From Spider-Man to Leap of Faith, A Look at the 2011-12 Broadway Season: The Musicals

By Playbill Staff
09 Mar 2012

Show: Jesus Christ Superstar
Theatre: Neil Simon Theatre
Preview: March 1, 2012
Opening: March 22, 2012
Closing: Open-ended
Creators: Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Lyrics by Tim Rice. Direction by Des McAnuff.
Original Principal Cast: Paul Nolan as Jesus Christ, Josh Young as Judas Iscariot, Chilina Kennedy as Mary Magdalene, Tom Hewitt as Pontius Pilate, Bruce Dow as King Herod, Marcus Nance as Caiaphas, Aaron Walpole as Annas and Lee Siegel as Simon Zealotes.
Synopsis: Jesus Christ Superstar was initially conceived as a stadium event, according to current director McAnuff, whose new production connects Christ's historic rise as a religious phenomenon to contemporary media sensationalism (the staging incorporates of crawling news tickers). The cinematic staging puts focus on the multi-layered emotional triangle between Jesus Christ, Judas Iscariot and Mary Madgelene.

Check out pictures from Jesus Christ Superstar press day.

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