PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Sierra Boggess Shares Her Favorite Andrew Lloyd Webber Songs

By Adam Hetrick
21 Aug 2013

"Gethsemane" from Jesus Christ Superstar. Only Andrew could ever musicalize how Jesus Christ might be feeling before he knows he is going to be crucified. And this song is it. The thing about Andrew, is that he requires his singers to stretch their vocal abilities to the limit, BECAUSE the emotion calls for it. "I have to know, I have to know my God" feels to me like the rumbling before the storm REALLY hits, and then the absolute WAIL of fear and anger and pain "WHYYYYYYYY"! It's musical genius.