Broadway performers Shoshana Bean (Wicked, Hairspray) and Morgan James (Godspell, Motown) are crowdfunding an all-female album of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's 1970 rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar. The campaign, hosted on PledgeMusic, offers a host of rewards for contributing, ranging from autographed albums and t-shirts to dinner with the cast and a chance to sing on the album itself.
The album looks to reunite much of the cast from a January concert held at New York's Highline Ballroom, which starred Bean as Judas Iscariot opposite James in the show's title role. According to notes on the album's PledgeMusic page, they are aiming "to capture the electricity of that night while honoring the landmark concept album that started it all." Jesus Christ Superstar was famously released as a concept album in 1970 prior to being performed on a stage.
The Highline Ballroom concert was directed by Richard Amelius with music direction by Julie McBride. The cast of 13 was accompanied by a six-piece band.
While a release date for the album is not given, it appears the cast will head into the recording studio in February 2018.
For more info and to help fund the album, click here.