creative team for the smash hit musical Mamma Mia! running from September 23 – October 16, 2022. Performances take place in the Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center.

Other Productions of Jesus Christ Superstar

1971   Broadway Original Broadway Production
1972   West End London Production
West End
1977   US Tour Touring Revival
US Tour
1977   Milburn, NJ (Regional) Paper Mill Production
Milburn, NJ (Regional)
1977   Broadway Broadway Revival
1995   Off-Broadway Off-Broadway Revival
1996   West End London Revival
West End
2000   Broadway Broadway Revival
2002   US Tour First Class National Tour
US Tour
2006   Beverly, MA (Regional) North Shore Music Theatre Production
Beverly, MA (Regional)
2012   Broadway Broadway Revival
2017   Off-Broadway All-Female Concert Production
2017   St. Louis, MO (Regional) The Muny's Revival Adaptation
St. Louis, MO (Regional)
2017   West End Regents Open Air Theatre Revival
West End
2018   Motion Picture NBC Live Televised Production
Motion Picture
2019   West End London Return Engagement at the Barbican
West End
2019   US Tour 2019 North American Tour
US Tour
2023   US Tour US Tour
US Tour