Neeley, who starred as Jesus in the film and continues to tour in the musical, produced the DVD. In addition to Anderson (Judas) and Elliman (Mary Magdalene), the DVD includes commentary from Barry Dennan, Bob Bingham, Larry Marshall and Josh Mostel. Special guests on the DVD are original director Norman Jewison.
The film features many members from the original Broadway production. Elliman originated the role of Mary Magdalene. Neeley, who was part of the original ensemble, stepped into the role of Jesus. Anderson, who understudied the role of Judas and later succeeded original star Ben Vereen, was cast in the role for the film adaptation.