Watch the trailer. Title: Jesus Christ Superstar Based on a concept album project written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, and the subsequent long-running Broadway performance, this film tells the story of the final 6 days in the life of Jesus Christ through the troubled eyes of Judas Iscariot. Too often mis-labeled a musical, this film is a "rock opera. The Lloyd-Webber and Rice musical comes to the screen, and is nothing like the stage show at all. The deserts are real, although the back story is that this is a theatre company, putting on a production in real locations. But at other times we get uncomfortably close. Best scenes?
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It started as a rock opera album musical before its Broadway on-stage debut in The musical is sung-through , with no spoken dialogue. The story is loosely based on the Gospels' accounts of the last week of Jesus ' life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ending with the crucifixion. It depicts political and interpersonal struggles between Judas Iscariot and Jesus that are not present in the Bible. The work's depiction offers a free interpretation of the psychology of Jesus and other characters. Much of the plot centres on Judas, who is dissatisfied with the direction in which Jesus is steering his disciples.
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber – Lyrics by Tim Rice
A global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, Jesus Christ Superstar is a timeless work set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events, but seen through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire. Originally released as a concept album, the show opened on Broadway in at the Mark Hellinger Theatre. The original London production ran for over eight years. By the time it closed, after 3, performances, it had become the longest-running musical in West End history at that time. Sign up to our mailing list to be one of the first to know about upcoming events and exclusive announcements! Store Contact Perform A Show. What's the Buzz? Play Trailer Visit the website.
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