Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus Christ Superstar has been nominated for two 2012 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Josh Young’s performance as Judas.
A classic rock musical.
A visionary new production.
An unmissable theatrical event.
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, directed by the Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s Artistic Director and 2-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, has opened on Broadway to terrific reviews. Hailed as “An arena-rock extravaganza!” by The New York Times and “Sensational!” by Entertainment weekly, AM New York praises the production as “Exhilarating!”
This ground-breaking rock opera, which reinvented musical theatre for the modern age, tells the story of the last week of Christ’s life. The score includes such chart-topping songs as “I Don’t Know How To Love Him,” “Everything’s Alright” and “Superstar.”
In addition to Mr. McAnuff as Director, the creative team includes Choreographer Lisa Shriver, Musical Director Rick Fox, Set Designer Robert Brill, Costume Designer Paul Tazewell, Lighting Designer Howell Binkley, Sound Designer Steve Canyon Kennedy and Video Designer Sean Nieuwenhuis.
“O ye of little faith. To all those who made snarky comments when it was announced that Jesus Christ Superstar was being resurrected by Des McAnuff, I say unto you, ‘Go and observe this benevolent gift of this revival, which has had the miraculous effect of turning even an Andrew Lloyd Webber denier like me into a believer.’”
- Charles McNulty, Chief Theatre Critic, Los Angeles Times
“SPECTACULAR! An enormously effective production of a show that’s much trickier than most people think.”
- Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
“The most musically exciting show of the season!”
- Time Magazine
“THE AUDIENCE ERUPTS! An arena-rock extravaganza!
- Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
“SENSATIONAL! Extraordinarily good rock screamers!”
- Melissa Rose Bernardo, Entertainment Weekly
“EXHILARATING! Combines a rock-concert atmosphere with an elegant simplicity.”
- Matt Windman, AMNY
“EYE-POPPING VISUALS, BRILLIANTLY STAGED.”
- Mark Kennedy, Associated Press
“MADE ME A BELIEVER.”
- Michael Musto, The Village Voice
“PACKS A MUSICAL WALLOP. It’s the arena concert of sheer rock that it’s naturally supposed to be.”
- Scott Brown, New York Magazine
“HITS ALL THE RIGHT MARKS! The singing is phenomenal!”
- T. Michelle Murphy, Matro
“SUPERSTAR ROCKS BROADWAY! An eye-popping extravaganza!”
- Joe Dziemainowicz, New York Daily News
“BRINGS SUPERSTAR TO BLAZING LIFE!”
- Adam Feldman, Time Out New York
“POWERFUL AND STUNNING!”
- Howard Shapiro, Philadelphia Inquirer
- Jeremy Gerard, Bloomberg
“THE BEST SHOW OF THE SEASON! Get tickets now, before you can’t.”
- David Richardson, WOR Radio
- Richard Ouzounian, Variety
“SPECTACULAR ENTERTAINMENT! The prayers of Jesus Christ Superstar fans have been answered. A dazzling production from the director of Jersey Boys, Des McAnuff.”
-Pat Collins, Fox 5 News
“Hearing excellent singers deliver these tunes through powerful, crisp amplification is a primal thrill.”
-Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Post
“THIS MAY BE THE BEST SUPERSTAR YET!”
-Roma Torre, NY1
“TAKES OFF LIKE A SKYROCKET! This production is built to last.”
-Robert Feldberg, The Record
-Bob Verini, Variety
“IT BRINGS DOWN THE HOUSE! I became a true believer.”
- J. Kelly Nestruck, The Globe and Mail