"Jesus Christ Superstar" Released on Blu-Ray May 7
By Michael Gioia
The 1973 film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar is released on Blu-ray by Universal Studios May 7.
The film, which follows the final days of Jesus Christ, was directed by Norman Jewison and features Ted Neeley as Jesus, Carl Anderson as Judas, Bob Bingham as Caiaphas, Barry Dennen as Pontius Pilate and Yvonne Elliman as Mary Magdalene.
Jesus Christ Superstar has music by Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The original Broadway production opened at the Mark Hellinger Theatre on Oct. 12, 1971, and received five 1972 Tony Award nominations. The piece was revived on Broadway in 1977, 2000 and 2012.
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