Jesus Christ Superstar the musical
Jesus Christ Superstar is one of the most famous rock operas in the world. Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, this dynamic musical has been wowing audiences since 1970 and started a new generation of operas with a modern vibe. The story is loosely based on the Gospel readings of the last few days of Jesus' life with glimpses into the characters and motivation of the gospel characters, with modern twist and turns. It's full of classic rock hits such as "I don't know how to love him" and "Everything's Alright". It's a great night out and a great gift for friends or family. Head to StubHub to find a great deal on Jesus Christ Superstar tickets.
Jesus Christ Superstar history
Jesus Christ Superstar opened in 1971 on Broadway. Since then it has been performed on 5 continents and has even been turned into a movie. It has played to huge audiences around the world. All dialogue in the play is sung and the actors work on communicating through action and inflection. The story of Jesus resonates with many people and the play works just as well if you aren't familiar with the Gospel stories or if you know them well. It looks at the life of Jesus and the other characters in the story as people with personalities and their own motivations. Initially controversial due to some of the religious themes, it has grown into a favourite worldwide as generations of people bond over the story and song.
Interesting Facts about Jesus Christ Superstar
Over the years Jesus Christ Superstar has attracted a wide range of famous actors. Famous casting choices have included Rik Mayall as Herod, Tim Minchin as Judas and Jon English as Jesus. The play was initially planned as an album, however, people quickly realised it could be a powerful performance piece. Over time the musical has been shown around the world and has even been made into two films. The show has been shown in in a variety of locations such as, Broadway, London's West end and even a Peruvian prison. Each year a heavy rock version is shown in Chile. It has been widely praised and has inspired many future musicians, who had their first exposure to opera through Jesus Christ Superstar.
Similar hit musicals
If you love Jesus Christ Superstar, why not check out some other Andrew Lloyd Webber shows that are available here at StubHub? The classic Phantom of the Opera is undoubtedly one of Lloyd Webber's most timeless works and Cats is great fun for all the family.